Maintaining Nutritional Adequacy During A Prolonged Food Crisis

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16 responses to “Maintaining Nutritional Adequacy During A Prolonged Food Crisis

  1. Seraphim of Sarov

    All kinds of goodies in this one. Field expedient baby formula, etc… MacGyver-esque ingenuity in every chapter.

    Read it.

  2. Thanks for sharing this with us CA.

    Downloaded and saved, will print out a copy.

    I noticed something important though; they only list 17 essential nutrients in the work when there’s actually 90 that are essential for continued health/maintenance/repair of the human body..that means that they neglected/omitted 73 essential nutrients that are needed daily!

    Here’s info on that and related information:

    It’s Not What You Eat That Kills You, It’s What You DON’T Eat That Kills You!

    The 90 Essential Nutrients for Life

    Dead Doctors Don’t Lie – Somebody Needs To Go To Jail

    If you are storing survival foods be aware that in all likelihood few to none of them include or incorporate all 90 essential nutrients in them; this is why it’s critical to supplement daily to offset such deficiency..more so in times of great stress/activity.

    Hope that this helps!

    Yours in Daily Armed Liberty via anarchy!
    Northgunner III

    • A friend of ours is a Vet, mostly farm animals. The animal husbandry field has pretty much eliminated most non genetic, non impact disease from livestock using diet according to him. Those diseases they do get is either the animal is in unsanitary conditions or has the wrong feed. That should tell us something about ourselves.

  3. “The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times” – Details:
    http://www.caroldeppe.com/Table%20of%20Contents-RG.html
    Potatoes, Eggs, Squash, Beans, Corn
    Order direct from the publisher – don’t feed the Bezos Empire

  4. And I shall not forget about my bees – the nutrients in honey are amazing.

  5. Don’t forget your FBI/LVMPD juice!

  6. Thanks CA.

  7. Realistically, although it is fine to focus on macro AND micronutrients, the overwhelming issues that happen (1) caloric malnutrition (2) protein deficiency. This is where keeping a ton of rice and beans on hand is the first step for most folks. Besides all of the other food preps I have, one major thrust is to have 1000cal/d/person of bulk (predominantly carbs) foods: rice, beans, dried potatoes, pasta, wheat. That doesn’t replace can meats and veggies, dehydrated foods, freeze dried foods, etc. But the basic caloric need should not be overlooked.

    Many foods, such as Mountain House and other backpacking foods, don’t have enough calories, especially if you are active. Also, fats are the most calorically dense foods, and so storing peanuts, stable fats (I have coconut oil in unopened tubs 4-5 yrs old that still smells pristine when opened), and the like help.

    Add in a basic multivitamin pill…yeah, it isn’t everything, but it will help. A few bottles is cheap.

    After THESE steps all of the other “micronutrients” and such can be planned. But they are more costly and aren’t as crucial as “just plain starvation.” Also, all of those stored grains and such are the perfect addition to gardening, fishing, hunting, raising critters, etc.

    • “Besides all of the other food preps I have, one major thrust is to have 1000cal/d/person of bulk (predominantly carbs) foods: rice, beans, dried potatoes, pasta, wheat. That doesn’t replace can meats and veggies, dehydrated foods, freeze dried foods, etc. But the basic caloric need should not be overlooked.”

      Gluten containin foods can detrimentally affect the G.I. tract rendering it very difficult to impossible for the body to properly absorb the 90 essential nutrients needed daily.

      How Gluten Can Damage Your G.I. Tract

      Cereal Killers – Dangers of Wheat, Gluten and Grains – Dr. Joel Wallach

      So, no wheat, corn, rye, oats or other gluten containing items, this includes potatoes but not sweet potatoes.

      Yours in Daily Armed Liberty via anarchy!
      Northgunner III

      • Realize that there is a LOT of assumptions and misinformation. There is ZERO evidence that most people have any deleterious effects from gluten. Some folks do have an issue, my father did. But this is simply another trend just like the “eat low fat” diet which is actually bad for many people.

        And again, recognize that STARVATION is the main point I am making. Rice is an easy source of carbs, albeit a high glycemic carb. But you know what? It is BETTER THAN CALORIC MALNUTRITION! And eaten in conjunction with other macronutrients, rice doesn’t have as big of an effect.

        VERY few people are going to be able to have substantial caloric storage without such basics as rice, wheat, oats, beans, and pasta. Further, if you are not taking in substantial carbohydrates, you will struggle with high-exertion extended activities. As a physician and former national level endurance athlete, I have studied these issues for decades… and not merely you-tube videos.

        • ” As a physician and former national level endurance athlete, I have studied these issues for decades… and not merely you-tube videos.”

          Not decrying your experience here on that. Just saying that gluten DOES have a damaging effect on our G.I. tracts as Dr. Wallach has shown in both his books, lectures and videos. After doing all the pathologies that he’s done on both animals and humans that’s settled in my mind.

          Yes rice is definitely preferred over them, especially brown rice for its health benefits.

          Yours in Daily Armed Liberty via anarchy!
          Northgunner III

  8. I would add that short and long term fasting, by adults, (water only) has significant health benefits, in addition to making limited food stores last longer. I myself completed a 40 water only fast this past summer. It was easier then you would think. I lost 49 pounds and cured a chronic cough.
    https://paleoleap.com/long-fasts/

    • “I would add that short and long term fasting, by adults, (water only) has significant health benefits, in addition to making limited food stores last longer.”

      Be very careful along those lines. A ‘water only’ fast DOES NOT replace the minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients that we need on a daily basis for optimum health and longevity. Our brains run on protein and cholesterol too and water alone won’t safely cut it, especially if subjected to added activity/stress with water only..this goes double where looking after small children is concerned in a crisis situation, you don’t want to be in a mental fog by not eating.

      ituatFasting to extend one’s food supply isn’t wise; better yo make sure that you have more than adequate food stored and then double down again…don’t be a mizer and starve especially if others are counting on you.

      Yours in Daily Armed Liberty via anarchy!
      Northgunner III

  9. Why is it that somewhere around 1980-85 useful field manuals, docs and the like take a turn to useless? One might get the impression ‘they’ don’t want us to know how.

  10. If you search for the title of text this on goolag, you might find a better pdf copy than the one from the link here. Pretty likely, in fact.

    If you look, archive.org probably has some useful stuff, too.