I have cans of freeze dried green beans, spinach, broccoli, and mushrooms. I am happy to have them to provide variety, but in a post- scenario, these cans will be useless in terms of providing energy for me to work around our compound. Before now, seeing these cans on the shelf provided a sense of "food security" because they are indeed food, but what I am really looking for is "calorie security," says Mississippi Girl in this article, Let's Talk About Calories Per Dollar, at Survival Blog.
Ol' Remus says - During the Depression and World War II and the post-war period, the value of food calories was painfully well understood. In the 1940s not a few hungry people in Europe and Asia killed over calories. Remus believes purposely turning food into "low calory, low fat" food-like substances is no less offensive than the mandated of the '30s. When the, those who devote garden space to dinnerplate decorations, or who confuse appetite with hunger, or who believe they'll forage their way through on edible plants, will learn the hard way what "normalcy bias" means. Mississippi Girl says what needs saying. This is a don't miss article. Full Disclosure: we just canned several gallons of tomato juice here at Woodpile Report Galactic . We're not stupid. Quite.