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Doomsday Kitchen

Marcus Harrison

Published August, 2013

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Imagine that a natural, catastrophic, disaster has occurred; that giant tsunami or mega-meteor strike sometimes talked about, or the earthquake that levels nations. The supermarket shelves are bare, there is no water in the taps, no electricity to cook by or charge your mobile phone, and you may be isolated and own nothing more than the clothes that you stand in. Infrastructure is virtually non-existent and no one is coming to assist you, since there are millions of other people prioritized for help by whatever government that still remains before they even begin to think about you. Welcome to the post-industrial Stone Age.

Armageddon Cookbook | Doomsday Kitchen      With home and contents, including any food stocks, destroyed how are you going to feed and water yourself, fellow survivors, or family? This comprehensive book should provide you with some answers and ideas to see you through the hard times; from foraging for edible wild plants, seaweeds, fish, and other meat resources, to harvesting and processing water, to becoming proficient in adapting to the new world around you. In short, the knowledge to become self-reliant and take control of sourcing food and water in the new world. Think water, think food, think fire, and you get this gist of the contents of this book.

365 pages, A5 format paperback, Illustrated throughout [Contents outlined below].

ISBN 978-0-9544158-8-4  |  RRP: £16.95 + Shipping

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Read the review on the Green Craft Bushcraft website.

Excellent stuff. My travels around town will never feel quite the same again. Bring on the disaster.... well perhaps not. ! :)) L.B., Derby.

Could well become one of the 'classics'... D., Wales

Wow! So much information, so much knowledge to learn about and catch up on. Jack L., Peterbro'.

Absolutely stunning; but then I guess that's what you get when someone with a thorough knowledge of their world sits down to write about it. Duncan R.

... A bit like that famous beer... reaches the parts that other books do not reach. R.J., London

Amazing. I've read numerous survival books that cover every survival topic under the sun in hundreds of pages, yet your book is as large as many of those books and on just the subject of food and related issues. Just goes to show what these guys missed out. PP, Exeter

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Coverage of topics relating to food and water is comprehensive. Apart from the doomsday recipes section some of the other items covered are:

Mental preparedness and decision-making, sustainability and Cost of Acquisition, then under animals: insects and worms, raising snails, rodents as food, rabbit, deer, goat, squirrel, birds, fish, marine molluscs and crustaceans.

In the plants section a select number of edible wild plants are discussed, along with a selected number of trees with edible uses, some useful garden ornamentals, seaweeds, wild beverage plants, berries and nuts.

Under Food and Cooking there are tips on where to locate the Doomsday Kitchen, cooking with fire, fuel conservation, hay-box cooking, doomsday kitchen utensils, and cooking with clay. And then sections on soil texture and moisture, water resources and surface water harvesting, capping springs, filtration, solar distillation, organizing water usage, waterborne diseases and botulism, and food preservation techniques.

The Armageddon Menu focuses almost totally with unusual ways of dealing with foods that may be sourced from the wild and in a post-disaster world, since plants are pretty straightforward to prepare and there's nothing new about boiling or roasting meat joints and steaks. There are short sections on brewing and distilling, and root crop and fruit storage for the winter months, cereal grains and milling, salt and saltpetre production (needed for food preservation), and storing ice.

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