Lovin' The Homestead
- Aug 7, 2010
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- SW Idaho
I would say that is as basic as you could get. Start there and add to it to suit your needs. Water is critical. Most everything that was on the "list of 37 things" required a lot of water. Even for a short term ie 72-96 hour emergency, it will take a lot more water than one would think. Without water, there is no life.
Icu4dzs said:Nice work here. This particular post is succinct and attainable. The volumes are within reach of even the smallest apartment.snapshot said:This will supply nearly 2,000 calories/day for one year with adequate protein and fat. If you know what wild foods to forage for greens or can grow a small patch of greens, you can provide vitamins at no additional cost. You will also need salt and will want some other seasonings. You may be able to grow or forage for fruits, nuts, peppers etc.
This is prob one of the more boring diets in existence, but my mother told me this is the diet that kept her family alive through the depression and WWII. They did have a garden and grew lots of collards.
1. Pinto beans, 50 pounds at Sams Club for 25.43 1500 cal/pound = 75,000
2. Field corn, 50 pounds at Feed Store for 6.50 1500 cal/pound = 75,000
3. Bakers liquid shortening 35 # at Sam's 22.49 3500 cal/pound = 122,500 calories
Buy one container liq shortening $22.49, 2 bags of beans $50.86, 6 bags of corn $39.00, Total 112.35
This was posted in 2008 by a friend of mine. Prices are probably up some.
It may be "boring" but life can continue in a normal manner this way.