The Survival Tabs. A product that is self describes as emergency survival food. What is it, well it is a large hard candy sized pellet. it is a concentrated totally nutritional product that has been designed to provide all the nutrients needed to survive off of just eating a tab an hour for 12 hours a day and drinking water. What do they taste like. Well the sample I got is butterscotch. To me it taste like eating a butterscotch shake. What does it do for me. Well in my test I use them as supplement food to help get rid of cravings between meals, and boost my energy and stamina while walking long distances and when I just do not have time to grab a bite. I decided to carefully test these before endorsing because I am well aware of dietary restrictions of a lot of people and so I was concerned that there would be something hidden in them that might react with perhaps Cumadin/Warfrin for those restricted in their vitamin K intake. I have my blood tested every two weeks because I am on a dangerous medication and the lab test came back perfectly normal with "The Survival Tabs" I have even eaten one just before the lab work. Now that I have about a month of testing, what do I think? Well to be quite honest. I plan on storing a bedroom full of these so the next disaster that pops up I will be able to hand out a 15 day supply of nutrition in a container about the size of a canteen to each person, now that is compacr survival, and it weighs something like 2 pounds or so. Try that with 15 days of freeze dried rations. Which by the way brings me to over thinking the hole scenario, but if you take the tabs out of the container in a disaster and place them in the plastic bag that I had come with the container, you could then use the container as what looks like about a 1 quart water canteen. Cool I bet they already though about that. That means you need to find a water source where you can drink at least two containers worth a day of water to help you survive. I have been carrying a zip lock baggie of The Survival Tabs with me when I go hiking, or just for a long day of shopping. When I find I have run out of time to grab a bite to eat, I pop a tab in my mouth and get to work. I think these should be in the glove compartment of every car, in the cupboards of every home, and you should get a case of these and stick them under the bed in case of a disaster that keeps you from being to prepare meals any other way. For our rescue teams,we have just found the most Compact, Nutritious survival food available. I have just one warning; They taste
- November 26th, 2014// Post by Survival Basics.November 17th, 2014I first learned about Survival Tabs prior to Y2K, but I didn't try them til years later. Evolved from the early space program in the 1960's, they come in 4 flavors - Vanilla Malt, Strawberry, Butterscotch and Chocolate. A full description can be found on their website, so I will skip that part for now. These are some of the Chocolate ones. The manufacturer claims a 25 year shelf life. The bottle above was packed five years ago. I opened it right before I took this photo. I don't know what "fresh" Survival Tabs taste like, but these tasted just fine. There was no hint of oldness or funkiness. I like the flavor of Survival Tabs. I can eat them like candy. They're sweet, but not sugary. The Malt ones taste a little like Whoppers without the chocolate coating. I like them as a snack. It is also claimed that twelve tablets provide a full day's nutrition. I don't know about that, but they do help out a lot when there is not much food around. I haven't tried to go on Survival Tabs alone, but they make a great supplement. I was reading the ingredients and noticed that they contain potassium iodide. Potassium iodide blocks the thyroid gland from absorbing radiation in the case of a nuclear emergency. I don't know if there is enough in these to get the job done, but it's something to think about. The bottle is a bonus. It fits in a 1 quart USGI canteen carrier and functions as such. It was very easy to rinse out and had practically no aftertaste. The opening is wide enough to accept ice cubes. When filled up to the neck it holds a full 40 ounces. I was surprised. It doesn't look that big. If you choose not to re-use the bottle, it is made of recyclable #2 HDPE. Survival Tabs are available at the TheSurvivalTabs.Com - Lohasfarms.Com or on Ebay, Amazon, Sears, Rakuten and NewEggs. They go for about $39.95 a bottle. They can be had for $32.95 if bought in bulk. I have some, you should, too. Quantity 1+ 2 - 4 5 - 9 10 - 32 33+ Price $39.95 each $38.50 each $37.00 each $35.00 each $32.95 eachEating salad, not ice cream, may be better for your skin Can cutting meat and dairy from your diet—even part-time—make your skin glow? Lily Simpson, the chef behind The Detox Kitchen, a London-based meal-delivery service, thinks so. “I go vegan every other week and, when I am eating meat, I stick to fish and lean white meat,” she told the Daily Mail. “I definitely notice I have brighter, clearer skin since going part-time vegan.” Simpson isn’t the only person to say that her skin changed along with her diet. The Internet is filled with tales of complexion transformation. (Nothing cleared this writer’s cystic acne, for instance, until she stopped eating dairy.) But beyond personal stories, is there proof that eating a plant-based diet can lead to brighter, clearer skin? Yes and no, says Dr. Eric Schweiger, a dermatologist in New York City. “Thirty years ago, the medical community thought there was no correlation [between diet and skin],” he says. “The pendulum has swung the other way, and there’s scientific evidence.” The thing is, that evidence doesn’t mean that a vegan diet is the only way to clear up one’s complexion. “I don’t think there’s any study that says a vegan diet, per se, is good for your skin,” he says. “But if you look at clinical studies, you’ll see that a low glycemic index diet is good for your skin. People who are vegan generally eat healthy, with fewer carb-packed foods, so they’re inadvertently getting onto a low glycemic index diet.” In other words, many foods with a low glycemic index (think lentils, broccoli, zucchini, salad greens) also happen to be vegan. Unless you’re the type of vegan to pig out on chips and pasta, your food intake is likely to rank low on the glycemic index. However, fish and chicken also have a low glycemic index—so vegans