What no cows, no chicken, ran out of peanut butter....you need proteins! You can do bugs and trap small animals. But remember plants have proteins to.
The US Department of Agriculture recommends that all men and women over the age of 19 should get at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (or 0.37 grams per pound). That means a woman who is 130 pounds should get at least 48 grams of protein.
So this is just a reminder to have these in your garden or at the least have these in your seed bank.
- Soybeans the wonder plant for preppers 1 cup = 65 grams of protein! not to mention its other uses!
- Seaweed 1 cup of seaweed = 64.37 grams of protein!!!! ( I live near the shore so this will be an easy on for me to get) and to dry and use as a barter if traveling)
- Lima Beans 1 cup of Lima Beans = 14.66 grams of protein
- Pumpkin Seeds 1 ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 9.35 grams of protein
- Peas 1 cup of peas = 8.58 grams of protein
- Potato 1 medium potato = 4.33 grams of protein
- Spinach YUMMY!! with a ton of garlic! ( Actually got these GREAT spinach vine, they are perennial in tropical areas. I am hope they live through a North East winter, will let ya know in the spring. One cup cooked = 5.35 grams of protein.
- Corn 1 ear of corn = 4.02 grams of protein
- Asparagus Eight spears of this delectable veggie has 3.08 grams of protein
- Broccoli 1 cup of chopped broccoli = 5.7 grams of protein
- Brussel Sprouts 1 cup of brussel sprouts = 3.98 grams of protein
- Swiss Chard 1 cup = 3.29 grams of protein
- Peanuts 1 ounce (approximately 28 peanuts dry roasted without salt) = 6.71 grams of protein.
- Kale 1 cup of Kale = 2.47 grams of protein
- Cauliflower 1 cup cooked = 2.28 grams of protein
- Fennel 1 cup of fennel = 1.08 grams of protein
- Any bean 1 cup cooked = between 40-45 grams of protein, I think beans are the best and easiest crop to grow, make sure you have a large variety of seeds in your stockpile.
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I personally asked my neighbor what he was not stockpiling, so that if something happens I have something to barter with for a pair of rabbits. He said coffee and penicillin...I have a major quantity of both. And the rabbit thyroid glands will also replace my thyroid medicine if need be (I have a pdf on how to process that).
I also know all the people in the city that do have back yard chickens....If something happened these are the people who would leave fast and leave the chicks.
As you can tell I have thought about the what if. Remember We have MILLIONS of people and deer, squirrel and even pigeon will be killed off fast.
And fish you say??? You do know that a lot of the fish you eat are raised in fish farms right? And even our rivers and lake are stocked by the parks every year. And even ocean fish have goverment agencys that help keep the fish coming by stocking it.
We may as a society get it together if something happens, but in the mean time know where you can get your protein!
Song for this post must must be - Reverend Horton Heat - Eat Steak