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    Default What items do you or should you stockpile for your family?

    What items do you consume a lot?

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    Right now for us we need to stockpile:
    Iams dog food
    Purina One cat food
    cat litter
    BJ's brand rawhide chews for dogs
    jasmine rice
    canned mushrooms
    canned green beans
    ground beef
    canned pears and peaches
    various pastas
    either Bounty or Walmart brand paper towels
    Hefty brand black garbage bags
    Glad brand white garbage bags
    Advantage flea medicine for cats and dogs
    Oil of Olay extra moisturizing body wash
    a certain brand (can't remember which) of pink disposable razors
    generic brands of Benedryl, Immodium, Sudafed
    Kleenex Cottonelle toilet paper
    parmesan cheese
    Newman's Own spaghetti sauce
    coconut milk
    low-sodium chicken broth
    lime juice
    tropical punch flavor of Kool-Aide
    Kashi TLC chewy granola bars
    Arm & Hammer laundry detergent
    Ivory dish detergent
    distilled white vinegar
    soy sauce

    Those are all I can think of, off the top of my head. Gosh that's a lot. I don't have nearly enough stocked of these things!

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    Flour
    Sugar
    cooking oil
    shortening
    salt
    pasta
    spaghetti sauce
    cheese sauce
    rice
    eggs (dehydrated ones for emergencies)
    powdered milk
    Immodium
    Tylenol
    Ben-Gay
    candles

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    I tend to stockpile what I can get free, or purchase at loss leader prices. If it is something I rarely find a good deal on, I don't stockpile it. Does that make any sense?

    Some things in my stockpile now:

    Toothpaste
    Razors and shave cream
    Deodorant
    Shampoo
    Toilet Paper
    Paper towels
    Hair Color
    Feminine Hygeine products
    Bath Soap and Body Wash
    Air fresheners
    Cleaning wipes

    Baking mixes, brownie, cake, muffin, Bisquick, pancake mixes
    Baking chocolate, semi-sweet (I got ten 8 oz. packages of this FREE with coupons)
    Cereal (10-12 boxes)
    Oatmeal
    Canned and pouch tuna
    Peanut butter
    Jam and preserves
    Raisins (FREE)
    Coffee
    Salad dressing
    Mayo
    Ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce (all FREE)
    Canned beans, refried beans, and chili
    Pasta and pasta sauce
    Rice mixes and instant potatoes

    That is not everything, but my hands are numb (carpal tunnel) and it is time to go to bed.

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    toilet paper
    tampons
    bar soap
    razors
    shaving cream
    hand sanitizer
    toothpaste
    deodrant
    shampoo
    conditioner


    egg noodles
    macaroni noodles
    spaghetti noodles
    white rice
    pinto beans
    corn meal
    flour
    sugar
    brown sugar
    cream of mushroom soup
    canned diced tomatoes
    tomato sauce
    spaghetti sauce
    olives
    canned mushrooms
    microwave popcorn
    quick oats

    plastic wrap
    sandwich bags
    tin foil
    window cleaner
    cleanser
    ammonia
    bleach

    These are the things we use the most of, there might be a few others..all I kind think of. We have been cleaning out our stockpile over the last month and I'm running out of a lot of things (can't wait to start over).

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    Sari, Its not what you asked, but I just want to tell you that Sari is the most popular girls name in my age group (Im 40) in Finland.
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    I tend to agree with i.m.cheap ~ I stock pile items that I get for free or close to free -

    ~ female personal hyg. products
    ~ shampoo
    ~ body wash / soap
    ~ toothpaste

    ~ pasta
    ~ rice
    ~ sauces
    ~ muffin mix / baking mix (my boys love muffins)


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    I stock pile lots of different things but right off the top of my head I can think of these things
    Cat/dog food,treats, cat liter
    Noodles
    Soups
    Mac and cheese
    juice
    sugar
    flour
    cookie mixes
    bisquick
    biscuit mixes
    muffin mixes
    boxed potatoes
    fish
    chicken tender and patties
    ice cream
    chicken
    meat (we get a quarter of beef a year)
    toothbrushes
    toothpaste
    shampoo
    conditioner
    body wash
    tylenol
    cold meds
    allergey meds
    cake mixes and frosting
    brownie mixes
    warm delights (I love these)
    cereal
    razors and shaving cream
    toliet paper
    paper towels
    chilli fixings now that it is getting colder
    baked beans
    Ketchup
    salad dressings
    pickles
    taco mixes and seasonings
    deotartant
    hairspray
    fish food
    peanut butter
    brown sugar
    oatmeal
    instant oatmel
    snacks
    confectioner sugar
    veggies
    fruit
    pudding mixes
    frozen pizzas
    crackers
    bread (I have 3 loaves in the freezer right now)
    Airfreshners
    Detergent
    Cleaning things
    Downy
    Bounce fabric sheets
    Ham slices
    bacon
    sausage

