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    Today I am going to go through my sewingroom to make room for my future one year stockpile of food(the best storage option I have).

    SO far I have catsup and flour lol.....it all helps right?

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    Absolutely it all helps!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cricketlegs View Post
    Today I am going to go through my sewingroom to make room for my future one year stockpile of food(the best storage option I have).

    SO far I have catsup and flour lol.....it all helps right?

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    LOL! I did start clearing my room.

    I have too much stuff in there. My last weakness after getting rid of my crud is my weakness for fabric, beads, paint, and scrapbooking.

    Moving it around really isn't the answer is it???

    I did put a nice chair on the curb, I hope someone gets it and recovers it.

    Cricket neeeedddddssss room for food! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricketlegs View Post
    Today I am going to go through my sewingroom to make room for my future one year stockpile of food(the best storage option I have).

    SO far I have catsup and flour lol.....it all helps right?

    Yep it all helps. Last year I found a great deal at Big Lots on Fettucine noodles. 1lb bags for .10 each. We eat Fettucine once a month so I bought 12 pkgs. I need to go to this BL and check out any bargains I might find.

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    Doing some reading, I learned that it took 2 years for the unemployment rate to reach 25%. But as Hoover? said "It is a recession when your neighbor loses his job, a depression when you lose yours".

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    I have been stocking up on dry food. Today I watched a clip of President Bush say that he was warned "the coming depression could be worse than the great depression". I don't understand and I don't want to panic about how my family would get through it. I just know that I would rather be prepared (plus I am saving money by stocking up food that we already eat) and feel safe.

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    My dh started his new job today at Cargill. They are a slaughterhouse for beef. He wont be doing anything but electrical maintenance there- whew!

    However, one of the benefits is that he can order some beef, poultry and fish packs at a discounted price. Once a month. I am planning on making a large amount of beef jerky, and sausage.

    I also plan on canning some too. Canned beef is not a favorite, but could come in handy during a crisis.

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    This thread is really awesome. My friends and I (20 somethings) were just talking about this exact same thing. We were being competely serious. We were talking about a "group" of about 12 people living out in the country on one of our friends farm. We were discussing what everyone would be good at etc. And defintely security was one of the things that we were all worried about. This recession/depression coming up people are more likely to .... "take the law" into their own hands, KWIM? Thanks for all the ideas, now I have to go back and tell them what I learned!!

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    My stock pile is currently at 4 months but I think there is more than 4 months food on it. On the 15th I will add another $150 worth to it.

    HBA's need about another $30 to replenish them a bit.

    I have $50 coming on the pet stockpile but need more like $100 this month. I will try ans swing it.

    I feel safer every time I add to my stockpile knowing we WILL eat no matter what.

    If you don't have a dry stockpile, even 2 months worth, please consider it.

    It could make a job loss or sickness that much easier, with one less thing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    For Y2K, and other "disasters" I started putting dry soup mixed in 20 oz. soda bottles. I use these to hand out to anyone in need - I have the cooking directions on a label on the bottle.

    Nonfood items are the best barter things here, since so many of my community farm/garden/have livestock. So toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, aluminum foil, cigarettes are the best bets.

    You forgot salt, peroxide, other medical supplies, and alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippytreehugger4ever View Post
    You forgot salt, peroxide, other medical supplies, and alcohol.
    Nah -- around these parts, everyone has those things for their livestock, canning, etc. And I can find several that still have their own stills.

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    I would need to do a few things, but I'm as ready as I can be at this point. If you are going to prepare, do it now!

    I've done probably all of the things everyone has listed. There are somethings though that take practice so you can be ready before the time comes.

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    I'm starting to prepare. I've just seen too many friends and relatives who are living on the edge start to slide over. I had a cousin need to start going to the food pantry just this past week. I see how easy it is to go over the edge.

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    I'm glad to see this thread resurrected. Very informative.

    To add to items for bartering purposes, I would include matches and perhaps brandy or whiskey, even if you don't drink yourself. Just something to think about. It might come in handy someday.

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    i refilled, trimmed the wicks, cleaned up real purdy, and hung my hanging oil lamps. I made sure they work well.

    they were taken down sometime in last last ten years and never put back up.

    look like this Attachment 16079

    i also noticed that i am low on oil/kerosene. i used to get it at garden ridge pottery, but they don't carry it anymore.

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