Just in time for your Fourth of July party comes 60 year old information on how to prepare nutritious meals to feed vast quantities of guests using mere garbage cans and a fire pit. The North Carolina Council of Civil Defense Nutrition Advisory Board led by Dr. Bertlyn Bosley published the State of North Carolina Civil Defense Emergency Feeding Manual in late 1951 (or early 1952 as the records are not too specific). North Carolina's commitment to creating an emergency mass feeding program for both survivors and rescue workers came in response to the Federal Civil Defense Administration's early planning recommendations. This information continued to be used by the NCCD well into the 1960s. I have yet to find any updated edition or changes to this manual or the mass feeding training manual since publication.
The complete manual is found below including simple recipes should you desire to experience the taste of being a survivor in a bread line following nuclear attack.