The 3 Most Important Food Preservation Methods for a Crisis

There are few things in life more important than food. It is crucial for life, both in “normal” times and during a crisis.

As we’ve all learned, it’s essential to have long-lasting, non-perishable food to carry us through rough times. But there are many different kinds of food and different ways to preserve them.

How do we know which survival foods are the best ones to stockpile? Which ones will give us the most nutrition and strength to deal with an emergency?

Variety is an essential part of the process of choosing which foods to store. Different foods provide different nutrients. Variety also helps prevent appetite fatigue.

Just as important, what are the best ways to make sure our survival food stays good until we need it?

Store shelves could empty 

It’s also important to remember that grocery stores may not be open if things really go south. Or they might have a very limited supply of food.

If you have a significant supply of survival food ready and waiting for you, you’ll be a lot better off than most people when a disaster happens. 

The main point I want to focus on today are the three most common survival food preservation methods. 

There are others, but I’m going to place the emphasis on freeze-dried, dehydrated, and canned food.

Freeze-dried food

First, let’s look at freeze-dried food. Some people have purchased a freeze-dryer to preserve their own rations. Others buy freeze-dried food in bulk for long-term storage.

The pros of freeze-dried foods include their long shelf life and low moisture content. They can be reconstituted quickly. And they almost always retain their original texture, color, shape, and taste.

Freeze-dried food can be more expensive than other options. And you need water to prepare it.

Freeze-dried food also requires more storage space than dehydrated food, as it is bulkier. This can make it more challenging to transport if you have to bug out, but it’s still a great way to preserve food.

Dehydrated food

This is actually the oldest food preservation method. Native Americans laid out meat, fish, and some plants in the sun to dry them and make them last longer. 

The number one pro of dehydration is the fact that almost all the water content is removed. This makes it much lighter and easier to store and transport. 

This lack of moisture also reduces spoilage significantly. Dehydrating food is something you can do in your home with a dehydration oven. Dehydrated food is generally less expensive than freeze-dried food.

The cons of dehydrated food include the necessity of water for reconstitution. But that lack of water keeps the weight down. With some dehydrated food, taste and nutritional value can be sacrificed if the dehydration process is not done properly.

Canned food 

Almost every pantry in America has at least some canned food in it. Frequently these cans contain soup, vegetables, fruits, beans, meats, sauces, and many other foods. 

An advantage of canned food is that it’s relatively inexpensive and offers a large variety. Shelf lives are usually pretty good, and they are packed securely. Another advantage is that they don’t need added water. 

A downside is that canned foods are heavy and require a lot of storage space. They are also susceptible to temperature variations.

Canned foods are sometimes not the healthiest option for survival. Especially if that’s all you have. Some canned foods tend to have high levels of sodium and other ingredients that might pose health risks over time, so be careful what you buy.

Don’t neglect eggs 

No matter which preservation method you use, and no matter which foods you decide to stockpile, please don’t forget about eggs. 

Now, some folks will tell you that eggs are not healthy for you. Mainly due to their relatively high content of dietary cholesterol.

But unless you are allergic to them, they can provide you with plenty of nutritional components, including protein. Eggs contain lutein, zeaxanthin, choline, Vitamin D, selenium, and Vitamin A.

Most important to many people is the protein they get from eating eggs. In fact, some people refer to eggs as the perfect protein source.

According to the 2018 USDA National Nutrient Database, one large egg contains 6.3 grams of protein distributed between the yolk (2.7 grams) and albumen, or white, portions (3.6 grams). 

4Patriots has eggs-actly what you need

Speaking of eggs, you have undoubtedly observed that there has been a shortage and that prices have skyrocketed. We don’t know how long the shortage will continue or when the price will drop. 

But we do know this. Today you can order a 3-Pack of Whole Egg Powder from 4Patriots in durable #10 cans that will provide you with 216 total servings of delicious, whole eggs. And you can enjoy them now, or anytime over the next 10 years under proper storage conditions.

Packed with protein and Vitamins A and D, this egg powder requires no refrigeration. Great for breakfast, you can also include eggs in your favorite recipes. It’s a perfect addition to your emergency food supply.

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