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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I am the daughter of CIA Agent, Col. Michael B. Bennet (deceased), who won the Blue Max award for bravery by saving the life of Conrad Addenauer, and who was on the head boat in the Bay of Pigs invasion. He won a Bravery award for that as well, for saving the lives of all the Cuban American Sympathizers and supporters.
I was brought up to fully understand the value of Survival skills.
I am experienced in making cheese, what wild foods to eat and feed your animals in a starvation situation, how to make bread, a fire, furniture, housing, shelters, candles, How to butcher food animals and birds, how to preserve eggs, dry Vegetables, Harvest grain, all of that.
Here are links so YOU can learn how to do the same, and where to purchase supplies.
My advice to you all is to get the books necessary to teach yourself
survival skills IMMEDIATELY!
If you need help, contact me.I am here for all of you.
Store water, dried foods, medical supplies, grow herbs, grow potted
tomatoes, garbage can potatoes, subscribe to survival type magazines.
Americans ARE Survivors, always remember that! It is in our Blood!
That said, here are the links, all have been visited by me and found to be a valuable source of information and recipes.:






































































Dr. Alva Irish is a Board Certified Naturopath (by the ANMA) and a
Homeopath, CEO and Research Scientist for the Center For Mankind Foundation
You are cordially invited to Visit her Websites!
http://www.askahomeopath.net - On line Holistic Health Service
http://www.casatek.com/cfom - Center For Mankind Foundation
http://irishrex.20m.com - Irish Cornish Rex Cats & Kittens
http://www.blkfoot.com/TheCaprineCabin/as1.htm - Animal Hair Mineral
Analysis site
http://hop.clickbank.net/?homeopath/gentltouch - A book on Therapeutic
Gentle Touch for Humans and Animals
post #2 of 16
Thank you so much for this information, as scary as it is, I guess we need to be ready....just in case.
Unfortuantely, I don't have aprinter hooked up to my computer, so unless I memorized these things, I would not be able to get online to find the links I saved, if we were in that kind of situation.
Can you recommend a book to me that includes many of the things you mentioned?
You must be very proud of your father, he sounds like a great man!!!!!
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello, Debbie!
Yes, I am very proud of my Dad, and I miss him very much.
He could have eased all of my fears right now.
I would advise you to get a notebook, and write down all the link addresses.
Then start visiting each one of them, keeping your notebook by your side and write down any important information you get out of it, just to have it in case your computer doesn't work any more.
Call all the numbers you find and ask for free catalogs of suppliers.
There are book links there you can order the books you need.
I have chosen the links to add to the list that I felt would be the most used and needed, and in the list are links to buy the books you asked about.
I am a Grandmother, have two Grandgirls, and I take care of my totally disabled husband.
I also raise CFA registered Cornish rex cats.
Let me know if you have any more questions on how to do something.
I am at my puter every day.
Love and Light,
post #4 of 16
Thank you!!! I will do that as soon as I have a little more time!
post #5 of 16
Isn't that a little overreacting?

post #6 of 16
Over-reacting.............I don't know - You are talking to a woman whose husband that got about 200 cans of tuna, etc when Y-2K was pending. These look like interesting links and I am going to check a few out to see what they say.
I appreciate the info.....doesn't have to be used for a negative reason!
post #7 of 16
In my opionion,I don't think it is overreacting at all. First of all, IF this were to escalate quickly, everyone would be scrambling and panicking. That is the worst thing. Have you ever been to the grocery store before I major storm or something, and there is NO bottled water left, and there are no canned goods left??
You can never be too prepared. My grandparents lived through WW2 and they had prepared in advance and my mom says its the best thing they ever did! They were one of the few families who had fresh water and substanial amounts of food ( they were in Italy at the time ). And I am sure these survival techniques could someday save someones life!
Has the thought of chemical warfare ever crossed anyone's mind?? It could mean that you have to leave where you live, perhaps for months. I think this post was very informative. Not everyone will think so, so please don't lash out at me for stating my opinion. I know how people get here! I just wanted to say that I don't think it can hurt anyone to be overly prepared.
post #8 of 16
Alva, thank you for the links! I have a good book in Hebrew that teaches survival skills and how to behave at times of crisis in Israel.

