This morning I was listening to crazy-pants Glenn Beck, when he launched into a commercial for Food Insurance.
Food Insurance is a company that provides freeze-dried food kits to be used in emergency situations.
From the company's website:
If you think about it, food and water are vital to our survival. A human being can only live for a few weeks without food and only a few days without water. So why aren't we more concerned with protecting our most basic necessities? In light of the tragic events in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, the power outage in New York City that brought the city to a standstill, and the constant threat of fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters across the country, it is important to make sure we always have the basic necessities of life with enough home food storage for your family to survive for at least two weeks.
"The Essentials" kit, which feeds one adult three meals a day for two weeks, will set you back $199. "Emergency Plus" contains the food, plus a first aid kit and "emergency tools," and costs $249.99.
Among Food Insurance's culinary offerings are oatmeal, energy drinks, lasagna and meat sauce, and creamy chicken rotini, which, curiously, they claim is vegetarian.
The site also includes a neat map, where you can see what disasters will befall which areas. Not to spoil it, but, my fellow Memphians, we're screwed.