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

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
  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 survival.
  10. Yes, and of course, beans make an excellent prepper

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
Honeyville 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!
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

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

  • 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 casseroles.

  • 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 ham).

  • 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 pouches).

  • 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
  • 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
  • canned Herring is a Scandinavian favorite, also fantastic on
  • 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 quickly.

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 this.
  • 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
buckets and cans of beans.

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canned meats: Amish style pork in a can
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Mountain House Ground Beef #10 can
Yoders taco beef filling case
Canned meatballs
Keystone Ground Beef
Honeyville Farms powdered eggs
Super pail of pinto beans
refried bean flakes
Freeze Dried Ground Beef
Yoders Toco Filling
Scrambled Eggs
Pack of 10 Bumble Bee Tuna
Pre-cooked dehydrated pinto beans
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