Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yummy Food

I have to admit, I love food. In all it's forms and many of its dialects (can ethnic food have its own dialect? I think so...I am going with it)
A few of my friends have been using the Shelf Reliance products for some time now...and I must admit I am a food snob, I refuse to consume foods full of preservatives and sugar. It is something I get a little bit fanatic about...
So here I was reading about my friend Erin G's experience with Shelf Reliance (She had recently singed up as a consultant) So I decided late one night to check out the ingredient labels and nutrition content of their foods.
Freeze Dried Peaches :Ingredients: Peaches Freeze Dried Apricots: Ingredients: Apricots Strawberries, Apples, Broccoli, Corn, Peas, Green Beans, the list went on until I had an ah-ha moment.... These foods were unadulterated, even more so than the canned foods you can buy in the store, and even more so than the foods I can preserve on my own. (I have attempted fruits without sugar, and it is an expensive and fruitless experience.) I was sold, I then spent time on their handy "Q" system, where it allows you to input the number in your household (9) and the amounts of food each person will need for your allotted time expanse (1 year) It then calculates how much of each of the food groups that you will need to keep your family well-fed. Here is the coolest then get to decide on a budget amount, and their system automatically puts food items on drop-ship delivery each month. If you have ZERO food stored up, they suggest a 'smart-start pack' this gives you all the basics for a family, grains, leavening, Salt, Protein, etc... Depending on your family size and budget the Q then automatically sends your food! For my family we have a year supply already of grains, and legumes, we are sorely lacking in fruits and vegetables, so this is where the bulk of OUR purchases will be. We will have Mangoes, Pineapples, Peaches, Pears, beans, Peas, Corn, Broccoli, Spinach, ALL at our fingertips! This is mega-exciting for me! Fruits and vegetables regardless of the season and availability! Check them out, and ask any question you may have the research and I challenge you to get serious about your food supplies, i honestly do not care where you get your food, I pray that you simply make the steps to get a supply of safe and nutritious foods in your stores...for there are times coming, where you will wish you had!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

We watched in horror as the storm rolled in to the east coast, New Yorkers are pretty tough cookies, But i must ask, and wonder....why did they try to ride out a storm if they were not prepared?

I see on the news today that residents of areas without water or power are fighting and feeling desperate without basic supplies.
I know the decision to stay is valid, and I am NOT judging them for choosing that, however I pity them, honestly if it were me, I would have packed the Bug out Bus long before the storm rolled in, and took a road trip. Taking along with me all my precious cargo, my food, blankets, and irreplaceable family heirlooms, As we speak, we have the bus ready to roll at a moments notice, with food, blankets, and basic supplies, with 72 hours notice, we could easily pack up all (ALL) our families needs and happily hit the road.

I hope and pray the people affected by this Frankenstorm will find relief, that they will be warm, fed and comfortable.

I am ever so grateful for the Ark, and the comfort I have in knowing my home on wheels is ready to roll, should the need ever arise.