"Storable" Survival Food!
Best Part: These Premium Quality Heirloom Soup Beans Are Hand-Packed By Our Family
If you've ever looked at buying a supply of emergency food, you know the stark reality:
Emergency food storage is always about trade-offs.
You sacrifice the rich taste, flavor, and nutrient density of whole foods for the practicality of more long-term, shelf-stable foods.
Until now, that is.
I want to tell you about an impressive, but forgotten whole food that's perfect for emergency food storage. It's nature's ultimate high protein super food... practically bursting not only with precious protein, but also vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other necessary survival nutrients.
I'm talking about certain types of dried beans. Not only are they a must-have survival food, but they're also a major money-stretcher when budgets are lean. To my knowledge, there is no natural food on the planet that delivers so much nutrition for so little cost.
Here's what I mean:
Heirloom beans are also rich in nutrients that play key roles in immune function. For example, heirloom beans contain bio-available zinc as well as quercetin which is a zinc ionophore. Ionophores such as quercetin are specialized “transport systems” that carry zinc across the cell membrane where it plays an important role in viral repression.
Heirloom beans are also rich in bio-available calcium, vitamin K, manganese, vitamin c and fiber to name just a few nutritional benefits.
But first things first. You simply can't ignore the flavor of the heirloom varieties. It's another story altogether. For most Americans, dried beans from the grocery store are horribly bland and boring. And, unfortunately, many people never learn to like beans at all because they've never tasted fresh heirloom beans. That's what happens when you're forced to settle.
Despite the existence of over 15,000 bean varieties in the world today, only a handful of them ever make it to your local grocery store.
The dried beans you buy at the grocery store sit around in storage silos for at least four years before they make it to the store shelves.
And chances are, those “Big-Ag” beans are the ones you’ve tasted and hated. That’s because the vast majority of beans that really taste great aren’t suited for the brute-force, industrialized farm-to-market techniques large commercial farmers use today.
What you’re left with, commercially, are a handful of “Pesticide-Herbicide Ready” varieties that can handle the harsh treatment that passes for farming today. They may make it to market cheaply enough… but they taste like paper when they get there!
But it’s time to forget everything you’ve ever heard about beans as a tool for self-reliance. This is a story almost no one knows about. In fact, you’ve probably never really tasted beans, at least not the way God intended beans to taste anyway.
So what’s the down and dirty of all of this? It’s this: I think we’re onto something. I think this is the greatest self-reliance story ever told. Here’s why:
My name is Bill Heid, and my company, Powerful Living, sells products that help people to get off-the-grid and become more self-reliant. For quite some time now, we’ve been wanting to offer our customers a nice selection of dried heirloom beans. For us, selling heirloom beans is a no-brainer… except for one thing:
The dried beans that you can get in most grocery stores are, in my humble opinion, something to be avoided if possible for the reasons previously mentioned.
So, if we were going to sell dried heirloom beans for soups, I wanted them to be the absolute best beans in the world. And, not only did I want the absolute freshest beans available (because of the shelf life issues) but they also would have to be...
And after quite a search by our international seed buyer, we finally found what we think are perfect heirloom beans. We’ve stocked up on some of these beans for ourselves and now we’re offering this remarkable bean stock to our friends and customers in a very special package we’re calling “Soup Bean Survival Kit.”
Here’s the story: We found these rare heirloom beans on a farm in California’s Sacramento Valley, grown by a farmer whom we’ve fondly nicknamed “The Bean Doctor.”
The Bean Doctor is not a traditional farmer. He’s a little quirky, a little secretive and he only grows rare heirloom beans, with rich cultural histories going back hundreds of years. I’ve never seen a grower whose “heart is in it” like this guy. He isn’t just a farmer, he’s also a historian, anthropologist, and explorer all rolled into one. (Show him a bean he’s never seen before, and he’s as excited as if he won the Powerball lottery.)
