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Repost: Disaster preparednesss for vegetarians (and vegans!)

By November 5, 2012

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Note: I posted this information last week, but because I received such an overwhelming and positive response from it, I thought I'd take the opportunity to re-post it now, in case anyone missed it. While we're all piecing things back together after Hurricane Sandy, don't forget about being prepared for the next emergency or disaster. Unlike hurricanes, not all disasters and emergencies are predictable. Here's what I posted on the eve of Sandy last week.

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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  • Comments

    November 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    (1) Ariana Woodall says:

    This is such good advice! I have recentely started doing some small scale prepping and will take all this new information into consideration. Thanks! Ariana

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