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August 26th, 2004 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Aug. 26th, 2004

01:48 am - The KISS Survival Food System


Survival Food System

By W. David Goines
(Copyright 1999)

The KISS (keeping it simply simple) Survival Food System is designed to introduce and integrate fresh foods into daily living such that it becomes part of your lifestyle. In searching for an adequate "survival food", I was concerned for a number of elements: This food needed to have superior qualities of: storage, usability, economy, nutrition, and be manageable with minimal energy requirements. In other words - it needed to be simply SIMPLE. If it could also replicate itself would also be nice - just in case I could never buy any more of it in this lifetime.

In a "survival" or "emergency" sense, it seemed unrealistic, and almost incomprehensible that I could store a years supply of everything that I would like to have or that I am accustomed to in our everyday modern living standards. Likewise, I wanted my foods to be fresh, not canned, not frozen, and not require a lot of energy to either store or use/prepare. Further, I needed my food to be familiar, such that it would not require a drastic dietary change - which of itself could be a disaster. I would also like to be able to store a years supply in small containers - such that if I had to flee, I could easily take my food with me. I wanted a food that was good tasting and could be used in a number of ways providing a lot of variety. Lord - what could this food possibly be?

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