As we discussed in our “What kind of food should I store for survival?” post, canned foods can be great for survival preparation (certain types, and if they’re stored properly), so we’re going to get more specific in this article and look at SPAM® as a survival food.
SPAM has been around since 1937 and gained popularity after World War II. Many people have never tried it simply because the idea of canned meat seems odd (“gross,” not right, etc.), but how much truth is there to these preconceived notions?
Spam is fatty and has a lot of sodium… which are two things you need to survive – lean meat is good, but you won’t get by without some fat and sodium intake (in moderation).