That which is edible and life sustaining is enough qualification to be classified as survival food. Many things that a person would never consider fit for the palate under normal circumstances can, in unusual circumstances (i.e., an emergency), be consumed for the sole purpose of staying alive, regardless of offensive attributes (smell, taste, texture). Snakes, rabbits, and earthworms are some not-so-appetizing examples.
Many plant leaves, roots, and berries as well as flowers, seeds, and nuts are fit for human consumption, but it is not advisable to guess with a bet on your life which ones are and which ones are not. A careful study of their attributes from a field guide providing text descriptions, pictures, and instructions for preparation as well as poisonous lookalikes should instill enough confidence in an individual to begin experimenting. A caution is in order: when in doubt of a positive identification, leave the greenery and byproducts alone!
Other survival foods that are useful to have with you on an outdoor excursion are dehydrated food and freeze dried food. Bloggers speak of these food types and other survival food as well as the means of preparing them at sites like bulk-survival-food.com and survival.red-alerts.com.
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Last day! Camping Survival s Mountain House storage food sale ends today, December 8th, 2013. They are offering 25% off cases of #10 cans, 25% off cases of pouches and 15% off buckets. Please note the sale is for full cases only. While they are only selling on hand stock, they did order plenty ahead of time. ...2 days ago
Everybody likes dehydrated foods, right? They help manage harvest gluts, store for a long time, super light weight, and are a backbone to a serious food storage plan. And what’s better than dehydrated food? Free dehydrated food of course! So, I’ve been trying to make a new solar dehydrator, slimmer and more ...3 weeks ago
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