I never wanted to write about prepping, which was a bigger trend a few years ago than it is now but it’s one of those topics I need to research to learn for my own curiosity. My favourite survival food is muesli but you can’t live on granola alone.
Actually glad that I hadn’t invested more in the food supplies I already hoard, along with bug-out bag and some survival gear but not much more than camping equipment and dry goods.
Now my curiosity is aimed more at what would be the highest quality food that people take on mountaineering expeditions, and/or recreational outdoor sports nutrition. Even thinking about natural foods too.
So this page will be dedicated to dropping in some ideas and links, images and ideas about the best food for optimum nutrition survival food but what tastes best, last longest and is easiest to buy, make and store.
MREs are the main operational food ration for the United States Armed Forces. It originated from the c-rations and k-rations from World War II, and later developed into MCI (Meal, Combat, Individual) rations used in Korea and Vietnam. In 1980 the MRE was developed and is still the U.S. Army’s primary ration.
Canada provides each soldier with a complete pre-cooked meal known as the IMP (Individual Meal Pack), packaged inside a heavy-duty folding paper bag. There are 5 breakfast menus, 6 lunch menus, and 6 supper menus. Canadian rations provide generous portions and contain a large number of commercially available items. Like the US ration, the main meal is precooked and ready-to-eat, packed in heavy-duty plastic-foil retort pouches boxed with cardboard. Typically, the ration contains a meal item (beans and wiener sausages, scalloped potatoes with ham, smoked salmon fillet, macaroni and cheese, cheese omelette with mushrooms, shepherd’s pie, etc.), wet-packed (sliced or mashed) fruit in a boxed retort pouch, and depending on the meal a combination of instant soup or cereal, fruit drink crystals, jam or cheese spread, peanut butter, honey, crackers, bread (bun) compressed into a retort pouch, coffee and tea, sugar, commercially available chocolate bars and hard candy, a long plastic spoon, paper towels and wet wipes. Canada also makes limited use of a Light Meal Pack containing dried meat or cheese, dried fruit, a granola bar, a breakfast cereal square, a chocolate bar, hard candy, hot cocoa mix, tea, and two pouches of instant fruit drink. Canadian ration packs also contain a book of cardboard matches.
Here’s my idea of the best plan for Optimum Nutrition Survival Food, although more protein would be necessary.