Just wanted to add that a chemical attack is not as bad as it sounds. I mean, it is awful but very limited in scope. Remember the Sarin (nerve gas) bomb in Japan? It went off in a crowded subway train and the only two dead were the cleaners that were sent to clean the spillage. They didn't know what it was at the time, so they came unprotected and litterally soaked themselves with the liquid and scrubbed it.

It's very difficult to create a chemical attack that would affect a large area. Ususally, if the population has a sealed room to hide inside for a day or so, they can all be safely evacuated (remember that the area is limited). During the gulf war I spent too many nights in a sealed room with my family and cats and it is scary, but all in all if you know what to expect then you can handle the situation. When people don't know how to behave and run into the streets unprotected, then there may be a high number of casualities (this happened in the Iraqi villages that Saddam Hussein attacked at the time and hundreds or people died).

Let's hope things won't get to that...
post #9 of 16
Anne, you made me feel a bit better about chemical attacks! I always envision if there was a chemical attack that thousands would die instantly . I guess I am a bit misinformed. I was under the assumption if Anthrax were to be detonated that a lot of lives would be lost. I know it won't come to that though, I have faith that God will protect us all. And the little bit of research I've done seems to agree with what you've said that its only a small area thats affected. Thank goodness. Thanks for the bit of "light" for me!
post #10 of 16
I'm glad you feel better

Anthrax by the way is not a chemical weapon but a biological one. It's a whole different ballgame. No one dies instantly of Anthrax, but it could cause a severe flu-like epidemic. The problem with that is the time it takes the authorities to realize there's a biological attack going on and giving everyone the right antibiotics. Anthrax is not something that is nice to have, but it is very treatable with the right medicine. The regular military form of Anthrax is actually not infectious between people, so only those that are in direct contact with the original stuff are affected. In that sense it is also quite limited geographically. Dependong on the amount used, with the right weather conditions it could cause hundreds to thousansd of sick people (again, all can and will be treated). People with weak immune systems are more at risk and may not survive the illness even with the right antibiotics. The biggest problem with anthrax is that its spores are very resilient and may stick around for decades to come. So, once a place has been contaminated, it will probably have to be evacuated for a long period of time (50 years or so).

There are other kinds of biological weapons and each is different. If anyone wants to know more just ask. Israelis all have chemical and biological defense kits at their closets When you live with a personally customized gas mask, atropin injections etc. always ready to use, you get to learn all about the different kinds of possible non-conventional attacks and how to deal with them. It is a scary subject, but my personal view is that not knowing only makes you more scared.
post #11 of 16
I didn't mean to offend anyone with my opinion. Forgive me if I have.

I am however going to check those links because I am interested in survival skills but... let's hope nobody will need them. I am also going to check them because I am always interested in learning natural ways of living the day to day life. We live in an artificial world... I live in a town, I am fortunate to have a little garden where I grow some vegetables... that's my bond with nature!

post #12 of 16
Anne - Thank you so much for that information. You've calmed me somewhat in this scary time. I'm always just so worried about my children. Hopefully it won't come to this, but it's nice to be informed and prepared.
post #13 of 16
Anne, I too appreciate the info.

I didn't know that you (and many others) had to live like that, with a bunch of chemical and biological defense kits, just in case. That makes me so sad.
post #14 of 16
Studio224, I don't think you offended anyone. Its great to be informed. You never know when you may need those skills, and if we never need them then that is even better!!!
God Bless America!!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Anne, and everyone else, you all are most welcome.
Please print and file the following information: Or write it in your notebook.
I am here for everyone.
I agree with Ms. Nauman.
Please read and keep on file. If you need to ask which one to choose,
contact me. dr_irish@bellsouth.net
Dr.Alva Irish, DHM (USA)

INFORMATION by Eileen Nauman, DHM (UK)

Permission is given to distribute to anyone who you think could utilize this
Iraq, Russia and as many as ten nations have the capability to load spores
of B. anthracis into weapons. The spores of B. anthracis can be produced
and stored in a dry form and remain viable for decades in storage or after
release. When released, the spores are easily dispersed in air for
inhalation by unprotected troops (or civilians downwind) and may remain in
soil for many years. Anthrax spores are apparently one of the top choices
of weapons for biological warfare.

