PREPPER EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS
There are few things more annoying than people basking in the timeless wisdom of my writing, yet failing to grasp the significance of what they behold, and having the audacity to question. I can almost hear them now, shrieking like a pack of rabid monkeys, talking trash about how people need meat and people need vitamins and how an all wheat diet will kill them dead in a fortnight. And their advice? $25 cans of freeze dried foods. Hey, freeze dried foods have their place, but not if you are too poor to pay attention ( and about to become much poorer as the chicken chocking Kenyan imposes a “health” tax to jack up your tax rate 50%. Affordable health care to whom? The guy making $7 an hour and spending 60% of his take home pay on a leaky moldy cockroach invested hovel, or the multi-billionaire getting another few trillion in bail-outs for his bank? It took me decades to realize it, but karma is a sham and fraud, a fairy tale sold to the serfs so that with their last wretched breath they can feel good about cursing a pox upon the kings house. Those bitches won’t see any comeuppance, and we will all die along with them in the end as civilization crashes and burns. Anyway, to return to subject ). If you are a frugal prepper, make that all of us except the fat rich puke who takes his private helicopter up to Idaho to buy consulting time, you must pick quantity over quality.
I’m not claiming that you can live off of wheat alone for five years. Just that the majority of your calories MUST come from grain if you wish to have any hope of living beyond the coming famine. You can't afford anything else. A garden isn’t good for Jack Crap beyond watery vitamin pills. It will not provide the calories you need. You must provide those with stored grains. And more than likely, the only thing you can afford protein wise are legumes ( that’s beans to you and me, like pinto, navy, etc. ). Is it in your budget to even buy one can of meat per week for storage food? Four people, 250 weeks. Even the whole family sharing one can costs almost $400. You are better served buying beans for your protein ( the bean and grain combination provides an inadequate substitute animal protein, supposedly supplying all your amino acids, but it should keep you alive ). If it was me, before I supplemented your wheat with protein, I’d concentrate on fats. Grain will provide your calories, beans your protein, and then you need fat. Don’t listen to those piece of crap full of Shiite government sock puppets trying to sell you on a vegetarian diet. They themselves are so weak and pathetic from sipping tofu curds they can’t form enough brain function to think clearly. The human body evolved on meat and fat. The vegetables were for vitamins, the tubers for fullness and fiber.
Surviving after the Apocalypse without meat is going to suck. But you don’t have much other choice. Taking your sweet time to stockpile ignores the economy and the weather. Luckily for us, even with prices doubling, fat is still pretty affordable to stockpile. I prefer lard. Yes, it is hydrogenated. Nasty stuff. Your body won’t care once there is no other fat to eat. It is twenty degrees out and the last green wood has smoked you out of your home, your body needs fat to burn as fuel to keep you alive. Don’t get Crisco. You want animal fat, not vegetable fat ( I think soy oil is worse for you than lard ), and besides the lard comes in plastic pails whereas the soy fat is waxed cardboard which can split and ooze. I prefer to hope that an animal fat will somewhat substitute for lack of animal flesh. The thing is of course, you won’t be able to store enough fat to last past the first winter or two ( given the containers, unless you can find a HUGE can at a restaurant supply store, they take up a lot of room in storage ). And with them selling for $8 each, how many are in your budget anyway? Obviously get as much as you can, but just like meat, fat is going to be something you will soon need an outside source for.
The best you can do will be to get you through the first few years. Then, wheat beyond that can provide you with a bare minimum emergency stash. Remember a good source for fat is bone marrow and internal organs ( just beware contaminants such as disease or parasites ). Lean muscle is good stuff, but not for fat. As far as your fat storage, you can ignore the expiration date to a certain extent. I have no problem going at least five years over. Although your mileage may vary. If the fat has gone bad, you WILL know. The smell test will announce to all you shouldn’t feed this to anything other than the nasty whore of a dog down the block. The one that tries to bite you all the time. How much do you store for a year’s worth? I would recommend buying all you can afford, but if you want a better idea, test out your lard in the winter. Turn down the heat and do a lot of outdoor activities, and replace all oils including butter with lard. See how much your body craves. You won’t need as much in the summer ( you will get ill if you are in decent shape and try to consume too much fat without need- obviously that doesn’t apply to sick obese folk ), but to supply a safe stockpile just multiple the winter amount to cover all year.
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