The Bean Doctor has also, single-handedly, saved a number of heirloom bean varieties from the brink of obscurity. Some of these beans are so rare that he’s had to pay a fortune for just a handful of beans for seed stock. But he’s such a plant genius and once he gets a few of the rare seeds in the ground, the rest is almost magical. In a few seasons of careful stewardship, he can literally bring a rare or obscure variety of bean back to life.
But it’s not their near-extinction status that make these beans so valuable. And it’s not their astonishing nutrient-density. It’s not even their striking beauty as each variety has its own colorful, distinctive markings. Nope, none of those things make these beans so sought after, so valuable. What is it then?
The answer lies in their extraordinary flavor.
From a culinary perspective, the heirloom beans we’ve put together in the new Soup Bean Survival kit are truly exceptional. In fact, I don’t believe you will find any beans on the planet with better taste!
And that’s not all. Each variety in the package has its own distinctive flavor and texture. Creamy… meaty… buttery… hearty… delicate… each one is different from the last. The Calypso bean, for example, is as different from the Green Flageolet bean as a Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Savignon is from a Babcock Winery Pinot Grigio.
Any chef worth his salt knows that truly outstanding food is all about the quality of the ingredients. And that’s why the distinctive flavor and texture profiles of these heirloom beans are so highly prized by chefs and gourmands almost everywhere on earth.
More and more, gourmet chefs hound heirloom bean growers (and especially our friend Dr. Bean) to plant more of these rare varieties. They leave no stone un-turned to find supplies of them. And when they discover a cache of them, they keep the source close to their chests – because they don’t want to have to share their “hidden treasure” with anyone. In fact, these big-time chefs love these beans so much that sometimes they’ll buy out entire inventories leaving nothing for ordinary folks.
And of course you can forget about ever finding beans like this in local grocery stores. These heirloom beans require far too much coddling to make them profitable for the giant food conglomerates that control most of the country’s food production.
And because heirloom beans are native to the Americas, they surpass non-native crops when it comes to the uptake of minerals and other soil nutrients. That’s what we think makes them so flavorful and nutrient-dense. They’re also better at resisting native climate stresses, pests, and diseases, and are more sustainable in the long run.
The Bean Doctor is always on the lookout for old, forgotten strains. When he finds a likely candidate, he takes it back to his farm and grows some for himself. At any given season, he’s growing 40 or 50 different heirloom bean varieties. (As far as we know, he’s the only farmer in the world who does anything like this.)
The micro-climate provides the beans with the exact temperatures, moisture levels, and drying winds they need for each stage of growth, resulting in the perfect taste and texture.
The Bean Doctor’s farm is also nestled in one of the most fertile areas of the Sacramento Valley in California. And yet this is only the beginning. You see, the micro-climate on his farm, combined with extremely careful stewardship, produces heirloom beans that are nothing short of extraordinary.
The truth is, without the blessing of a micro-climate that behaves with the precision of a Swiss watch, the beans wouldn’t have temperatures, moisture levels, or drying winds they need for each stage of growth, from planting until harvest!
It gets even better. The Bean Doctor, though a little odd, is a careful steward of the land, meticulously rotating his crops each year so he doesn’t wear out the soil. But the over-the-top “attention to detail” doesn’t stop there. Once harvested, the beans are manually sorted and cleaned in order to avoid damage by heavy equipment.
But the bottom line is this: The Bean Doctor sells out his entire harvest each year! And most of the beans go directly to top chefs and a hand full of “bean insiders” who want the best of the best. These guys will only buy fresh beans and will never buy stock that has sat in a hot warehouse for a few weeks, let alone three years or more.
By the way, freshness has a huge impact on bean preparation time. If you’ve prepared store-bought dried beans before, you know how long it takes. You have to soak them for at least 6-12 hours, sometimes even longer.
But not the beans in the Soup Bean Survival Kit. You’ll find soaking time is greatly reduced, down to about 4 hours. Same goes with cooking time – it only takes an hour or two at most, unless you choose a slow-cooking method like a Crock-pot or solar oven.
