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Sprouts as alternative food source

January 7, 2013

Well, here we are, one week into the year 2013, which many feel that ‘something big’ may happen because of the trends in government more than anything else. I not going to try to pinpoint any particular upcoming edict or rights abuse or economic collapse. I classify myself as a ‘generalist’ type prepper who makes the best effort to be ready for anything in general but nothing in particular, when it comes to personal disaster prepping.

So, on to today’s topic.

We can expect to do fairly well on our emergency supplies of dehydrated food, dry grains we have stashed in air tight buckets, but you can bet we’ll all be complaining about the ‘menu’ in no time at all. Just human nature, particularly young ones, to whine about things that can’t be changed readily.

So, one of the best ways to dress up and amplify one’s food is to have fresh greens. But if TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) has fallen upon us, it might be a while before Kroger can restock their produce section. And it may be a while before our own veggies come up in our gardens. Sprouts are the answer, a “super food”. Beans, wheat, lentils and much more can be easily sprouted with simple equipment such as the Victorio 4 tray kitchen seed sprouter.

sprout kitClick here for the Victorio Sprouter

These units come with a very nice sampling of seeds, beans and grains that we found to be very tasty as a salad supplement or straight sprouts will a little oil & vinegar or home made salad dressing. It’s very easy to use, one merely fills the ‘tank’ with clean water, sit it on top of the stack of trays with pre-soaked beans or whatever spread among the trays, with the empty tank on the bottom. All automatic from there, each tray gets thoroughly saturated with just the right amount of water as it flows down to the lower tank.  In a few days of repeating that procedure,  you have 4 trays stuffed with delicious fresh sprouts. You may buy the sample kit, which has 2 1/2 pounds of 10 different sprouts, or you can use from your own dry beans and grains. You may get more variety with the sprouting sampler, but your own stock will do fine. The samples or your stock will keep for many years as dry goods, properly stored, ready to sprout with valuable nutrients and vitamins that may be lacking while we eat from our survival goods.

In the meantime, we can use sprouts to supplement our current lifestyle with a bit more healthy food. Becoming used to sprouts as a regular thing, we’ll ‘hardly notice’ when we have to eat in ‘survival mode’.



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