Cruise Ships – Pop Tarts – and a survival kit

November 15, 2010 by  
Filed under featured, Health

Honestly, you couldn’t make this stuff up but apparently recently 3,000 passengers were stranded on the Carnival Cruise Liner Splendor. They had to be towed due to engine room fire that knocked out all electrics – and therefore refrigeration – so the US navy airlifted in emergency food supplies. Great, you would think except what they got were pop tarts, spam and croissants to keep them from starving and that’s not the most balanced diet I could think of. The good news I suppose is that pop tarts have a shelf life of around 50 years apparently so they could always save them for next time if they didn’t eat them all.

It set me thinking that anyone on holiday could do with taking some basic equipment and precautions in case of emergency. I hope it never happens to you, but you might want to think about packing a sachet or two of superfood powders, some natural food energy bars and always have a large bottle or two of water to hand. Personally I also carry a torch, in case the electrics go out and a natural medicine kit containing calendula cream for cuts and bruises, arnica for emotional stress and Rescue Remedy for just about everything else.

It doesn’t take up much room and it makes any problems, or even airport delays, much more manageable.