New Download – Maintaining Nutritional Adequacy During A Prolonged Food Crisis

Here’s something that many of you may find interesting. While this particular manual focused on post-nuclear needs, you could find this info very helpful right after any major disaster on a very large scale.

Enjoy.

Rich

Title Maintaining nutritional adequacy during a prolonged food crisis. [Basic foods for post-nuclear attack use]
Creator/Author Franz, K.B. ; Kearny, C.H.
Publication Date 1979 Aug 01
OSTI Identifier OSTI ID: 5968023
Report Number(s) ORNL-5352
DOE Contract Number W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type Technical Report
Research Org Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Subject 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CIVIL DEFENSE; EMERGENCY PLAN; DIET; DATA COMPILATION; FOOD; HUMAN POPULATIONS; NUTRITION; DECISION MAKING; MANUALS; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; TABLES; WARFARE; DATA; DATA FORMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; EXPLOSIONS; INFORMATION; NATIONAL DEFENSE; NUMERICAL DATA; POPULATIONS; SAFETY; WEAPONS
Description/Abstract This handbook is the first to assemble nutritional information and make recommendations on the efficient use of unprocessed grains, beans, and other elemental foods during the aftermath of a nuclear war. These basic foods would constitute the main resources to combat famine after a major nuclear attack. Such an attack would reduce and probably eliminate most commercial food processing for many months.

To decision makers, this handbook should prove useful on basic aspects of nutrition in a long-term survival situation. These decision makers might range from the heads of families to government officials. Recommendations for nutrition given by organizations experienced in crisis feeding are reviewed and compared. Based on the best nutritional information available, emergency dietary recommendations are made for minimum and intermediate goals.

The emergency dietary recommendations are applied to food for practical survival rations. Long-term survival rations for Americans are evaluated. These rations are (1) ten single-food rations; (2) four cereal-legume rations, ratio 4:1; (3) four cereal-legume rations, ratio 8:1; and (4) four cereal-legume-dry milk rations. The 22 different survival rations are detailed and summarized in 20 tables which list their nutritional adequacies and deficiences.

Expedient procedures are given by which basic foods may be processed and cooked to provide a more healthful diet than most Americans believe possible. Special attention is given to the requirements of infants, children, and pregnant or lactating women. The eleven appendixes provide a wealth of specialized information. Among these appendixes is one that summarizes new and improved expedient methods for removing radioactive fallout and other contaminants from water. Another appendix is a comprehensive account of ways to sprout seeds to produce vitamins and improve palatability. (ERB)

Country of Publication United States
Language English
Format Medium: X; Size: Pages: 113
Availability Dep. NTIS, PC A06/MF A01.
System Entry Date 2008 Feb 07

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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