Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A Famine Menu
Preparedness Daily ^ | 7/29/11 | The Survival Mom

Posted on 07/29/2011 2:18:47 PM PDT by Kartographer

This is a basic famine menu that will keep you alive. Variety of taste will come from supplementation from a vegetable garden, fruit trees, raising animals, bartering, spices and additional items you store. Each family must be creative to vary the taste of the foods and to add additional items that will make the basic foods most appetizing for you.

(Excerpt) Read more at preparednessdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: beprepared; getreadyhereitcomes; preparenow; prepper; preppers; survival; survivalping
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last
Article from our own ChocChipCookie!
1 posted on 07/29/2011 2:18:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

PING!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Basic Famine Menu

Per Day for One Person

3 slices of whole wheat bread (lunch and dinner)

1 pot of oatmeal (breakfast, vary with spices and fruit from the orchard or dehydrated or nuts)

1 pot of rice (dinner)

1 pot of beans (dinner, vary with spices and vegetables from the garden)

1 glass of milk

In Addition Per Week

1 pint of jam

1 jar of peanut butter

1 spaghetti dinner with hamburger

4 pots of soup (From leftovers and Soup for A Year)

7 jar sprouting seeds rotation

In Addition Per Month

1/2 -#10 can popcorn

1 can potato flakes

1 can refried Beans

1 can white flour


3 posted on 07/29/2011 2:20:58 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Looks kinda heavy on the carbs.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 2:22:02 PM PDT by Signalman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Yeah you need to watch your figure during SHTF someone just might decide you look plump enough to eat.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 2:24:00 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
I'm sure that O’Zero will arrange for relief supplies from Somalia, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sudan to tide us over any rough spots ahead.
6 posted on 07/29/2011 2:25:46 PM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

I’m doomed.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 2:28:46 PM PDT by null and void (Day 919. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Your average squirrel is only worth about 400 calories, but will sure make that pot of rice taste a lot less bland.

Stock .22 rifle ammunition, and be prepared to pay a bounty on every fresh squirrel, rabbit, gopher, or whatever a bit of hunting can easily provide.

And our 6 hens have laid over 950 eggs so far this year...


8 posted on 07/29/2011 2:31:20 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Knowledge is pitiless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
"I’m doomed."

Yeah, but more importantly do you taste like chicken? ;-)
9 posted on 07/29/2011 2:32:18 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Only with eleven herbs and spices...


10 posted on 07/29/2011 2:34:01 PM PDT by null and void (Day 919. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer; ChocChipCookie

does this explain how to make yummy soylent green??


11 posted on 07/29/2011 2:37:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

A lot of people are trying to stay away from soy. I hear it can cause manboobs.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 2:38:58 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Bean Counter

For a while I was catching 2-4 squirrels a week with traps in the backyard, that might be an option also. Traps have the advantage of not requiring you to actually be there for them to work. A trapping license was suprisingly cheap, too.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: null and void
I thought it was 17 herbs and spices? Anyway it don't matter I don't have a pan big enough to marinate you in!
14 posted on 07/29/2011 2:41:00 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
What size pot? lol

You sure milk is going to be availabe?? ;)

15 posted on 07/29/2011 2:42:06 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Errant
Powder Dry Milk vacuumed packed last a long time. Not as good as the real thing but drinkable when cold with a dash of vanilla
16 posted on 07/29/2011 2:44:05 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ChocChipCookie

” lot of people are trying to stay away from soy. “

Soy sauce is storable, can be bought in bulk at the local Oriental Store, and makes an excellent flavor-enhancing condiment for the rice-and-beans staple diet... 2 billion orientals can’t be wrong... ;)


17 posted on 07/29/2011 2:45:07 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

OK, I C “powdered milk” on the list...


18 posted on 07/29/2011 2:45:57 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ChocChipCookie

That article makes me wish I had the cash to buy some rural land and bury a tractor trailer of food in it!!


19 posted on 07/29/2011 2:46:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike

How well does ramen noodle store? The square kind.


20 posted on 07/29/2011 2:50:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

powdered milk is horrible tasting, I can only eat it with corn flakes or if its used for something else besides actually drinking.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 2:52:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Vacuum pack your dry goods and bury them in your yard. If deep enough, they're hidden, protected and temperature stabilized for up to 30 years depending on the item.

Some items, like rice, need extra packaging. Put rice into a ziplock with one corner open and place the bag into the vacuum bag before sealing. Otherwise, the rice grains will puncture a normal vacuum bag.

22 posted on 07/29/2011 2:53:58 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

” How well does ramen noodle store? The square kind. “

Aside from the usual problems with bugs ‘n’ critters getting into ‘em, those 12/$1 packets seem to last forever - I’ve got some in my ‘stash closet’ that’re 10 years old, and every once in a while, I’ll take one out and try it... The noodles get a little stale-tasting, but not bad...

Not a whole lot of nutrition to ‘em, though.....


23 posted on 07/29/2011 2:56:53 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Errant; Uncle Ike

cool!!


24 posted on 07/29/2011 2:59:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
powdered milk is horrible tasting

When you've been without food for a few days, it'll taste like your mother's milk! lol

Hunger has a way of making almost anything savory...

25 posted on 07/29/2011 3:04:09 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Since I can’t have grains, guess I’ll have to kill and eat the neighbors.


