Food fatigue = eating the same thing over, and over, and over, and over,,,. Eventually leads to vitamin and mineral deficiencies; extreme cases of malnutrition can lead to death. Food fatigue, vitamin and mineral deficiencies go hand in hand.
Couple of examples:
Pellagra – vitamin deficiency caused by a lack of niacin. Seen in people who eat a diet of mostly corn based products.
Scurvy – caused by long term vitamin C deficiency.
Eat the same thing over and over and over,,, everyday, people develop food fatigue. When people get fatigued, they stop eating. When people stop eating, they starve and eventually die.
How do we prevent food fatigue? We stockpile a range of assorted foods, and we have a source of fresh food.
Lets say that some kind of long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation happens, what are your plans to ward off food fatigue? Are you stockpiling a wide range of foods? What are your sources of fresh food? What are your renewable food sources?
Lets talk about stockpiling food for a little bit. My food stockpile consist of four categories – canned foods, mylar bags, #10 cans and fresh food.
Canned Foods (also includes boxed and jarred foods) – assorted soups, black eye peas, chili, corn (creamed and whole kernel), green beans, honey, ketchup, lasagna, mac & cheese, mixed fruit, mixed veggies, oats, olives, peanut butter, peaches, pears, pickles (spear and hamburger slices), pineapple, ramen noodles, ranch style beans, ravioli, refried beans (pinto beans), rice, salsa/picante sauce, spam, spaghetti sauce, tamales, tuna fish, vienna sausages,,, you get the general idea.
To facilitate rotation of the canned foods, my wife and I bought several wire racks. New cans go in the top, old cans go out the bottom. Each wire rack holds around 12 cans. Each shelf holds 5 racks. Cut a piece of 1/8 plywood that goes on top of the racks for extra storage. When full, each shelf of 5 wire racks holds around 60 cans in rotation, plus whatever is top of the racks waiting to go into rotation.
With 4 shelves, and 5 wire racks per shelf, that is around 240 cans in rotation, plus whatever is on top of the racks.