best protein sources for emergency preparedness

Best source of protein for preppers

Rice and beans together form the perfect protein; however, the best source of
protein for preppers isn't necessarily rice and beans! Sure, it's a prized protein
source, but consider also, freeze dried whole powdered eggs, dairy products, freeze
dried and canned beef, pork chicken, turkey, fish and even vegetables! And then get
ready to get down and dirty and hunt for your protein.

List of the Best Prepper Protein Sources
Here are the eight Prepper Proteins to Hoard in Crisis:

Prepper Protein #1: Plant Proteins (seeds and vegetables).
Indeed its surprising to find hidden protein in seeds and vegetables. The top ten
plant proteins include:
  1. Asparagus
  2. Broccoli
  3. Chia Seeds
  4. Quinoa
  5. Lentils (not a bean, but an annual plant of the legume family)
  6. Peas
  7. Pumpkin seeds
  8. Sunflower seeds
  9. Mushrooms. (Surprisingly, fungi  provides a good source of protein. Mushrooms
    are ideal for vegetarians and preppers alike).Grow mushrooms for your
  10. Yes, and of course, beans make an excellent prepper protein.

Prepper Protein #2: Freeze dried eggs.
Eggs are nature's perfect protein, but if you don't have chickens on the homestead,
then be sure to have a supply of freeze dried eggs on hand, such as the
Farms, freeze dried powdered eggs at the top of the page. Freeze dried egg dishes
are abundantly available in #10 cans, including scrambled egg and bacon from
Mountain House.

Prepper Protein #3: Freeze dried dairy.
Absolutely, milk does a body good during an apocalypse! Consider Freeze dried Milk,
freeze dried cheese, and freeze dried yogurt bites as quality sources of protein for
your prepper's pantry. Dairy products contain valuable calcium, and often come
fortified with vitamin D, and come in a variety of forms for storage:

Prepper Protein #4: Beef, Hamburger (freeze dried and canned).

  • Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Ground beef will be an important source of
    protein in your prepper's pantry. While it may seem on the expensive side, it's
    100% ground beef packed into a #10 can to give you maximum protein in the
    least amount of space possible.

  • Mountain House Ground Beef is comparable to Provident Pantry in price and
    quality. You'll appreciate this compact protein to add to pastas and potato

  • Keystone Canned Hamburger.

  • Yoder's canned hamburger is real canned hamburger meat that's non-
    perishable, and has a shelf life of up to ten years when stored properly.

  • Yoder's Canned Beef Taco Filling: Made the Amish way, Yoder's Taco filling
    is a tasty combination of spices and the same grass-fed beef.

  • Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Meatballs. No cooking required - simply soak
    in water and it's ready to use.

  • Freeze Dried Ground Beef (Mountain House or Provident Pantry). A
    nutrition powerhouse, you'll feel good for every can of freeze dried ground
    beef you pack.

Prepper Protein #5: Pork Protein (freeze dried and canned pork and

  • Yoder's Canned bacon. Did somebody say bacon? We sure did! From Yoders
    comes bacon in a can.  Truly a Prepper's miracle. With smoky flavor and a long
    shelf life, you'll be glad to have this canned bacon in your Preppers shelf. You
    get about 40 servings per can of fully cooked bacon, per drained of fat. This
    stuff has a 10 year shelf life! Mix canned bacon in your egg dishes, or make a
    survival Spinach and bacon salad.

  • Provident Pantry Sausage Crumbles. Get the hearty flavor of real ground
    sausage for your food storage!This sausage is a great way to add protein and
    variety to your storage plan.

  • DAK ham: Made in Denmark, DAK canned ham is a popular brand with
    preppers because of the price. Look for two for $5 specials at your local CVS or
    Rite Aid.

  • Hormel Chunk Lean Smoked canned ham: Trimmed of excess fat and gristle,
    Hormel chunk lean canned ham is a great source of inexpensive protein.

Prepper Protein #6: Chicken (freeze dried, canned in water, and

  • Mountain House Freeze dried chicken

  • Provident Pantry Freeze dried chicken

  • Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, pictured right, is premium white
    breast meat.

  • Tyson Premium Chuck White Chicken (twelve 12.5-ounce cans):  Tyson
    chicken in a can comes packed in water. Pictured right, you'll get 12 hearty
    cans (more than double the ordinary 5 ounce cans) for a shipment of 12.8

Prepper Protein #7: Canned Fish.
Sure there's tuna in the Prepper's pantry, but if your taste buds will allow, try also
other fish varieties that come in a can:
  • canned salmon to make salmon patties and a variety of pasta dishes.
  • canned shrimp for pastas or salads if you grow them
  • canned crab for making crab cakes (try mixing polenta or potato flakes instead
    of just bread crumbs)
  • sardines, which are great on long lasting pumpernickel bread.
  • anchovies, not just for pizza! Make a nutritious Cesar salad if you grow
    lettuces in your Prepper's garden.
  • canned oysters may add a bit of romance to your prepping situation.
  • canned Herring is a Scandinavian favorite, also fantastic on pumpernickel.
  • mackerel is an acquired taste. It's inexpensive, and beats eating crickets!
  • kipper fillets, popular in the Great Britain

    Note: Oils can become rancid fairly quickly, so when choosing tuna and other
    canned fish products, choose the kinds packed in water. It's tempting to get oil
    packed cans for caloric content, but the oils will make the product expire more

Prepper Protein #8: Beans (canned, dried, freeze dried, emergency
buckets, instant).
Beans with rice make a complete protein. But of course, you're a prepper and know
  • Aduki beans
  • Black beans
  • Black eyed peas
  • Butter beans
  • Edamame (soy beans) - buy only organic or you will risk having GMO beans.
  • Fava beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Green beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Navy beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Red beans
  • White beans

Ensure you have a full year or more supply with
emergency buckets and cans of

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