Friday, January 9, 2015

Emergency Preparedness for Celiacs

Living through an emergency event is stressful enough to your health, but what if you have an immune system that is compromised by the things you eat and you are suddenly thrust into a situation where your food options are limited even further? I think about that a lot because I, too, am celiac.

Thankfully the choices available to those who can’t eat certain foods are getting more plentiful. Bread options that used to taste worse than cardboard are now surpassing their gluten-laden counterparts in quality and delectability. 

There are numerous theories out there as to why we, in this day and age, are suffering more than those from a couple of generations before us, but we’ll save that discussion for another day because then I’d have to change the title of this article. Though natural food is always the better choice, what the rising number of sensitivities and allergens means is that those who grow our food, process our food and supply us with our food are far better off if they pay attention to the changing needs of those who consume the food.
When we found Legacy Premium Freeze Dried Food, not only were we excited about the great taste, the high quality ingredients (GMO free!), the 25 year shelf life and the large serving sizes per package, but we were thrilled that Legacy also carried gluten-free options!

Legacy really cares about what their consumers are eating. In fact, we had a customer who was extremely allergic to cumin and there was question as to whether cumin was hidden in the noncommittal ingredient term “and spices”. Knowing was important to our customer if she was going to be living off this food for any length of time after an emergency so Legacy cheerfully went to great lengths to come back to us within 24 hours with an answer. We now have a happy customer who won’t lose precious energy dealing with an angry immune system while she’s navigating the disaster around her.
Legacy Essentials and MegaOne Shakes are also gluten-free which gives the home prepper even more delicious and nutritious options. The problem will be to resist raiding the emergency supply for use in your daily meal preparations.
Spread the word to your celiac friends. In a world where gluten-free is often an afterthought, it’s refreshing to have choices because somebody thought of us. It should also be noted that food limitations aren’t just limited to those with celiac disease. We, at Total Prepare, can help even the cumin avoiders of the world. Call us to help you find emergency food that will fit your dietary needs so you too can count on your full health in the event of an emergency.

Aurora Bushcraft & Survival Winter Bushcraft - $50.00 rebate for CPN Members!


Your aircraft has gone down, and it is winter in the Rocky Mountains...would you be able to survive?

Aurora Bushcraft & Survival wants to show you how!

Learn firebuilding, navigation, knife and saw safety and cutting techniques, winter survival, shelter building, winter foraging and snow travel on a weekend long winter bushcraft adventure in the challenging environment of Southwestern Alberta's winter.

"Aurora Bushcraft & Survival strives to deliver quality outdoor education by giving participants knowledge relevant to the outdoor world they know today. We believe in environmental stewardship, fostering relationships between people and nature, and promoting safe outdoor practices. Through this, we deliver experiences that are second to none. Based in the Calgary area, our courses are for anyone wanting to learn bushcraft, wilderness living, and survival skills." - Aurora Bushcraft & Survival website

About the instructors -

Connor NoyesLead Instructor

Connors passion for the outdoors sparked as a youth exploring the Alberta Badlands and the Boreal Forest and waters of Ontario. Through organizations such as Scouts and Army Cadets, he grew up learning outdoor skills and leadership, eventually transpiring into a career teaching in the outdoors. His love of the wild lies in traditional skills, such as woodcraft, archery, canoeing, and bushcraft. Having instructed for organizations such as the Venture Centre in the UK, the Calgary Canoe Club, the Calgary Outdoor Centre, and for Scouts Canada Chinook Council, he is driven to deliver the best instruction possible, and skills that will last you a lifetime.
Picture Andrea Sebok

What we know about Andrea is that she grew up on a farm and we guess she never left. Andrea is right at home in the bush- whether its paddling into the wind across a lake, or foraging in knee deep snow to collect sap for Spruce gum, she loves every minute of it. When not teaching, Andrea works as an Animal Health Technician, specializing mainly in large animals. Her passions for the outdoors include snowshoeing, paddling, snowboarding, and on occasion you will find her flying through the mountains by quad. Her passion for teaching started in college, coaching high school volleyball and now is applied to teaching for Scouts Canada, and for ABCs. 
The winter bushcraft course runs from February 27th to March 1st at Beaver Mines Lake, Alberta.
The cost is only $220.00, which includes food, by the way.
But...members of the Canadian Preppers Network will receive a $50.00 rebate and pay only $170.00.
 For more information, or to sign up for the course: