Wednesday, December 7, 2011

High Protein Survival Foods

Protein is an extremely important element in the human diet, and it should be at the top of your list of survival foods. Proteins are necessary for practically every cellular activity in the body. Consisting of amino acids, proteins can’t always be synthesized by humans. Some amino acids must be obtained from the foods we eat and the liquids we drink. In times of famine, the amino acids in proteins are especially important because the body can turn them into glucose to be used for fuel. Otherwise, the body would start feeding on its own muscle tissue.
When you’re planning your stash of emergency foods and survival foods, be sure to include lots of foods that are rich in proteins. Of course, you might have a fair amount of meat in your freezer, but without electricity, the meat won’t last long. Keep plenty of high protein foods on hand that have a long shelf life.
High protein foods that store well without refrigeration
Canned chicken
Canned BBQ
Canned beef stew
Canned tuna
Canned salmon
Canned shrimp
Canned clams
Canned oysters
Canned crabmeat
Canned sardines
Canned chili
Canned Vienna sausages
Canned ham spread
Canned pork and beans
Canned black beans
Canned kidney beans
Canned pinto beans
Canned chili beans
Canned garbanzo beans
Canned milk
Powdered eggs
Potted meat
Dried beans
Dried peas
Summer sausage
Salt-cured country ham
Peanut butter
Beef sticks
Pepperoni sticks
Protein powder
Powdered milk