Junk food survival: 3 reasons you need to include corn chips in your bugout bag
By: Mr X, Survivalist
I have been assailed lately by health food nuts. My wife, for instance, has gotten onto this grassfed beef movement. Well, that’s all well and good, and the fact of the matter is that I can see the intelligence in eating food that has been prepared in accordance with the plan of the One who created it; however, that doesn’t mean that the schemes of man can’t sometimes be beneficial, especially in a survival situation.
And so, it is this humble survivalist’s opinion that you should take the time to throw a couple of bags of corn or potato chips into your bug out bag, because they actually come in quit handy for certain situations. Here are three prime examples of times when you will be glad you have them and some practical uses that you can put them to. Not to mention that they are cheap and easy to come by, at least in this day and time.
♣ Prepared chips are highly caloric and high in carbs.
If just taken at face value, and used for nothing more than a prepared and individually packaged food source, these small bags of chips are excellent for short term survival needs. They are salty and filling and will give a much needed burst of energy and warmth by their very nature.
♥ They are salty.
Not only is that salt beneficial to you, but it is also attractive to other creatures of the wilderness and is therefore beneficial for use as bait. This has been one of the most confounding aspects of survival that I have experienced whenever I have tried to lure game into a trap or ambush area, finding a bait source that would attract them that wasn’t available somewhere else.
♠ They are highly flammable.
In a survival situation, this is much more exciting than it might seem right now, especially if you are caught in a rainy or foggy environment. They are also waterproof while they are sealed in their bag; however, I would recommend that you open them under cover if you plan to use them as a fuel source for a fire.