No better information than first hand. Thanks for taking the time to share it so soon after the disaster. My condolences on your cat.
Others have chimed in with food to have on hand so I hope it's ok to add kimchi to the list. For Koreans it is the equivalent of pasta (meaning national dish). Originally it was made in clay jars and buried so I'm assuming it has a bit of a shelf life. I don't think I'd make it a staple but it sure would be a nice diversion from normal western fare. It's fermented cabbage and quite pungent but once you get past the smell it's quite tasty. Last batch I had I picked up at a Korean grocery store. Not as good as the really stuff but it'd do in a pinch. Just a thought.
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