We are on the cusp of a massive food revolution in the nation and the world.
As preppers we know the value of shelf stables foods that can last for decades. When the news gets crazy nothing feels better than knowing your family can eat even through intense social upheaval.
I want to share with you my recipe for a 30-year survival soup that can be stored in a mason jar or even in Mylar bags. This soup mix is healthy, flavorful, and very easy to prepare. Once stored it will last 30 years,
Make The Bean Mix
This bean mix can be prepared and then stored in Mylar bags for the long term. Mark your bags bean mix so you know what you have in there.
This will give you the ability to throw this soup together long after supermarkets are offline.
- 32 ounces green split peas
- 16 ounces dried green lentils
- 16 ounces dried black beans
- 16 ounces dried pinto beans
- 16 ounces dried navy beans
Make The Spice Mix
Mix the following ingredients together.
- 1 ½ cups of bouillon
- ½ cup dried onion
- ¼ cup paprika
- ¼ cup turmeric
- ¼ cup ground ginger
- 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
Fill small Ziplock bags ½ a cup of spice mix. These are going to go into your mason jars atop the bean mix.
You need to cook the beans separately, so it is important to keep the spice mix separate from your beans. If you cook beans from the raw state with salt, then it can make them very tough.
Filling The Mason Jars
Each jar is going to get 2 cups of the 5-bean mix and a Ziplock with ½ cup of spice mix.
Preparing The 30 Year Survival Soup Recipe
- 2 cups of 5 bean mix
- 6 cups water
- 1 Ziploc or ½ cup of spice mix
1. Start by soaking your 5 bean mix overnight. This will make the bean cooking process much quicker. Cooking the beans will be the longest part of the recipe.
2. In the morning rinse your bean mix and put in a pot with at least 6 inches of water above the beans and cook 1 ½ hours. The beans should be tender at this point. It is best to let them cool in the pot before adding them to the soup. The cooking process will continue in hot water.
3. Add four cups of water to soup pot and then dump in the remaining ingredients. Bring this mix to a simmer and stir along the way. Once this soup base is simmering you can add the beans in and let simmer another 10 minutes.
4. If you have something like salt pork or country ham that can be added to this soup at the end.
30 Years Shelf-Life Survival Soup In Mylar
Mason Jars with soup mix in them look great. They stack on shelves easily and can become a quick solution for dinner. They are also impressive gifts.
However, if you were so inclined and planned to cook for large groups post collapse then you could consider an even larger storage system like Mylar bags.
1 gallon Mylar bags would be a great size for this, and they could be labeled and dated so that you can distinguish between your spice mix and your bean mix.
Another method would be to store your bean mix in the 1-gallon Mylar bags and throw a smaller Mylar bag filled with the spice and soup mix inside.
This way you could tear open the larger bag, cook your beans, then tear open the spice and bouillon mix and use that to complete the soup.
Either way, if you include oxygen absorbers in this mix then you will be able to store these Mylar bags in five-gallon buckets until the end of time! This mix will quite literally last forever.
For preppers like us there can never be enough ways to use dry beans. They are one of the ultimate survival foods and this flavorful soup turns the humble bean into something delicious that can be prepared easily.
Whether you decide to store this 30-year survival soup in jars, larger Mylar bags, or both, you are going to be putting long term food storage on your shelves at home that will see you through most any disaster.
Don’t forget to tailor this recipe to your taste. I have given you a spice mix that I enjoy, and this recipe is tasty. That said, if you hate the taste of ginger then omit that and add spices that you like to the mix. Spices are merely there to add flavor and some health benefits.
You could even add some fresh herbs to the soup when you serve it, should you have fresh herbs in your garden. Some chopped fresh parsley or torn basil would be great in this soup.
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