15 Survival Foods Every Prepper Should Stockpile [Video]

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Hello YouTube it's Chris here and in today's episode we're gonna be discussing the top 15 survival foods
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that every preparation should stockpile [Applause] [Music]
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welcome back everybody and thank you for sticking with me you heard right today's episode we're gonna be covering in the
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top 15 survival foods that every prepper should stockpile now well most people think of survival foods their brains
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pretty much default to things like freeze-dried food MREs and other survival type foods like survival
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tablets however the main focus of this episode is gonna be centered around the 15 items that are gonna be very easily
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acceptable at your local grocery store in wholesale food clubs the very first item in the list is actually gonna be
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rolled oats now the reason why I've made a top of those lists is because it's one of my favorite long-term self stable
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foods this when properly stored outside of the retail packages it can last 2530 years just like things like rice and
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beans however even the retail packaging you can expect anywhere between 18 to 24 months which is very very shelf stable
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if you need it one of the really good things about this is it's very easy to prep you just pour this in some boiling
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water you can add some honey or some sugar a little bit of milk you have a very very satisfying filling nutritional
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meal next on the list trailing right behind rolled oats is honey honey is fantastic this is probably the one it
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even non Preppers know about given the fact that as an extraordinarily long shelf life if not indefinite it is
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touted long as just a natural sweetener it can be used as an immune booster cough suppressant it can help fight
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infections it can be used for wound healing you can take this for gut balancing if you're kind of a little
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wonky with all those funky survival foods and some of your stuff might not be in balance to actually help remove
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parasites out of your gut if you have some bad nasties inside your system then you take some little parts of vinegar
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water and honey there's recipes online I'll link one of my favorites on the video description to actually do some
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parasite removal one of my absolute favorites is alcohol yeah that could be taken out of context and you get I would
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say so but more importantly vodka actually the strong stuff is what I'm more interested in out of all of these
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but most of these we'll work in most of the situation's so alcohol is great as a firestarter if you
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need it because it's so highly flammable you can use this inside of alcohol stoves more recently we've been able to
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use it as a hand sanitizer if you want to figure out how to do that would be video and right hand corner to figure
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that out you can use it as an antiseptic for wounds a sleep aid if you're having a lot of stress and anxiety a little bit
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you know your brains a little too active this being a natural downer you could take maybe a shot of that and kind of
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knock yourself out for the night or just use melatonin if you see fit you can use it as an excellent barter item I love
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these guys because they're easily transportable you can trade things out like chicken eggs and other types of
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food medical supplies things like that you might need and you can also use this to sterilize your needles tweezers
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scissors to get through any type of emergency trauma or first aid on a particular person and you don't have
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access to a hospital next on the list is apple cider vinegar this is a powerful one that a lot of people I think that
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even not Preppers already know in the food realm if you want to use this to actually make things like salad
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dressings or you want to use it inside of cooking fish apple cider vinegar is very good for you it's a natural
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antifungal it can help lower your blood pressure if you take a little bit of it regularly mixed into some water it's a
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great household cleaner if you can't find any cleaner in the shopping aisles because everyone is panic shopped and
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torque everything from you and last but not least something that I just learned recently is a great to repel things like
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fleas and ticks off of your pets in a solution of water and you spray it on them the next one list is powdered milk
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I love this prep this is a prep that actually was not in my list for a very long time it is now because I realized
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how amazing this stuff really is one it's very very shelf stable it's an excellent source of calcium and protein
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an excellent barter item for families with young children if you add it to items like granolas oatmeal's and
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cereals can fill those up and give you those calories for your first meal of the day for things that you're storing
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and not to mention you can use this to make butter because butter can be quite hard to find if you don't know what to
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look for out there and if you have any black toast intolerant an alternative to try is goat's milk it's substantially
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more expensive but it is out there next and list is canned me this stuff is extremely shelf-stable
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something i didn't even know this stuff will be good on the shelf for like two to five years which is an incredibly
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long time the good benefits of this is all of this stuff is already precooked which means there's a lot less time
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having to make your meals so when you're combining it with things like pastas and Rice's and beans to fill out your meals
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and give it a more dynamic flavor profile and good rich protein and amino acids and all the really important stuff
