Part of our long term sustainable survival must be meal planning. A
bottoms up approach considering how many men, women, children and livestock we will need to feed is essential to planning our food supply.
Calories, nutrition, variety and desirable taste (spices) are all
We have covered Breakfast; So lets look at Lunch.
Without reviewing details covered in our Livestock series, the easiest animals to raise are Chickens, by far, followed by Pigeons, Rabbits and Goats; possibly Ducks and Fish if you have ample surface water. Bees are easy to raise and honey is the easiest most natural sweetener you can find. Nuts are also a good source of protein and preserve well.
With this in mind, a sustainable life style Lunch might be as follows:
- Egg or Egg Salad Sandwich with Lettuce & Tomato
- Meat Sandwich
- Loaf of home baked bread
- Perhaps a glass of goats milk
- Maybe some garden grown vegetables like beans, corn or peas.
- Eight laying hens per person.
- About 200 lbs of chicken feed per person (per year)
- Four 50 lb size sacks to package and store the grain
- About 0.25 acres of land to raise this feed
- Baking Soda, Baking Poweder or Yeast or sour dough bread mix
- 300 lbs of grain per year per person.
- Six 50 lb size sacks to package and store the grain
- About 0.50 acres of land (per person) to raise these grains.
- About 650 lbs of feed per person (per year)
- Thirteen 50 lb size sacks to package and store the grain
- About 1.5 acres of land to raise this feed
- One nanny goat that is milked daily
- About 400 lbs of feed per person (per year)
- Eight 50 lb size sacks to package and store the grain
- About 1.0 acres of land to raise this feed
- Pounds of grain - 1,550
- Feed Storage Sacks - 31
- Acres of land - 3.25
These are the requirements per person, per year, for one meal - Lunch. Based on heirloom crops with limited fertilizer, but
rotating the crops and resting the land every other year.
So as you can see, sustainable living is not easy. The Prepper Handbook available on Amazon Kindle for $4.99 has a Sustainable food model shown to help develop your own meal plan.
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