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Cheap Emergency Foods We Often Overlook
The Dollar Stretcher ^ | February, 2014 | Eric Nirschel

Posted on 02/06/2014 1:14:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

The rise of the modern "prepper" is no accident, with shows like National Geographic Channel's, 'Doomsday Preppers' heralding a larger shift in social awareness.

In the wake of storms like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy, even stubborn New Yorkers are realizing that Mother Nature packs a punch, and that most people aren't ready to roll with it. This, combined with rising concerns about economic troubles ans a bumbling government, has caused a flood of newbie preppers to take to the stores, eagerly looking for the security of stored food, water, and medicines.

The prospect can be daunting, especially if you're trying to prep on your own or for a small group. Often, the biggest mistake new preppers can make is looking too far from home for the supplies they need.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: emergencyfood; food; preppers; preppersfood; survivalfood
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Practical advice, but needs to include bacon and chocolate! ;)
1 posted on 02/06/2014 1:14:52 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Kartographer

Ping, if appropriate. Kinda basic, but you never know who is new to FR and/or prepping. :)


2 posted on 02/06/2014 1:15:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin


3 posted on 02/06/2014 1:17:14 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Caution: Bacon and chocolate will shrink your favorite clothes!


4 posted on 02/06/2014 1:19:13 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Dried beans .....a meal all by themselves!!! If one can garner the fixins for cornbread he’s in business!!!


5 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:48 PM PST by ontap
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Chickens, Greens and Watermelon...easy to grow and eat....








6 posted on 02/06/2014 1:22:56 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: B4Ranch

Bacon Check!
Chocolate Check!
Salty Snacks Check!
Beer Check!

Looks like that covers all the food groups! ;-)


7 posted on 02/06/2014 1:23:37 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“needs to include bacon and chocolate”

Bacon. You must be from “Southern” Wisconsin. :-)


8 posted on 02/06/2014 1:24:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Bacon. You must be from “Southern” Wisconsin. :-)

Not necessarily. She didn't mention cheese.
9 posted on 02/06/2014 1:27:10 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Kartographer

Close. Add 5. Cheesecake.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 1:27:30 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?d)
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To: Kartographer

11 posted on 02/06/2014 1:28:15 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

A 20-pound bag of rice is nice to have, too! Like pasta, rice keeps for a very long time.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 1:28:43 PM PST by DNME (This is the government our Founders warned us about.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Weird that they didn’t!


13 posted on 02/06/2014 1:29:10 PM PST by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesnÂ’t get ahold of the gom jabbar)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"I don't need to store food. I'm going to come into your house and take everything you have worked so hard to store. Me and my crew are your worst nightmare"!
Convicted felon Tyler Smith of NGC "Doomsday Preppers"

14 posted on 02/06/2014 1:29:39 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Bacon is a skillset. Speaking of smoky breakfast foods, I need to cure and smoke some more feral pork.

/johnny

15 posted on 02/06/2014 1:30:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DCBryan1

The dear boy does realize that he just painted a target on himself?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 1:31:55 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well we sure like our bacon down here in the South. :-)


17 posted on 02/06/2014 1:31:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Freeper Diana in Wisconsin fro the heads-up!

I get my Dak canned ham from CVS when they are on sale. I also buy a lot of staples and then vacuum pack them myself with oxygen absorbers verse paying a lot more buying them commercially on line. I also dehydrate and pack my own vegtables.

Also I am repeating myself, but I am NO fan of these food kits with preppared meals! You will be better off with the makings which you can create a varity of different meals verses having 8-12 selection, because some of them you are bond not to like.

Lastly get yourself if you can a invite to a LDS cannery. You can’t beat the prices and if you get a chance to work in the cannery it can be fun and educational. Wish I could get another invite.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 1:32:36 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: DCBryan1

He and his crew may very well be my worst nightmare but there is at least a chance that I will be his worst nightmare.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 1:33:40 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You have to carefully store drink powders with sugar. Sugar is hydrophilic it will suck moisture out of the atmosphere. Your beverage powder will turn into a beverage rock.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 1:34:42 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: DCBryan1

From most preppers I know he’ll get a unhealth diet heavy in lead.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 1:34:50 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

M4when hungry


22 posted on 02/06/2014 1:35:00 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: JoeProBono

Why the ridicule?


23 posted on 02/06/2014 1:36:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Bacon is a skillset. Speaking of smoky breakfast foods, I need to cure and smoke some more feral pork.

I know you're an accomplished cook, but it would be just as easy to stop in at your local produce department.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 1:38:53 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: ontap

What kind of beans are good dried?


25 posted on 02/06/2014 1:39:03 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Everything goes with bacon
26 posted on 02/06/2014 1:39:22 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

In his desire to brag about his preparedness strategy, which depends on thievery, he’s lost everything.
1. No one who knows you will now trust you, knowing that you’re organizing a criminal band before anything serious even happens.
2. You’ve violated all rules of OPSEC being on TV to talk about preps. Who now would trust you with their preparedness details, assuming you weren’t planning to steal it from them?
3. Everyone that you might be nearby to target probably saw you on the show and has either planned for how to counter-attack or will pre-emptively show up at your house and blow you away, since you’re already planning on raiding them.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 1:39:37 PM PST by tbw2
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To: DCBryan1

Tyler will find a .45 slug between the eyes when he tries it here.

BTW, Scum like this guy and the welfare / food stamp freeloaders will find it a small step from having the Government steal for them to stealing it for themselves.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 1:40:09 PM PST by Zman516
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To: MHGinTN

A little humor is not ridicule.


