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    agreed-this used to be when i started to let my stockpile run down so I could clean and rotate but I feel rushed.

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    Army navy surplus stores carry silver blankets that fold small and reflect heat well. We have 1 for everyone.

    I just put wood stick or book matches on my list. I keep a stockpile of bic lighters and long lighters already but they don't slip in the old pockets as well.
    Clothesline and clothes pins too.

    Lately I have been playing w/ the idea of keeping some things in several places in the house. Like if the bsmt. floods or a tree crashes into the top of the house? Point driven home tonight-Don't store all the candles in the dark,dark bsmt. in case of power outage. Least it was short.

    Also, I am buying smaller sizes of things that need refridg. after opening. No more mega jars.

    Today
    - we got gas for the generators.

    Tomorrow
    Kroger has a water sale.
    Still poking slowly through the pantry. Evaluating the spices. (chives are NOT grey.lol)
    Stockpiled heavily on tuna cans,tuna packets and salmon packets. Got 8 peanut butters and 8 spams. I'm thinking protien.

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    Okay, the dehydrated bananas did not happen last night - going for it tonight!

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    Got all 3 dogs licensed
    Got both combo (county/metro) and state park passes for both cars. We have showered there when we had extended power outs. I always figure we could stay if our home was unlivable short term.

    Slowly making my way thru medical and dental needs. Don't want a cavity in a crisis. Plus who knows about medical benefits and jobs these days.

    Going to do a bit of work in the old pantry tonight too.
    I didn't shop so i will moves that tomorrow.

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    I stockpiled coffee today. Publix had reg Folgers (big ) for $6.99 and Decaf for $7.99. That makes the Decaf alone $4 or more cheaper a lg cannister and reg $2 or more. Kind of blew my grocery budget but that's a $20 savings right there.
    Sale goes off tomorrow night and I might go back and get 1 or 2 more of each. Don't know, that's a lot of money
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    Niko ~

    It's a lot of money but it's COFFEE. That is even more necessary to my life than chocolate!

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    I got my seeds started in milk jugs!

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    For those that are considering stocking staples, here's a chart that you may find useful.

    #10 Cans and 5 Gallon Buckets: How Much Can They Hold? | Food Storage Made Easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    Niko ~

    It's a lot of money but it's COFFEE. That is even more necessary to my life than chocolate!
    Yeah, agree, and I dug my receipt out and it wasn't a $20 savings, it was $42! Totally unreal for 6 cannisters of coffee. I didn't pay much more than that much for them. Wish I could've gotten more
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    I've got to get coffee Niko. I must have coffee! Wondering if I should stock canned cream too. I can't drink coffee without cream.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pollypurebred39 View Post
    I've got to get coffee Niko. I must have coffee! Wondering if I should stock canned cream too. I can't drink coffee without cream.



    FEMA buying up dehydrated foods. Six Free Meals…
    I use coffeemate but have a few cans in the pile...I probably should use them and get new...actually I think what I have is evaporated milk...geesh can't remember
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    Coupon/Sales Challenge Feb
    $8.00

    Grocery Challenge/Feb
    Goal $250.00
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    Eat Out No More Feb
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    Accomp/8

    No Spend Challenge/Feb
    Goal 20
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    Change Jar 2020
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    I don'y know about coffeemate, however I just may get a few jars just in case. Cheaper then canned cream. But I will be getting some canned cream also, and maybe some evaporated milk too. I guess I'll just have to see what the deals are when I get out there.

    Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar and beans are on my hit list.

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    Bought 2 40' outdoor extension cords (used for our generator)
    good to have surplus

    -2 240ct boxes of stick matches
    -2 sage candles
    -2 pkg. of pocket match books
    -2 glasses repair kits
    -3 mouse repel kits (sonic)
    -3 jars of unsweetened applesauce
    -10 pkg. AA batteries
    -1 pkg of kindle replacement batteries
    -16 gallon jugs of spring water
    -90 plastic bowls
    -off brand nutella

    Skipped on the pantry tonight. Another dog vet visit tomorrow.
    Saw twine,string and a few other things at Big lots/dollar store. Still need clotheslines,cloths pins,work gloves,AAA batteries,cat food,more litter. Need to start saving "dog water" in 2L bottles w/ dates.
    -low on toilet paper,paper towels
    -prob. 2 more 40' outdoor cords $10. each
    -more scissors
    -thinking about a lock pick kit
    ugh- my brain hurts.
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    I bought a bottle of off-brand children's Tylenol and some various homeopathic medicines for my little one. I have plenty of adult medications but was lacking on children medicines. My mentioning medicines the other day must've got my brain going in the right direction. Most of them are late 2012 and some were even 2013 exp. dates!

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    ive been getting 55 gal plastic barrels and cutting them in half to use for planters -have 40 half barrels so far -get all my manure for free aroun d here horse,cow and goat-plus got the garden ready for planting-a friend is going to give me 50 strawberry plants so o got another bed ready for them-also been getting lots of free skids to cut up for firewood for next year-4 cords so far-and i had 3 huge tree cut down and slowly cutting them up also-soon it will be foraging time for the spring time -mushrooms,wild garlic,wild onion,ramps and a whole lot of other things wild -got to get more ready--hugs to all fv

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    My husband was talking about getting goats tonight! Seriously! Goats! Now I've never once thought about getting a goat, or two goats for that matter, but he sounds serious. The man was talking goats!

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