August 11, 2009

Canned Bread

"Pan" is pronounced like the Spanish word for bread. This is canned bread, but this bread looks more like crackers. Kan Pan is the main staple of emergency food supplies. Everyone has Kan Pan in their emergency supply shed or bag.

This is what it looks like. The packet and the salt rock are de-humidfiers. The top of the can shows you how to open the can. Nowhere on the can does it tell you how to eat it. Kan Pan is hard as rocks!


Gerb said...

Hi, Annie. I tried leaving a message on the post below, but for some reason the comment box wouldn't open. Anyway, I thought of you when we saw the report about the earthquake. Not terribly damaging, but rather a jolt, I would imagine. I remember the food packets! We used to have earthquake backpacks ready for each person in the family so that we could grab them and go if need be. A dear friend of mine lived through the Kobe quake years ago and she stressed preparedness, although she would tell us there wasn't much we could do if a big one hit but just hope for the best and wait it out. Comforting, no?

Never did eat this canned bread. I feel like I have missed a Japan experience! : )

Annie Donwerth Chikamatsu said...

Thanks for being in touch!

Although the earthquake (today and last night) registered big, they didn't seem as big as some we've had in the past. You and I have felt worse, but these went on and on and on and on. Esp. the first one on Monday night.

You're right, there's not much you can do. Keep your bags packed and the shed stocked (with up-to-date food and water at least.)Life goes on here as usual...until the water wheel stops...or the house falls need to worry about it until it does...Kan Pan? Linda, you didn't miss much. Next time you get a shipment of books, pull off and try a piece of the cardboard box...I imagine that's pretty much the Kan Pan experience...Kids! Don't try this at home!