aren’t the only ones who can benefit from this type of diet. Dairy, however, looks like a definite culprit . “Studies show there is a connection between dairy and acne,” Schweiger says. “Some people think it’s related to the hormones found in milk today—a lot of cows are pumped with hormones to produce more milk, and humans can eat those hormones.” Because hormones are theoretically bad for acne, he recommends that if patients do drink milk, they choose organic. Jenny Sansouci, Be Well Health Coach at Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, also sees a connection between dairy intake and complexion woes. “A lot of people have issues digesting dairy, and if your digestion is off, it’s going to show up on your skin,” she says. But, she adds, cutting out meat doesn’t seem to have the same effect. “We haven’t seen that meat and fish affect the skin as much as dairy would,” she notes. So, should you go vegan—even every other week? It depends. “Some people do really well on a vegan diet, but others don’t,” Sansouci says. “You need to pay attention to how your body feels and how food affects you.” She recommends keeping a food journal, notingNutritious and versatile — learn how to use this power food. There seems to be a seed revolution happening on supermarket shelves these days. Everything from breakfast cereals to granola bars to yogurts has chia and flax in them. And now, the latest super sexy seed is hemp. It may be fairly new trend-wise, but hemp seeds actually have been around for millennia. Though it’s currently illegal to grow it in the U.S., that wasn’t always the case: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew it. So, why’s it banned? Hemp is related to marijuana (the two plants belong to the same genus, Cannabis Sativa), but unlike marijuana, you can’t get high on hemp. Though it contains a trace amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that makes you high, there isn’t anywhere near enough in hemp to get that result. Now that you know what hemp doesn’t do, here’s what’s great about it: Nutritional benefits Hemp is protein-rich and it’s full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It’s a good source of fiber. And it’s loaded with minerals such as zinc and magnesium. What do I do with it? There are many ways to enjoy hemp seeds. Here are some of my favorites: In smoothies. Add a couple of tablespoons of hemp seeds ($14 for 12 ounces, amazon.com) to your smoothie instead of nut butter to get the protein and fiber boost with a neutral flavor. Great for anyone with a nut allergy. It also comes in powder form ($23 for 32 ounces, amazon.com) if you prefer that for smoothies. On salads. Toss a tablespoon or two on top of salad right before serving for a bit of texture and mildly nutty flavor. Similar to what you might do with sunflower seeds. It’s also a nice addition to pasta salads. As a topper. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top of a pilaf or other side dish to give it more texture and a nutritional boost. Or, try it on yogurt or oatmeal. As a spread. Again, perfect for people with nut allergies. Grind up a cup of hemp seeds with 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil, a tablespoon or two of honey or maple syrup and a big pinch of salt. A neutral type of oil like grapeseed works well, or go crazy and use hemp seed oil ($13, amazon.com). Use the finished product as you would any nut butter: on bananas or apple slices, in a sandwich, licked off a spoon. (Oops, did we say that?) In granola. I love to make homemade granola, and now I toss in some hemp seeds to give it something extra. With such a mild flavor, it goes well in all of my favorite recipes.When was the last time you sank your teeth into a chewy baguette? Or swirled your fork around a heap of linguini? More Americans are shunning gluten than ever before for health reasons. But new research finds that gluten may not be as evil as previously believed. And the intestinal problems that anti-gluten crusaders give as an excuse to stay away from everything that tastes delicious may not actually be the fault of gluten! Only 1 percent of the U.S. population suffers from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can damage the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Left untreated, the affected individual can be at higher risk of more serious health problems like type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), osteoporosis, infertility and miscarriage, neurological conditions (epilepsy and migraines), and intestinal cancers. Gluten can be found in practically all foods: pasta, cereal, crackers, beer, salad dressings, pastries, gravies, bread, couscous, soy sauce, etc. Nearly 20 million people say they experience symptoms such as depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue when they eat gluten. David Perlmutter, a neurologist based in Florida and author of the best-selling book “Grain Brain” argues that eating gluten causes Alzheimer’s disease and destroys brain cells. With one in three U.S. adults giving up gluten, it’s no wonder that gluten-free pastas, breads, cereals and other snacks have quickly flooded grocery store shelves. And keeping to a gluten-free diet has never been easier. Fifty-two percent of U.S. restaurant chains said they would be offering gluten-free menus this year. Even The Girl Scouts are on the gluten-free bandwagon, introducing a gluten-free chocolate chip shortbread cookie. The gluten-free industry is expected to reach $16 billion by 2016. But back to the gluten second-guessing. Dr. Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia, published new data that undermines his famous 2011 study that scientifically connected gluten to gastric distress. That research helped make the anti-gluten movement mainstream. Gibson’s latest work, published last spring in the journal Gastroenterology, shows that FODMAPs (which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polylols) could be the real culprit for intestinal aches, not gluten. FODMAPs are carbs that do not get completely absorbed by the gastrointestinal track and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria — therefore causing abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. Examples of FODMAPs include lactose, coconut products and sweeteners. In his study, Gibson put 37 volunteers on a gluten-free and FODMAP-free diet. (The volunteers were chosen because they thought they had trouble digesting gluten). But when some study subjects were secretly given food that contained gluten, no nasty side effects were reported. "That first paper, in 2011, blew our minds," Joseph Murray, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and the president of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease, told the New Yorker magazine. “Essentially, it said that people are intolerant of gluten, and it was based on a well-designed, double-blind study. When people were challenged with gluten, by eating the muffins, they gotThe Survival Tabs are intended for those emergency conditions where a person must travel light and live on whatever food they can actually carry with them for weeks or even months at a time. Twelve tabs per day supply a considerable portion of the calorie requirements of an active adult. It may be assumed that if the person living on them is required to "hole up", their energy requirement will be considerable reduced. When traveling across country, it may be assumed that at least some other food will be found occasionally. Survival Tabs eliminate the risk or wasted time that might be required to actually hunt for food or go out of one's way to obtain it. With most food products, 30 to 60 percent of the theoretical calorie content leaves the body unused. Survival Tabs are so completely digestible that 99% of their calorie content can be actually utilized for energy and 97% of the protein is actually available for repair or replacement of essential body substances such as blood, muscle, nerves, etc. Twelve Survival Tabs per day provide more than enough protein so sustain essential body tissues. By placing one Survival Tab in the mouth every hour or so and letting it dissolve slowly during a 15 minute period of time, assimilation of all nutrients will be maximized and appetite will be fully satisfied. The Survival Tabs container is of such size and shape as to fit and be carried within a regular G.I. canteen pouch. The small empty space under the lid of this container is filled with and extra plastic bag. If and extra water canteen is needed, the Survival Tabs can be poured out into the plastic bag and be carried in a pocket or backpack while the container is used as a canteen. There have been several individuals who have lived on a diet of Survival Food Tabs exclusively for 4-5 months. This was done out of necessity, because of their inability to eat or keep down any other foods. In controlled studies which we have conducted, we've found that when living on a diet of Survival Food Tabs exclusively, one loses from 5-8 lbs. the first week. This is mainly due to the emptying of the intestines of all food previously eaten. After the first week, there is a leveling off and a minimum weight loss of 0-2 lbs. per week. This is in consideration of a normal active daily routine. The Survival Tabs provide greatly larger amounts of calories and nutrition than any other product available. The high caloric content, combined with a carefully balanced amount of all the essential nutrients, provides a "state of the art" product as far as survival rations are concerned. The Survival Tabs are presently marketed to the pilots, yachtsmen and other outdoorsmen, who use them as emergency food rations, as well as an energy pick-up food supplement. They are also popular with long-distance truck drivers who don't want to stop to eat. Survival Food Tabs are a perfect lightweight, emergency food ration for useHow important is food to survival? In the long term, it is critical, but short term, not so much. In the 2 or 3 day window we are hoping for when our survival kits are needed, food will not be a major factor in your survival. Still, it will make the experience less unpleasant, and improve your odds a bit, or a lot more in longer term situations. Unfortunately, food is large, heavy, tends to not survive temperature extremes well and generally deteriorates over time. These factors make including food in your survival kit a challenge. Consider the effects of not eating on your regular dining schedule. First of all, you feel hunger. Annoying, but not life threatening or even damaging. As time without eating goes on, you start to become lethargic and your thinking becomes less focused, less reliable and subject to impulsivity and rashness. This is not dangerous itself, but can reduce your ability to deal with the overall situation, or deal with it in the most effective manner. And this could have unfortunate results. After a while, your body starts to fight back, first by throttling back your metabolism. This can have negative effects when you are back where food is plentiful, but may actually seem beneficial during the survival event. Finally, the body starts to cannibalize itself, not only using up fat, but also muscle tissue. This is best avoided. So although it is not a critical necessity, your kit design should address food after it makes provision for the more critical survival issues. There are really only two options. Include food in the kit, or get food at the disaster site. Or both. Gathering food at the site is the focus in the design of most survival kits. They include some equipment for fishing and snaring small animals and birds, and this is quite reasonable, since these materials are small, light and cheap, and utilizing them is fairly low energy. Hunting is generally not a practical option for many survival kits, as the equipment tends NOT to be small, light or cheap, and the hunting activity can be physically intensive. Gathering grubs and other insects can be done with minimal equipment and effort. Gathering plant material is also generally easy to do, but in many cases is a waste of effort unless you are intimately familiar with the plant life IN THE AREA. Many wild plants will not provide much, if any nutrition, and some will make you sick or even kill you. Very often, there will be a poisonous plant which looks very similar to an edible one. Sometimes there is a plant where one part is edible and another is poisonous, or at some times in the year is edible and other times not, or which is edible when prepared using one technique and poisonous otherwise. Carrying some salt and pepper and/or other seasoning (some people include hot sauce in their kits) can improve the palatability of some of the food acquired at the site. 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