Preparedness Pantry

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, 200-365INDEFINITEHard Red packed in nitrogen
Powdered Milk85, 60-100packagingvaries 1-5 to indefinite years
Sugar or honey60,35-100INDEFINITEkeep sugar dry and pest free
Salt6,1-12INDEFINITEMore 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:

For more information on Cornell bread read THE CORNELL BREAD BOOK-McCAY from Dover, or can be ordered from Jeanette B. McCay, 30 Lakeview Lane, Englewood,FL 33533.

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.

Quantities required for each family member in pounds for one year
Item adult
1-3yrs. 4-6yrs. 7-9 10-12 13-15
wheat 30020070100 160210250
nonfat dry milk8565100100100100100
veg. shortening30252520203035
(rice oats corn millet etc)
dried beans & peas2520510202530
peanut butter10101015151515
variety of vegetables35302025253540
gelatin tapioca
chocolate butter
banana flakes
*water(emergency use)15151515151515

* - 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.

Staples-average quantity per person per year
baking powder1 lb.bouillon cubes1 lb.
chocolate3 lb.condensed milk1 case
jams4 lbs.margarine25 lbs.
molasses & syrup2 gal.pasta25 lbs.
salad dressings6 qts.soda2 boxes
sugar(brown,confectioners)5 lbs.yeast1 lb.
corn meal5 & poultry 48 cans
pickles, olives2 qts.soups,canned144 cans
catsup12 bottlesherbs & spicesas needed
vinegar2 gal.onions, dried20 lbs.
nuts10 lbs.parmesan cheese, grated2 lbs.

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