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Preparedness Nuggets

A Cyberbook of Practical Wisdom for Daily Living

Part the Sixth

Food Storage Book

Ezekial Bread

One Guy's Shopping List

Spiritual Preparation





I just received a great little book on Low-Cost Family Food Storage, by A. L. Evangelista,

It's available through For a very reasonable price, I might add.

NOTE FROM ROBERT WALDROP: you can purchase this book via my cyber-bookstore; it is on the simple living page. Go to Simple Living Bookstore Page



Combine the following whole grains:

2 1/2 cups hard red wheat

1 1/2 cup spelt or rye (Biblically spelt was used, Ezekiel 4:9)

1/2 cup barley (hulled barley)

1/4 cup millet

1/4 cup lentils (green preferred)

2 T. great northern beans

2 T. red kidney beans

2 T. pinto beans

Stir the above ingredients very well. Grind in flour mill. Measure into large bowl:

4 cups lukewarm water

1 cup honey

1/2 cup oil

2 T. Red Star Yeast

Set aside for 3-5 mins. to allow yeast to grow.

Add to yeast mixture:

2 t. salt and the fresh milled flour from above mixture of grains

Stir or knead until well kneaded about 10 mins. This is a batter type bread and will not form a smooth ball. Pour dough into greased pans. You may use 2 large loaf pans (10 X 5 X 3) or 3 med. loaf pans or 2- 9 X 13 brownie pans. Let rise in a warm place for one hour or until the dough is almost to the top of the pan. If it rises too much it will over flow the pan while baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 mins. for loaf pans and 35-40 mins for brownie pans.

*For fasting divide bread into 8 equal parts weighing 1/2 pound each. Eat a 1/2 pound cake and drink a quart of water every day.

This is a very sweet, moist, cake-like bread. You may also add fruits and nuts or use the flour made from this mixture in other favorite recipes. This healthy combination of grains and beans is worth experimenting with. Combining grains and beans make a complete protein. *For fasting, I do not alter the recipe.





Dried beans, peas, and lentils

6 cases Power Bars/Survival Bars

Rice, Pasta

Peanut Butter

Powdered Juices, Gatorade, Iced Tea, Milk, Cocoa

Powdered/condensed milk, cheese

Canned/Dehydrated Fruit, Vegetables, Meats, Tuna


Vegetable Oil/Lard

Spices, Salt, Pepper

Whole Grains (Corn, Barley, Millet)


Multi-vitamin/minerals - you can buy now with expiration dates of 01.

Seeds for Gardening:

Eggplant, Tomato, Green Pepper, Squash, Spinach, Lettuce, Green Beans,


Herbs to grow indoors in a sunny window:

Basil, Parsley, Oregano


Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Fluoride Rinse, Deodorant,

Disposable Razors, Combs, Hair Brush, Sanitary Pads (good as pressure

bandages), OTC pain relievers and medications you use now.

Warm, Waterproof, Windproof clothing. Think wool, Gore-Tex, Thinsulate,

Polarfleece. Spare pairs of shoes/boots, gloves, hats, socks,

underwear. Lots of that stuff is on sale now that it's summer time. If

the power goes out in January lots of people will be cold.


Some type of water filtration/purification and storage system. I'm

using a Katadyne(tm) water filter/purifier.

Can Opener

Food-Grade Airtight Containers

Camp stove and Coleman Fuel (White Gas)

Meat Grinder

HD Aluminum Foil, Oven Roasting Bags, Dutch Oven

Solar Oven, Solar Water Still

Hammer, Roofing Nails, Wood Screws

Hacksaw, Blades, Wood Saw

Hatchet, Chisel/Wedge

3' Crow Bar, 10" Wire Cutters

Good sledge hammer (short handle)

Tow Chain/Straps

24" or 30" Bolt Cutters

CO Detector, Smoke Detector, ABC Fire Extinguisher (2)

Duct/100 MPH Tape

Thick, clear plastic to repair/insulate windows

Sewing materials (needles, thread, patches, fabric)

Solar Lights

Paper, Pens, Pencils

Medical/First Aid Kit

Candles, Matches



Toilet Paper


Dinner Plates


Plastic knives, forks, spoons

Reynolds Wrap Foil

Ziploc Bags - Sandwich

Ziploc Bags - Storage

Rubber dish gloves

Latex disposable gloves

Paper cups


Soap Bars

Liquid Hand Soap

Liquid Hair Shampoo (Adult)

Liquid Hair Shampoo (Child)

Toothbrushes - Adult

Toothbrushes - Child


Dental Floss

Deodorant - Mens

Deodorant - Womens

Shaving Blades - Womens

Shaving Blades - Mens

Shaving Cream




First Aid book

First Aid Kit

Cough Drops

Children's Aspirin (Pain Reliever)

Adult Aspirin

Pepto Bismo

Multi Symptom - Tri Cough

Cold & Allergy

Feminine supplies




Prescription Drug supply



Coleman metal dinner plates (to hold cheap paper plates)

Dutch Oven

Grain Mill (non electric)

Dish soap

Hot pad holders

Clothes soap

Various food spices

Scrub pads

Thermos (wide mouth type for cooking food)


Eliminating food list here, as I still don't know what to buy yet.


Gas Cans

Rubber Mallet



2 cycle oil (if you have a chainsaw)

Stabil gas treatment


Wood saws

Work gloves

Wood Ax - Large

Wood Ax - Small

Pry Bar - Large

Pry Bar - Small


Heavy duty bolt cutters (just in case)


Propane Tanks

Coleman lantern

Coleman stove or backyard BBQ

Coleman lantern mantles

Butane lighters

Flashlights w/batteries

Flashlight bulbs

Candles - 7 day type

Matches - Stick type

Sterno cooking fuel cans

Bags of charcoal

Charcoal Starter tube

Lamps - Aladdin kerosene type



Generator (if you want to use this)

Newspapers for starting fire


Wind up or solar type radio

Water buckets

Clothes washing buckets - 15 gallon galvanized type

Metal bucket - for charcoals/ashes


Washboard - for clothes

Clothes Wringer (hand crank)


Bicycle tube repair kit

Bicycle tube (spare)

Bicycle tube hand air pump

Bike rack for carrying supplies

Tire pressure gauge



Watering can - (for do-it-yourself shower)

5 gallon paint bucket w/lid - emergency toilet

Trash bags - 33 gallon size

Trash bags - 13 gallon size (for toilet bucket)

Toilet seat

Ant spray concentrate

Sprayer/Pumper - 2 gallon size

Portable push vacuum

Fire extinguishers

Guns & Ammo (if desired)


Bleach - 1 gallon (5.25%) - to purify water (4 drops/qt. - 2 teaspoons/10 gal - =BC cup/55)

Children's pool - rigid wall type - 6 ft. diameter =3D 200 gallons (for washing)

Pool water testing kit

Water chlorinating granules (for pool)

Pool tarp - 11 x 16 ft.

Water can - 5 gallon size

Water bag (collapsible) - 5 gallon size

Water/gas funnels

Water Filter

55 gallon water drums (for drinking)

Water pump for drums (hand type)



Pray in all manner of ways constantly

Prayer with every preparation performed

Prayer for continuous discernment

Rosaries, Scapulars, Medals, Prayer cards

Devotions, Novenas

For much greater detail about my plans for adapting my "urban homestead" to meet the looming challenges of peak oil, climate instability, and economic irrationality, see Gatewood Urban Homestead, the permaculture design for my home.

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