YouTube Video: Survivalist tip – 5 easy survival food preps

Spotted this video from the popular YouTube Channel – survivalistboards.  Good video – great channel.

Take care all – Rourke

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  1. I love your posts but not all ideas are created equally: For example, honey! Great if you like honey then buy it I can buy 10 lbs of sugar for what 8 ounces of honey cost and sugar is a more efficient sweetner then honey. Also I just jad minor surgery and the doctor did NOT use honey to keep it from getting infected. You would have to be desperate to try that.
    Then there was the “natural” peanut butter. Give me a break. I am not afraid of hydrogenated oil. We have all been eating it for 3/4 of a century in margarine and it hasn’t killed anyone. I can buy regular old peanut butter for half of what the “scared-e-cat” natural peanut butter costs and it keeps better. Then there is Ensure. What in the hell is “ensure”? I had to look it up. It is an expensive faux drink for the terminally insecure. Have you seen what is in it:
    Water, Sugar (Sucrose), Corn Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Oil, Soy Protein Concentrate, Canola Oil. Less than 0.5% of the Following: Corn Oil, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Soy Lecithin, Calcium Phosphate, Salt (Sodium Chloride), Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Carrageenan, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, FD&C Red #3, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.

    And this is what the guy who is afraid of peanut butter is telling us to drink. I don’t understand it. What is the purpose of Ensure except to separate you from your money. Can someone explain why you would spend bigh bucks for Ensure instead of picking up six cans of fruit, chili or real food?

    I don’t mean to be just negative but it’s like a foriegn language and I’m trying to understand. If it is just personal preference or old wive’s tales or whatever then fine but who drinks Ensure or really believes peanut butter is gonna kill you?

    • GoneWithTheWind –

      I am not going to defend the guy in the video – but I think he has some decent idea’s. Peanut butter is good, honey is good, Ensure is good (believe it or not – complete nutrition in a bottle).

      If the guy wants to eat “natural” peanut butter – ok by me.

      Thanks – Rourke

  2. I thought is was a good video and the tips are helpful. Honey is not only an antimicrobial with a very long shelf life, it also contains many B vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. Almond butter is also a good item to have.

  3. As everything, anyone of us states, it’s the guys opinion, so it’s all good.
    Beeing a German and eating (compared to the average american) a very, very healthy diet the mere thought of peanutbutter (“organic” or purely made up) screams heart attack to me 😉

    If you want liquid ernergy go for Peronin. That stuff is amazing (though also amazingly expensive).

    about honey. As far as I know there is no proof of significant antibacterial properties of honey. Even all the vitamins and minerals containd in it ar so marginal that it’s not gonna have an impact on you. Just watch the Bear Grills guy get stung by a bee and putting honey on it to lessen the swelling *lol
    There is much scientific proof though to the negative effects of white crystline sugars, just google it.

    about Tuna: most of the Tuna one can buy is from fish farms where the fish are “harvestet” as soon as they are fully grown. The reason why Tuna is full of Mercury is because they get very old and have a lot of time ingesting all those heavy metals. Also the heavily contaminated areas are the inner organs not the filet itself. Then again you would have to eat a lot of tuna over an extended period of time for the Mercury to build up in your body.
    If you are worried just replace tuna with Salmon (one can safely eat up to 1KG of Salmon a week) or stick to not more then 200gr. of Tuna a week. If you want to be really safe, just get canned sweetwater fish or can your own 🙂

  4. You are right. I should simply accept that everyone has opinions. I just had never heard of Ensure, it looks kindy yuppie and anal to me. Like the people who order a “Double Cappuccino Caramel Macchiato with unpasturized milk”. But the point is something like an Ensure is not sustainable. 100 lbs of wheat or rice makes sense. Containers of peanut butter make sense but Ensure!

    Sugar is sugar. Your body turns 100% of the caborhydrates you eat into glucose. It doesn’t say “oh honey! that’s good” or “oh HFCS, I’m gonna have a heart attack”. It is simply converted to what your body burns. There is no “bad” sugar or “good” sugar. Honey cost 20 times what pure white cane sugar costs and it isn’t even as sweet!

    Peanut butter and fats don’t cause heart attacks. Most heart attacks are genetic. If your mom or day died from a heart attack at age 50 then you probably will to. If they lived to be 84 then you probably will too. Your body requires fats and oils.

  5. “Double Cappuccino Caramel Macchiato with unpasturized milk”
    ha ha I know exactly what you mean 😀
    and ofc I store rice/wheat/pasta rather then Ensure and the likes.

    You are right about sugar beeing sugar. I remember though an article I have read a while ago that dealt with sugar and addiction to it. I need to look that up again to see what it was that gave me the “bad white sugar” thought. Maybe it was just the general danger of sugar beeing extremly overused in todays food products.

    Ofc does the body require fats but at least there is such a thing as good fat and bad fat (unsaturated and saturated).
    There is a lot more factors about heart attacks then mere genetic disposition. There are also a lot more diseases that one can get from wrong nutrition especially from eating to much fat but hey, each his own (does that last part make sense in english?).

  6. We all eat margarine and that is “bad fat”. This all began in WW II when there wasn’t enough butter so Margarine was invented. If you are as old as me you can remember it came in a little pouch with a dab of yellow color and you kneaded it into a consistent color. That was forced on us all by the dairy industry who wanted to make sure we all knew it wasn’t butter. But that is what we have all been eating for these last 70 years or so and before that we all ate butter which is/was considered “bad fat”. And yet since that time our life expectancies have increased by about 17 years or so of life. Go figure. And “early” death from heart disease has been reduced as well. Most of the arguements about good fat/bad fat are based on faith and lack of real science. But there is a very real and confounding factor that makes it even more complex/confusing. That is some people are genetically predisposed to have very high cholesterol levels. These people are at serious risk of heart attacks and without medication and even diet modifications would probably die in their 40’s from heart attack or stroke. So by extension many people and even a few scientists/doctors have jumped to the conclusion that since dietary restrictions of “bad fat” is necessary to prevent heart attacks in those people with a gentic disease that causes extremely high cholesterol levels then bu golly it must be a good idea to restrict bad fat for everyone. It’s the equivalent of thinking that since 5 quarts of oil in your engine protects it and allows you to drive for 200,000 miles then by golly 10 quarts would probably let you drive the damned thing 400,000 miles. Wrong! But sadly that is how a lot of generally accepted health advice gets to us. If you have a disease then by all means follow your doctors advice. But generally eat a balanced diet where you eat a diversity of foods and don’t self limit certain foods or types of foods. Don’t trust all the advice you read and hear. Be aware that even doctors, nurses, scientists and next door nieghbors are often wrong about this. Almost everything we eat has at one time or another been considered bad for you.

    Honey and any sugar does indeed have the ability to fight growth of “bugs”. That’s why it is used (as is salt) to preserve food. It is NOT magic or particularly effective and probably you would be better off leaving a wound clean with no honey then you would putting honey on it. Just because something has been used for years does not make it good.

  7. Quotes from GoneWithTheWind…. “We all eat margarine” and “Just because something has been used for years does not make it good.”

    Think about what you just said….. You are arguing Honey and you eat Margarine. Hmmm… Now THAT is a credible argument….. ROFLMAF !

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