Best Food for the Bug Out Bag

You want to have a bug out bag that is full of all the items you need for survival until you reach your bug out destination. Naturally, you need to have food in this bag. The food needs to be calorie dense and nutritious, and you don’t want it to be too heavy, as it will add to the overall weight of your bag. Let’s look at some of the best foods to have ready to go in your bug back.

Raisins and peanuts, or trail mix, could be a good option for you. However, it’s a good idea to stay away from the salted variety. You can get the salt you need from beef jerky, which is another food that you can add to the backpack. Both of these are very easy to eat even when you’re on the go.

Peanut butter is actually another good option. It is high in calories, and it is healthy for you. You can find peanut butter packets that have one to two tablespoons of peanut butter in them, which can provide you with several hundred calories. They are often found in MREs, or meals ready to eat, which should be a part of your bug out bag as well. Stay away from food that is going to spoil. As much as you might like fruit, it’s not usually a good option to stuff into your bag.

When you are packing your bag full of food you want to think about how far you need to travel and how much food you will need each day. It might be a good idea to pack an extra day’s worth of food, just in case you are moving slower than thought you would. This way, you will not go hungry on the last leg of your journey.

 

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