Sunday, September 3, 2017

Prepper Livestock


For millions of years, humans were nomadic, surviving as hunters and gatherers. Once we learned to domesticate animals and plant gardens, we could settle down, stay longer in one area and sustain larger populations. Our ability to raise livestock and garden are essential to our survival today no matter how good you are at Wilderness Survival.

When Christopher Columbus sailed from Cadiz in 1493 for his second voyage, he carried everything needed to colonize the New World including dogs, cats, chickens, horses, donkeys, cattle, pigs, sheep, rabbits and goats. While we should expect to need no less, there are a few that are perhaps more essential and practical than others are are.

After calculating your garden food requirements look at eggs, chicken, rabbit, goat, cows, pigs, fish, etc. to be sure you have enough meat to eat each week. Goats are the most popular meat around the world, especially in poor countries that live more sustainable lives. They are small (easily consumed before spoiling), hardy, can eat most anything and provide milk and meat. Once there is no feed store, goats will come in handy. 

Here are some sample Prepper meal ideas to plan for:

Breakfast - 1-3 Eggs every day because they are healthy and easy, then bread, rice or potatoes alternately; 8-12 ounces (per adult).  Also meat like beacon, sausage or ham; 8 to 12 ounces.  Add fruit when available.  Protein, fat and carbs to provide energy for the day.

Lunch - Two vegetables from your garden; 8 to 12 ounces each, then bread, rice or potatoes, then meat of some time that varies from day to day either in type, or recipe (8 to 16 ounces).   Add fruit when available.

Dinner - Two vegetables from your Prepper Garden (8-12 ounces), then meat of some time that varies from day to day either in type, or recipe (8-12 ounces).

Here is our list of livestock covered in the Prepper Handbook (in detail, including feed requirements) with links to the ones covered here:

Cows
Fish
Pigs

For additional information see the following links: 
Blog Table of Contents
Complete Sustainable Living Plan 
Step by Step Prepper Plan
 

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