Learn to Prepare...http://learntoprepare.com/2013/o6/facts ... d-packing/
Fresh Greens in Winter...http://eartheasy.com/blog/2013/02/fresh ... s-at-home/
An excellent "how to" grow sprouts. The sprouts are loaded with vitamins. You can eat them raw or use them in stir-fry, casseroles. Several online places sell the seeds and you can always order them from seed catalogs.
Everyone has their own idea about protein and I do as well. I don't eat beef or pork, so I'm not concerned with that aspect of animal protein. I eat fish and chicken, so I have supplies of these. I would NOT buy tuna, however. I do buy Alaska salmon in cans, brand names- Libbey, Bumblebee, etc. I also buy canned chicken-Tyson's or other brand names. If SHTF, and it just might in the way of natural disasters, canned protein will hard to find in the stores. Both canned salmon and chicken are still fairly inexpensive. And, so many meals can be prepared using these high protein foods. Salmon patties, casseroles, salmon in fresh salads, etc. Canned chicken can be used for chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, chicken stew. These suggestions are for people who don't have 600.00 or more to spend on freeze dried foods. Time is short in my opinion. Cold weather and heavy snows will make it impossible to go to the grocery for supplies. Not to mention gas prices.
Today I bought a case of stewed tomatoes, a case of cream corn, a case of mixed vegetables, a few boxes of bisquick and flour, salt/pepper, celery flakes, onion flakes, canned chicken broth. You can prepare several hearty dishes using a crockpot, or a baking dish. Soups and stews are delicious and by adding a little meat or chicken you have a good dinner. Much cheaper than burgers and fries. Along with the casserole or stew you can prepare a small salad, some biscuits, or homemade wholewheat bread. Food prices will continue to climb this year, so think of stocking-up as money saved. Don't forget to buy water. An old timer said this to me today: What good is money when the stores are all closed?