Thursday, June 20, 2013

PEEno8


PEEno8

PREPPER EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS

FAT

 

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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33 comments:

  1. Fat was always precious back in the old days. As a kid I was taught that a man could starve to death eating just rabbits. Meat is very lean. However, if you eat the eye balls and brains, you get some fat. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    Simple things like cooking birds in a pot rather than roasted over a fire make a difference. The pot catches that grease that would drip into the fire.

    I've hundreds of gallons of waste vegetable oil stored in 4.5 gallon jugs to power my diesel van. It would be a shame to have to resort to eating the stuff.

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  2. what about Yoder's famous bacon in a can? How many cans for a year? Gonna start a group buy, Jim? :p
    Back when I was buying stuff like a yuppie prepper, I bought a case of that feather butter in a can. Wonder where it's at?

    I've read that the roman soldiers ate more meat then wheat so the famous roman soldier wheat diet may be false. Dang, I don't like goat meat.

    What did the american indians eat west of the rockies?

    Gil

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    1. Perhaps they ate each other? Is the bread brand Roman Meal still around?

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    2. They just ate the whole animal. The woman scraped the hides of all fats and used it in stews along with guts brains and other yummy stuff.

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    3. Don't eat people brains- it makes you batcrap crazy some of the diseases. Or the spine.

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  3. While you are able to, study the natural foods of your area and learn to identify and cook them. Sooner or later, you are likely going to run out of food and learning this now will be much easier than later.

    Low cost go anywhere you can drive to BO shelter thought - start with pickup bed cover on truck or seperate trailer. Park at location. Drive several limbs or other poles through junk tires and place on cab roof. Cover with tarp for shade / insulation (air gap about 12" works well).

    You now have a covered shelter off ground that you live in. The cover gives you a screened room to sleep or retreat to in cold weather I guess you could put a chimney through camper side window if you like for a small wood burning stove for heat. Yep, pretty cozy but if its your only vehicle, you always have your home with you. Prepositioned supplies (ah yes, those prepositioned supplies sure are handy, lol) would make it even easier.

    Just dreaming out loud.

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    1. Basically, its a $20k tent, but at least you get one last use out of your Detroit demon.

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    2. Yawp, although my truck (well used) cost much less than that. I just thought it an idea for BO that becomes a shelter if your place has absolutely no shelter at all.

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    3. Nothing wrong with the idea of the car shelter, but rather bugging out. But of course, if that is the only opion you might as well improve on it.

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  4. Excellent, Bison. You know your biochemistry. Legumes fix nitrogen (N2) from the air and nitrogen is the element to make all 20 amino acids including the essential amino acids.

    Meats and animal byproducts, eggs and milk, provide all 20 amino acids, but as you point out are very expensive.

    Keep up the good work.

    A physician who knows.

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    1. I don't know WHY it works, just that its what you do.

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  5. I think people balk at your advice because they are thinking in terms of hunkering down in a cave and never leaving; eating up their stored food and enjoying it as they cower in the darkness, waiting for the new age of safety to emerge. This wouldn't work anyway, as they'd all go batshite crazy after a couple of months doing this.

    Lots of grains and a moderate amount of beans means you are pretty much good to go, you just need supplement with whatever meager stuff you can grow, find, trade for, etc. The fact that you are not 100% sure what this stuff will be is what you have to live with for not being rich and having a well stocked bunker for you and your 20 best friends. This is a much more realistic plan as most people can't make it as hermits. One would need to learn some basic stuff, like, what "weed-like" plants are edible in your region and what types of vitamins they provide. You can even prepare earthworms or certain insects and grind them up after they are dried out to add some protein to the diet. But if all you have are these improvised sources, people usually can't get enough calories to make it as foragers- hence the bulk grain with some beans.

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    1. They'd rather die than eat less on the food chain than Yuppie Scum Diet. Hence, a few weeks of MREs and freeze dried then starvation. Shame, they won't even leave a good looking corpse ( the bitches will starve and be even more skinny with fake boobs- it will look good up to cadaver weight )

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  6. Wheat kernels have some fat. I wonder what the fat return would be on taking wheat kernels, grinding and heating them, then trying to press out the oil. If you had lots of grain stored, but were desperate for higher fat intake, maybe this could help whether the storm by generating some veggie oil... otherwise one needs to hope the canned lard stays good or one can forage for fat.

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    1. I would think if we've never heard of it being done historically, it never caught on as a viable energy return.

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    2. Wheat oils are far too little to be worth while.
      Sunflower, flax, and a few other grains and nuts do have worthwile oils.
      Stock plenty of seeds of the edible plants that grow in your area- as the wild ones WILL be picked out by those who know them within the first couple of months at most.
      Everyone know dandelions are edible and they are in every yard, but I guarantee they will be near extinction within weeks of any sort of food related breakdown for those very reasons.

      -Grey

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    3. Good point on plant extinction. Look at the bright side, the weeds that ALMOST look like their edible cousins but cause severe anal leakage will still be available.

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    4. You've lived here, the people will be extinct long before all the edible plants are. Mainly cuz the yuppies ain't got a clue which to eat. Hell most of the cletus's don't either.

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    5. Wouldn't it take just a few in the know to wipe out most plants?

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  7. Top post. In Wikipedia, lard's called "poverty food". Here in Germany, with different flavorings (e.g. onions), it's still eaten. On fresh bread, it's surprisingly tasty!

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Just a year or two ago it was under $5 for a big tub. Now more like $9. Not so much poverty people buying it as it now causes poverty.

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  8. In a survival situation all wild meat should be stewed.This retains the fats in the broth that can be used to boil beans grains and rice.fat was the reason pigs were a homestead staple and roasting chickens were of high value.As for a storage oil/fat i side with olive oil.For all most 10000 years it has been a staple plus i read the very poor would drink a cup of olive oil in place of a meal when food was short.

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    1. Plus, pigs and chickens very efficient in fodder to calories. Mostly from eating waste foods ( chickens eat the bugs so you can eat an egg ).

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  9. Oreo's white filling at first was lard and suger. Ah, those were the days. -SemperFido

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    1. Damn! My mouth is watering at the thought. McDonalds fries used to taste good with beef tallow.

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  10. P.S. I have over 4 gallons of back nd green olives in storage because of long shelf life and fat/energy content.1 olive has 15 calories from fat.they are avalible brine packed or oil packed{oil pack cost to much for me}.

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  11. Sprinkle some Molly Mcbutter over some lard and toast; now there's a thought?

    A thought that also occurred to me is that the duck is a particularly fatty animal, and can be found just about anywhere that there is water. Something to keep in mind?

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    1. I can't taste any butter in artificial butter items.

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  12. Did my part and just now ordered a $40 book from Amazon, your share probably amounts to 4 cents lol...

    Ordered the Survival Medicine book by Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy
    Supposedly the best out there for SHTF medical info.

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  13. Bless you! And, about $2 commission!!!!!

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  14. Lard isn't hydrogenated, you're thing of margarine.
    We have a thing here in north England called "Mucky fat", it's lard (pork fat) mixed with salt and a spoonful of bovril or more usually over here "Marmite".
    Do you get marmite over there? It's a yeast extract (very high in vitamin B12) that is turned into a brown goo similar to bovril (Beef extract).

    It's then spread on bread, preferably hot toasted bread.

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    1. I thought Marmite was an Aussie thing? I can't believe I have a Limey reader. Welcome to my funhouse. I'll try to insult you folks real soon so you feel all warm and fuzzy, fit right in here.

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