April 27, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin
Keep in mind that when considering which canned foods to stock up on — you should be factoring the calories per can as well as an overall balance and variety of food types and nutritional value.
Note that some canned foods contain surprisingly few calories (although possibly high in fiber and other nutritional assets) while other canned foods are packed with lots of calories (possibly high in fat).
Although some calorie-dense canned foods may be high in fat and considered fairly unhealthy for a modern prolonged diet, these attributes may be advantageous in some survival situations where food may be hard to come by.
In a SHTF world, we will likely be burning lots more calories than we do in a fairly modern sedentary world. Here’s more…
It seems that almost any food can be bought it cans. By the way, here’s some information regarding canned food shelf life.
When you are considering what foods to store, and other food or cooking staples to go along with your food storage plan, don’t ignore the possibility of appetite fatigue — which is where a variety of foods are important — including canned foods.
Here are a few canned food categories-ideas to get you thinking about the possibilities.
- Canned Vegetables, Beans, Carrots, Corn, etc.
- Canned Soups
- Canned Meats, Chicken, Beef, Ham
- Canned SPAM
- Canned Fish, Tuna, Salmon, Shellfish
- Canned Stews
- Canned Chili
- Canned Pasta, Ravioli, Spaghetti’Os
- Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Sauce
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Potatoes, Hash-browns
Don’t forget about proper food storage rotation!
Total calories per can equals the calories posted multiplied by the number of servings per can.