Last weekend my kids and I went to the camp for 2 days; for our trip we packed a variety of food – some chips, several canned goods and some beef jerky. I’ll tell you what, after eating the same type of canned food for even 2 days, it was getting old and quick. This is where the thought of stockpiling beans and rice comes into mind. I have heard of survivalist stockpiling hudnreds of pounds of dried beans and dried rice for some kind of SHTF situation.
The problem is, nobody wants to eat the same food day in and day out for weeks and months on end. After the first few days,,, maybe the first couple of weeks people are going to get sick of eating the same thing over and over. That is why its important to stockpile a variety of food for SHTF.
Not only does a variety of food make things easier to eat, varieties also cover a wider range of nutrients.
If you went to your cabinet right now, how many types of food do you have stockpiled? 2 or 3 different types of fruits? 2 or 3 different types of beans, canned meats, chili, peanut butter,,,,,. Past stockpiling food, have you taken into account variety?
Maybe spice things up a little bit by buying beans with peppers in it, or different types of fruits, as compared to only 1 or 2 types.
What about the canned meats, how many different types do you have stockpiled in your survival food preps.
If your planning for some kind of SHTF situation, its not enough to have food stockpiled, if nobody wants to eat it. Do not stockpile stuff that will expire and have to be thrown out, stockpile what you and your family normally eat. As the family eats the food, its rotated on a normal basis.
Just food for thought.