This subject may bring back memories of an era for some of you that’d you just as soon forget. Ranger Man, being not only a self-proclaimed survival ninja, has an interest in the history of survivalism as well. I particularly like the WWI era “War Gardens” and the WWII era “Victory Gardens”. My interest extends to the point of collecting some of this memorabilia.
Check out this sweet piece I scored a few years ago, a Cold War era can of “Survival Garden” vacuum packed seeds. Produced by Clyde Robin Seed Company of Castro Valley, CA, this can has never been opened. “Complete instructions for planting are included” it states on the side. I see the company is still in existence – http://www.clyderobin.com/ – but they no longer offer cool stuff like this. This particular can was shipped to someone in Washington, D.C. on January 13, 1971.
Description on the can reads:
Specially conditioned premium seeds are vacuum sealed in this moisture-proof can. After special treatment to prolong their life and their power to germinate with vigor, these superior seeds were immediately deposited in this sanitary container. Here their added vigor remains and their life span is greatly increased as they lie unmolested, figuratively “Out of This World”, ready to produce in abundance when the can is opened.
See what the can contains:
Does anybody know a source that sells vacuum sealed SHTF seeds like this? I contemplated buying bulk heirloom seeds and vacuum sealing them myself to sell through this website . . . . . then I thought . . . nah . . . or maybe one of you wants to give me a pile of cash for this rare SHTF collectible!