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I live in the tropics, where we have hurricane season annually and are bound to have at least one tropical storm. In fact my country is still in hurricane season at the moment. We have had huge hurricanes over the past couple years that left us without electricity, roads blocked, and supermarkets and shops closed for weeks.

Considering that fresh fruit and vegetables don't last long, in a situation such as the one I described, what would you guys do? Also, if you have ever been in a situation like this, do feel free to share your experience. I am new to the raw diet, and want to be able to anticipate all curve balls before they come my way. Thanks!

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Thanks for this link Jon, the discussion on there has been very helpful. :-)
I'd get to know what fruit trees are nearby so you can forage. Keep some dried fruits, nuts, and/or Larabar-type things. And know that you can do fine without food for at least a few days, if necessary. If it really came down to a long-term situation, could you go stay with a friend or family member somewhere unaffected? Or keep some healthier cooked foods on hand which you can tolerate (canned fruits, veggies, beans, no-salt healthy crackers, etc.?). I've not been in that situation--just some ideas.
Some excellent tips. I enjoy fasting so going without food isn't a problem for me at all. I rather avoid cooked food, because I find the time that I had the setback and had some it left a strong acidy feeling from my throat going straight down to my stomach. Again, very helpful and resourceful info. Thanks Laurie!
This will offer no immediate solution or help, but I'll post it anyway.

I made it a priority many years ago, the first time I had some money, that rather than putting it into some obscure retirement savings scheme I buy some land and grow a decent permaculture garden. I have access to good water, can grow food all year round, and I do.
A hurricane (well, ours spin the other way round and are called cyclones) would wreak some havoc here, but it would not take out all my food plants. And where I am it wouldn't flood. That was also important to me as I live in an area prone to flooding.

I always considered it a priority to be able to live off my land at least for a limited amount of time, even long before raw. It's a good feeling to know that I could if the need should ever arise.

I don't live in expectation of a disaster, far from it. I just get a kick out of knowing that I don't need to fear one. And that I don't have to drive into town if I don't feel like it. And that I can come home from 3 months overseas, and I don't have to drag my jetlagged self to the shops the next day because I need to eat. There is always food :-).
I absolutely agree with this. We have an extensive back garden with fruit trees and vegetables, but a lot of the trees only reap in season. The second problem is my back yard tends to flood out, plus we lose trees during a disaster. The good thing though, is I have seriously been looking into growing more stuff. In fact I am supposed to be getting some more trees real soon, with some tasty fruit too - lychee, coconut (I love coconut water), Sweetsop, Naseberry, etc.



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