Survive in the first 90 days after BP: Food storage methods

In the case of survival with short-term threats, we reviewed the situation. In the second part, we will try to elaborate on the issue of food. What to store, how to store, in what quantities.

We’ll just touch the food. Tight, non-transparent containers, keep cool or shade. The number of liters per person per day. This is an approximate case for a person needs 30 ml of water per 1 kg of his weight, etc. It’s impossible to predict everything, that’s probably enough. There will be more – well, there is not much water.

Let’s go back to the food. Again, it is approximately 25,000 kcal per person per day. Depending on the age, the numbers will vary. As with water, we assume a certain averaged minimum value. You can make more supplies – well, less – bad.

Food storage

There are many types and storage methods, Yes, the food itself is a great variety. Consider the five main categories of industrial manufacturing and storage:

  • Sublimation (freeze drying)
  • Dehydration (drying)
  • Frost (at home in the freezer)
  • Canned food (home and store)
  • Vacuum packaging in plastic (plus army snacks).

To choose exactly what you need store food, need to take into account a bunch of factors. Price, of course, is important, but we must take into account storage (square), taste, ease of preparation, and, of course, where you need it. For example, if you have electricity, then there will be no refrigeration.

Sublimation vs dehydration. What is it and what is the difference

Moisture contents. To remove moisture. Regular drying removes approximately 90-95% moisture, and sublimation – 98-99%. Products that have been dried at home will have about 10% moisture. It is a lot of lower moisture content.

Shelf life. Moisture has a direct effect on shelf life food. Most products such as dried fruits can be stored for up to 15–20 years. Dehydrated honey, salt, sugar, durum wheat and oats can be stored for up to 30 years, or even more. Sublimated products will have even more shelf life. The same vegetables, fruits, instant foods, natural meat, will be stored up to 25-30 years.

The nutritional value. According to research, the minerals and minerals are preserved. However, it has been compared with C. Dehydration. However, with normal dehydration, more vitamins and minerals are lost than with sublimation. Dehydration leads to vitamins A, C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin.

Cost of. Products subject to normal dehydration are undoubtedly cheaper than sublimated products. If you are tightly limited to the budget, then the choice is obvious. If possible, take both.

Similarities. There is no difference in the amount of space occupied. The products of the products are the same.

Freezer for food storage

Pluses freeze. Obviously – simplicity. After all, everyone is using the freezer? Put and ready. Plus, you can freeze it. It is preserved.

Cons frost. You will be limited to the size of the freezer. But even this is not the worst. If you are limited to electricity, then it will be a couple of days, depending on the time of the year. Generator in the basement, Of course, it’s a noise that it’s not a noise. Well to increase shelf life If you’re in the cold

How long is frozen food stored. It depends on what you keep frozen and how. Terms may vary from a couple of months to a couple of months. In the year, most products will become “tasteless.”

Pros and cons of food canned food

pros factory canned food. They are easy to stock. Went, bought – done. The assortment of canned food is now huge. There is no need for cooking, so you can eat right away. Banks are usually portioned, i.e. it doesn’t deteriorate. Quality food canned food shelf life big ones.

Cons factory canned. Speak to. Storing food for your whole family shelf life canned food below.

Packaging and suhpaykov

Pros. Less weight than canned food. Most often it is easy to store and carry. It is easy to eat, it is washed down with water. If you are in one place.

Minuses. Price, of course. It is more profitable than the same canned food. Picky to storage conditions. Shelf life may vary greatly due to this.

What is better to use as food stocks?

Reasonable question, after reading everything that is written above. We do not think ONE specific type of food. We believe that the combination of all the above is the most profitable and convenient.

Storage of fruits and vegetables

Here without options, dehydration or sublimation. The issue of your choice is yours.

Meat storage

Store in canned form. Moreover, use both canned food and homemade. When choosing food canned food, take only quality and proven.

Storage of portion products, rations

Vacuum packaging, the obvious choice. If you want to make a raids somewhere.

This is the general information. It can be up to now that you can spend your time in the city. According to the situation.

Survive the first 90 days after BP. Part 2: Food Storage Methods

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