The following is an excerpt from the U.S. Navy Manual on Operational
Medicine and Fleet Support, entitled Biological Warfare Defense Information

"The disease Anthrax is caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis.
Anthrax is normally found in sheep, cattle and horses but can be transmitted
to humans who contact infected animals or their products.
Usually humans acquire the disease by skin contact with the bacteria or by
inhaling the bacterial spores found in sheep wool.

As an agent of biological warfare (BW), it is expected that a cloud of
Anthrax spores would be released at a strategic location to be inhaled by
the personnel under attack. As such, the symptoms of Anthrax encountered in
BW would follow those expected for inhalation of spores, as opposed to those
expected for skin contact or ingestion of the bacteria. These symptoms are
discussed in the sections below."

If you suspect that you've been sprayed with Anthrax, it will be all over
everything. The only way to help protect yourself is with the use of BLEACH
and WATER. "Disinfect ion of contaminated articles may be accomplished
using a 0.05% hypochlorite solution (1 tbps. bleach per gallon of water).
Spore destruction requires steam sterilization."

INHALATION SYMPTOMS OF ANTHRAX I believe, strongly, that any use of anthrax
will come from an air dispersement of this biological agent. It could be a
small single engine airplane, and all the terrorists have to do is fly up
wind of a major city on a sea coast or large body of water (like the Great
Lakes), open the window, and open the container that has the spores in it,
and dump it out. The wind carrying into the major heart and city center,
will do the rest.

FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS or a CHEST COLD SYMPTOMS About 1-6 days after inhaling
Bacillus anthracis spores there would be a gradual onset of vague symptoms
of illness such as fatigue, fever, mild discomfort in the chest and a
possibly a dry cough. You may think you have the "flu" or a "chest cold."
The symptoms would improve for a few hours or up to 2-3 days. Then, there
would be sudden onset of difficulty in breathing, profuse sweating, cyanosis
(blue colored skin), shock and death in 24-36 hours.

These symptoms are essentially those of Woolsorter's disease, which is
caused by inhalation of Bacillus anthracis spores rather than contact with
the bacterium through the skin. Contact through the skin is the most common
"naturally" occurring form of Anthrax and is characterized by swelling and
boils on the skin. Skin symptoms would not necessarily be expected with
Anthrax resulting from inhaled spores in a biological war attack; it would
more than likely be INHALED. Anthrax symptoms have TWO PHASES. The first
set of symptoms mirror non-specific flu-like symptoms.

* fever
* chills
* general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
* headache
* nausea and vomiting
* shortness of breath/breathing problems
* cough, dry
* congestion of the nose and throat
* mild chest discomfort with a non-productive cough that will later, will
turn into pneumonia
* joint stiffness
* joint pain
* Loss of Appetite


FEVER; HEAT in general (K1278) (205) : Acon., Alum., Apis, Arg-n., Ars.,

CHILL; COLDNESS in general (K1259) (213) : Ant-t., Apis, Aran., Ars., Bism.,

HEAD PAIN; GENERAL (K132) (305) : Anthr., Calc-s., Cedr., Chin., Chin-s.,

STOMACH; NAUSEA (K504) (326) : Ant-c., Ant-t., Arg-n., Ars., Bell., Carbn-s.

STOMACH; VOMITING; General (K531) (247) : Acon., Aeth., Ant-c., Ant-t.,
Apis, Apom.

COUGH; DRY (K786) (288) : Acon., Alum., Ars., Ars-i., Bell., Brom.

RESPIRATION; SUFFOCATIVE (Difficult) (107) : Acon., Acon-f., Am-c., Ant-t.,
Apis, Ars.

NOSE; CONGESTION to nose (11) : am-c., cham., cortico., cupr., hep., lith-c.

