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Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« on: April 08, 2010, 10:28:52 AM »
This Topic is about foods which could be cultivated indoors, in a shelter, or in the aftertime in a
small kitchen, up on space saving shelves - or in an outdoor shed -with a minimum of effort.
Talking about survival groups cultivating their own mushrooms and sprouts; making their
own yogurt and using a food dryer
to dry slices of fruits and vegetables and even meat and fish.

On the old Forum, a couple of years ago, I put up a lot of posts - not finding many of them -
these posts were indeed about mushroom growing, sprouting, yogurt making, and drying of fruits
vegetables and meat. These foods would be relatively inexpensive.
They not take up much space at all to cultivate.
These foods would add much needed vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber and variety to a diet.
The subject "crops up" here and there so let's try to condense it here.
Post here what you know about cultivating these foods. Ideas, suggestion, links.
- Yowbarb 
PS I forgot to mention, Moderator Linda White posted lots about food dehydrating. In the original topic and it is somewhere here on the Town hall too. Perhaps in her Finding foods Board. She dpes rgis all the time, and is pretty much the expert on it...
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 10:40:00 AM »
http://www.geopathfinder.com/9473.html   This site has a lot of interesting ideas, links, pdfs instructions on building a solar food dryer.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 10:47:28 AM »
Something I posted on the Old Town Hall, in 2008, indoor growing, chia and
also at bottom of page a link to
one site for mushroom growing kits.
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 08:22:01 PM »
Some reasons to cultivate sh*take mushroom
from Answers.com
Shiitake is an excellent source for amino acids; vegetable proteins; iron; thiamine (vitamin B1); riboflavin (vitamin B2); niacin; and vitamins B6, B12, and D2.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 11:01:48 AM »
A recap on indoor food cultivation:
Seed sprouting
led fruit, veg growing
yogurt cultivation
yeast culture for bread- someone keep it going
fruit and veg drying
jerky drying
mushroom growing
an indoor well - protected little fish pond - trout or whatever will work.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 12:22:22 PM »
I've been wondering if you could hydrophonics to grow things inside like tomatoes.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 01:35:58 PM »
This looks like it could be useful.

Food Pantry Hanging Dehydrator / Dryer - Five Tray Non Electric Fruit, Vegetable, Jerky Dehydrationhttp://www.amazon.com/Food-Pantry-Hanging-Dehydrator-Dryer/dp/B001T426TE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333398808&sr=8-2

It received mixed reviews, the bad reviews came from trays sliding out.  The designer seems to have fixed the problem.  I'll order one next chance I get.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 05:28:53 PM »
I'm putting in my garden now. Lasagna method, coop planting. If the heat wave hits us again, I've got a spot indoors with a 9'x9' window to make a greenhouse out of. I'll also do hydroponic gardening for a small amount of foods.
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 06:06:08 PM »
I'm putting in my garden now. Lasagna method, coop planting. If the heat wave hits us again, I've got a spot indoors with a 9'x9' window to make a greenhouse out of. I'll also do hydroponic gardening for a small amount of foods.
Erv

How difficult and how costly is it to do hydroponic gardening indoors, say small scale for some basics, like tomatoes, etc.?
What type of foods have you grown with hydroponics?  I've considered doing it, but always figured it would be too costly for start-up costs and electricity.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 08:05:06 AM »
The way I was planning on doing my hydrophonic plants would be to just stick them in a container and use compost tea as the nutrient stuff.  A real hydrophonic system is costly.  So I thought of this cheap version myself!  I was thinking of trying it on tomatoes too, but at some point, I will have to move them outside so the bees can pollinate them.  I've not been successful doing that myself.

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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 04:04:00 PM »
This looks like it could be useful.

Food Pantry Hanging Dehydrator / Dryer - Five Tray Non Electric Fruit, Vegetable, Jerky Dehydrationhttp://www.amazon.com/Food-Pantry-Hanging-Dehydrator-Dryer/dp/B001T426TE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333398808&sr=8-2

It received mixed reviews, the bad reviews came from trays sliding out.  The designer seems to have fixed the problem.  I'll order one next chance I get.
I forgot to mention, Moderator Linda White posted lots about food dehydrating. In the original topic and it is somewhere here on the Town hall too. Perhaps in her Finding foods Board. She is pretty much the expert on it...
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 11:39:06 PM »
Sprouting potatoes indoors...
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Time lapse of a potato in a jar. This is only part of the total time lapse, for some reason i cant find the whole file. I believe i was shooting one frame every 15 minutes 24 hours a day for several weeks. Note the water level rising and falling.
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 12:04:00 AM »
Here is a little info on led food growing, in video form.
We need more in depth and coherent led -growing videos. Please post what you find,
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LED Greenhouse Lighting  1:19

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Rowan Horncastle at Copenmind 2008, speaks to the University of Southern Denmark about their latest research into greenhouse lighting...
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LGM5 Lettuce Greenhouse 7 days in October in Alfred New York

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LED Grow Lights over NFT tables filled with baby lettuce heads. This Greenhouse is in Alfred State College up state New York. ...



Potato Harvest   1:40

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Part of our first experiments with root vegetables, these are our first harvest. These are a miniature variety of a Honey Gold potato.
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Growing a delicious and nutritious indoor garden   3:58

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Growing a delicious, nutritious garden indoors using grow lights and Ocean Trace sea minerals
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Re: Indoor food cultivation, a good survival tool
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 05:00:59 PM »
Here is another yogurt preparation recipe. This is the sort of thing you could do in a survival dome, an underground shelter, a camper, a campground, etc. as long as there is a small heat source...
Having the needed ingredients to make both sprouts and yogurt could save a lot of lives by providing some live food along with the other stored foods...Also when things run out, there could be an ongoing production of yogurt and sprouts...
Can the yogurt be made from packaged milk? I do not know...will look into that.   - Yowbarb


•   The image with the recipe on it is from the Facebook page of Joybilee.
•   The second image shows her page and some questions and comments, educational.