We’re blessed today that we can head to the supermarket and buy any food we can afford. Quality meat, organic greens, and fresh fruit are all within the ability of anyone to buy. But in a survival or SHTF (s*** hits the fan) situation, all that will change. From then on, you will only be able to eat what you have stored or what you are able to forage for yourself.
Obviously that means that you could have potential nutritional deficiencies. Even if you’ve planned out your macronutrient breakdown well, you may still be missing out on critical nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D, B vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Right now you can buy vitamins and minerals over the counter at any drug store or supermarket, or online from any number of sellers. And now might be the time to start stocking up on those vitamins and minerals, both to protect yourself against future inflation and to make sure that you have plenty of vitamins on hand should you ever find yourself in a survival situation,
The decision to take vitamins is a personal one, and should obviously be undertaken in conjunction with advice from your doctor. But once you’re on a routine of taking vitamins, you’ll want to ensure that you have a healthy stockpile.
Vitamins and mineral supplements won’t last forever, but with proper care and storage they can certainly last a long time, sometimes even longer than their expiration dates. Head on over to SHTF Blog to learn more about the types of vitamins available to you and how best to store them for long-term use.
As with everything survival related, it’s best to prepare and practice ahead of time. Use your stocks of vitamins and minerals wisely, and always make sure that you have plenty on hand for those times when you really need them.