What is survival food?
This is the food that you should have in your 72-hour kits and is meant to help you survive.
What should it be?
You’ll want food that is quick and easy to eat but gives you energy, doesn’t require water or cooking, stores for a long time (5+ years), and can be stored at varying temperatures including heat and cold. As an added bonus, it should taste good (so you and your kids will want to eat it). Realistically, when you are under a lot of emotional stress the last thing your body wants is a big meal to digest. Your main reason for eating will be energy and survival. A perfect example of this are survival bars. Survival Bars are the perfect First Three Days survival food because they are compact (about the size of a paperback novel), weigh under 2 pounds, provide energy, protein and vitamins, are made for eating on the go, are non-thirst provoking, safely store at very low and very high temperatures, have a 5 year shelf life, cost around $10 for a three-day supply, provide 1200 calories per day.