Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 -Introduction Chapter 2 - Survival Foods That You Need by Your Side MRE Rice Beans Cornmeal Lard Salt Sugar Pasta Peanut butter Chapter 3 - What not to store Tuna Flour Saltine and graham crackers Breakfast cereals Tomato items Home dehydrated foods Bottled salad dressings Chapter 4 - Storing your food Ground storage Root cellaring Chapter 5 - Methods of Food Preservation Dehydrating Canning Commercially canned food Frozen foods Chapter 6 - Survival in the Wilderness Universal edibility test Temperate zone plants Tropical zone food plants Desert zone food plants Seaweeds North African plantation Conifers Grasses Oaks Preparation of Plant Food Chapter 7 - Other sources of survival foods Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Small Mammals Reptiles Conclusion References Author Bio Publisher Preface Life as we know it is quite simple. We all have an organized structure in which we live in, and all our necessities are nearby. Humans require water and food, above all other commodities and necessities, to survive and in our natural habitat we do not worry about the provision of these items. A simple visit to the grocery store serves all our requirements. But, our job here is not to tell you the things you already know, but to prepare you for any hurdle that may come into this organized structure. Floods, earthquakes, or any other natural disaster may influence your life negatively and this book is all about helping you in picking the right food to survive in these circumstances. Panic is the first indication of losing it all. We want you to avoid that and the methodology is preplanning and awareness of disastrous situations. In this book, we initiate by advising you about the importance of planning ahead so that you do not feel that you are spending too much just for emergency situations. Shop side by side each time you visit the grocery store. We explain what you need and the shelf lives of the most important high quality survival foods. As we know it is human nature to make mistakes, we also advise you on how you may avoid the key ones in our section of what not to store. Lastly, we tend to the people stuck in the wilderness and give them key points on the identification of safe plants to eat and the gold universal edibility test. This book aims to educate you in choosing the best survival foods and storage instructions to protect you from adverse scenarios.
This book resulted from many years of teaching engineering aspects of food tech- nology at the Agricultural University ofWageningen, The Netherlands. In the course of those years the subject matter of teaching has been written down and placed at the student's disposal. The Dutch text has been reconsidered and revised several times. Eventually the question arose whether it would be advisable to transform and translate the text in order to transfer available knowledge and experience to others interested in the relatively new branch of food science that food process engineering is. This question has been answered in the affirmative. Up to now only a few books deal with food process engineering; some are rather superficial and evidently meant as introductory, other ones have in our opinion too much emphasis on chemical engineering and too little on food process engineering. We believe - and this will be elucidated at some length in the Introduction - that food process engineering is in many respects a very specific branch of engineering, allied to but certainly different from chemical engineering. We have always endeav- oured to show similarities between various branches, stressing at the same time how- ever the differences and explaining the why and wherefore of them. The present book illustrates this approach. It considers engineering, process en- gineering and food process engineering as ranking in this order of rising importance.
This new edition of Thermal Energy Storage Systems offers the up-to-date coverage needed to address recent R&D, including much of the authors' own work, which furthers more energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions. New material also covers analysis, design and performance improvement as well as life-cycle costing and assessment. The authors address real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and the practical applications of thermal energy storage technology. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated for use as a text on alternative and renewable energy courses, with case studies updated as well as problems added at the end of each chapter. Enables the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of thermal energy storage (TES) technology Includes state-of-the-art descriptions of many facets of TES systems and applications Summarises significant new research on energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions Allows students to explore the potential of TES systems via computer simulations and to hence appreciate the technical details involved in a TES system design Significantly revised for use as a graduate text on emerging renewable and alternative energy courses, including updated case studies, worked-out examples, problems and solutions at the end of each chapter
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