Yet Another Gotcha: Canned Food

Teens — do you need more community service hours? Manna is one place where your volunteer hours will truly make an impact! Manna Food Center, a not-for-profit organization, that strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. They feed approximately 2000 people each month.

I also carry a product called Knot-A-Bag. This is a continuous roll of plastic bag. It is housed in a plastic container and you can make any size bag that you need by simply pulling it out and knotting it.

Navigation in the high tech modern world is almost taken for granted. But cell phones and GPS devices are limited by battery life and are often not robust enough for some conditions. A good map of the area you’re in and a good pocket compass should always be considered, along with a powerful but lightweight monocular. Signaling for help may be necessary, and sometimes simple smoke from a fire can be life saving. Other lightweight lifesavers might be a survival whistle and a signaling mirror. You may also consider a personal locator beacon.

I suggest you carry some additional reusable camp towels or other towels. If you need to do any work on your car you’ll be happy to have these around afterwards.

You’re obviously intelligent enough to know that a good number of processed foods have an indefinite shelf life and they don’t spoil within a few days – something that is a trademark of real food. Oh yes, they may start out with real food ingredients. But along with it are added ton loads of chemical preservatives which just spoil the whole thing. Then they have to go through certain processes (bleaching, drying, heating, freeze drying, evaporating, etc.) and the last thing they would ever resemble would be your grandmother’s best home-cooked meal.

For the best weight loss results carry Survival Kit packages. Fill them with healthy snacks like mixes that include nuts, veggies, and fruits. When you do this you will always have something on hand when hunger strikes, and will be less likely to cheat and lose sight of your weight loss goals.

With a source of propane it’s a simple matter to plumb in a portable tankless water heater that will let you enjoy that long hot shower. Of course with society left many miles behind you propane may become a little scarce.

A light cover up. Temperatures can drop drastically at night sometimes by 30 degrees or more! Hopefully you’ll never find yourself lost on a trail after sun down in a pair of shorts and a tee, but if you do having even just a light cover up such as a cotton sweater can help. Weather is unpredictable and you’ll be glad you were shlepping it around when you actually need it. Prevents a cold or sickness promotes comfort.