Sunday, November 20, 2011

Simple Survival Meals - The Advantages of Sandwiches for Survival




Due to their simplicity and familiarity in the eating habits of most people, sandwiches are often overlooked as a simple survival meal. They are a unique creation that can solve a number of problems that arise during a crisis or a disaster. Here are just a few of the advantages of sandwiches for survival.

The Advantages of Sandwiches for Survival

1. Sandwiches are quick and easy to make - They require little if any skill to make and creating a sandwich is limited only by your available ingredients and your imagination. This will also help you save time in your food cooking, preparation and cleanup.

2. Sandwiches can be made with just a few basic ingredients - This will help you conserve your food resources. Bread, biscuits or crackers can be easily converted into a sandwich with the addition of a few basic ingredients.

3. Sandwiches don’t require utensils - You don’t need a plate to eat a sandwich and can conserve your water resources by having less utensils to clean.

4. Sandwiches can be easily adjusted to fit the calories needed to survive - All you need to do is adjust the contents of your sandwich accordingly or simply make an additional sandwich. This enables you manage your food inventory more completely.

5. Sandwiches help conserve fuel resources - They can be eaten hot, cold or at room temperature. Can you say “no cook meal”?

6. Sandwiches are extremely portable - They able to be contained and carried in anything from a napkin, a plastic baggie or a simple piece of tin foil.

7. Sandwiches can be used to eliminate wasted food - Many leftover food items can be converted into sandwich ingredients to help utilize your food inventory in a more efficient manner.

8. Sandwiches can be used to complement other simple survival meals - A sandwich when combined with a bowl of soup goes a long way to satisfy a hungry person.

9. Sandwiches can also add variety to your survival menu - A simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich makes a quick and easy snack that works well to keep everyone in your group in good spirits.

10. Sandwiches can easily meet the needs for feeding a large group  - They can be cut in half, made with a single slice of bread or in a number of ways that will allow you to stretch your food resources.

When it comes down to making simple survival meals, don’t overlook the advantages of sandwiches for survival.

Got PBJ’s?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

12 comments:

Ken said...

...yep,PB&J mixed together into a purple goop,put into a ziplock baggie and a loaf of bread,have been with me for decades...take a couple small bags of goop(offers a couple 'servings' each)cut the corner off squeeze onto the bread,enjoy...limited waste,no utensils,no 'soggy' bread,no 'individually stored' issues,etc...works fer me...

riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Most any type of sandwich works for me...PBJ's are a great item to fix that empty spot in your belly.

As a kid, I remeber eating mustard or ketchup sandwiches a lot...just bread and mustard (or ketchup. Always worked for me.

Thanks my friend.

RW

Jimmy the Screwdriver said...

Great minds think alike. I also have sandwiches on the mind.

I just posted a bit about Grilled Cheese Sandwiches- from food storage cheese.

jambaloney said...

great post rw - every point is bang on!!

now kymber and i gotta go make some more bred!

cheers!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, Mom used to make bean / bacon tacos with homemade flour tortillas, it was a rare vacation when they weren't gone in the first 100 miles of trip, lol.

One of my favorite meat sandwiches are the canned chicken fillings. Take an envelope of mayonaisse or mustard to combine with drained can, and put on bread in folded slice of bread. Great stuff, no refrigeration required.

idahobob said...

Spam, spam, spam, spam....yer basic survival "meat" and bread.

Bob
III

riverwalker said...

To: Jimmy

A grilled cheese sandwich works...great use of a food storage item.

Thanks.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: jambaloney

If you can make bread, making sandwiches is a piece of cake!

Simple meals sometimes taste the best, especially when you don't have to wait for the meal to cook.

Thanks jambaloney.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:42

Most any type of flat bread will work...soft tacos, pitas, etc.

Thanks anon.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: idahobob

Don't forget the mustard!

RW

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I've thought about sandwiches since I was a boy. Nearly every culture has something approximating a sandwich: That is, a cooked dough with a filling of some kind. It's the perfect guy food, too. because it can be eaten with the hands. No dishes to do.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon 4:10, tortilla tacos fit that description as well. When we cook food on the grill, we warm up the tortillas on there alongside it and using the tortilla, just grab the meat from the grill, wrap it up and munch - no utensils needed at all!

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