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you need it's already ready to go now some of the cheapest stuff to get is like spam pulled pork or even chicken
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however if you like it or you're not allergic to it I highly suggest things like salmon or
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tuna like yellowfin tuna but the pink salmon has a really good omega-3 profile and with a lot of the amino acids and
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stuff like that antioxidants you need and the oil the good really good fatty oils that are in a lot of this food is
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gonna be well-rounded and well suited for if you're in a shelter-in-place situation and you've kind of got to keep
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yourself kind of mentally focused and healthy and good for muscle repair all the good things what I'm saying is if
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you can have the meat get the meat next up is protein powder it can be unflavored or flavored you take your
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pick I love it because it's very shelf stable very easily transportable I can take
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this with like a protein shaker and put in some snack baggies and with a little protein shaker and literally be able to
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put like eight or nine servings in there and I'm good to go just like the name suggests it's an
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excellent source of protein however if you mix this with something like your powdered milk and you mix it in some
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water it'll give you an excellent meal replacement if you need some extra calories to combine with something like
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you're crazy rice and beans another good reason to have this stuff is if you have a picky eater in your family or you have
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a family member or a friend who is in your group who is injured or sick they can't take just chewing and processing
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normal food they could have liquid nutrition that's a little bit more gentle on their stomach and that can
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have that ready to go next up is water and water filtration now the reason why I didn't make number one on the list
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because I don't think a single person prepper or non prepper forgot about this fricking item however you want a really
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good way to store your water having water containers 50 gallon drums water catchment systems what do you have
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available do it however having water short term is great because you can only go three day
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without water however if you get into a more long-term situation you don't have access to a well you need an ability to
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be able to filter out your water so having something like a zero water filter and having a couple of those in
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your fridge like you guys know that we do from some of the items in other past videos we've done but also if you need
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to be a little more mobile or let's say the situation calls for you have to go kind of travel and give some
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questionable water having these water containers and big huge jerry cans to be able to collect and filter out your
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water is going to be vitally important this next up is one of the most powerful of the dynamic duo in the prepping world
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is beans the holy grail of all prepping food according to everyone in the internet but it's not not true this is
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an excellent source of energy rich in protein it's loaded with vitamins minerals amino acids talking about if
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you can't get access to really anything else but like something like rice and beans or pasta and beans which is a
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little weird but totally doable this is the way to go first reason why it is super super cheap you can go to your
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local grocery store or a wholesale food club like Sam's Club or Costco you can get a 50-pound back for like $45 and
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just for transparency of what that gives you that's like for 45 bucks that's sixty seven thousand calories of
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ridiculousness which basically will be one bean and I personally I don't suggest that I'd rather have varieties
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of different types of beings have a different flavor profile when I get really bored and I want to spice up my
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boring survival life I can do the fifteen bean soup and have a little bit of fun but all of these have different
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textures and flavor profiles but they all do inherently the same thing which is give you the nutrients and the
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vitamins and minerals you need well if I'm talking about beans we got to talk about rice I mean if we don't talk about
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rice that's just crazy because combined these make one of the best survival foods ever now it could get a little
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boring because that's all you're eating for like 90 days at a time however it is really really really cheap you can get
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four of these 25 pound bags in my city and it's a little cheaper or more expensive depending on where you're
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located but it's like 35 to 40 dollars for a hundred pounds of rice that's absolutely crazy and when you combine
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all the nutritional value and all the good things that you get from being ballpark of like a hundred and twenty
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six thousand calories now to break that down on like basically a 1200 or 1300 calorie diet in a survival situation
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that's a hundred days worth of food for like 85 bucks that's absolutely freaking crazy adding this and this you're pretty
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much good so in addition to just eating you can use this to deke lump your salt you can actually make rice water and why
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rice water is important is it going to be used for your health and hygiene because it can help with treat things
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like from eczema all the way to help you cure diarrhea if you don't have any of the if you run out of that stuff in an
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emergency another awesome DIY hack is you can use uncooked rice stick it in a sock and you can use this as a DIY
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heating or ice pack instead of spending all of your precious resources on a really expensive ice packs you can
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literally take the uncooked bag of rice you can stick into your microwave for like two minutes let it cool for about a
