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06-17-2009, 05:32 AM
Back when I was a conventional vegan, I kept a supply of emergency food that would allow me to survive in a disaster for a month. But after switching to a raw food diet I gave away my dried and canned beans, rice, etc. I've been doing some research online, and have found a source for nitrogen packed sprouting seeds and legumes, but still need a good source of dried nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables (I'm thinking freeze-dried would not be considered raw) that don't cost an arm and a leg. I suppose I could but small plastic packaged sunflower seeds, raisins, dried mango, etc., but I would worry about long term shelf-life. Any ideas would be appreciated.
06-17-2009, 06:31 AM
Short-term & Long-term Emergency Supplies:
Meal Powders: Protein, Green, Fruit, Tomato, Spinach, Sprouted Flax
Oil: Olive, Coconut
Carrot-Chips or Baby
Nuts & Seeds: Chia seeds, Hemp Seeds
Spreads: Matter of Flax Hummus, Nut Butters
Wraps: Nori Sheets+nuts
Bars, Crackers, Breads, Balls, Cookies
Some freeze-dried is raw from the right source.
06-17-2009, 09:58 AM
What are you preparing for? Is there disaster in your area? I dunno... Brendan Brazier mentioned if there was a food shortage you could live on Vega Wholefood nutrition as long as you had water. It's powder and has a 2 year shelf life. Better than canned I think.
06-17-2009, 10:43 AM
I have about 30 lbs of wheat berries - heard you can live on the wheatgrass!
generally keep 2-5 lbs worth of cashews, macadamias, and almonds on hand....
dried goji berries....
Flax and chia seeds.....sesame too.
need to get in more chlorella......:rolleyes:
have plenty of sprout seeds: alfalfa, clover, broccoli, mustard, fenugreek, mung.....
Fresh wholesome food in 3-5 days!
Now - what kind of disaster are we planning for?
Will there be running water and electricity? Or should we stock up on flax survival crackers????
06-17-2009, 11:01 AM
Great thread, I'll be coming back, to see more suggestions! :)
06-17-2009, 12:50 PM
Brendan Brazier mentioned if there was a food shortage you could live on Vega Wholefood nutrition as long as you had water. It's powder and has a 2 year shelf life.
All of the raw powders have a long shelf life, along with dried fruit, Olive & Coconut oil among other things. His isn't all raw so I'd rather use other products that are.
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