Which foods are suitable for an emergency supply?

Which foods are suitable for an emergency supply?

Food for crisis preparedness

Many people are currently thinking about what measures could be taken if there is a prolonged outage in the supply of food, especially.

The specter of a blackout (=large-scale power outage for a longer period of time) has been around for a long time. Even electricity suppliers openly say that the probability of such an event is very high.

The climate change that is now clearly noticeable does not give rise to particularly hopeful prospects for the future. Impending drought catastrophes in one part of the world and floods of unprecedented proportions in the other part can lead to crop failures with dramatic consequences at any time.

Finally, the recent terrible tragedy practically on our doorstep puts all of this on top.

Under no circumstances should there be any fear here. Rather, it is a look at facts that worry many people. We think it is better to accept circumstances, especially when they are not pleasant, and ask yourself the question: “What can I do in this case?”

Seedlings and sprouts as an important part of crisis preparedness

Various organizations, groups and people usually suggest canned food in a variety of forms as food for crisis prevention or emergencies. This is certainly very practical for a basic supply of calories due to its long shelf life. However, all of these foods lack important vital substances and the freshness that many, especially nutrition-conscious people, value. Clearly, in times of crisis, the supply chain for fresh food, including fruit and vegetables, is likely to collapse very quickly. You cannot use your own garden, especially in winter. Apart from that, many people in the city don't even have their own.

Is there a way to produce your own fresh vegetables without a lot of effort and time?

Nature offers us a solution in the form of long-lasting grains and seeds. Seeds from a wide variety of plants have the ability to be stored over a period of many years. It has been reported that grains of grain several thousand years old were found in Egyptian pyramids and were still capable of germinating. If such grains are stored dry and protected from heat, this provides the prerequisites for growing your own sprouts and seedlings. The advantage of growing your own sprouts is the simplicity of the process. All that is needed are germinable grains, clean water and a temperature of around 15 °C. needed.

As soon as these three components come together, the sleeping grains are essentially awakened. Stored enzymes start the life process in the grain. Young vegetables begin to sprout from the hard, difficult to eat, but full of valuable nutrients. These sprouts and seedlings have an extreme density of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, etc. Therefore, every person who values ​​a balanced diet should consume sprouts every day, not just in times of need.

How does growing your own sprouts and seedlings work?

In principle it is very simple and requires little practice. It's best to start with germinating seeds, which practically always lead to success. These include, for example, mung beans, radishes, alfalfa or even fenugreek or lentils. It is always best to have several germinating seeds and mixtures of them, as this covers a broader spectrum of nutrients. Because every germination seed has its special strengths, especially when it comes to vitamins and minerals.

The next step is to place the selected seed(s) in a bowl of water, ideally overnight. The next morning, the now soaked grains are emptied into a sieve and returned to the bowl. If necessary, cover it with a plate and let it germinate at room temperature for about 2 days. Every evening and morning, rinse the grains with water and through a sieve so that they don't dry out. As soon as the sprout is visible by approx. 2-4 mm, the fresh, nutrient-rich wonder things can be eaten.

To make growing sprouts even easier, PepUpLife offers numerous facilities such as ready-filled sprout bags with different varieties or sprout jars with sieve lids and matching seeds.


Sprouts and seedlings are ideal as real food, even in times of crisis and emergency. The long shelf life and the simple production without requiring electricity underline this. This means you always have fresh, valuable vegetables available at any time of the year.


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