Why is soaking and cooking time so much shorter? Because the fresher the beans, the shorter the soak time. You see, as beans age, they dehydrate naturally. So, the older they get, the drier they get. If you get beans from the grocery store, you get beans that have been losing moisture steadily for perhaps four years, five years, or even longer. It takes a lot of soaking for water to penetrate the hardened outer surface of the beans and rehydrate them.
We’ve called this special bean package... the Soup Bean Survival Kit because soup is one of the most nourishing, satisfying, and simple dishes you can make. But of course, these beans aren’t limited to just making high-nutrition soups. In fact, part of the Soup Bean Survival Kit’s appeal is that the beans are very versatile.
And don’t make the mistake of assuming that because these are rare beans they require fancy preparations. They don’t. The flavor of these beans is so exceptional that they can stand on their own… or complement any flavors you may wish to pair with them.
Look… if you’re in a “worse case” survival situation, you don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing the finest spices and seasonings. The beauty of these heirloom beans is that they’ll taste great no matter how you prepare them.
Seriously, heirloom beans are probably the most versatile food you can have “ready” in the kitchen for “crunch time.” Beyond a few basic cooking principles, there are no hard and fast rules for cooking them. It’s almost impossible to ruin them.
Here's the thing:
After you soak them for a couple of hours, just put them on the stove top, over the campfire, or even in a solar oven, and let them cook another hour or two. Or, toss them in the crock-pot or solar oven in the morning, add some water, and let them simmer all day. You can add other things to the pot if you like (such as onions, garlic, celery, a ham-bone, herbs and spices, or whatever you happen to have on hand)… or not. No matter how you prepare them, you’ll be thrilled with the taste.
In every Soup Bean Survival Kit, you get one pound of each of the nine different varieties of heirloom beans listed below. It’s a given that these beans are a nutritional powerhouse. But these beans go far beyond that. These specific heirloom beans varieties were carefully selected based on taste profiles, culinary properties, and ease of growing (yes, you can plant them, too).
1. Black Valentine
The Black Valentine heirloom bush variety is an older bean, not introduced commercially until the turn of the century by Peter Henderson in 1897. Like some other bush beans, the Black Valentine is a great soup bean as well as superb as a fresh snap bean when picked early. A very hardy grower too, the dried beans are jet black. They then turn a bit purple when cooked. It’s a tender and tasty bean that has a slightly nutty flavor and a nice “meaty” texture. They have a light, thin skin that allows its flavors to mix with your aromatics and create a delicious bean broth. Because they are a thin-skinned bean, the Black Valentines work nicely with rice. Juice from the bean flavors the rice. Black Valentines never turn mushy either. Black beans contain a wide variety of flavonoids that help control fat metabolism, bio-available magnesium to aid with protein synthesis and the rare-earth molybdenum which helps cells produce energy.
2. Good Mother Stallard
Good Mother Stallard has an extremely velvety texture and is the perfect heirloom bean for soups, re-fried beans, dips and casseroles. Further, broth made from Good Mother Stallard is both nutritious and tasty, some even say addictive! A true heirloom bean grown for generations with a wonderful, nutty, rich meaty flavor. Interestingly, these beans plump up to almost perfectly round when cooked and resemble precious little pearls. Good Mother Stallard is one of the few dry beans that retains its colors through cooking. Great for cold bean salads or mouth-watering soups, or just as a side dish with simple. Good Mother Stallard is one of the most savory, creamiest heirloom beans you’ll ever eat. At that point they pop like little cream pearls in your mouth.
3. Green Flageolet
Any gourmand worthy of his or her apron has nothing but praise for the Green Flageolet. Foodies everywhere regard this little-known heirloom bean as the “caviar of beans.” It’s a real delicacy, and usually very hard to find. Unless you frequent gourmet food stores and comb through specialty cooking catalogs, you’ve probably never seen them for sale. Their delicate, creamy flavor belies their hardiness – they won’t fall apart in the cooking process! Use them in soups and stews, but make sure to try them in cold salads, too. The Green Flageolet has the odd ability to retain chlorophyll longer than any other bean, even after cooking, hence the name. This bean has a lot of nutrients, like copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and B9 just to name a few.
