From The Survival Mom
This is a basic famine menu that will keep you alive. Variety of taste will come from supplementation from a vegetable garden, fruit trees, raising animals, bartering, spices and additional items you store. Each family must be creative to vary the taste of the foods and to add additional items that will make the basic foods most appetizing for you.
Adding small farm animals will enhance your diet tremendously such as hens for eggs or chickens for meat, meat rabbits, cows or goats for milk, yogurt, cheese, pigs for meat, and a fish pond stocked for meat. Also storing sprouting seeds will give you needed enzymes through the winter from your kitchen counter. Keep a store of garden seeds to renew the vegetables each season and gain seed saving skills. Using lacto fermentation techniques will bring healthy enzymes and variance in flavors as well as being a means to preserve your harvest without heating your containers (just store extra salt).
This is only one example of a famine menu, modify it to meet your particular needs or share yours with all of us. We welcome all information that will help us in hard times.
Someone looking over my Famine Menu once asked me if the title weren’t an oxymoron-”Famine Menu”-like you have a choice of eating foods when there is a famine. I responded that I was planning to eat during a famine, and eat as well as I can prepare for. God bless us all.
Basic Famine Menu
Per Day for One Person
3 slices of whole wheat bread (lunch and dinner)
1 pot of oatmeal (breakfast, vary with spices and fruit from the orchard or dehydrated or nuts)
1 pot of rice (dinner)
1 pot of beans (dinner, vary with spices and vegetables from the garden)
1 glass of milk
In Addition Per Week
1 pint of jam
1 jar of peanut butter
1 spaghetti dinner with hamburger
4 pots of soup (From leftovers and Soup for A Year)
7 jar sprouting seeds rotation
In Addition Per Month
1/2 -#10 can popcorn
1 can potato flakes
1 can refried Beans
1 can white flour
Amounts to Store for One Person, Two Persons, Three Persons, Four Persons
Wheat: 90 lbs, 168 lbs, 252 lbs, 366 lbs
Rolled Oats: 24 lbs, 48 lbs, 72 lbs, 96 lbs
Rice: 60 lbs, 120 lbs, 180 lbs, 240 lbs
Dry Beans: 60 lbs, 120 lbs, 180 lbs, 240 lbs
Spaghetti Pasta; 60 lbs, 120 lbs, 180 lbs, 240 lbs
Powdered Milk: 16 lbs (kids 32 lbs), 32 lbs, 48 lbs, 64 lbs
Potato Flakes: 18 lbs, 36 lbs, 54 lbs, 72 lbs
Refried Beans: 24 lbs, 48 lbs, 72 lbs, 96 lbs
White Flour: 48 lbs, 96 lbs, 144 lbs, 192 lbs
Honey: 18 lbs (see Bread for a Year), 36 lbs, 57 lbs, 57 lbs
Granulated Sugar: 40 lbs, 80 lbs, 120 lbs, 160 lbs
Yeast: (See Bread for a Year) 2 lbs, 4 lbs, 8 lbs, 8 lbs
Salt: 8 lbs (See Bread for a Year)
Peanut Butter: 17 lbs,34 lbs, 52-16 oz, 52-16 oz jars
Fruit Jam: 52 Pints
Spaghetti Sauce: 52 Quarts
Canned Hamburger or meat: 52 pints
Popcorn: #10 cans, 6
Multi-Vitamins: 365, 730, 1095, 1460
Sprouting Seeds (Wheat, beans, seeds), 40 lbs, 80 lbs, 120 lbs, 160 lbs
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