How to cook with bugs is actually what some students are doing, in NC or Florida or some such, but I don't have the details. Bug cookbook. Due to humidity, dead tissue everywhere, the bugs and mushrooms will do great. Mushrooms don't require light just good organic material and humidity. There's even a web site to link to that tells how to grow them with lots of recipes. Bats over the fish pond = fertilizer. Is this batty? Bugs will greatly increase, lots of protein, use bats to harvest and eat the bats.
Potatoes...underground crop, not subject to wind damage, tremendous food potential per acre .. caused the Irish starvation when the fungus killed them. I think fungus is going to be a huge problem with indoor gardening. Does ultraviolet light help that? Ultraviolet light means power and bulbs, no solution and not many UV fluorescent tubes. Best figure out how to identify and prepare mushrooms. Lots of them'll be around! Go with the flow. If we got mushrooms, make mushroom soup!
Bugs are not a bad idea. Apparently, they are a protein food! Plus, fish are good protein. Beans and legumes are another excellent source of protein. Food combos are overlooked, the Orientals know that fish and rice together are more than any apart. They synergize. Some primitive people eat insects etc., things from trees etc.
What about earthworms? Anyone tried them? Easy to grow! Do you purge them for a couple of day like you do with snails? Take hands full of earth worms and purges them quickly. Start with an old washing machine cloths wringer! You can then dry the worms, pulverize them, then add to other ingredients for a protein rich meal! Some of the best bug recipes to come form 3rd world countries!
The real animal protein that is the most similar to current foods will be rabbits. Three adults (two female and 1 male) will produce 250 pounds of dressed offspring. Unused greenery from vegetables grown for their roots or bulbs can feed the 3 grown rabbits. The meat eats only milk. Then they are harvested. Very good even by today's.
Beans and rice can be planted - they each have a short growing season. Rice requires lots of water, but beans don't require much.
I think that any hydroponics beds or fish tanks that folks have set up and operational will be damaged by the shift, have to be repaired.
Earthworms are easy, they eat dirt and if one throws in the garbage, they eat that and then taste better for eat when we eat them! Do mealworms eat garbage, etc.?
I know that growing fish in tanks can be a delicate operation, as they can get diseases, fungus and the like, need oxygen and moving water, I think. Can't just dump everything into the fish tanks. Plus, if the PS breaks the tanks, then the water spills out and one has dead fish. So these tanks need some kind of mechanism that will prevent the water from standing still. Fish farming is an established operation, so I'm sure all this has been written up in books, etc.
During earthquakes, fish tanks could rupture, but what about stainless steel tanks? If one lines the tanks with plastic, then maybe losing all will be minimized during the shift, you know, using a plastic liner. What happens to metal during violent earthquakes? I know metal frame buildings do better than others, that's for sure. The metal flexes. Also, circular structures resist EQ better than square. An oval or circle is resistant, no weak points to take stress, its spread all over.
On the hydroponics beds, wooden beds lined with plastic is best for 3 reasons. 1: they are cheap to build, 2: they will be a mess after the PS but could be rebuilt quickly, so the plants don't even die in the meantime. 3: later, after the shift, more permanent ones can be built in trenches in the ground, concrete beds, etc.
Mushrooms are so important, as they can grow in no light and require only the right things to grow on plus the original mycelium. Fantastic source of protein, make lots of other foods taste good when cooked together.