How the Donner Party Inspired Modern Day Food Packaging

Gail Borden was inspired by the Donner Party to create portable food, so the tragedy would never have to repeat itself.

via YouTube:

“Bill tells us about packaging, a sub-discipline of engineering that is essential to our society. This radio commentary was originally broadcast on November 30, 2004.”

  • emperorreagan

    The other thing that would have helped the Donners? Not following the travel advice of some douchebag that envisioned himself as being emperor of california.

  • Truth Teller

    Or perhaps learned from the Native Americans and taken some jerky and pemmican.