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Nebraskits: Rations for Nuclear Attack

To stock bomb shelters with food in the event of a nuclear attack, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture developed "Nebraskits," compressed wheat biscuits formulated to satisfy a person's nutritional needs for at least two weeks. The Division of Nebraska Resources newsletter, Nebraska on the March, sang the praises of Nebraskits: "The rations have a long shelf life, are ready to eat and are palatable to all age groups." The shape was later changed to look more like a conventional cracker, and other varieties were produced.

381/qN272, Nebraska on the March, 1/1962, p.6

 Nebraska on the March, 1/1962, p.6 (381/qN272)

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