Having lived on the mid-Atlantic coast and spent some time in the Caribbean as well, I've seen my fair share of hurricanes. Being born on the west coast, however, I was completely unprepared for my first hurricane experience; I had a freezer full of vegan ice cream
and no power for days, so I sat down and had a big ice cream bash with my roommates, while my co-workers commuted home from work in a canoe. True story. At any rate, with Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy
on the horizon, are you prepared? Here's some tips for vegetarians and vegans when planning for disasters:
VRG's guide to disaster planning for vegetarians
PCRM discussion: Vegan disaster plan
Vegetarian survival kit
If you really want to be prepared, I recommend Vegan Unplugged, a cookbook by one of my favorite vegetarian cookbook authors, Robin Robertson. The book is a guide and recipe collection for fantastic meals to make with completely non-perishable ingredients for when you're camping, stuck in a blizzard, riding out the zombie apocalypse or cooped up inside for days waiting for a Frankenstorm to pass.
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