THROAT; FULLNESS (K452) (44) : apis, arg-n., bell., cinnb., con., eucal.

CHEST; CATARRH (K824) (95) : Ant-t., Ars., Bar-c., Bar-m., Bry., Cact.

EXTREMITIES; STIFFNESS (K1191) (133) : Ars., Asaf., Bry., Caust., Chel.,

EXTREMITY PAIN; GENERAL; influenza; during (K1045) (8) : Bry., Eup-per.,
acon., caust., chel., euph.

MIND; DISCOMFORT (SI 401)(Discontented)(Restlessness) (44) : camph., grat.,
sulph., agar., ammc., ars.

STOMACH; APPETITE; diminished (K476) (133) : Alum., Pic-ac., arg-n., aur.,
bar-m., cact.

EXTREMITIES; ANTHRAX (K952) (6) : anthr., ars., sec., echi., lach., ther.

1. Anthracinum (anthrax nosode)
2. Arsenicum album
3. Lachesis muta
4. Secale
5. Bryonia Then, you will experience improvement, and the symptoms seem to
abate for 1-3 days, and you feel better.

The second phase will hit you hard, and usually, within 24-36 hours.
This phase is one is marked by high fever, dyspnea (shortness of breath),
stridor (lungs filling with fluid), cyanosis (blue-colored skin, and you are
not able to get sufficient oxygen into your body due to breathing problems),
and shock, and then you die.

* Breathing Problems/pneumonia
* Shock
* Swollen Lymph Glands
* Profuse sweating
* Cyanosis (skin turns blue)


FEVER; HEAT in general (K1278) (205) : Acon., Alum., Apis, Arg-n., Ars.,

CHILL; COLDNESS in general (K1259) (213) : Ant-t., Apis, Aran., Ars., Bism.,

HEAD PAIN; GENERAL (K132) (305) : Anthr., Calc-s., Cedr., Chin., Chin-s.,

STOMACH; NAUSEA (K504) (326) : Ant-c., Ant-t., Arg-n., Ars., Bell., Carbn-s.

STOMACH; VOMITING; General (K531) (247) : Acon., Aeth., Ant-c., Ant-t.,
Apis, Apom.

COUGH; DRY (K786) (288) : Acon., Alum., Ars., Ars-i., Bell., Brom.

RESPIRATION; SUFFOCATIVE (Difficult) (107) : Acon., Acon-f., Am-c., Ant-t.,
Apis, Ars.

NOSE; CONGESTION to nose (11) : am-c., cham., cortico., cupr., hep., lith-c.

THROAT; FULLNESS (K452) (44) : apis, arg-n., bell., cinnb., con., eucal.

CHEST; CATARRH (K824) (95) : Ant-t., Ars., Bar-c., Bar-m., Bry., Cact.

EXTREMITIES; STIFFNESS (K1191) (133) : Ars., Asaf., Bry., Caust., Chel.,

EXTREMITY PAIN; GENERAL; influenza; during (K1045) (8) : Bry., Eup-per.,
acon., caust., chel., euph.

MIND; DISCOMFORT (SI 401)(Discontented)(Restlessness) (44) : camph., grat.,
sulph., agar., ammc., ars.

STOMACH; APPETITE; diminished (K476) (133) : Alum., Pic-ac., arg-n., aur.,
bar-m., cact.

EXTREMITIES; ANTHRAX (K952) (6) : anthr., ars., sec., echi., lach., ther.

BACK; SWELLING of; Cervical region (4) : con., iod., nux-v., phos.

GENERALITIES; SHOCKS; agg. (SII 578) (25) : acon., acet-ac., am-c., arn.,
camph., cham.

PERSPIRATION; PERSPIRATION in general (K1293) (201) : Ant-t., Calc., Chin.,
Ferr., Hep., Ip.

RESPIRATION; DIFFICULT; pneumonia, in (6) : ANT-T., Chel., Kali-n., Kreos.,
Lyc., Phos.

CYANOSIS (K1356, SII 151)(RESPIRATION; Asphyxia) (109):
Camph., Carb-v., Cupr., Dig., Lach., Laur.

