Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fameal: The Real Kibble For Humans


This is what I love about preparedness. There’s always something new and interesting to learn.
A few days ago I asked what would be the human equivalent of kibble dog food, something you can simply eat the same of every day and it would keep you alive and healthy. Turns out there are fancy meal replacements but there’s also true human kibble as well. Cheap, easy to prepare and it keeps you alive and healthy.
Its called Fameal, which is a general word for a food product that is made of a wheat-soy meal blend of a cornmeal-soy blend (WSB or CSB). This is a food used by NGOs to feed people in some of the poorest parts of the world in Africa and the Caribbean. You know those pictures and clips of starving children being fed a white paste of some kind? That’s likely CSB or WSB.
So, what is it made of? Turns out it’s not that different from the rice and lentil recipe I mentioned before.

50% Cornmeal or Wheat Meal.
30% Bean meal, of any kind, including soy. Lentils are sometimes used due to ease of grinding and fast cooking.
10% Cooking Oil. Any cooking oil works.
10% Sugar, honey, syrup, or similar sweetener.
Salt for taste.
Multi-vitamin powder, or multi-vitamins ground to a meal.

Fameal can be used in soups, just eaten with added water or made into breads and cookies. Fameal is pre-cooked and processed so as to make preparation easier in the poor locations where it’s needed.
Still, the ingredients mentioned above gives us a very good idea of what you need so as to have a core food supply. Something that may not be fun to eat every day, but that it will keep you alive: 50% of corn or wheat, rice could be used to, 30% of beans or lentils for proteins, 10% vegetable oil and 10% of sugar, honey or syrup. It doesn’t sound like much, but these along with a multi-vitamin tablet will be you alive and going for a long time.

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pros and Cons of Living in the Backwoods of Central Idaho

Friday, December 12, 2014

Warning about Virtual Kidnappings in Florida


I loved your 2 books, they were both very helpful. It was worth the wait to get your Bugging out and Relocating book.
I know you mentioned about virtual kidnappings crossing the South American borders into the USA . welI I just received a warning from the pinellas county (Florida, next to Tampa) sheriffs office warning that a guy has been calling up people pretending to be a paramedic asking for the next of kin for the fake kidnap victim. then once he gets to the person he was calling for he says he has kidnapped the loved one and wants so much money to return them. I just wanted you to get the word out to warn others this is happening in USA so beware.

Thanks J for the heads up.
The method sounds exactly like the ones I’ve seen used in Argentina many times. There are variations sometimes but the one you explain is very typical: A family member suffering an accident, someone theoretically calling from the hospital or police station. Sometimes they will call and tell they have your son or daughter hurt and unable to talk just right next to them. “Is Mike ok?” There, you just gave them your son’s name without even realizing it. They are very good at this, very convincing. They call asking to verify if they got the right number, the right name, the right address. Little by little they get important information out of you.
Sometimes they call a few days ahead of time pretending to work for consulting companies asking various questions. Again, its just work they do that will be used later against you. Sometimes its people that actually know the victim and know he’s maybe traveling or otherwise unable to be contacted.
Its important to be very careful with children. I heard a recording from a convict doing this kind of crime even from within prison. He would randomly call numbers and get information. During one call he contacts a small child, in just seconds the child tells his own name, his parents, if he’s home alone or not and even where he lives.
Be careful out there folks. Scams happen everywhere. Last year someone called me pretending to be from my internet provider company warning me about a virus and calling to help me install an anti-virus program, most likely a Trojan program that would give them access to my computer. “Really? Since you are my internet provider, what’s my name and where do I live?” I had a good laugh with that guy. He wasn’t very good and he got nervous and hanged up as soon as he saw I knew what he was up to.

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Replacing the wick on a Corona KeroSun Moonlighter/Omni 15

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Deal Alert: Fenix E99 Ti Titanium for $35.95

Fenix has their E99 Ti Titanium $35.95
Fenix has their E99 Ti Titanium 1xAAA on sale right now in Amazon going for $35.95.
This sale wont be lasting long. That's a great price for a limited edition Fenix Titanium 100 lumen keychain flashlight, and it comes in a nice presentation gift box. I'll be getting the Thrunite Ti soon, also titanium and using a single AAA but I'm not sure if I'll get to review it before Christmas.