Have you ever wanted to make your own survival ration bars? Like the ones they sell in stores but homemade so you know what’s in them. Well, I got together with a few friends to make some homemade survival ration bars and here’s how it turned out. Make sure to read through the comments when you’re done for some suggestions on making them better!
Apparently, there are a couple of different recipes out there for these bars, we just used one I had been given by a food storage lady. This was really an interesting experiment because there were 6 of us making these survival bread loaves, and of course, they turned out 6 different ways. We’ll discuss what happened as we go through the directions.
Homemade Ration Bars | A Step-By-Step Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
- 2 cups of oats
- 2 1/2 cups of powdered milk
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 TB of honey
- 1 3-oz package jello (orange or lemon)
- 3 TB of water
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
Mix the oats, powdered milk, and sugar together in a bowl: A couple of us used regular oats, a couple used quick oats. I really don’t think it matters which you use–whatever you have on hand is fine.
Step 2: Boil Water, Jello, and Honey
In a medium pan mix water, jello, and honey. Bring to a boil. This is just the 3 TB water called for, not the cup of water you’d usually use when making jello. We found that a rolling boil was better than just beginning to boil for the mixing step. The recipe I had specifically called for lemon or orange jello, but we didn’t know why that would be, so we made some with raspberry and watermelon jello also. After we tasted them, we figured the lemon or orange were specified due to the high amount of sugar in this recipe! The loaves made with sweet jello flavors were REALLY sweet when they were done!
- Each packet contains six individual, ready-to-eat 410 calorie rations; requires no preparation
- Contain no cholesterol, coconut, or nuts which may cause dangerous allergic reactions when medical aid is scarce
- Formulated with an optimal Balance of nutrients - Enriched with FDA recommended vitamins & minerals and a pleasant lemon-vanilla flavor
- Bars crumble easily and may be mixed with water to form a paste for younger children or adults with dental issues
- Durable, zip-close re-sealable packaging; withstands extreme conditions and temperatures (-22F to 149F)
Watch this interesting video by Steve1989MREInfo and watch him eat the oldest ever recorded chocolate, and biscuits:
Ration bars are essential in survival situations. When you start to run out of food inside the house or anywhere that lacks access to food, these bars will save your life. Knowing at least one emergency ration bar recipe is a fundamental survival skill. Try this simple recipe and start adding ration bars in your emergency food storage.
Do you have any other ration bars recipe you want to share? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 21, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.