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minute use it as a heating pack if you need to or for an ice pack you stick it in the freezer for about thirty minutes
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and a boom wham bam thank you ma'am you are good to go and finally one of the more common things is it can be used
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obviously is a very good for absorbing water so if you get any electronics such as like your older cell phones
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flashlights things like that you need to draw the moisture from the particular device you can to get a bowl of uncooked
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rice dip it in there let it sit overnight for 24 to 48 hours and lo and behold in most situations you'd be
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surprised how many electronics you'll save with the power of rice so in the carbohydrate category one of my
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favorites is pasta very shelf-stable very energy dense just as easy to prep the one thing I want to showcase is it
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for a pound of rice you get about 591 calories which sounds like a lot but for one pound of pasta its 1687 though it
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may cost about one and a half times as much as rice I am getting about triple the calorie density so for me having a
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very healthy stock pile of very shelf-stable carbohydrates in pasta is a very very very good thing easily for
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most Preppers consider the most delicious of all the survival foods is potato flakes not only inside of mylar
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bags being stored properly is uber shelf staple but as a really good source of things like your B vitamins vitamin C
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potassium all that good stuff but it can help spice up your meals you take that powder to milk you make some butter
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add a little bit of salt put this bad boy in ago you have one tasty meal now if you're gonna do something like your
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rice and beans maybe you want to make it more of a soup content texture you can use this to thicken up your food add
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some more substance similar calories some more energy some starches it's a really excellent excellent survival food
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to add to your preps and considering the fact that it's really super dirt cheap these are like a dollar or two for a
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huge pack and that can make a ton the best potatoes it's good to go rounding down before we get to our bonus items is
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herbs and spices if not for anything else just to flavor your food and make it more dynamic because there's a very
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strong possibility if you have in a quarantine or bug in situation or a lockdown protocols that some of us are
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dealing with right now your food choices can be a little limited in a little boring so we're gonna kind of have some
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fun and spice it up and kind of really get creative with the very limited resources you have and the very last
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item Before we jump into the bonus foods on this list are vitamins though not a food can be essential because if you are
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used and you've got your body has particular needs for vitamins minerals antioxidants you may not be getting
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enough of what you need so being able to have a supplementation with vitamins or specific stuff like potassium and
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individuals is kind of a very smart idea for a long-term situation if you're gonna be out in the woods or in a
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short-term lockdown situation because of like a storm should you start going a multivitamin up probably not but if
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you're in a situation where malnutrition and long-term effects or like economic collapse you know something really bad
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long-term having a stockpile of multivitamins it could be crucial to kind of keep you going longer so now we
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move on to the lightening bonus round and if you made it this far in this episode I just want to let you know
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you're awesome so the very first one is avocado oil whether you want to add this to your rice and beans any of types of
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smorgasbord of awesome food that you decide to cook it here a buggin situation or your protein shakes this
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will add a lot of calories nutrient density and really really healthy fats to your diet without working too hard
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ghee this is actually butter this is clarified butter but what I love about it
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so I don't have to jump into my powdered milk food stores and I can use it more for bartering and cooking and stuff like
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that this is shelf-stable butter that does not have to be refrigerated
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which is amazing it's a little bit more expensive than normal butter but it is fantastic
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next is coffee because well that's gonna be a pretty sure I feel like if I didn't include this I just would have been like
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just harassed in the comments with all the evil people who I didn't get their caffeine fix before they watch this
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episode so this is why this is here because it's really good and for all you caffeine addicts come chase it come get
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me come Kimmy don't get me beef jerky dried meat is good this is one of my favorites is your sugar cuz as the least
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amount of crap in it and it still is gonna be good for a good year or two it is really good in the short term to have
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some supply of meat on you it's fun it's a good healthy snack and it's easily transportable so if you have to be on
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the go maybe you're standing a line looking for a new job because there's some economic issues or you're out in
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the woods and you're playing and you want a good some meat in the middle of hunting and fishing boom
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jerky staple awesome well that just about does it for the top 15 survival foods that ever purpose to stockpile
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plus some of our bonus foods that we decided to add to this list and hopefully throughout all this it's kind
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of reinforce some of the staples that you used and like we said before if there's any other foods that you feel as
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an absolute essential that we just chose not to add to our top 15 list definitely add it down to the comment section of
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