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The 12 Most Important Food Items To Stockpile
Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 24, 2012 | Peggy Layton

Posted on 09/24/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods that will enable you to survive during a relatively short-term (two weeks to three months) emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency (one year or longer) that includes a full array of food and non-food items necessary and tailored to your family’s needs and likes.

When considering what to store, keep in mind young children, babies, elderly family members and your pets. Keep special needs items on hand also such as baby food, formula and pet food. Don’t forget the toilet paper.

The following 12 categories of food items (stored somewhere in your home) could very well save your life and the lives of many others in an emergency situation.

(Excerpt) Read more at personalliberty.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: foodstorage; health; nutrition; preparedness; preppers; stockpile; survival; teotwawki
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1 posted on 09/24/2012 4:51:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
and pet food

HAR! Love my catz, but if the SHTF, they are food, or can forage for themselves.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/24/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
pet food

I don't know what brand of dog food grandma had back when I was a kid, but dang!, that stuff was delishus.

3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:55:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

isn’t Whiskey a food group?


4 posted on 09/24/2012 5:00:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kartographer

Ping.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
HAR! Love my catz....

with fava beans and a nice Chianti? ;^)

6 posted on 09/24/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How long can dry dog food be stored? I have a big dog and two large bags of dry food will last about a month or so the way he eats.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT by SumProVita
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To: bigbob

Nope - the four food groups are caffeine, nicotine, sugar and fat.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 5:01:44 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


9 posted on 09/24/2012 5:03:41 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Spam!


10 posted on 09/24/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: SumProVita
Probably 6 months or so, before the oils go rancid. That's a SWAG.

Not to worry, though. You can train your big dog to eat liberals. There are plenty around.

/johnny

11 posted on 09/24/2012 5:04:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Most of those suggested items rely upon a good supply of water.

I prefer to stock up on soups and fruit in juice; meat in brine etc.

12 posted on 09/24/2012 5:04:45 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: SumProVita

About a year. You can extend the life, by sealing it air tight and in a cool environment.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 5:05:04 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: JRandomFreeper
Not to worry, though. You can train your big dog to eat liberals. There are plenty around.

Yeah, but they spoil quickly....

14 posted on 09/24/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: JRandomFreeper

At some point, pets ARE the food stockpile.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 5:11:42 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Even after a year, I doubt Lassie is gonna turn her nose up to it.

Hell, LARRY ain’t gonna turn his nose up to it either!


16 posted on 09/24/2012 5:12:40 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think vitamins should be on the list as well, to supplement the diet.

They don’t take much room.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Kartographer

Yes, and the better the quality of the dog food the better it keeps.

I had thought the article would list just specifically 12 items. Not groups of things. Ah well. I worked out a bare basic, nearly send you into a coma but will keep you alive list a while back.

Just add squirrels.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 5:16:05 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: stinkerpot65
Fair is fair. I live alone. I figure I'll be dinner for the catz until the kidz stop by to check on me, should something happen to me. ;)

/johnny

19 posted on 09/24/2012 5:17:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
HAR! Love my catz, but if the SHTF, they are food, or can forage for themselves.

I imagine the mice will multiply in a SHTF situation until we all have fat kitties.

20 posted on 09/24/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: djf

Since my dog licks her but I don’t think she is too finicky about the taste of dog food.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: kevslisababy

Sorry, that should be her “butt”.


22 posted on 09/24/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: JRandomFreeper

You say you love your cats and then you say you won’t stockpile pet food and that you mighr eat them.

If that’s so, You really don’t love your cats.

(Unless all the preceding was said in a humorous vein. I prefer to believe that you’re just pulling our leg.)


23 posted on 09/24/2012 5:31:22 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: occamrzr06
BACON Spam! Bacon Spam
24 posted on 09/24/2012 5:33:17 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: OldPossum
I keep a few months of cat food on hand, because I buy in bulk, but after that, they are on their own.

If I need to eat them, I will. That is unlikely though, given how fast the tree rats reproduce around here.

/johnny

25 posted on 09/24/2012 5:34:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

26 posted on 09/24/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: kevslisababy

Yeah but you probably let your dog lick your face, so what does that say.


27 posted on 09/24/2012 5:51:45 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You think there will be tree rats around after month 1?


28 posted on 09/24/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: Vermont Lt
Considering the neighborhood, yeah, there aren't that many that can catch/kill them.

Feral hogs are the same. It takes skillsets to take them and skillsets to use them.

/johnny

29 posted on 09/24/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

30 posted on 09/24/2012 6:00:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JRandomFreeper

My cat has proven that she could be useful in a SHTF situation. She brings me bunny rabbits that she somehow kills without breaking the skin. Pretty good for a cat with no front claws and wearing a leash! She’s also a great mouser, but we make her eat the mice outside, she’d rather we let her bring them inside to play with.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 6:06:30 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: driftdiver

No, actually I don’t...she has baaaaddd breath!


