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This was originally sent out by Robert Waldrop

One 20 quart size powdered milk (4 pounds) One 10 lb bag rice Two 4 lb bags beans Two 3 lb bags of macaroni Three 13 ounce quick oats Two 5lb bags flour One 8 ounce baking cocoa One 4 lb bag of sugar One 10 oz baking powder One 8 oz baking soda One 4 lb jar of peanut butter One 1 qt bottle of syrup 30 miscellaneous cans (tuna,soups, vegetables, chili, etc.) One bottle hot sauce One bottle soy sauce 9 miscellaneous spice bottles 2 vitamin bottles One 4 ounce bottle of vanilla extract One 4 ounce bottle of yeast One 16 ounce bottle of jalapeno peppers One copy Better Times Cookbook and Almanac of Useful Information for Poor People (available from Robert Waldrop)

All of the above should fit into a box 23 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches. This will provide the following daily servings for one person:

2-1/2 cups milk 1-1/2 cups cooked rice 1-1/2 cups cooked beans 1-1/2 cups cooked macaroni 1 cup cooked oats 1 cup flour 4 tbsp peanut butter 1 misc. can of food Plus daily sugar and spice

I am not in the business of giving nutritional advice, but it seems to me that if one added a half gallon or so of cooking oil, another can per day and a serving of fruit juice, you'd be all right for a month. Depending on the assortment of cans, a variety of stuff can be made from these ingredients, including cinnamon rolls, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, tuna casserole, etc.


Add to this: 1 lb of soyflour (equiv. 32 tbs) Water: one gallon per adult per day. The phone book has the recipe for correct bleach treatment of water: Look under the earthquake section. ---------

-- johno (, November 29, 1999

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