The first thing most people think of when you say protein is meat. And that’s true. Meat is the traditional source, but there are many other foods out there that contain it, too. You should have these in your survival stockpile because, depending on the emergency, fresh meat may not be readily available.
Now, before we get into this, we need to look at it from a nutritional standpoint, because that’s the most important thing. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and protein is the building block of muscle.
Your body uses protein for energy, muscle and tissue repair, and about a thousand other things. There are 20 amino acids, and 9 of those are essential – our bodies can’t make them so we have to consume them.
If you’re reading this, you’ve likely seen at least one article listing foods that you should have in your survival stockpile because you’re interested in it. But … what if you only had the option of living on one food?
You’re stuck after a SHTF scenario with one crop and nothing else but it, other than water. Is there one food that you could live on? Let’s talk about that.
Let’s face it, prepping can get expensive. I don’t care who you are, unless you have a rather sizeable income, trying to be prepared to survive a disaster is going to take e sizeable chunk out of your budget; that is, unless you are extremely careful with your money and know how to make the most of it.
Most of us who call ourselves preppers aren’t wealthy. Oh, there are wealthy preppers; but for the most part, they’re the ones who are buying their survival retreats in New Zeeland or buying a private island.
While they may read some of the same materials you and I read, their idea of prepping is a whole lot different, simply because they can afford to do things that you and I can’t afford to do.