Skip to comments.A Famine Menu
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.
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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.
I beg to differ - I will starve to death, before I ever drink powdered nilk again.
(Knock on wood)
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.
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.
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.
” Ike, I dont 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.. ;))
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.
I’ve built three small “squirrel condos” that are mounted in our cherry trees out back, and our local squirrel population is robust.
My thought on squirrel bounty WTSHTF is to offer 5 .22 shells per squirrel...good way to promote marksmanship and start fostering a barter economy.
4 season gardens, stocked fish ponds, small inventory of livestock for personal level of sustainable food production, feed crops for the livestock. Add orchards an wood lots for firewood and extra food....etc.
A friend of mine has such on about 40 acres.
She gives away a lot of food to friends an neighbors. Produces bumper crops each year due proper planning an simple irrigation plans that are beneficial to property, plants, ponds an critters.
Lots of work for even her small farm. But her wise use of her property is educationally impressive.
Calories per cubic foot if you are short on storage space.
If you sleep for 10 hours, for 4 family members you'll need minimum 180,000 calories per month. If there is no other food or it is exorbitantly expensive, this will keep you in good shape, perhaps losing 2-3 pounds.
If you are overveight, you must ensure you lose weight slowly to protect kidneys and liver (fat is full of toxins)
How much will 180,000 calories/month cost? It depends what you buy. PLAN ahead and then go shopping. Don't go too much into carbs. Microelements must be obtained from food, not supplements.
Plan now while the food is still cheap and plentiful so you are not forced to buy over your budget later.
No one mentioend wine. Very healthy and bottle of good red could be rationed to last a week.
the only problem I see with gardens is this insane heat I’ve seen the last 4 out of 5 years. If you water and take care of it, but you get mid to high 90s every damn day plus humidity and no rain, even with watering you will get crushed
If someone had an oil well on their property they could figure out how to build a small steel in a garage or something to refine a small amount of gasoline (if we head into a Mad Max world)
So far....just local bio diesel mom an pop systems....
There is always the tesla recharged from solar an wind systems ..... But emp will kill that.
Working in the Panhandle of Texas so far for her an we are in a record setting drought....windmills top off the storage tanks an runoff goes to stock ponds an fish ponds.
Drippers an irrigation pipe keep her use of well water efficient for this episode nature has delt us this year.
Rain collection tanks usually is primary irrigation sources but as you say..... No rain to brag about.
Pray for rain and stay safe....
squantos, I feel for you guys down there. Worst drought in a 100 years for TX?
Anyway, this heat crap is rough stuff in the south and every week I think it’s supposed to stop it gets worse. First time I had everything dialed in until the last 3 weeks and now many of the plants say “No mas”.
Here is an idea that works in a pinch if TSHTF
Out of Nigeria of all places
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