posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:44 PM
Never would have thought about canned goods "cooking" themselves. Here in south Texas, that could be a problem as it gets over 100 regularly.
Stored in a trailer, that much hotter. Thanks for saving me from learning that one the hard way.
For me, practical choices for staple foods are Peanut Butter, Rice, Honey and Granola. I'm sure I'll add to that over time, but it'll be a good
start and I know we could at least survive for some time on it.
I went through a hurricane a couple of years back, and it hit us pretty hard, wiped out everything. For days, no nothing. The first couple days
everyone was fine, but after that you could see increasing irritation and desperation. Luckily that's when the Red Cross and HEB supermarket came to
the rescue with food, water and even intermediate shelter.
Since then, we bought an atmospheric water generator, an electric backup generator, solar/crank powered radio/charger thingy, a flint fire starter and
other small stuff. Campers are great in that they're completely self contained. I'm looking to add decent solar panel, which seem to have gotten
much better over the past few years, and that could give us a little juice if things get really bad.
It's easy to see how a large scale catastrophe could bring any peaceful loving community to each others throats in a very short time. Having
something to protect against that is just as important as food IMO.