posted on Apr, 1 2011 @ 04:37 AM
Ouch, I just read their prices. I can get a 12 pack of MREs for about $60-70 and you can stay healthy on just one a day for periods up to about two
Bottom line, when you go to the grocery store, grab a jumbo bag of rice, beans, or some other non-perishable. Keep jugs of water that you switch out
and refill occasionally. Just buy one of each per shopping trip and it adds up pretty quickly. I missed the beginning of the school year when my term
of service with the army was over, and lived with my mother during that time until I could register. Over that period, I accumulated a massive amount
of dry goods, dehydrated milk, and stored water. This is all while paying rent and living on a reduced income.
When the floods here happened, my mother freaked out because I was gone(by this time I was at college and stranded in my dorm room) and she had no
food stored aside from stuff that went bad when the power ran out. She hadn't prepared because this was an unforeseen threat. I called and told her
to look in my old closet and she realized she would be in worse shape and have less food if the national guard had rescued her.
File this away. If you live in the area, take precautions. If you don't live in the area, still take precautions. A quake might not happen. A flood
might happen. In any case, a nice rice an lentil soup is good to have even if no emergencies happen.