Have Soup in Your Survival Kitchen

We all like to sit down to a hearty meal, but don’t overlook the need to have soup in your survival kitchen. Soup is nutritious and can help keep you dehydrated. You can be as imaginative and creative as you like with your recipes. A preparedness tip is to combine dry ingredients ahead of time. Or you can buy ready made soups.

Soup can also feed a few or a lot of people. I can’t help but remember a radio preacher who ran a camp and school for troubled teens. When he appealed for money, he’d often say they were down to putting extra water in the soup so it would go farther.

Several years ago my family sold packages of dry soup a company put together for a fund raiser. I don’t remember how well we did, but they had some interesting kinds of soup mix.

Everybody likes one kind of soup or another. Think of how many fond memories come to mind when you think of soup. Maybe you had a cup of hot soup after being out sledding in winter. Maybe you ate bean and ham soup with cornbread at Grandma and Grandpa’s. Sometimes my mother likes to fix both potato soup and chili when she’s expecting a lot of company.

Naturally, winter’s a great time to have soup, but thanks to soup’s versatility, why not enjoy it any time? It’s one of the greatest ideas for a survival food. Make sure you’ve got what you need in your survival kitchen for soup so you can survive.

By the way, prepackaged soups are not only a good idea for your survival kitchen, but they’re also a wonderful gift for college students, elderly parents, RV-ers, or anyone else on whom you’d like to bestow a taste of the preparedness life.

Check out the soups offered by the companies featured on the Food Storage & Preserving page in the Prep Mart.

 

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.