4. Yellow Indian Woman
Yellow Indian Woman beans may be the best tasting beans you’ll ever eat. Period. Perhaps it’s because they seem to hold their warm, nutty flavor so well no matter how long you cook them. Great with onions and garlic, this creamy, golden bean is absolutely delicious. So much so, Yellow Indian Woman beans have become a high-end restaurant favorite as well.
Using them for “slow cooked" meals works well as they not only retain their taste, but retain their beautiful petite and rounded shape. This variety was originally grown in Pennsylvania and later brought to Montana by Swedish immigrants. They need only be soaked for four hours which is nice.
5. Sunset Runner
The Sunset Runner is a gorgeous, beefy bean. Chefs love this bean as you can easily vary from creamy to starchy when cooking. Not just that, the color and markings of this bean are truly remarkable.
Sunset Runners stay whole and remain somewhat firm but continued cooking can change the texture. The smell of a broth made with Sunset Runners is inviting, especially on a cold winter day. They are an extremely versatile heirloom bean and are great when served with roasted garlic and wild mushrooms. It is said that the Sunset Runners originated from an area near Southwest Mexico called Oaxaca where they were grown by the Zapotecs in very rugged terrain.
As a side-note, some folks grow Sunset Runners as “hummingbird bait” because the flowers seem to be a magnet for them.
Hailed by many as the all-time greatest bean for baking, casseroles and soups. Can also be used as a green bean when the pods are young and tender. Calypso beans are also called Orca or Yin Yang beans. When fresh the calypso bean is encased in a somewhat narrow and long pod that is dark green. After shelling, they are more easily distinguished by the beans skin “yin-yang pattern” which actually becomes even more pronounced in time. The calypso shape is round, ovate and petite. The beans color fades somewhat with cooking. And once cooked, calypso bean offers a smooth, velvety texture. Calypso beans are high in protein and a great source of bio-available calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium. thiamine and iron.
7. Snow Cap
These culinary gems look like luscious cranberries dipped in white chocolate, and until recently, were almost impossible to find as demand far outstripped supply. Half white, and half speckled, the Snow Cap bean is a wonderful bean to stock in your pantry for hearty soups in the winter. Many cooks like to keep them in clear containers just to show off their unique beauty. Snowcaps are described as having a silky, potato-like texture, perfect for New England chowders. The Snow Cap is rich and filling; it’s one of the largest of all dried beans. When cooked, this bean grows in size over two and a half times. Put them in any kind of chili – from your grandfather’s classic chili to venison chili – and your mouth will water.
This wonderful bean was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite. And Mr. Jefferson grew a lot of heirloom beans!
It was also one of the main food crops for many of the Missouri Valley Indian tribes, one of which was the Arikara tribe. Lewis and Clark ran into this tribe and their bean on their trip west. The bean was one of the first plants collected to be scientifically cataloged. In fact, it is said that the Arikara bean stored up by the tribe may have saved the lives of those on the expedition during their rough winter of 1805. The bean was officially introduced in the “Pioneer Indian Collection” of seeds in the early 1900s by Oscar Will. The beans color is a yellowish tan with a eye ring that’s reddish brown. Arikara is a hard shell, short season heirloom bean which is small in size, has a deliciously intense flavor and dense flesh. Great for slow cooking and salads.
9. Tiger’s Eye
Another beautiful heirloom soup bean that’s dark orange and has swirling stripes which are dark maroon in color. The flavor runs similar to the pinto beans, but has a creamier texture. Tigers Eye heirloom beans originated in Chile and are great for refried beans as well as a premiere soup bean. They are a large bean with a rich, distinctive taste. You could grow these beans for their aesthetic beauty alone as they easily thrive in backyard gardens. They also hold their shape well during cooking. Tigers Eye beans are also rich in zinc and calcium.
