Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Preparing for a Twinkie-less Apocalypse



In retaliation for making him watch Honey Boo Boo, HB talked me into watching a god-awful show about apocalyptic preparedness.

It was exactly what you'd expect.

As is the case in all good stories, one thing led to another and we decided to investigate these pails of freeze-dried food that will supposedly sustain a single person for an entire month. Bonus: they have a shelf life of 30 years unopened. Have you figured out where I’m going with this yet?

Yeah. We’ve ordered three pails. So, in honor of the Mayan apocalypse, our next adventure will involve trying to survive for 30 days on a 39-pound pail of freeze-dried meals. I guess “pail” isn’t the best word, as we researched several options and eventually voted on a version that comes in a box, because we’re classy like that. In the interest of full disclosure, when he sent me the link of options to choose from, I did utter the phrase, "This is going to be awesome!" My definition of "awesome" may be slightly skewed...

Honestly, I’d rather try to subsist on a 39-pound box of wine, but that would negate our other adventure. I’ll let you know when it arrives and will write up a full review then. This isn’t my first foray into vegetarianism, but it’s definitely the most unique attempt.

I should preface this by saying that I absolutely loved MRE’s, so I’m not anticipating too many complaints about the quality. However, I do predict that I’ll be experiencing palette fatigue after only a few days. I always assumed I’d be riding out the rapture with a crate of Twinkies, but this should be a close second. We've also signed up for a fencing class, because if I've learned anything from this show, it's that you can never be too prepared.

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