Wow – 4 slices of cake a day and you’re set to survive anything!

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Disaster Fruitcake

Is your disaster kit ready for the end of the world today? An important part of any disaster kit is food. In a real disaster it could take days or weeks before emergency responders are able to reach you. During this festive time of year, we like to remind disaster-buffs and foodies of an oft-forgotten addition to any disaster kit: fruitcake. (As inspired by this post.)

Fruitcake is packed full of calories and protein. With about 275 calories per slice on average, the average adult only needs about four slices and a serving of vegetables to maintain a healthy diet during a disaster. Fruitcake also lasts foryears without spoiling, making it the perfect addition to your disaster kit!

Here is a recipe for delicious disaster fruitcake:

1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter
1/2 cup (110 grams) light brown sugar
1/2 cup (110 grams) dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons brandy plus extra…

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About Tony Howarth

Tony is a First Aid & CPR Instructor Trainer with Sea 2 Sky Safety Training Services and the company founder. Tony started with the British Red Cross in 1994. Has acted as first aid attendant for hundreds of events & treated many hundreds of people as a result. He is experienced in training a wide range of courses. He previously worked as an ambulance attendant with the British Red Cross. He is now in BC as a first aid instructor, and an instructor trainer (one who trains others to become instructors) Finally, Tony works at Squamish General Hospital as the pharmacist manager when not busy training safety
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