Legal disclaimer: If you are prone to squeamishness I suggest putting down your chai tea latte and raspberry muffin! Although I have an adventurous spirit my wanderlust seems to abandon me when it comes to what I put in my mouth! I found my way into an Urt (a traditional Mongolian tent) in the middle of the Gobi desert and it was here that I was given an innocuous looking cup of fresh camel milk. On another occasion whilst traveling through India I had the misfortune of eating "Rice 'ala' ant." Yes, my rice dish was infested with dead ants.

The funny thing about this story was that the restaurant was the only one in the village and I stayed in that village for one week! I learned valuable lessons after my close encounters with the flies, the cockroaches and the ants.
I am not the type of traveler who revels in eating fried cockroaches on the streets of Thailand, pickled bees in Mongolia or the crispy locusts on offer in Vietnam.
Each night I was forced to go back, in order to 'sustain life,' and my friends 'the ants' were waiting for me in my food.

I was on a container ship traveling through the Panama Canal on my way to Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador and the Captain insisted I eat at his table. There is something about my fear of getting violently sick that has kept me from venturing too far from the staples of western food.

Family emergency first aid kit
Can humans survive without electricity

Rubric: Canada Emergency Preparedness


  1. 2oo8
    But I plan on filling up a handful reduced requirements, includes the shelter.
  2. SmErT_NiK
    Elements to getting prepared is to acknowledge that.