    I want to get some hot chocolate that is something I don't have yet

    Ok that was a lot but that is basically what I have right now. We are going to go this whole next month without buying anything but the basics milk, oj, potaotes things like that but we don't want to have to do any stocking up so I was excited when I saw Meijers had canned veggies and fruit on sale, ice cream and a few other things and I had q's and Target has pepsi on sale. So we will be pretty well stocked for the month and hope to be able to keep it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.m.cheap View Post
    I tend to stockpile what I can get free, or purchase at loss leader prices. If it is something I rarely find a good deal on, I don't stockpile it.

    Some things in my stockpile now:

    Toothpaste
    Razors and shave cream
    Deodorant
    Shampoo
    Toilet Paper
    Paper towels
    Hair Color
    Feminine Hygeine products
    Bath Soap and Body Wash
    Air fresheners
    Cleaning wipes

    Cereal
    Oatmeal

    Salad dressing

    refried beans
    Pasta and pasta sauce
    Rice mixes and instant potatoes
    Figured I'd just let Deb say it for me -- we have very similar stockpiles.

    I also have a lot of canned veggies, frozen veggies, and I buy meat in bulk and freeze it.

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    Yes, I didn't even get to my freezer stockpile! Right now there are lots of FREE Eggo waffles, Cheap Digiorno pizzas, ground turkey, FREE Mrs. Smith's pie slices, and Minute Maid OJ concentrate. I am a little low on frozen veggies right now, but if a deal comes along soon, I am ready to stock up!

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    I forgot a few things
    Frozen veggies
    Frozen pepper from our garden this year
    Foil
    Freezer and storage bags
    Trash bags black and white ones
    Chips
    Toaster strudels
    Waffles
    syrup
    water
    Magic erasers
    Butter noodles
    tuna
    can chicken for shredded chicken
    can chicken for chicken and noodles
    cat liter bags for cats
    Dishwashing liquid cascade, electroalsol
    Dish detergent
    Kleenexes
    Soap bar and hand soap

    Ok I think that might be all. But dh and I have decided that we need to eat some of this stuff before we buy more of it we have enough that could proably get us thru more then just one month off but we are going to try it and see how far it gets us.

    We figure we will have to buy milk, oj, beer (that is dh's thing)potatoes and a few other little things here and there but nothing major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iida View Post
    Sari, Its not what you asked, but I just want to tell you that Sari is the most popular girls name in my age group (Im 40) in Finland.
    iida
    That's so neat! Thanks for sharing. Mine is just a nickname.

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    I try to have a few months worth of food in the house at all times, right now we are low, we just moved and we will be moving again next month, then I will really hit the stockpiling hard. Here are some things we use a ton of on a regular basis.


    Pasta
    tomato sauce
    ramen noodles
    tuna
    canned veggies
    all toiletries, usually gotten free

    oj
    cereal
    all baking products
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    I don't think I could list my entire hoard, so I'll just list what I need to add to the stockpile:
    **** Non People-Food Items****
    Toilet paper (down to my last 12 double rolls)
    Paper towels
    Cat Food
    Cat Litter
    Dawn dish detergent

    ****People Food****
    Flour
    Frozen Greens
    Mushrooms
    Onions
    Potatoes

    Thankfully we're doing good on everything else.

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    We just moved (well, in January) to a bigger house, so now I really have room to stockpile!

    So far I have the following:

    non-food
    loo roll
    toothpaste
    soap
    lip balm
    laundry detergent
    basic sewing/mending supplies


    food
    soy milk
    potatoes
    rice
    pasta
    sugar
    flour (but I still need more)
    tomato products (diced, stewed, sauce)
    cornmeal
    honey
    beans (dried and tinned)
    yeast
    canola oil
    Last edited by kathirynne; 10-30-2008 at 05:00 PM.

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