1. Arsenicum album
2. Phosphorus
3. Lachesis muta
4. Carbo veg.
5. Baptisia tinct.
ordered from a homeopathic pharmacy (or, if you buy a kit)
should be a 30C. Take these white pellets UNDER your tongue and let them
melt way. Do NOT take them with water. Take every 15 minutes until you can
receive emergency medical help.

If you cannot get to the hospital. Take every fifteen minutes until the
symptoms go away. When they stop: STOP taking the remedy.

Under the circumstances it is impossible for me to give you all the symptoms
of each of these remedies. However, there is a website that has all these
remedies and you can download and print the ones you want to keep on hand in
a file that is handy for you to get to. Here is the website address:
<http://www.homeoint.org/books2/nashtherap/> WHERE TO GET HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
TO KEEP ON HAND There are several homeopathic pharmaceutical companies. I
recommend a kit. In particular, I recommend the Poisons That Heal Kit from
Hahnemann Labs. Go to:
<http://www.hahnemannlabs.com/home___first_aid_kits.html> You will see it
there. This kit was specifically designed for epidemics and diseases.
Although it is not specific for biological or chemical warfare, there are
still remedies in there that can help you.

I also recommend my book, POISONS THAT HEALS because I wrote it for epidemic
and potential terrorist attacks. It does not have info on anthrax, but does
on Plague, Ebola, and others. Please go to that page and check it out. You
do NOT need to buy the book, however. You can simply take this article and
make do with it.

Go to:

BUYING SPECIFIC REMEDIES If you already have a homeopathic kit, but you need
a few specific remedies that might not be in your kit, but are indicated in
this and other articles to follow, then Go to:
Hahnemann Labs can be reached by phone as well: 1-888-427-6422

For anyone wanting MORE info, go to:


These pharmacies sell homeopathic remedies, individually, as well as some
sell kits.
My favorite is either Boericke & Tafel or Washington Pharmacy.

Dolisos Phamarcy, Las Vegas, Nevada 1-800-365-4767 Email:
dolisosam@aol.com <mailto:dolisosam@aol.com> www.dolisosamerica.com <http://www.dolisosamerica.com>
Canadian contact for Dolisos: 1-800-467-7754
Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA (note, they do NOT sell to
individuals; only wholesale stores) 1-800-624-9659
Boericke & Tafel Santa Rosa, CA 1-707-571-8202 Washington Homeopathic
Products, Inc.
www.homeopathyworks.com <http://www.homeopathyworks.com>
1-877-483-8789 Annandale Apothecary and Health Center Annandale, Virginia
(Near Wash. DC)

* Humans become infected by coming into contact with spores, either through
* skin
* mucous membranes
* respiratory tract
* Spores (the offspring of the organism) can survive in soil for 50
years..or more...
* Humans are most commonly infected by spores found on animal products such
as hides, bristles, or wool. Biological warfare attack via airplane.

ANTHRAX SKIN SYMPTOMS This is a doubtful route for a terrorist release of
Anthrax. They will get more bang for their buck via an air assault and we
breathe it in. However, here are the skin symptoms--just in case I'm wrong:

Skin infection begins as a raised itchy bump that resembles an insect bite
but within 1-2 days develops into a vesicle and then a painless ulcer,
usually 1-3 cm in diameter, with a characteristic black necrotic (dying)
area in the center. * a reddish brown sore that breaks open and forms a
scab. Lymph glands in the adjacent area may swell. About 20% of untreated
cases of cutaneous anthrax will result in death. Deaths are rare with
appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

* Usually find a typical painless lesion (ulcer) at site of infection with a
black, necrotic (dying tissue) eschar (scab).
* Local swelling is prominent
* pulmonary (lungs/breathing/inhalation of it) anthrax may be life


SKIN; ERUPTIONS; vesicular (K1322) (148) : Ars., Canth., Carb-ac., Caust.,
Clem., Croto-t.

SKIN; SWELLING; affected part, of (K1332) (57) : Bell., Kali-c., Merc.,
Puls., Rhus-t., Sep.

