It’s true what they say about how delicious food tastes when you haven’t eaten in awhile, or how amazingly refreshing water tastes when you are cracked, parched, and sand blown, but they still managed to make water taste like butt on deployment.
We joked about their claims of the water having been triple filtered, “through birdshit covered limestone, probably.”
The best times of day were visits from the ice truck where there were a surprising number of people willing to help chain load some bags of ice off 5-tons. People you wouldn’t see lift a finger in garrison otherwise. knowhutahmsayin?
When drinking/washing/growing food water becomes an issue, bottled water is a safe (for the time being) source.
My top choices for flavoring additives to stock up on are as follows:
Mio is relatively new, the latest from Kraft, a little bottle with flavored water enhancer and while they had a small but decent array of choices to start, they’ve since included two new “Energy” flavors that have energy enhancing beard vitamins. No self respecting zombie crushing viking can go without their energy enhanced beard, it just isn’t done. Easily portable, and a great idea. I wish they’d had these while we were playing in the sandbox. Stock up on these and you’ll have a great morale booster, and trading/bartering leverage. Keep a look out for local generic versions to save money, and for more flavor options.
Gatorade has been a classic since 1965, I’ve had more lemon-lime post round of puking than I care to count, but still I diligently select that flavor to replenish lost electrolytes. They make the containers and sticks. So whether you have a shelter that you can store supplies in, or you are on foot traveling, you can always have gatorade.
Emergen-C Introduced in 1978 by Alacer corporation (who was acquired by Pfizer), Emergen-C features 24 nutrients, an ass kicking of vitamin C, 7 B vitamins and things to help refuel and rehydrate, both crucial elements for surviving post vikingzombiepocalypse.