Monday, August 30, 2010

"Iron Rations"

One of the ideas I really liked from the "Alas, Babylon" book was the main character's idea of putting aside what he called iron rations. He had warning a day ahead of the nuclear attack and thought to tuck away some items that would make a special treat in an emergency: tea, boullion cubes, instant coffee, hard candies. Then, in the panic of the following months, he forgot about it until a time when they really needed it and everything in their normal supplies was long gone.

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