I'm not sure just exactly where this first chart came from. I *think* it is a chart of "the Mormon four" food-storage program. For those who are just beginning to stock their pantry, this may be the best place to begin. I don't know what sort of nutritive balance these foods offer in terms of calories, proteins, amino acids, etc. Once I have that information, I will make it available. After acquiring sufficient stores of these four items, one can go on into a more comprehensive program, such as the charts following this one.
|Wheat||300, 200-365||INDEFINITE||Hard Red packed in nitrogen|
|Powdered Milk||85, 60-100||packaging||varies 1-5 to indefinite years|
|Sugar or honey||60,35-100||INDEFINITE||keep sugar dry and pest free|
|Salt||6,1-12||INDEFINITE||More needed for preserving|
The following comments were attached to the above chart when I went through my material, sorting things for posting. I *think* both the chart and the comments came from Ken Seger, but I'm not sure if they are his own words or if he was just kindly passing on information he had gotten elsewhere.
By following books like Kearney's "Nuclear War Survival Skills" and Dickey's "Passport to Survival," techniques for sprouting, gluten making, and wheat grass will supply vitamin C and a wide variety of dishes from these four items. These four will NOT make a good diet but one that will keep you alive. Minimum supplementation would be some vitamin and mineral pills and a source of fats and oils.
Dickey recommends 40 additional foods that can be rotated or have a shelf life of 1,3, to 5 years. The 40 + 4 yields a healty diet of over 100 dishs that can be used for varied meals.
The Kearney diet is basically the Morman 4 plus cooking oil (about 50 pounds) and beans (around 100 pounds). This provides essential oils and a much better amino acid balance.
The ideal diet in terms of amino acid balance is meat. You can get the correct amino acid balance from grains the easiest by making "Cornell" bread. In any bread recipe substitute this mixture for each cup of wheat flour:
The next two charts were passed on by Ellen on one of the y2k mailing lists. Her comments on the charts can be found here. I suspect the chart is probably from a Mormon source, but I'm basically guessing.
|nonfat dry milk||85||65||100||100||100||100||100|
(rice oats corn millet etc)
|dried beans & peas||25||20||5||10||20||25||30|
|variety of vegetables||35||30||20||25||25||35||40|
* - The water storage figure is for emergency use only in the event of a problem with the normal water supply. This amount will last about 2 weeks of carefully moderated usage.
|baking powder||1 lb.||bouillon cubes||1 lb.|
|chocolate||3 lb.||condensed milk||1 case|
|jams||4 lbs.||margarine||25 lbs.|
|molasses & syrup||2 gal.||pasta||25 lbs.|
|salad dressings||6 qts.||soda||2 boxes|
|sugar(brown,confectioners)||5 lbs.||yeast||1 lb.|
|corn meal||5 lbs.||fish & poultry||48 cans|
|pickles, olives||2 qts.||soups,canned||144 cans|
|catsup||12 bottles||herbs & spices||as needed|
|vinegar||2 gal.||onions, dried||20 lbs.|
|nuts||10 lbs.||parmesan cheese, grated||2 lbs.|
|The Pantry||The Kitchen|
|The Outlands Homestead||Homesteading page|