Recipe of the Week: Survival Spread

The following Survival Spread recipe is from SurvivalBlog reader L.E.. She notes:

“You may have to overcome a visual “ick” factor, since this mixture resembles baby poop. Along with plenty of water, two heaping spoonfuls per day will keep an adult alive for a week if nothing else is eaten.

DO NOT attempt to add nuts or fruit or oatmeal, the goal here is to have a mixture that can be easily consumed and digested by babies, licked off a spoon by starving children, bedridden injured, and toothless old people.”

  • One 16-ounce jar of store-brand peanut butter
  • Two cups powdered WHOLE milk, (either Peak brand or WHOLE goats milk-Meyer brand.)
    (Do NOT use store-brand nonfat powdered milk, you will need WHOLE milk for recipe to work)
  • Two cups Protein powder (Chocolate Malt Ovaltine, or Instant Breakfast powder any flavor)
  • One cup melted coconut oil (or substitute lard, if you are not Jewish or Muslim)
  • One-quarter cup syrup of choice (Maple syrup, Fig syrup, or Molasses)
  1. Mix all ingredients in large microwave-safe container, then heat in a microwave oven for one minute or less, keeping watch to make sure nothing burns or bubbles over. Or mix well in a metal pan on your stovetop on low heat.
  2. When the mixture has cooled, it must be able to hold a spoon stuck in it upright without slumping over.

Store in fridge and use like peanut butter, or vacuum seal to eat like a popsicle. I vacuum seal mine in foil pouches each containing 14 heaping tablespoons full, and freeze them. It is my “grab and flee” emergency food.

Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? In this weekly recipe column, we place emphasis on recipes that use long term storage foods, recipes for wild game, dutch oven and slow cooker recipes, and any that use home garden produce. If you have any favorite recipes, then please send them via e-mail. Thanks!