Letter: Scared in St. Paul
Dear “Survive the Apocalypse”,
I live in St. Paul and don’t own a gun. Assuming there would be no Wal-Marts around if the world ended tomorrow, how do you capture food in the early stages of a post-apocalyptic world? Is this what the dog is for?
Thanks, I have a feeling you’re going to save my life.
-Scared in St. Paul
Consider your life saved “Scared.” I know it’s going to be hard out there with-out Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and other staple foods, but there are actually some foods that nature can provide and they are surprisingly tasty. You may think that food grows from the inside of cellophane and plastic, but actually it grows from the ground. Yeah that’s right. Dirt!
You should start now and create a small practice garden. Learn which plants grow well where you’re at, and which ones provide the most nutrients. For example, Chives may grow like grass, but you’d get some nasty poops before you’d ever be full. Start with food that grows below the surface like potatoes and carrots. The air may be somewhat poisonous so the less exposure your food has the better. Now, the sun may not shine for a while in this world creating a tough environment to grow plants. In that case you may have to scavenge canned goods. Head to the abandoned Wal-Mart and hope no body has ransacked the snack aisle. If not, you’ll have all the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos you can eat. See the apocalypse is not that bad!
See You at the Apocalypse