Hurricanes, blizzards, and blackouts are just some of the reasons why survival food is an essential item for emergency supply kits. Additionally, buyers in Canada often use emergency food rations for off-road adventures, such as camping trips and hikes.
These pre-made, long-lasting meals have come a long way since military rations were used in a large-scale capacity during times of war. Now individuals and families can load up on a wide range of foods. Here are some of the more popular items consumers are purchasing in Canada and throughout North America.
Survival Food for Breakfast
You can choose from a large selection of emergency food for all three meals of the day, including breakfast. Whether you’re dealing with natural disasters or hunting or fishing at 5 am, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. A granola or protein bar is okay, but it’s not a full nutrition spread. Survival food options include delicious and nutritious breakfast items that put a smile on everyone’s face before they head out to face the day. Top options include,
- Scrambled eggs with ham, red, and green peppers
- Scrambled eggs with bacon
- Granola with milk and blueberries
- Apple-cinnamon cereal
Another perfect reason to purchase survival breakfast food is to eliminate extra stops while traveling. Times have changed some with the pandemic, and it’s safer to limit how often you need to pick up food and supplies while on the road. When you restrict long roadside stops, you’ll make it to your destination quicker.
Quick Lunch Options with Freeze-Dried Food
Lunch isn’t as important as breakfast, but it still needs to be a filling meal that keeps everyone going until dinner’s ready. If you’re camping or just out for the day in the park, you can throw hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill or have sandwiches. But all items require extensive planning, even for a picnic. You need a cooler, but it’s also essential to bring utensils, condiments, plates, and other things that can take the fun out of a quick trip. With survival food, skip the extra baggage. Great ideas for a freeze-dried lunch, include,
- Chicken and rice
- Chicken teriyaki with rice
- Beef stew
- Mac and cheese
Grab Dinner on the Go
After a long day of work or even play, who wants to cook a huge meal and spend an hour after cleaning up? Plus, if there’s been an emergency, you may not be able to access all the water, soap, and ingredients necessary to make an elaborate or any meal. Additionally, when it’s late in the day and power is limited, you won’t have the required lighting to prepare a large or small dinner for yourself or your family. With survival food, you can get a tasty meal without spending an hour cooking and another cleaning.
Popular dinner options in Canada, include,
- Lasagna with meat sauce
- Spaghetti with meat sauce
- Chili mac with beef
- Pasta primavera
- Sweet and sour pork with rice
Don’t Skip Dessert
Yes! Times have changed. With a wide selection of free-dried desserts, you’ll never run out of sweet treats again. Spoil your family with apples crisp by the fire, or craving something salty rather than sweet, consider crackers. Eat them as a stand-alone snack or slather a layer of peanut butter on it, which has a long shelf life. Whether you’re in the woods with friends and family or huddled in your family room waiting for the storm to pass, these items are delicious and nutritious.
Simple Instructions for all Ages
When disaster strikes, stress and anxiety can make even simple tasks tough. Luckily, you don’t need to be a 5-star Michelin chef to prepare these freeze-dried meals. To prepare survival food,
- Boil the necessary amount of water
- Add the water to the pouch or can
- Stir thoroughly
- Let stand five to ten minutes
- Stir again and serve
What’s almost better than three nutritious meals that taste good? Delicious and healthy food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Dessert that has a 30-year shelf-life.
Stock up on all your emergency food needs today at 72-Hours Survival & First Aid in Canada. We carry a large selection of freeze-dried meals to meet the nutritional and taste needs of your entire family. From bacon for breakfast to spaghetti dinners and delicious desserts, you’ll be ready when disaster strikes or for your next outdoor excursion.