This week I received an e-mail from a young man asking me to describe the best SHTF diet well this was something new to me I spent years in the military much of that time I spent living on c rations or MRE “meals refused by everybody” I didn’t have an answer so I discussed it with my wife, daughter, and Scott.
We have a pretty good food supply we decided it was time to rotate it out. We use what we store and replace it on a regular schedule this keeps it from expiring although some of this canned stuff that is supposed to last for years I don’t know that I want to test the idea unless I the stuff really does hit the fan.
A Little Talking
Well after some discussion we decided to see how it all works my wife says I need to lose a few pounds anyway so beginning tomorrow we will be going on the SHTF Diet for 30 days.
We will post what foods we are consuming, approximate calories consumed and expended and any weight loss or gains since the ladies don’t want to reveal their weights we will only give weight gain or loss.
Also keep in mind that we do grow much of our own food and forage for others and I am not giving up the berries that are now in season. And if we mention eggs and milk remember we do have chickens and a milk cow.
We will also share some of the recipes used for some of these meals.
Here are some of the foods we will be digging into:
Rice, Beans, dehydrated foods, canned and fresh meat, fresh vegetables, and a few other surprises no one thinks about when you’re trying to survive. Oh, yea and some of those MRE things actually they have improved over the years.
The Survival Spring Personal Water Filter, Filters up to 300 gallons of water from any fresh water source. Removes up to 99.99% of bacteria, microbes and protozoa. Fits in your pocket. Use outdoors, for travel or in an emergency.
Features & Benefits:
Filters up to 300 Gallons of water
Removes up to 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa
Two-step FIltration Process
Weighs just 2 ounces
Measures 9 inches long by 1 inch wide
Threaded Bottom for attaching to a plastic bottle
Made of BPA-Free, food-grade materials
Human powered – No batteries required
Exceptional Flow Rate
Rugged and durable
Unlimited Shelf Life when stored properly
This is a personal carry item for me I have one in my truck, my bug out bag and keep and on my ATV just in case. We also have one for each member of the family.
OK so I had to test it and hope it really worked because I was going to be 20 miles from home and on foot didn’t need to be getting sick from contaminated water. although I boiled my cooking and coffee water I used this little straw to drink right from the lake and streams I was camped on. I even added purification tablets to a bottle of lake water and let it sit for a couple of hours and then used the Survival Spring to see if it removed the after taste those tablets leave, no after taste just like drinking straight from the lake. I also filtered some dirty trail water through coffee filter with some sand and gravel I then used the Survival Spring to sample the water no lingering after taste, water tasted clean and fresh.
In my opinion this little water filter could be a survivalist best friend in the back country or a SHTF situation.
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