32 posted on 09/24/2012 6:25:35 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

seems like a dumb list. seeds? really?

here is mine:

coffee
sugar
rice
beans
canned meats
freeze dried snacks like cranberries, etc
flour
bacon, oh yes
pepper
mustard
almonds
ammunition

ok, maybe ammo aint a food group, but i’d rather hunt than plant anyway. but thats just me


33 posted on 09/24/2012 6:27:44 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

seems like a dumb list. seeds? really?

here is mine:

coffee
sugar
rice
beans
canned meats
freeze dried snacks like cranberries, etc
flour
bacon, oh yes
pepper
mustard
almonds
honey
ammunition

ok, maybe ammo aint a food group, but i’d rather hunt than plant anyway. but thats just me


34 posted on 09/24/2012 6:27:50 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A couple of cases of Bombay Sapphire Gin, ten or twelve cases of Schweppes Tonic water, a couple bottles of Johnny Walker Blue Label, a case of Glenlivet or Glenfiddich.
There’s no acceptable reason that Armageddon should coarsen the soul or the palate.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: PubliusMM

You are a man after my own heart !


36 posted on 09/24/2012 7:06:16 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One word

PASTA

Stores well, is tasty and can be prepared dozens of ways


37 posted on 09/24/2012 7:18:11 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: bigbob

lots of it cause the water won’t be worth drinking...just like in the old days...


38 posted on 09/24/2012 7:20:32 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: PubliusMM

Don’tnforget some dewars and popov for bartering.


39 posted on 09/24/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Need to buy more Yorkie food. As far as my stores of food, I’m not going to say. I did like you and planned meals to last the length of time I had in mind, before I began storing. Hap hazard storing tends to leave large gaps.


40 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“If you are allergic to wheat, there are other grains that you can use such as barley, buckwheat, amaranth, Kamut®, millet, quinoa, rye, spelt, triticale corn, farina, germade, oats and rice.”

People are not allergic to wheat. They are allergic to gluten. And barley, rye, farina, triticale, kamut, and spelt all contain gluten.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 8:40:08 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bookmark


42 posted on 09/24/2012 10:34:14 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just stockpile jerky mix and there will be plenty of of the remaining ingredient necessary to make soylent green. Tastes like chicken!


43 posted on 09/25/2012 1:27:02 AM PDT by PackingHeat357
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To: Kartographer

Ok....do you mean to put it into a large bag of some sort? These are big 50 lb. bags of food.

We have a finished basement that is cool and pretty dry. This is where I am storing my extra food products.


44 posted on 09/25/2012 5:43:16 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

I put in 5 gallon buckets with lids or at least in trash cans. Also by having some in the buckets that gives you something you can grab and go with.


45 posted on 09/25/2012 6:41:01 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Ellendra

> My cat has proven that she could be useful in a SHTF situation. She brings me bunny rabbits that she somehow kills without breaking the skin.

So does my cat; and he also brings home pigeons, ducks, geese, pheasants, and the occasional woodchuck. I have not actually seen him in the process of lugging this stuff home, but he does get it here somehow, and some of these critters are bigger that he is.


46 posted on 09/25/2012 7:02:51 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

One neighbor eliminated all the feral hogs here after about a year or two. Cutting down the numbers is one thing but taking them all out was ridiculous.

Another moronic lib neighbor went nutzo over a squirrel on his property. He chased it past a few houses and down to ours where he shot it. We had been away so the dogs were outside. When we got home, lil miss brought the dogs in and started mowing the yard. Moments later the moron’s mama calls to say son shot a squirrel in our yard and left it there. Good thing the dogs were there. I held my temper, hung up and was headed to yell at lil miss but was too late. Clunk, clunk, splat. Lil miss ran over the squirrel so it went everywhere. A 12 year old girl cleaned up the mess a grown man who lives with his mama couldn’t. One guess where it was. At her window. Cursed fool could have shot my kid if we’d been home. Or the dogs. And that’s not even talking about what a-h comes to my house and shoots anything!!!

He’s also the one who stole my brand new never used garden rake.


47 posted on 09/25/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer

I had another thought. How about putting the bags in a trash can along with one of those little *closet dehumidifiers* to soak up any excess moisture?


48 posted on 09/25/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: PubliusMM

Schweppes really?? what a waste with Sapphire!! Try Q Tonic Water, absolutely the best! save the schweppes for malaria prevention or something


49 posted on 09/25/2012 7:47:13 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: BuffaloJack

my blue heeler (untrained) herded 8 racoons into the corner of the yard. animal control was very impressed. I know Johnny, I should have used them in some sort of varmit frikasee or something but my neighbors already think i am too redneck for the community


50 posted on 09/25/2012 7:59:20 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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