'Post-apocalypse menu' includes canned bacon and teriyaki rice
- Published: 28/11/2012 at 03:40 PM
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Post-apocalyptic dining amongst rubble and ruins doesn’t have to be about gnawing on charred rodents and dust-covered bones.
Dining post-apocalypse doesn't have to be all beans and peas with emergency preparedness companies offering meals like lasagna and pasta. ©Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com
Because with just a little foresight and pre-planning, survivors can feast on meals like lasagna, teriyaki rice, pasta Alfredo and cheesy macaroni, reconstituted broccoli, canned bacon and even vanilla pudding for dessert.
That’s the pitch, anyway, from emergency preparedness companies that have been capitalizing on what some have interpreted as a Mayan prophecy for the end of the world.
As the day of reckoning approaches, when doomsayers claim the world will end on December 21, believers have been reinforcing their post-apocalyptic bunkers, building a cache of survival gear and stocking their pantries full of foods to last them through Armageddon.
In the US, for $7,000, emergency preparedness company Wise Food, for instance, offers a year’s supply of foods for four adults that includes meals like brown sugar, maple multi-grain cereal, lasagna, pasta Alfredo and chili macaroni. Meals are ready with the addition of hot water.
Think the post-apocalyptic recovery will last significantly longer? Their freeze-dried vegetables like broccoli, green beans and corn have a shelf life of up to 25 years, while their freeze-dried meats – roasted chicken, Southwest-style chicken, cheesy beef and teriyaki-style chicken – can last for up to 15 years.
Likewise, The Ready Store offers a similar package for $7,250 and includes meals like bbq chicken, beef stew, chicken fajitas, oatmeal, brownies, and pound cake, all of which can be eaten directly from the pouch and are designed to withstand “the harshest conditions.”
A year’s supply of food from Emergency Essentials clocks in at about $4 a day and includes dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, milk and garden seeds.
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