(TacticalNews.com) – After SHTF you won’t be able to go to the grocery store and pick up dinner on a whim anymore. In very short order, these merchants will run out of supplies, leaving the unprepared desperate for food. This be a harsh reality for some people, as that’s having neatly packaged food ready for purchase is all they’ve ever known.
Thankfully, nature provides plenty of alternatives to just about anything found in a supermarket – although they may take some elbow grease and time to process.
Flour is a staple in the kitchen, especially for those who love to bake. When we can’t go to the grocery store and buy flour, we need to be able to create our own. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives:
- Acorns – As demonstrated in the video, acorns make a great flour substitute. These easy-to-find tree nuts are also simple to harvest and can occur in abundance. Processing acorns takes a bit of time; they have a high tannin content, which needs to be leached into water before the nuts are safe to grind into flour. It may be well worth the trouble as the flour has a good flavor and is high in protein and healthy fat.
- Amaranth – One of the easiest flour alternatives to grow, amaranth is both heat and drought-resistant. Amaranth is high in protein and was a staple in South America among the Incas and Aztec. This plant does need to be winnowed in order to remove any chaff after harvesting.
- Cattails – Cattails, namely their pollen, is a great flour substitute that’s easy to harvest. Insert the cattails in a bottle or bag and shake the pollen off. Use the flour to make some nice yellow pancakes. Be warned that cattails are bioaccumulators and take in environmental toxins.
There may be several plants that are great for use as alternatives to flour, but there are also plenty of plants that can keep you from going hungry, even for years. Why not know more about both?
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