What is the Best Bug Out Food for Your Bug Out Bag?
When building your 72-hour bug out bag, food is something you definitely want to include. However, not just any food is going to work. You definitely don’t want to be weighed down with cans of Campbell’s soup if you end up having to hike several miles. So what is the best bug out food for your bug out bag? Well, you are going to want food that is light-weight, has a long shelf-life, is as easy to prepare as possible, provides you with nutrients and hopefully tastes pretty darn good.
During hurricane Irma, I had the chance to prepare one of the meals that I keep in my bug out bag. It was Mountain House beef stroganoff with noodles. Let me just say, it was awesome.
[Read my blog, “What to put in a bug out bag“.]
The power had gone out in our cabin in Pine Mountain, Georgia, the place where we chose to ride out the hurricane. We had zero light, had to make a fire with wet firewood and we were starving.
The ease of preparing the Mountain House meal was ridiculous. It went like this:
- Heat 2 cups of water.
- Tear off top of Mountain House meal pouch.
- Pour water into pouch.
- Let stand for 8 to 9 minutes.
- Rub your belly and be happy!
Honestly, I really wasn’t expecting much from this meal, but it tasted great. I mean, you could prepare this for a date and pass it off as something you cooked, well, maybe. As for the nutrition side of things, 11 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of protein. That’s perfect for those situations where you may be on the move, burning calories and need a meal that will give you energy. The even crazier part about the Mountain House meals are their expiration dates. This particular one had a “Best By” date of April 2047?