In preparation for the arrival of the coronavirus in our area, the Buncombe County Health Health Department is recommending having several weeks of food storage. Don’t wait until everyone is panicking and the store shelves are empty.
These are the basic items you will need. As long as there is power you won’t need to store water.
- Peanut Butter
- Flour or Masa
- Nuts and trail mix
- Cereal and breakfast bars
- Medicine and Vitamins
- Dried or canned fruit
- Canned meat such as tuna, salmon, chicken, and turkey
- Canned vegetables such as beans, carrots and peas
- Canned soups and chili
- Dried Beans, Rice, Pasta
- Sugar, salt crisco/oil
- Powdered or canned milk
DONT FORGET YOUR PETS
You will also need a supply of bleach, hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol solution. Don’t forget toilet tissue and paper towels.
Cling Webb, Serving for 52 years, He began his career at the age of 18. In 1944, he took over the fire tower atop of Little Snowball Mountain. The Job meant he had to walk 10 miles to and from his spotters tower each day.
Reassembled and at it’s new home, The Big Ivy History Park.
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Little Snowball Tower was first manned by Mote Allen, who helped build it as a member of the CCC. When his CCC term ended and he was too old to enlist in World War II, the Forest Service hired him to be the lookout’s fire warden. After Mote’s retirement, Cling
Fabe Webb was its dispatcher for twenty years, until the Forest Service retired the tower. After Lloyd Allen removed Little Snowball around 1985, the tower that cost less than a man’s suit was stored in pieces at Allen’s house for twenty years, waiting for a new home. In 2007, at Big Ivy Historical Park in Barnardsville, after one year of volunteer labor, the reassembled Little Snowball Fire Tower was dedicated. U.S. Forest Service supervisor Marisue Hilliard delivered the speech:
I’m proud to be here today representing the Forest Service in saying thank you…[for] finding a permanent home for this wonderful legacy. Later, Mote Allen’s great-granddaughter in Florida returned his tower journal back home in Little Snowball Fire Tower.
For more information on the Big Ivy History Park, Visit https://bigivyhistory.org