Not too long ago, I was on the receiving end of some buzz around the
net indicating that there was an overabundance of web sites that focused
on the “food” aspect of survival and prepping. You know: the beans,
the rice, the wheat and the other low cost, long shelf life products
that make up the core of most family’s emergency survival pantry. The
gist of the buzz was “how boring”.
Here at Backdoor Survival the hackles went up. After all, along with
air and water, food is an essential component to life itself. Without
food we die.
Today I want to tell you unequivocally that Backdoor Survival is not
going to give up on the research and discussion of food products for
health and survival. Quite the contrary. We are going to continue to
delve into the study of various food items in order to learn how to eat
better and to sustain ourselves when the budget is meager, the pantry
cupboard is bare and the usual food sources no longer exist. And what
better way to start than to talk about depression cooking?
True unemployment is in the 20% range and there are no jobs
Droughts have resulted in poor crop yields
Seed production is greatly reduced due to hybridization and the failure of such seeds to accurately reproduce themselves
Meat and vegetable supplies are plagued with e-coli and other diseases
Food banks that in the past would serve 300 families a week are now
serving 1000 families a week and most are out of food by mid-week