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    Default Spinoff: What DON'T you need to add to your stockpile right now?

    I am beyond well stocked on a few items.

    -bandaids (I have about 12 boxes, got them for free)
    -Dawn (a year's supply, at least...free)
    -dishwasher tablets (about 8 boxes)
    -toilet paper
    -canned pineapple
    -cake mixes
    -shampoo
    -soap
    -sodas
    -ice cream

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    pretty much all HBA except razors for dh
    toilet paper
    kleenex
    ziploc storage bags
    foil
    laundry soap
    dish soap

    spaghetti sauce
    diced tomatoes
    small tomato sauce
    cream soups
    mustard
    instant rice
    canned veggies--but will buy more if the price is good
    tea bags
    salad dressings
    shredded cheese
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    I don't need shampoo for hubby. He has 12 bottles sitting in the bathroom for him. I was able to get them on sale at Kmart, buy 1 get 3 free (sale + coupons) He uses head and shoulders only and that was a great deal!.. Also have plenty of Ivory soap for my laundry detergent and plenty of bodywash for the girls.

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    any hygiene item w/ the exception of razors
    any cleaning supplies w/ the exception of paper towels (we have old pets),and more spray bottles
    pineapples,peaches,pears,mixed fruit-canned
    Any veg canned
    tomato sauce
    alcohol-rubbing and most first aid
    cereal
    boxed pasta
    most OTC meds
    jelly and honey
    rice/rice mixes

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    I don't need anything right now except a room-stretcher. Pantry and freezer are FULL. I know I have a year's supply of:

    butter (salted and unsalted)
    frozen vegs
    chicken, beef and pork
    peanut butter
    stuffing mixes
    hot cocoa packets

    and 6 mos or so of:

    rice
    cookies
    chocolate
    powdered drink mix (diet and regular)
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    CH=if you find one for sale do tell. Dh would appreciate it. He so doesn't get all this gathering.

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    Personaly hygiene products
    toothpaste
    toothbrushes
    detergent
    fabric softner sheets
    razors
    hair conditioner

    If a really good sale comes along I still purchase some of these items as long as I have room. Items where exp dates do not matter can be kept for a long time so I might as well stock up as much as possible. Might seem crazy but EVERYTHING keeps on going up. Who knows what prices will be like next year.

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    to many to list.

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    Toothpaste, cereal and canned tomatoes! My mom coupons and buys so much stuff on sale that her house is just exploding. When she decides she wants to buy more she clears out stuff and brings it to me. I have probably 20 tubes of toothpaste, 9 boxes of cereal and probably 20 cans of tomatoes. We don't eat much cereal so I use it as a snack for the daycare kids or make Rice Krispie treats with it. And I rarely use canned tomatoes so those will last a while too!

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    I forgot these:

    I don't need anymore cereal, tea bags, or hamburger helper. We rarely eat that and every time it goes on sale my DH stocks up on it JUST BECAUSE it's cheap. I end up giving most of it to the food pantry.

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    I don't stockpile but I have enough bandaids and first aid supplies to stock the Crimean War. Under the bathroom sink, the medicine cabinet, and under the kitchen sink are crammed with stuff and I BOUGHT very little of it. I think the fairies brought it or something....

    We also have enough quart and pint plastic freezer containers for the rest of our lives....

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    I don't need any chips or snack foods. My chip friend has given me enough chips to last the next 5 years... (ok, they might be a little stale before then)... but they are great to have around for when company comes anyway....

    I don't need to stockpile any rice/noodle mixes or canned soups, or ready-made mixes (taco, spaghetti, etc) - coz from here on out I am making all my own.

    I don't need any zucchini or yellow squash for at least a year. I have about 40 gallon size bags of the two in my freezer chopped and diced - and approximately 60 uncut stored in the basement.

    I don't need tomatoes as I am currently canning everything that comes my way. I also have about 10 quart size bags frozen in the freezer.

    After last week I have enough hamburger to last the Dh thru the winter.
    I am good on wheat bread (10 loaves frozen in the freezer)

    Can't think of anything else at the moment.....

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    Don't need any canned tomatoes.
    I think i have enough corn and green beans got check and make new list sometime i forget to mark some thing off.

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    SS - how did you process your zuc's for the freezer? I'd like to know as my gardening is in overdrive for producing zucs

    We are very well stocked on:
    * HBA items
    * cleaning supplies
    * laundry supplies
    * Ziplocs - various sizes
    * TP & paper towel
    * pasta & noodles
    * spag sauce
    * soups
    * popcorn
    * white rice

    And prob more then I can think of right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libby View Post
    SS - how did you process your zuc's for the freezer? I'd like to know as my gardening is in overdrive for producing zucs
    I rinse them off and do not peel them. I slice them crosswise 1/2-1 inch thick, and then I cut the round slices into 4 or 6 cubes (depending on the thickness of the zucchini). I do not blanch them. And store in gallon freezer ziploc bags. That way I can lay them flat on top of one another in the freezer.

    They work great for stir fries & soups and other dishes. I don't thaw them before I use them. Just throw 'em right into whatever recipe I am making frozen.

    I have done it this way for years and they work out perfectly fine every time. I have found that if they thaw out they are not super crunchy like a cucumber, but I don't need them to be as I am not eating or using them raw. But they are not a soggy mess either so don't worry. They retain their shape nicely.

    I do it with both zucchini & yellow squash. I have read that you can grate it also. I thought I might try to do some that way also this time. (Seeing that I have so many more to freeze- lol)

    I am trying to figure out how best to freeze spaghetti squash now. I have been told to 1/2 it, scoop out the seeds, cook it completely and then freeze the portions that I want. That is the squash that I like to eat raw and I will be trying that one this week as I have my doubts as to how well it will come back out of the freezer and thaw. I have about 50 of those waiting for me to do something with - and I can only eat them so fast...(sigh)....

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