If you have been through a hurricane, tornado, flooding, or other natural disaster, you have probably experienced these packages called “MEALS, Ready to Eat”.
Inside each pouch is a main dish, some snacks, maybe a little packet of napkin, salt & pepper, etc. The idea is that even during disaster relief you will get a balanced and nutritious meal, plus a snack or two, each day. It may not be your ideal, and you don’t always get to pick which kind you get. Usually you get a case lot of 10 MREs, with a variety of preplanned meals, so that your basic nutritional needs are balanced over the course of several days.
Side Note: During both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ike, I fell in love with MRE’s — I realized if I just eat one whole pouch a day, I was nourished, satisfied, AND I lost a little weight without feeling deprived — I LOVE MREs, but especially the military ones prepared for combat soldiers; the ones for civilians have less in them and aren’t (in my opinion) as nice.
So, anyway, I got to thinking… when disaster strikes, a hurricane is coming, or a flood or something, many times all you can do is grab your GoBag with all your disaster evacuation supplies and get out of there. Your GoBag has important papers, prescription refills, personal grooming etc., maybe a book or two, perhaps some knitting … IF you can decide what project to take with you.
Now you don’t have to worry about taking your lovely projects into evacuation mode, perhaps to get dirty while ‘roughing it’. Just take one or more of these, already packed into your GoBag with set of Size 5 needles, and you will have handwork to keep your mind and hands busy!
Each one comes with a center pull ball of either Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 Superwash/Nylon, 430 yards) or Knitterman’s Lace (100% Merino, 1000 yards), neatly protected in a double lock zipper-seal bag….
Keeping it in the baggie means your yarn won’t be ruined by the elements; there is a larger plastic bag to protect your work-in-progress. Also, on the outside of the box are two super-simple patterns designed as something to keep your hand busy rather than some fancy or intricate pattern. There is a Hurricane Scarf and a Hurricane Cap pattern.
These will only be available in Phydlbitz Sock or Knitterman’s Lace. They make excellent gifts for people you know in disaster prone areas, or you might want to keep a couple of these on hand for yourself. Besides having yarn ready to knit, you also get a surprise factor because once the balls go into the boxes, sealed, and made ready for delivery, I have no way to know what colors are in any of them!
Because of the extra processing and packaging, each one is $27.00 and $3.00 for first class postage in the U.S. (international will cost a little extra based on your location) on each. Just email me with how many of each type yarn you want and (if you have not ordered previously) make sure I have your destination shipping zip code or country post code. They will be shipped inside one of my regular shipping envelopes so the post office doesn’t mark up the box with their own stickers and labels and markings.
I will have about a half dozen of each type ready to go by this coming Friday, but I can dye more this week if you want more. If you want to specify your own custom color choices you can do that as well, but it will take a little longer so that yours are made separately from the larger production runs.
ETA: Plus, because they are shipped individually, you can order a bunch and have each one mailed to a surprise recipient! 🙂