You have rightly pointed out in the past that New Zealand is a good location for surviving a world crisis. New Zealand has less than half the average population density of the USA (39/sq mi. versus 80/sq mi.), there are just 1.3 million people in our largest city and many regions are blessed with wonderful conditions for horticulture.
Of course there are downsides to New Zealand’s isolation during normal times. The United States of America is a large marketplace with over 300 million people – you can have supplies for any niche need delivered to your door. Over here, often the airfreight on specialized survival goods from the US costs more than the goods themselves! And unless you can fill a shipping container, you can forget about purchasing any heavy goods.
I’m writing to let your readers know that there is a new company offering bulk storage wheat and rice in New Zealand. Our product is packed into mylar bags and the oxygen is removed, leaving a partial vacuum with a nitrogen atmosphere. The bags are protected by a heavy duty HDPE pail with sealing lid, for durability and a secondary oxygen barrier.
Wheat stored in this way has the potential to last 20 years or more, and white rice for 10 years or more.
I’m a survivalist who has got into business, not a businessman who has got into survival – I regularly use a grain mill to turn my own product into delicious wholemeal breads at home. I would like to invite your readers to view our Enduring Supplies Limited web site. As an introductory offer, I will offer Survivalblog readers a 10% discount on whole pallet orders and a 5% discount on smaller orders placed in the next two weeks (finishing Friday 27th June). I look forward to hearing from some like minded ‘locals’. Kind Regards, – Craig (a 10 Cent Challenge subscriber)
JWR Replies: I wish you the best with your business. It will certainly fill what has been a chronic need.
OBTW, you mentioned New Zealand’s population density. The stats that I have seen list North Island’s density as 27.5 per square kilometer, compared to just 6.7 per square kilometer on South Island. There is no doubt where I’d recommend our Kiwi (and Kiwi wannabe) readers live: the farming and ranching country on South Island.