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Bare Minimum Food Storage List For One Year

Bare Minimum Food Storage List For One Year

December 13, 2013, by Ken Jorgustin

Among the many resources for sorting out your survival preparedness regarding long-term food storage is the LDS church (Latter-day Saints).

A variety of foods made from wheat.

A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Written on the cover of their latest LDS Preparedness manual is a Proverb which reads, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” which seems to generally sum up the prepper movement whereby critical-thinking people are preparing for the dangers ahead while taking refuge in many different ways…

Here is a list of bare minimum food storage for one adult male, for one year, according to the LDS…

 

Grains (400lbs)

Unless your family already eats 100% whole wheat homemade bread, white flour should be used in the transition process to whole wheat. Adding rye flour (10%) helps make wheat bread a more complete protein. Dent corn is used to make tortillas.

 

Beans & Legumes (90lbs)

{Absolute Bare minimum reduced by LDS church to only 60lbs in 2002}
Black beans cook quickly, make a good salad complement with a vinaigrette dressing over them. Soybeans can be used to make soy milk and tofu, a protein food you should be prepared to make. Familiarize yourself with sprouting techniques. Learn how to make wheat grass juice – the best vitamin supplement you can use.

 

Milk-Dairy products (75lbs)

{Absolute Bare minimum reduced by LDS church to only 16lbs in 2002}

Milk powder can be used to make cottage cheese, cream cheese and hard cheeses. Ideally your milk should be fortified with Vitamins A & D. When reconstituting aerate to improve flavor (special mixing pitchers can accomplish this). Whole eggs are the best all-purpose egg product. Powdered sour cream has a limited shelf life unless frozen.

 

Meats / Meat substitute (20lbs)

{Absolute Bare minimum reduced by LDS church to only ZERO in 2002}

Use meat in soups, stews and beans for flavor. Freeze dried is the best option for real meat. Textured Vegetable protein is the main alternative to freeze dried meats.

 

Fats / Oils (20lbs)

This group can boost the calories one is getting from food storage products, and supply essential fatty acids.

 

Sugars (60lbs)

Store your honey in 5 gallon pails. Candy and other sweets can help with appetite fatigue.

 

Fruits / Vegetables (90lbs)

{Absolute Bare minimum reduced by LDS church to only ZERO in 2002}

Some fruits and vegetables are best dehydrated, others freeze dried (strawberries & blueberries). Fruits are a nice addition to hot cereal, muffins, pancakes and breads.

 

Auxiliary foods (weight varies)

Vanilla extract improves the flavor of powdered milk. The production of tofu requires a precipitator such as nigari, epsom salt, calcium chloride or calcium sulfide (good calcium source). Learn how to make and use wheat gluten (liquid smoke adds good flavor). Chocolate syrup and powdered drink mixes help with appetite fatigue. Vitamins and protein powders will boost the nutrition levels of foods that may have suffered losses during processing.

Note:
For adults engaged in manual labor multiply by 1.25-1.50
For an average adult Female – multiply the weight by 0.75
For children ages 1-3 multiply by 0.3
For children ages 4-6 multiply by 0.5
For children ages 7-9 multiply by 0.75

 

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