What Will You Eat When the Big One Hits?


Where would you find your groceries if your supermarket’s shelves were suddenly empty? The threat of earthquakes, trucker strikes, power outages or a global market collapse make us vulnerable like never before. With spiralling fuel prices and unstable world economies, individuals and communities are demanding more control over their food supply.

Robin Wheeler’s most recent book, Food Security for the Faint of Heart – Keeping your Larder Full in Lean Times is designed to gently ease readers into a more empowered place so that shocks to our food supply can be handled confidently. As well as acquiring new skills and ideas, there are other compelling reasons to get better prepared. The local economy gains support and encouragement to expand, in turn boosting food’s taste and nutritional value, along with the health of people and ecosystems. Community support helps low-income families eat higher quality food, and the preparation provides a psychological edge in an emergency.

Chapters are devoted to useful, transferable skills, including:

  • Preserving garden food
  • Saving freezer food during a power outage
  • Managing through an earthquake
  • Preparing quick herbal medicinals
  • Foraging for wild food

Humourous and practical, Food Security for the Faint of Heart will appeal to both long-time food security advocates, as well as newcomers to the topic who are looking for a ten minute survival plan!

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers (September 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865716242
ISBN-13: 978-0865716247

“If any book was every published at the right moment, it’s this one.  Rising food prices – and in more and more parts of the world rising food scarcity – trigger our most primal fears.  Robin Wheeler’s book will calm you down, and make your eating life simultaneously cheaper, healthier, and more elegant”.  Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

Interview With Robin Wheeler

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