SKIN; DISCOLORATION; blackish (K1305) (19) : Ars., Plb., Sec., apis, arg-n.,

SKIN; ITCHING (K1327) (242) : Agar., Apis, Ars., Bov., Carb-v., Carbn-s.

1. Arsenicum album
2. Lachesis muta
3. Nitric acidum
4. Secale
5. Carbo veg.


Again, it is doubtful that transmission is a low percentage (unless you buy
food where the spores have landed, then you can ingest it and end up with
the below symptoms):

The intestinal disease form of anthrax may follow the consumption of
contaminated meat and is characterized by an acute inflammation of the
intestinal tract.

Initial signs of nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever are followed by
abdominal pain, vomiting of blood, and severe diarrhea. * Abdominal Pain *
Inflammation of the Intestinal Tract Intestinal anthrax results in death in
25% to 60% of cases.

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES STOMACH; APPETITE; wanting (K479) (284) : Ars., Asar.,
Calc., Cham., Chel., Chin.

STOMACH; VOMITING; General (K531) (247) : Acon., Aeth., Ant-c., Ant-t.,
Apis, Apom.

STOMACH; NAUSEA (K504) (326) : Ant-c., Ant-t., Arg-n., Ars., Bell., Carbn-s.

ABDOMEN; PAIN; general (K554) (397) : Ars., Bry., Canth., Cham., Cocc.,

STOMACH; VOMITING; blood (K536) (131) : Arn., Cact., Carb-v., Chin.,
Crot-h., Ferr.

RECTUM; DIARRHEA (K609)(STOOL; Frequent) (285) : Agar., Aloe, Ant-c.,
Ant-t., Apis, Arg-n.

1. Arsenicum album
2. Ipecac
3. Phosphorus
4. China
5. Veratrum album
* blood cultures positive for anthrax
* chest X-ray
* serologic test for anthrax
* spinal tap for CSF culture and analysis
* Antibiotics: Penicillin
* No significant resistance observed
Can anthrax be spread from person-to-person?

Direct person-to-person spread of anthrax is extremely unlikely to occur.
Communicability is not a concern in managing or visiting with patients with
inhalational anthrax.

How is anthrax diagnosed?

Anthrax is diagnosed by isolating B. anthracis from the blood, skin
lesions, or respiratory secretions or by measuring specific antibodies in
the blood of persons with suspected cases.

Is there a treatment for anthrax?

Doctors can prescribe effective antibiotics. To be effective, treatment
should be initiated early. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal.


CDC website Google.com Kent Associates, MacRepertory software, Fairfax, CA
U.S. Navy Manual on Operational Medicine and Fleet Support, entitled
Biological Warfare Defense Information Sheet.

-- Warmly, Eileen
Additional Note:
While the use of bleach water may be helpful to disinfect clothing, it does
not protect one from inhaling anthrax bacillus while out-of-doors.
A simple dust mask impregnated with anti-bacterial essential oils may,
however, be the answer people are looking for. Below is an excerpt from
Essential Oils Online #044:
"French researcher, Jean Valnet, M.D., states that thyme oil kills anthrax
bacillus on contact.
Weber State University research indicates an oil blend called Thieves is
highly anti-bacterial and effective on pathogens not even conventional drugs
can kill."

Dust masks may be purchased in quantity (50 to a package) at any industrial
welding supply house. they may also be purchased at discount home centers
like Lowes, but they will be packaged in smaller quantity.

To use, simply drop several drops of oil onto the surface of the absorbent
mask and position the mask over your nose. With a snug fit, incoming air
must pass through the oil soaked mask and through a small chamber of air
within the mask. This air pocket will be filled with volatilized oil, which
will work similarly to diffusing oil with a diffuser in the home. Using a
mask in this manner is untested, but the principle is the same... creating
a killing zone, and placing it between your nose and the outside world.

Of course, the time you want a mask and oil is before notice of any attack.
Thankfully, the oil and masks are inexpensive and offer perhaps our best
protection if exposed to airborne pathogens. They are easy to carry as

Using an oil impregnated dust mask is also advisable when ministering to the
sick who may be infected with influenza.