Again, one of the most beautiful of all the dry beans. Excellent creamy texture and extremely tender skin once cooked. Great for chili and stews!
Did you know that even the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommend that all Americans eat at least 3 cups of beans per week? Here’s why:
Beans of Distinction
Calypso beans are believed to be one of the beans grown by the Native American tribe, the Abenaki people of the Champlain region. The beans were commonly grown along with corn and squash in a process known as “the three sisters” where the crops all provide natural support for one another. Additionally when all three crops were consumed they together formed a complete protein as well as made for a filling meal which provided sustenance in a time where meat was scarce. The Abenaki would plant the Calypso and the other sister crops when the seven sister star cluster known as the Pleiades was spotted in the early morning sky along with the rising sun, a sighting that signaled the start of spring. Come winter the star configuration would be in the setting sun sky, signaling the end of the season for those crops.
Beans are easy to grow … especially with the superior germination rates of the heirloom beans in the Soup Bean Survival Kit.
It bears repeating that… beans are actually seeds! Every single bean is a future bean plant. In addition to exceptional flavor, the beans chosen for the Soup Bean Survival Kit were carefully selected to give you the highest probability of germination and rapid growth if you decide to plant them.
Know this: All the varieties are suitable for planting in virtually any part of the country. Because these beans are heirlooms, they will breed true year after year (unlike hybrid seeds).
Plus, their extraordinary freshness means even higher germination rates. And as “just-in-case” seed stock, heirloom beans also seem to have a unique ability to pull up a full spectrum of nutrients from the soil, including the trace minerals that are almost impossible to get in processed foods today.
Let’s face it, when you cook beans, you want to be sure your family will not just eat them, but will actually enjoy them. In a survival situation, this is even more critical. So why not make sure you have beans they’ll love?
If you’re interested in cheap, four year old… 89¢ beans from a big box grocery store, these are not the beans for you. But if you’re looking for the absolute freshest… most delicious, most nutrient-dense, most versatile survival foods you could possibly find, then you want the new package we’ve created called Soup Bean Survival. And you’ll be in great company, by the way. Check this out…
The French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley is one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. The executive chef of this 5-star restaurant is a big fan of heirloom beans. He uses them all the time in his signature dishes. Dinner for two at The French Laundry, by the way, goes for over $500 (and that’s not including the wine).
It’s a similar story with the highly praised CityZen restaurant in Washington, D.C. Heirloom beans are a favorite ingredient for the executive chef there as well. Dinner with heirloom beans for two at CityZen will set you back about $250, plus the tip, of course. And it’s not just these two restaurants. Top chefs all over the country are putting heirloom beans on the menu, driving up demand… and scooping up the limited supply of the really top shelf beans.
Heirloom beans have been showing up on the menu of exclusive restaurants all across the country… but you won’t have to wait for a table or pay hundreds of dollars a head when you have your own supply of these rare heirloom beans.
$500 for beans for two? Whoa! But don’t worry, you won’t pay anywhere near that for your heirloom beans. We worked every connection and pulled every string we had to get access to these high-end beans, and as a result, the Soup Bean Survival Kit is the single best buy anywhere for hand-picked, fresh heirloom beans grown from finest seed stock in the world.
And there’s simply no other survival food that’s so nutritious and delicious. When you order Soup Bean Survival, you get 9 different varieties of beans for a total of 9 pounds of highly sought after, hard-to-find heirloom beans. And it costs only $99.97 (plus shipping and handling).
Whether you cook them the day you get them, or store them for the troubling times ahead, no other survival food will ever taste as good. After all, what other five-star restaurant food can you put on the shelf for years, and still have it taste as good as the day you bought it? What other survival food (or gourmet food, for that matter) do you know of that you can multiply just by planting it in your garden?
