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Food Storage on $5 a week

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  • Fri, Sep 26 2008 1:49 PM

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    Inflation fighter [IF] Food Storage on $5 a week

    If you are trying to build up a sizeable stock for your pantry but have been overwhelmed by the task, there is a site that may help you to get started and stay on track...

    Buy foods for storage on $5 a week

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  • Fri, Sep 26 2008 3:17 PM In reply to

    • Toni B.
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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    Thanks for referencing this. Its a great starting point for those who have no idea where to start or what to buy. I started my stash back in May and its amazing how much you can accumulate in a short amount of time.
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  • Sun, Sep 28 2008 11:27 PM In reply to

    • kabin
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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    That's an interesting food list. Thanks for posting it.

    Just tonight, my friend and I were talking about food rationing during WWII. (She is a bit older than me.) Anyway, we were talking about how, during the war, families were limited to 10 lbs. of sugar, for the whole year. Then she talked about the kinds of foods that were available, especially of the protein variety. I was surprised to learn that families on the home front were not allowed more than heads, tails, feets, brains, etc... I knew there were lots of rationed items, I just didn't realize it was so limited. Wow! And the only vegetables they had were grown in their own gardens.

    As for the list I doubt I would use the honey, so something else would have to be added. I get free, organic honey, from my neighbor and give it to my step mom. About the only thing I use honey for is in tea when someone has a cough or sore throat. I doubt I could eat that much tuna either. I'm a basket case, huh? I think I would add beans to the mix. I didn't see any listed. 

    Still, another interesting subject to think about. 

  • Sun, Sep 28 2008 11:48 PM In reply to

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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    kinda of a strange list. very limited in products.  the idea is a good one but 24 cans of tuna and peanut butter is not much for protein.   no beans or other canned meat, or veggies and fruit as far as I can see.  180lbs of sugar?  I guess for canning etc.

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  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 1:40 AM In reply to

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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    I wonder how many people have a stock pile .. alot of people I know have nothing and what worse dont know how to cook  I have been looking at recipes for that period ... some good food

    I be ok with that much peanut butter , my family loves it,

    I guess I could think of alot more recipes with tuna .

     

     

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  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 8:53 AM In reply to

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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    MarthaMFI:
    the idea is a good one but 24 cans of tuna and peanut butter is not much for protein

    I am not sure how the author meant it but I view it as a starting point for those who need help figuring out how to start on a shopping plan for stocking...especially with little money for it.

    I definitely would add beans and other things for a more customised plan.

     

     

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  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 10:17 AM In reply to

    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    Thanks for the list, it is very interesting. I would have to customize as well but this is a great beginning point. Too much tuna for my family, lol. I would add beans and/or canned chicken. Instead of all mac and cheese, rotate with some bags/packages of pasta. Add in some rolled oats, too. The amount of sugar is alarming to me but I guess if I were in trouble, I would have to do a lot more baking and would appreciate the stash.

    I guess this is for a true emergency of some sort but I would hope I could supplement/buy fresh items as well as fruit and veggies.

    Erika
  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 1:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    mamasjob:
    The amount of sugar is alarming to me

    The amount has to cover baking and canning, otherwise that is just ridiculous. Even then, it's still a rather large amount.

     

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  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 4:34 PM In reply to

    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    Brandy:

    mamasjob:
    The amount of sugar is alarming to me

    The amount has to cover baking and canning, otherwise that is just ridiculous. Even then, it's still a rather large amount.

     

    Yes, it has to be used for something like baking from scratch and canning--and lots of it. Otherwise, I can't imagine it for personal consumption. My teeth hurt reading the total pounds purchased, lol.

    Erika
  • Mon, Sep 29 2008 5:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Food Storage on $5 a week

    I think you should stock what you actually eat. My family hates tuna fish and 6 jars of peanut butter do us for a year.

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