29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:40:28 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Sawdring
You have to use your imagination!!!
30 posted on 02/06/2014 1:40:34 PM PST by ontap
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To: piroque

Mmmm! Mmmm! Mmmm!


31 posted on 02/06/2014 1:41:48 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer

Has everyone discovered the “oxygen absorber” trick of buying “Hot Hands” when they go on sale either right before hunting season or right after?

Same stuff - iron filings. “Hot Hands” don’t have a CC rating on them, though.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 1:41:59 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: DNME

Just make sure you have enough water for all the beans, rice, pasta, dehydrated vegetables and instant soup.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 1:43:38 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I believe he’s already gotten himself re-incarcerated.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 1:44:20 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DCBryan1
To him I say, "Bring it on, fat boy. Come get my preps. I dare ya."

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

35 posted on 02/06/2014 1:46:09 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Well we sure like our bacon down here in the South. :-)

I'm a Connecticut Yankee, and we love bacon, too! Cooked but still juicy bacon is great on a New Haven apizza!

In the olden days smoked meats was one of the few ways to have meat at all! And what would Boston Baked Beans be without bacon?


36 posted on 02/06/2014 1:46:49 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

BTW, Quick Oats are cheap and can be prepared without heating, by putting the oats in a canning jar, add water, even room temp water, and a pinch of salt, put the top on, and in a couple of hours you have oatmeal to add peanut butter to and a handful of raisins. Use twice amount of water to oats. I’ve tested it. It works like a charm. If you have a means to heat water, the process is even quicker using boiling water without putting the oats in the water heating container.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 1:46:51 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kartographer
Lastly get yourself if you can a invite to a LDS cannery. You can’t beat the prices and if you get a chance to work in the cannery it can be fun and educational. Wish I could get another invite.

Good advice. However there have been some changes.

LDS Church Clarifies Concerns About Rumored Cannery Shutdowns

"In all but 12 of the church's 101 home storage centers in the U.S. and Canada, patrons will no longer self-can products, but they may purchase these same items pre-canned or prepackaged at no additional cost.

The church currently operates 101 home storage centers in the United States and Canada where food storage items such as beans, dry milk, wheat, rice and sugar may be purchased. These changes have been considered for some time as the church has looked at the best way to provide home storage goods to church members efficiently.

There are good reasons for moving away from self-canning, the church said in its statement. It's more efficient and cost effective to produce and ship prepackaged goods in bulk rather than ship the same goods and empty cans to a location for people to can on their own. This also means less warehouse space and fewer facilities to maintain, which will save money.

Safety is a factor, according to the church. Pre-canned and prepackaged operations guarantee higher quality and safer preparation of food.

Twelve centers will continue to offer self-canning. They are:

The remaining 89 centers will provide pre-canned goods. A list of all home storage centers is available at providentliving.org/self-reliance. .


38 posted on 02/06/2014 1:46:53 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: MHGinTN

BTW, you can heat the water using a magnifying glass and the sun.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 1:47:28 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: B4Ranch

“Caution: Bacon and chocolate will shrink your favorite clothes!”

Not if you spend as much time as I do walking the perimeter! ;)


40 posted on 02/06/2014 1:48:01 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: DuncanWaring

Oops, I thought somebody had done some ‘prepping’ , miss read that as re-incarnated, Lol.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 1:48:16 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: ontap

If you say so!


42 posted on 02/06/2014 1:49:25 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am dating a man with Southern roots. This Yankee is learning all manner of things that she never, EVER thought existed!

We were in AL a few weeks back to visit his side of the family - had my first taste of homemade Moonshine - and walked across the STICKIEST floors EVER in every restaurant we visited. ‘Camp Clean’ is obviously clean enough for the southern Food Police. ;)

Moonshine? Turpentine! Gawd! LOL!


43 posted on 02/06/2014 1:54:31 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dallas59

Nice! I raise chickens, too - and have a HUGE garden in season. Love it.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 1:55:08 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Dr. Sivana

45 posted on 02/06/2014 1:57:00 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
but it would be just as easy to stop in at your local produce department.

Except for that money part. Now are the lean months, when do-it-yourself is the only way stuff gets done. ;)

/johnny

46 posted on 02/06/2014 1:59:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
FREE CHOCOLATES (well... almost free)

Usually the day after Halloween, Valentine Day, Easter, etc. the local markets mark the bags of candy down to half price. Things like Hershey bars, Milky Way, Snickers, Reeses, M & M's, etc.

And in the Sunday papers in the weeks leading up to those holidays there are almost always discount coupons for the bags of candy.

Put these two together and you can get the candy for almost nothing.

Throw the candy in the freezer and it will last a long time. Even longer - if you have a vacuum sealer.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 2:00:26 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: DNME

Re: Rice. My Most Generous Overlord (Employer) gives us two $25 grocery store gift cards - one at Thanksgiving and one at Christmas - towards a ham or a turkey for the holidays.

While most of my co-workers buy liquor, I buy - flour, butter, rice and oatmeal. Wish I could buy bullets, but that’s another thread. ;)


48 posted on 02/06/2014 2:01:00 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

My great Grandfather and Grandmother did it...nobody was ever hungry.


49 posted on 02/06/2014 2:03:11 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: DCBryan1

Yep.

That’s why you add firearms, ammo, Claymore mines & Concertina Wire to your over-all survival plan. :)


50 posted on 02/06/2014 2:04:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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