26 posted on 07/29/2011 3:04:54 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

That’s why you vaccum pack powdered chocolate milk powder! ;-)


27 posted on 07/29/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SatinDoll

Dak canned Ham and you favorite beans!


28 posted on 07/29/2011 3:06:45 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike
"Not a whole lot of nutrition to ‘em, though....."

A packet of beans, some dehydrated onion and a Dak canned ham. Hmmmmmmmmmm..........!
29 posted on 07/29/2011 3:09:26 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Errant
Wonder if they still have powered eggs.

As a kid I remember eating them more than once.

30 posted on 07/29/2011 3:11:06 PM PDT by mware
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Actually, I’ve bought lots of canned chicken and salmon from Costco along with 16 lb. bags or yummy Basmati rice from India.

Availability of vegetables are not a problem where I live, and fishing is quite good, as well. I’m buy into shares of farm produce and they raise lambs for slaughter. Also, I’ve procured a lot of different vitamins and supplements, which are consumed but kept replenished.

Guess the neighbors are safe after all!


31 posted on 07/29/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Nope. Sorry. Way too many carbs.


32 posted on 07/29/2011 3:11:33 PM PDT by Desdemona ( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

” A packet of beans, some dehydrated onion and a Dak canned ham. Hmmmmmmmmmm..........! “

Yep...

Us Southwesterners are very much aware of beans as a diet staple - and a ‘thousand-and-one’ ways to cook and serve ‘em... ;)

(Cheap dehydrated onions - look in the 2/$1 spice rack at the Dollar Store.. I not only store ‘em, but I’ve used ‘em for years in my daily cooking...)


33 posted on 07/29/2011 3:14:10 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Desdemona
O....K.... for now, but I don't think during SHTF that we will hear much: "No, no I can't possible eat that potato, could I have a nice tossed salad instead?"
34 posted on 07/29/2011 3:15:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
That’s why you vaccum pack powdered chocolate milk powder! ;-)

D'oh!!!

Of course!!

35 posted on 07/29/2011 3:16:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
Local groceries can usually beat the price of dried beans, peas, onions, dry milk, meal and such by at least half of what it costs online.

I just packed up some extra black-eyed peas and Lima beans @ $1 Lb. One lb of beans will feed up to 10 people.

Don't forget a key item in most military MREs:


36 posted on 07/29/2011 3:17:58 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

bfl


37 posted on 07/29/2011 3:18:31 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
"That’s why you vaccum pack powdered chocolate milk powder! ;-)
D'oh!!!

Of course!!


And I recommend not the sugar free kind!
38 posted on 07/29/2011 3:18:45 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: mware

It’s unreal what all is available powdered (e.g. butter, eggs, milk, bullion, ...) or freeze-dried. Freeze dried is expensive and getting harder to find thanks to others with money and Uncle Sam, I think.


39 posted on 07/29/2011 3:21:46 PM PDT by Errant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

definitely


40 posted on 07/29/2011 3:23:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
Well, see here's the thing, some of us cannot digest rice. The way modern grains are harvested and stored destroys the nutritional value and makes it undigestable. You'd have to have heirloom grains to make it work and a handful of ag giants have forced them from the market. Potatoes are okay in moderation and if they've been cooked. I had to go low carb/paleo this year. It's made a big difference.
41 posted on 07/29/2011 3:25:45 PM PDT by Desdemona ( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Get into trucking and then at least you will have the tractor trailer. I hear the July weather makes the lot lizards quite tasty this time of year.


42 posted on 07/29/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT by Sawdring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Errant

I beg to differ - I will starve to death, before I ever drink powdered nilk again.

(Knock on wood)


43 posted on 07/29/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike

Ike, I don’t have a source for this, but I heard that so much has been done to the DNA of the soy we grow that its no longer the healthy for humans.


44 posted on 07/29/2011 3:40:00 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Ike

RE: Soy sauce
The bad part of soy is not present once the soy beans have been fermented in the process of making soy sauce. The natural plant estrogens in such products as soy “milk”, soy flour, soy oil, and fresh frozen beans have been linked to all sorts of health issues in children and adults.


45 posted on 07/29/2011 3:47:06 PM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

I have to be really careful, or the beans and rice cause massive acid reflux and severe indigestion. It is a health issue for me.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ChocChipCookie

” Ike, I don’t have a source for this, but I heard that so much has been done to the DNA of the soy we grow that its no longer the healthy for humans. “

I hadn’t heard that - just read the label on my bottle of LaChoy, and although, as you’d expect from a condiment, it doesn’t have a whole lot of nutritional value, there are no ‘FDA WARNINGS’, either.... Interestingly, despite the name of the product, “Soy” doesn’t appear to the main ingredient... ;)

(Can’t read the labels on the gallon cans of the stuff I got at the Oriental Store.. ;))


47 posted on 07/29/2011 3:49:45 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Sawdring

old trailer’s aren’t that expensive. If I could afford the land and stuff, I could easily afford a trailer. I know someone who used to tear them apart for scrap.


48 posted on 07/29/2011 3:59:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: ChocChipCookie
One of the benefits of making most of my family's food from scratch is avoiding all the soy that food manufacturers unnecessarily put in food. Soy is a phytoestrogen- an estrogen that naturally occurs in food. This isn't a big deal except for as I just wrote, soy is in EVERYTHING.
49 posted on 07/29/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
Good luck with that. Eat much? Cripes, I'm preparing for famine, not Festivus.

50 posted on 07/29/2011 4:32:37 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson