First of all, let me say that I don't believe everything I read on the internet. I don't believe that we should discard doctors and medical knowledge and embrace New Age treatments for various diseases, etc. I am not a Doctor, Nutritionist, Nurse or anything along those lines. I do not sell herbal products or quaint little machines to make Colloidal Silver. I know that silver has medicinal properties. There are bandages and other legitimate medical products being made today that have silver in them. But people are always out to make some money and Snake Oil Salesmen are still around.
I am, however, a relatively well-read, intelligent cynic. I can read and I can understand what I read.
With all of that in mind, please consider carrying
honey, especially raw honey, for emergency high-energy food needs in survival kits. That doesn't mean I won't carry other types of rations that have sugar in them, this is not a call to use only certain things in your survival kits when it comes to foodstuffs.
For our purposes, survival, there are three basic kinds of honey. Processed honey which you can purchase in large containers and even get in individual-sized packets at some fast food restaurants like KFC and Chik-Fil-A.
The second type, again for our purposes, is raw honey.
The third type is raw honey that has the cappings and pollen and other things in the honey - like Really Raw Honey (Brand Name) markets.
I have been using raw honey, primarily Really Raw Honey, with the cappings and pollen on top, for about five years now. I just purchased a couple containers of raw honey from another manufacturer and it tastes excellent!
Honey is a very powerful, high-energy food for emergency survival situations and without getting into all of the incredible claims about what raw honey can do for you, I think it is safe to say that there is some antibiotic-qualities to raw honey as well as helpful enzymes and whatnot. It is definitely healthier for you than white sugar. You should see the hyperlinks in this post, go read the Wikipedia Entries and visit the other websites through the links.
Honey is a delicious food. If you love honey, I believe you will really enjoy raw honey. It's hard to describe, you can definitely tell it is honey, but it tastes better. A raw honey sandwich or a raw honey and peanut butter sandwich is a very tasty thing at home or on the trail.
Using Coghlan's Reusable Squeeze Tubes, you can carry pre-mixed peanut butter and raw honey and other survival foods and just squeeze out the amount you need.
Flat bread is a good trail food because it's flat so you don't have to worry about smashing it! It tastes great too. You don't have to be a slave to the grocery store, you can make your own type of flat bread called Bannock.
Another thing to be on the lookout for is Condensed, Sweetened Milk in a tube container. Ken Cook clued me into this unique product which he first encountered when he was living in Spain. He also has a solid recipe and procedure for the aforementioned Bannock. A few tubes full of that sweetened, condensed milk, raw honey and peanut butter and some containers for carrying flour, etc., for Bannock, and you could be eating well during some type of emergency in the wilderness. That is not to say that you should discard MREs and other rations or even canned goods...you should have a little bit of everything.