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This isn't a question, but I've recently found some information that I would like to share. If there's another place to better do this, please let me know.
Great American Spice Co. toll free 1-888-74-spice has herbs, spices, gravy and soup bases, things like cheddar cheese powder, sausage seasoning mixes, all at what looks like good prices (1 pound pesto seasoning, $6.75; cream of potato soup, 1 lb. package will make 5 gallons, $5.00; chicken soup base, 1 lb, $3.75).
REI (www.rei.com) sells a water purifier that will do over a liter a minute and takes giardia, cryptosporidia [sp?], bacteria and viruses out of the water for $75.
Pourette Mfg. Co (www.pourette.com / P.O Box 17056, Seattle, WA 98107) has candle and soap making supplies (1 lb pure glycerin soap, $4.75; soap molds, wicking for candles, bees- and regular wax and stearic acid).
Abundant Life Seed Foundation (PO Box 772, Port Townsend, WA 98368) $ 2.00 for a catalog of their product line; they have a couple of booklets on saving seeds, sell open pollinated seeds (including heirloom and rare seeds).
Nichol's Garden Nursery (www.gardennursery.com)- a lot of herb seeds in good variety.
Two links to tons of listings for gardening catalogs: www.ahandyguide.com/cat1/n/n17.htm and www.pbmfaq.dvol.com/list/.
-- Karen Cook (email@example.com), September 23, 1998
Kmart and sport stores sell camping equipment (no you don't have to go to a camping store). You can replace your two most important electrical needs - heat and a method of cooking - with the purchase of a kerosene heater and a Coleman cookstove ($46 at kmart). This doesn't have to be expensive or difficult!!!
-- Amy Leone (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1998.
http://www.tlchub.com for seeds that come packed for long term storage. Lots of them.
-- Melissa (email@example.com), September 24, 1998.