I just got home from having a hernia surgery. This is my fourth one in the past five years.
After a surgery, it’s very common to get constipated.
Guess when else it’s likely that you’ll get constipated?
That’s right… when you’re eating your long term food storage. All of those high sodium, freeze dried foods that your body isn’t used to eating. (Of course– if you’re storing a lot of wheat and you’re not used to eating whole wheat… that might clean you out, too!)
But file under “another one of those things you might not have thought about storing”: Ex-Lax and psyillium husk (Metamussil). Or flax seed. Basically, anything to get the internal plumbing moving again. Add it to your list!