Email advice is not a substitute for medical treatment.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Flash floods, tropical storms, blizzards...whatever the disaster, it pays to be prepared.
Emergency items should be stored in a disaster supply kit.
Putting Together a Disaster Supply Kit
Items to include in a disaster supply kit:
Medical supplies and first aid manual*
Hygiene supplies such as Toilet paper, Peppermint soap, and Essential oils, Thyme, Lavender, Eucalyptus.
Portable radio and extra batteries**
Flashlights and lanterns with extra batteries**
Camping cookstove and fuel Sterno cans Matches in a waterproof container Fire Extinguisher**
Blankets and extra clothing
Shovel and other useful tools
Money in a waterproof container
Infant and small children's needs (if appropriate)*
Can opener, utensils, cookware
* Check expiration dates and rotate stock for long-term storage.
** Check periodically.
Nutrition Information for Emergency Food Storage
In a crisis, it will be most important that you maintain your strength.
Eating nutritiously can help you do this.
Here are some important nutrition tips:
Plan menus to include as much variety as possible.
Eat at least one well-balanced meal each day.
Drink enough liquid to enable your body to function properly (two quarts a day).
Take in enough calories to enable you to do any necessary work.
Include vitamin, mineral and protein supplements in your stockpile to assure adequate nutrition. Source: 1-800-325-2664
When deciding what foods to stock, use common sense.
Consider what you could use and how you could prepare it.
Storing foods that are difficult to prepare and are unlikely to be eaten could be a costly mistake.
Stocking a Long-term Emergency Food Supply
One approach to long term food storage is to store bulk staples along with a variety of canned and dried foods.
Bulk Staples
Wheat, corn, beans and salt can be purchased in bulk quantities fairly inexpensively and have nearly unlimited shelf life.
If necessary, you could survive for years on small daily amounts of these staples.
The following amounts are suggested per adult, per year:
Item Amount*
Wheat 240 pounds
Powdered Milk 75 pounds
Corn 240 pounds
Iodized Salt 5 pounds
Soybeans 120 pounds
Fats and Oil 20 pounds**
Vitamin C*** 1,440 grams: In a bottle of C-salts from the above source, there is 735 grams (560,000mgs). You would need to buy 2 bottles for each person to give them 1 tespoon per day containing 4,000mgs. Again 1-800-325-2664.
* Best to buy in nitrogen-packed cans
** 1 gallon equals 7 pounds
*** Rotate every two years
Stocking Foods for Infants
Special attention would need to be paid to stocking supplies of foods for infants.
Powdered formula would be the least expensive form of infant formula to stock.
Commercially canned liquid formula concentrate and ready-to-feed formula may also be stored.
Amounts needed would vary, depending on the age of the infant.
Infant formula has expiration dates on the packages and should not be used past the expiration date.
Parents should also plan to have a variety of infant cereals and baby foods on hand. Amounts needed will vary depending on the age of the infant.
Other Foods to Supplement Your Bulk Staples
You can supplement bulk staples which offer a limited menu with commercially packed air-dried or freeze-dried foods, packaged mixes and other supermarket goods.
Canned meats are a good selection.
Rice and varieties of beans are nutritious and long-lasting.
Ready-to-eat cereals, pasta mixes, rice mixes, dried fruits, etc. can also be included to add variety to your menus.
Packaged convenience mixes that only need water and require short cooking times are good options because they are easy to prepare.
The more of these products you include, the more expensive your stockpile will be.
The following is an easy approach to long-term food storage:
1. Buy a supply of the bulk staples listed previously.
2. Build up your everyday stock of canned goods until you have a two-week to one-month surplus. Rotate it periodically to maintain a supply of common foods that will not require special preparation, water or cooking.
3. From a sporting or camping equipment store, buy commercially packaged, freeze-dried or air-dried foods.
Although costly, this is an excellent form of stored meat, so buy accordingly.
(Canned meats are also options.)
Another option is to purchase dry, packaged mixes from the supermarket.
Consider stocking some of the items listed as examples below.
