Thursday, February 04, 2010

Survival Food: Vitamins... Overlooked?


Vitamins... Do many preppers over look this resource? Everyone thinks about food as a necessity, and yes I do heartily agree with that. But some foods can only go so far with nutritional content. Human body needs more of a regular daily nutritional upkeep more than what an MRE can do and what even regular food can do for that matter. I think that vitamin pills would be a necessary item to be added to extra storage, Bug Out Bags, Get Home Bags, and other survival kits. I would add in a good Multi vitamin, some fish oil, extra vitamin C, and other necessary supplements if used for your health.

As a side note, I have personally tested the Emergen-C powder packets that you see in the picture above. It says it has vitamin C, and the power comes in several different flavors. The two that I have are lemon lime and orange. Personally, I find them barely palatable on its own in water, but it is not bad if you mix it with other fruit flavored drinks. I tried both with just water, and also mixed with Gatorade. I am not sure if the Vitamin part works well mixed with that, or even if the powder works at all. Though mixing it with something else made the powder more drinkable. If you need the extra boost of C, that might be an option. Note though that I am not a doctor so talk with your doc about this stuff.

Well, I will not be posting much till either sunday or tuesday as I am going to be out of town for the weekend for some fun. Got to do something to break up the winter monotony!


Bus boy said...

I find the Tangerine, Cranberry and Lemon-Lime to be my favorites. I mix them a little on the strong side, about 4-5 ounces of water per packet. This makes them a little more yummy.

Raspberry, Acai berry are not very good, sadly, they seem to be lacking in flavor more than the ones above.

We use these regularly to boost immune function during the cold/flu season.

You can get them from Swanson's for about $7.80 a case of 30 packets, and they have most of the flavors.

As a side, they would also help flavor treated water, while giving some nutrition, better than kool-aid.

Wolfen aka "Ravenwolf31" said...

Bus: I happen to have found mine at Whole Foods. I might have to keep an eye out for the other flavors. Thanks!

Jeanne S said...

I generally dislike most citrus flavors, but the Pink Lemonade flavor isn't bad. And the Black Cherry flavored Emergen-C is VERY good! (The Black Cherry is sold as Emergen-C "Heart Health" but it has all the same ingredients, with a few herbal ingredients added.)

Wolfen aka "Ravenwolf31" said...

Thank you Jeanne! I will have to try that one out. Personally I like orange myself.