The Low-carb Zombie Apocalypse
Storable Protein Options:
- Protein Powder -- used by bodybuilders and powerlifters, you mix it with water or other liquid. Stores well dry. Protein Powder
- Freeze-dried products: Mountain House is one example, and they have all kinds of protein available. Shown is the diced beef--no noodles or other carb filler. Chicken, and eggs with bacon also available. Mountain House #10 Freeze-Dried Foods
- Canned Meat: Don't forget the old standby tuna! Costco also sells reasonably priced chicken and sometimes beef in cans about the same size as the tuna option. Kirkland Signature Roast Beef 4 Cans
Grow Your Own:
- Nut trees: I was surprised to learn that almond trees grow in my area of the Pacific Northwest. I use a lot of almond flour in my low-carb cooking these days, so I'm going to give it a try. These guys at One Green World have excellent options available, but they specialize in the West Coast. Contact a nursery local to your area and see what kind of nut trees might work for you.
- Chickens: Haven't done this one myself yet (too many coyotes in the neighborhood) but I know people who do. Fresh eggs, and the potential of nice fresh chicken when the eggs give out! Urban Chicken resource.
If you can tolerate a small amount of carbohydrate in your diet, consider some of the low-glycemic fruits and vegetables like Jerusalem artichoke, cherries, and pears. Dehydrating can help with storage, at least as long as you have power or sunshine.