Survival Food

See also forage

Here we rank the best survival foods judged based on:

I'm not worried about taste here. I have seen some survival crop sites talk about "grow what you will eat". I can tell these people have never been hungry or undernourished, because if you ever have been, you will know everything will taste amazing! I didn't like to eat nuts but when I couldn't afford anything besides dry beans; nuts were a godsend. So you will grow out of your "likes and dislikes" really fast when you are in survival mode. Trust me.

Instead I am much more focused on "grow what you can manage". Sure we would all want to have a thriving garden with every food group but in a survival situation you may not have access to seeds, even land of your own. A stealth grow of what other people consider weeds might be your best bet. Also we won't likely have much extra energy, insomnia is the real pandemic in the grand solar minimum and without supermarkets a lack of energy to get out of bed will be a real issue. Plan to grow what you can manage, and that may only be one or two types of crop, and that is perfectly fine. Anything from the following list can keep you alive.

Here are the crops, ranked:

  1. Lambs Quarters
  2. Onion
  3. Potato
  4. Corn
  5. Cabbage
  6. Winter squash
  7. Bean
  8. Kale

Special mention to earthworms.


Anti-inflammatory foods [1]

Staple crops and survival [2].

Mushrooms and seaweed to survive [3] not a huge fan of mushrooms because of alfatoxin but eaten freshly picked certain types are ok.

most nutritious garden weeds [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Cardoon [9]

David the good, potatoes, cabbage etc [10]

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