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Below I have pasted in several lengthy excerpts from an article written by F. Enzio Busche, a German who experienced World War II and the aftermath as a child. There is a link for the complete article at the end of this blog; I encourage you to read it. However, for purposes of this post I have excerpted what I think will be of most interest to those striving to prepare as best as possible, especially with regard to food.
"May I share with you some experiences that I, along with millions of other Europeans, had in the days of devastation, total destruction, and starvation that became a reality for so many survivors of World War II. These experiences helped me to recognize and appreciate the basic necessities of life and to separate true needs from false wants....
[emphasis mine]"These four basic items—oil, wheat, honey, and milk (or their equivalents in other cultures)—together with water, salt, and renewable basic foods such as potatoes and other vegetables, can satisfy nutritional requirements in times of emergency and also are valuable and usable in normal daily life.