Plus... Right Now...
You Also Get These Four Bonuses
The first bonus is a “for your eyes only” video we made in Hanne’s Kitchen… where Brian and Hanne reveal all the little tricks, tactics and techniques that Hanne uses to make survival meals with heirloom beans. It’s a special opportunity to look at the hands-on basics of little known, old world, self-reliance with beans. Hanne and Brian will show you how to instantly take beans from the box and turn them “in a pinch” into a great tasting meal the whole family will wolf down with a smile. There’s a few “bean cooking” videos out there, but nothing comes close to this. Great heirloom bean recipes included.
Hanne and Brian teach you the basics of preparing survival meals with heirloom soup beans. You'll learn how to maximize heirloom bean nutrition and taste and do it in minimum time.
It's worth at least thirty bucks and probably more.
Brian and Keith discuss how to use heirloom soup beans to easily create extraordinary meals that are packed with nutritional density. Learn how to cook heirloom beans in new and remarkable ways.
We also wanted you to be able to take your Soup Bean Survival Kit and create several exotic dishes anytime you wanted to... at a moment's notice. So here's what we've done: You probably know who Keith Snow is. Keith is, without a doubt, the single best "wild harvest" cook in the U.S. Period. He can take almost any food item from the garden or pantry and instantly whip up the most mouth-watering dishes you can imagine. You'll learn how to cook fresh heirloom beans and much more.
In fact, Keith has won his vast international fan base precisely because he has proven, over and over again that...
When you have his secrets, that is. Anyway, for years Keith has been teaching Wild Harvest-Heirloom Bean cooking and preparation techniques and we've finally convinced him to let us video what we're calling "Soup Bean Magic." Magic as in you're shocked something is so delicious and healthy comes from so little effort. And Keith makes it happen fast too.
Soup Bean Magic is like having Keith come over and stay with you for the afternoon, to teach you all his best heirloom bean cooking secrets and heirloom bean recipes. (A pretty amazing image considering Keith's always crazy, "booked solid" schedule.)
I don't know why we didn't ask Keith to do his "Soup Bean Magic" video before, but we've finally got it produced and we're finally releasing it. But only as part of the Soup Bean Survival Kit.
Soup Bean Magic is also worth an easy $30.00 if you could buy it. It comes with your Soup Bean Survival Kit.
Cooking With Dried Beans
Saving Money And Eating Better With Dried Bean Basics
In this 190 page bonus E-book, the Northarvest Bean Growers Association explain in easy to understand language, how to fast and cook effectively with dried beans. As they say in the book... “cooking dried beans doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does take timing.” From a practical standpoint, making high-protein meals which add a nutrient rich array of minerals and vitamins as well as fiber to your diet all while saving money on your grocery bill, just makes good sense. The instructions in the book are designed to help you master the use of dried beans in cooking quickly and easily. Also has some interesting stuff on the history of beans and plenty of easy to use heirloom bean recipes.
"Heirloom Beans As Backup"
Why Heirloom Beans Are The Perfect
Survival Food Backup
We also have an important "bean interview" with Sara Pitzer, the author of "Cooking with Dried Beans." In the interview we cover all aspects of cooking with dried beans as I picked Sara's brain for every jot and tittle of accumulated wisdom and experience in using dried beans. We talk about why beans make the perfect "back-up food" as well as how to use beans to save on your grocery bill. This is critical bean information that you absolutely want to know if you're interested in using beans as a survival food.
More and more people are discovering the tremendous taste of heirloom beans, and supplies are going fast. Here's what to do right now: Lock in your supply of Soup Bean Survival. Only one farm in the entire country grows the beans for this special combination package, and once the most recent harvest is sold out, it will be months (next harvest) until more become available.
If you're already a bean lover... the Soup Bean Survival Kit will take your enjoyment to a whole new level. If you were indifferent to beans before, you'll be glad you gave these a try. And if you've never eaten beans before, why not start with the very best?
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