Back in the mists of antiquity, there were these things called books and they were good. And in these books were esoteric things called references. With these a person could learn more detailed information on many topics. Ah, heck, what I'm saying is that there is gold in them-thar libraries. Case in point:
Some people are old enough to remember when survivalists worried about nuclear war(anyone who grew up during the Cuban Missle Crisis!) and the books from then were geared toward that issue.
Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson Kearney was very sought after for it's solid research. Among it's references is a paper on feeding folks after a nuclear war. At the time, I had to order a copy from the Feds and some bugger walked off with it a year or two later. Well, today I got to thinking about that paper and pulled up a copy of NWSS online to see if it was still around.
And it was. Free, downloadable, printable. It's about using available resources to feed a devastated country using expedient means. There's info on fireless cooking, filtering water, sprouting, and various nutritious ways of keeping a countrywide population fed. Is this useless because it came out in 1979? I wonder what other goodies are lurking in those older books, what do you think?
Sep 11 2011, 12:25 PM EDT by