With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and the Shelter in Place order in many states across the USA, you may now be thinking about setting up a survival bunker. As a tactical Airsoft Guns company, we would like to share with you some information we have on this. First of all, you do not need an elaborate bunker buried underground for the extraordinary times we are now facing. You can stock your home with the essential needed to see out this lockdown the world is now facing. This blog is our ideas only and we recommend you do other research before implementing any of them.
Keeping occupied and kids entertained is going to be difficult, so don’t forget to find time to use your airsoft rifles and pistols in your own backyard if safe to do so. Target shooting with airsoft weapons is a great way to get the whole family involved. Setting up homemade targets can entertain everyone for many hours and then you’ll have the enjoyment of destroying them with your airsoft guns!
Let’s not be dramatic about this, but fresh air is good for you. Try to keep a window open, spend time in your backyard if safe, you can even go for a walk once a day but keep in mind social distancing at all times.
Water is more essential for survival than food. Try not to drink coffee all day, keep refreshed and hydrated with the recommended intake of water each day.
Survivalists have long known that part of doomsday prep involves stocking up on foods and utilities that will last for years. If properly sealed and stored correctly, some food can last for years or decades. Here are 14 foods that will last anywhere from a year to forever. Again let’s not be dramatic but this list may help you out of a jam if you’re not able to get supplies at this time.
You can consume honey past its expiration date
Honey is known to be one of the only foods that can last forever. This is largely due to the fact that it is made up of sugar, which makes it hard for bacteria or microorganisms to affect the honey.
Uncooked rice can last 30 years
Regular white rice or minute rice will last up to five years, but uncooked white rice in an oxygen-free container will last between 25 and 30 years, according to sources at the US Department of Agriculture and the US Food & Drug Administration.
Peanut butter needs no refrigeration
With no moisture and plenty of oil, peanut butter can keep for at least from three to five years.
Alcohol won't perish easily
Unopened pure bottles of hard liquor like vodka, whiskey, and rum will stay drinkable forever as long as they are stored and sealed correctly. Just be careful about direct heat or sunlight, and any beverages that have added ingredients like flavoring and liquors that contain dairy and cream.
Dried beans last indefinitely
According to Utah State University’s food storage researchers, when packaged correctly, samples that had been stored up to 30 years had greater than 80% acceptance by a consumer taste panel.
Energy bars are a must
According to PBS Food’s guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse, they “basically last forever” and come in handy in a pinch. Have these ready-to-go bars for a quick fuel in an emergency. They travel well, most of the time.
Certain types of candy can last up to a year
The National Confectioners Association claims that most candies can last up to year. Hard candies, dark chocolate, jellied candies, and caramel can last the year, but candy corn, chewing gum, and milk and white chocolate should be tossed around the six to nine-month mark.
Dehydrated meat can also last for a year
A common topic on survivalist boards, dehydrating meats is a surefire way to get protein if you have limited access. Homemade dehydrated lean cuts of meat with salt and hot pepper will last up to two months, according to the USDA. Using a dehydrator instead of an oven, vacuum-sealing it, and freezing the meat can extend its shelf-life.
Canned fruits, vegetables, soups, and even meats will last from one to five years
Usually, with an expiration date of a few years into the future, canned foods will last even longer in your underground bunker. Everything from canned pineapples to pork will stay fresh for a while.
Powdered milk will last for a long time
Regular powdered milk often has a “best by” date of 18 months, but according to the USDA, since powdered milk is a shelf-stable food, it can possibly last indefinitely. Spruce Eats reported that some survivalist stores sell non-fat powdered milk claiming it has a shelf-life of 25+ years.
Instant coffee will give you a caffeine fix
Instant coffee packets stored in the freezer will last pretty much forever. Packets stored in the pantry will still last between two to 20 years, according to Eat by Date. There is no sugar, fat, wheat, or moisture of any kind inside this type of product.
This information is not offered to shock anyone and we all believe that the Coronavirus will only last a few weeks more. Our Airsoft Shop in Dallas TX is on lockdown at at this time and hopes to reopen as soon as the Shelter in Place order is lifted. We are still taking orders online and will ship out as soon as we are back to work. Please stay safe and well from all at Just Airsoft Guns USA.