Amounts are suggested quantities for an adult for one year.
Flour, White Enriched 17 lbs
Corn Meal 42 lbs
Pasta (Spaghetti/Macaroni) 42 lbs
Beans (dry) 25 lbs
Beans, Lima (dry) 1 lb
Peas, Split (dry) 1 lb
Lentils (dry) 1 lb
Dry Soup Mix 5 lbs
Peanut Butter 4 lbs
Dry Yeast 1/2 lb
Sugar, White Granulated 40 lbs
Soda 1 lb
Baking Powder 1 lb
Vinegar 1/2 gal
Storage and Preparation of Food Supplies
All dry ingredients or supplies should be stored off the floor in clean, dry, dark places away from any source of moisture. Foods will maintain quality longer if extreme changes in temperature and exposure to light are avoided.
Grains If you purchase bulk wheat, dark hard winter or dark hard spring wheat are good selections.
Wheat should be #2 grade or better with a protein content from 12 - 15% and moisture content less than 10%.
If wheat is not already in nitrogen-packed cans, it can be stored in sturdy 5 gallon food-grade plastic buckets or containers with tight fitting lids.
If the wheat has not already been treated to prevent insects from hatching, wheat may be treated at the time of storage by placing one-fourth pound of dry ice per 5 gallon container in the bottom and then filling with wheat.
Cover the wheat with the lid, but not tightly, for five or six hours before tightening the lid to be air tight.
Other grains to consider storing include rye, rice, oats, triticale, barley and millet.
Pasta products also satisfy the grain component of the diet.
Milled rice will maintain its quality longer in storage than will brown rice.
Many of the grains may require grinding before use.
Some health food stores sell hand-cranked grain mills or can tell you where you can get one.
Make sure you buy one that can grind corn.
If you are caught without a mill, you can grind your grain by filling a large can with whole grain one inch deep, holding the can on the ground between your feet and pounding the grain with a hard metal object such as a pipe.
Non-fat Dry Milk/Dairy Products
Store dry milk in a tightly covered air-tight container.
Dry milk may be stored at 70oF for 12 - 24 months.
If purchased in nitrogen packed cans, storage time for best quality will be 24 months.
Other dairy products for long term storage may include canned evaporated milk, pasteurized cheese spreads and powdered cheese.
Other Foods or Ingredients Iodized salt should be selected and stored in its original package.
Dried beans, peas, lentils, etc. provide an inexpensive alternative to meat and are easy to store in glass or plastic containers tightly covered.
Those purchased from the grocery shelf are normally the highest quality.
Open food boxes or cans carefully so that you can close them tightly after each use.
Wrap cookies and crackers in plastic bags, and keep them in air-tight storage containers.
Empty opened packages of sugar, dried fruits and nuts into screw-top jars or airtight food storage containers to protect them from pests.
Inspect all food containers for signs of spoilage before use.
Commercially canned foods are safe to eat after long periods of storage unless they are bulging, leaking or badly rusted. Quality, however, will diminish with long term storage.
Changes in flavor, color and texture may be observed and nutritional value will decrease.
For best quality, use within one year.
If stored longer than one year, rotate canned goods at least every two to four years.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
To help compensate for possible deficiencies in the diet in emergency situations, families may wish to store 365 multi-vitamin/mineral tablets per person.
Careful attention should be paid to expiration dates on packages.
Shelf Life of Foods for Storage Unopened)Here are some general guidelines for rotating common emergency foods to ensure the best quality of the products.
Use within six months:
powdered milk (boxed)
Dried fruit (in metal container)
Dry, crisp crackers (in metal container)
Use within one year:
Canned condensed meat and vegetable soups
Canned fruits, fruit juices and vegetables
Ready-to-eat cereals and uncooked instant cereals (in metal containers)
Peanut butter
Hard candy, chocolate bars and canned nuts
May be stored indefinitely* (in proper containers and conditions):
Vegetable oils
Baking powder
Instant coffee, tea Cocoa
Noncarbonated soft drinks
White rice
Bouillon products
Dry pasta
Vitamin C
Powdered milk (in nitrogen-packed cans)
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