- Jul 12, 2008
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- Mountains of WV
This was the original question asked by the OP. It has little to do with preference or surviving...merely what food items would we (I take that as a collective we) need, and I believe the prescribed time was 6 mo or more, that would be unavailable to you in an emergency situation?So I'm putting it out to you, to think about, and discuss, if you care to, which food items would we really need that would be unavailable in a disaster/panic situation?
That should narrow the list down a good bit because it's a need, not a want situation and it's "we" as a populace, not individual homes. What will the general populace be most likely to need in the way of food if they cannot obtain it from stores? At least, that's how I understood the OP's original question...I could be wrong here, so some clarification may be needed.
In light of the original question, my answer was:
Oils/grease~basic cooking, can be used to preserve~difficult to obtain by foraging, as most wild animals don't have the fat levels of domestic livestock.
Salt~preservative, basic need for body's survival~difficult to obtain via foraging.
Wheat~Can be planted to yield more and also can be eaten in various ways, though not as easy to grow as beans and corn.
Beans~Same as wheat but with much more nutritional benefits and growth potential.
Dent corn kernels~Same as wheat.
Clean water~most essential of all for survival, can be used to ferment grains for increased nutrient levels, cooking.
In countries who experience disasters in a wide area, it seems they express a need for clean water the most.