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Protein & Whey Powder's to stock for use after the SHTF

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by hank2222, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    One of the lady i know from church she was telling me today at the gym about stocking of the Protein & Whey powders for use in the long term meal prep's

    She was saying that the reason why she was stocking of those powder's is that after SHTF the person meal's are going need more protein because of the extra work that the person is doing around the place .

    She was saying that you can make up a breakfast shake & evening shake to help keep the person going when the person healthly when the person food intake is not going to be the best at time because of stress & dealing with the person work load
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  2. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    As long as the body is getting all the vitamins it needs along with the whey powder.
  3. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I bought a bunch of this stuff for my dad when he was going through chemo (4 big 5lb tubs).

    Amazon has pretty good deals on the stuff if you sign up for their 'Subscribe and Save' program (you save 15%) and can cancel the subscription at any time.

    What I don't know is the shelf-life of the stuff--I *think* it was a couple of years. It wouldn't be good to have a whole closet of the stuff if it didn't last more than 6 months.

    Also, if you're allergic to cow's milk, you might be allergic to whey protein.
  4. wags_01

    wags_01 Monkey+

    What you will really need is calories, not specifically protein. Out of the three macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates), fat will likely be the hardest to find in a SHTF scenario. Right now we get most of our fat from dairy products and junk food, two things that won't be around in a long-term survival scenario (without a LOT of preparation).
  5. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    Bought some Vanilla flavored whey protein, and the expiration date is 5-31-13. I wonder if vacuume bagging the powder would make it last longer?
  6. Resqdan

    Resqdan Archangle

    i use to work out hard and lifted real heavy and needless to say i had to supplement my protien with these shakes.. and my only advise is taste them... there are some that can not be stomached... that is if your going to just drink them... if you mixing them in a sauce or something you may be able to cover the flavor but i might keep a little of this on hand .. i will try to add it to some sauces and see if it changes the flavor at all..
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