Jan 182013

Rainy Day Food On Sale
For the rest of the month, all Rainy Day cans have been deeply discounted. This is the best sale ever offered on Rainy Day food.

Combined with our 5% check discount, there are some really big savings going on right now!

We are anticipating large price increases in February. Rainy Day has notified us that they will be issuing new prices.

Drought conditions in the U.S. are still increasing despite it being winter.  2013 looks to be catastrophic for food supplies.  Also, Rolling Stone: Don’t Ignore The Drought

Severe drought has spread to 87.25 percent of the High Plains, up from 86.20 percent previous week, with 61.27 percent of the region rated in extreme drought, up from 60.25 percent.

  • The entire land area in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma is currently affected by severe drought or worse.


Update 1/31/13 from Fire Earth:

More than 87 percent of US High Plains remains in severe drought or worse

FIRE-EARTH Forecast:  Persistent heatwaves and other factors disrupting the continental precipitation patterns could significantly intensify and spread the drought in the U.S. over the coming months.

  • More than 67 percent of the US Midwest, about 69 percent of the South and 70 percent of the Southeast were abnormally dry or in drought conditions (D0 – D4), as of January 29, 2013.
  • Drought conditions for the U-S, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico:  68.87 percent in D0 to D4 (from 48.78% a year ago)
  • Conditions for the Contiguous U-S: 69.73 percent in D0 to D4 (from 58.20% a year ago. Source: National Drought Mitigation Center)

  3 Responses to “Rainy Day Food On Sale”



    In case you have not seen this, posted to the blog “Seemorerocks,” Russian family that fled in 1936 to the wilderness, discovered by Soviet geologists in 1978. Add this story to the bug out section of your site, it is possible, but did they ever suffer.


      Thanks, I haven’t seen this story before. An interesting but terribly sad, tragic story of self-induced suffering. Tough people!
      More here: http://stranniki.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/how-to-live-substantively-in-our-times.html

      The US isn’t Siberia, which is much less despoiled then here. The tiaga is unlike anything we have in the lower 48. We’ve far less available for long-term survival then most people realize.

      I’ve been following the Thomas Seibold story very carefully. An experienced survivalist, Thomas went up into Alaska this past fall, our “last best place” and disappeared. No trace of him has been found despite multiple search efforts. It’s a sad story, he’s someone that I’ve followed over on Torjus’s blog.


        I think the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Central Idaho is about the closest one could get to wilderness in the lower 48, maybe a few counties in eastern West Virginia are still remote, Pocahontas comes to mind, but nothing like Siberia. Alaska? Yes, that state does have a habit of swallowing people whole…. I’m thinking of taking a trip up there, I have an old friend from high school who was in the USAF and decided to stay there in Anchorage. Then there is winter… and the long nights, and the much more intense storms. One thing I got out of that piece about the Soviets was to really look at what you have and have an idea how long it will last. Also, no livestock???? No chickens or an ox or a milk cow? No re-curve bow and homemade arrows? That is incredible suffering…. I will have to take a look at the Thomas Seibold story, I’m not familiar with that.