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    Thumbs up How many of you have a year's worth of food?

    Just curious.


    How much of certain items do you have?


    Anyone have a pic of a year's worth?

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    I don't have a years worth of much food but I do have a yrs worth of toothpaste. Is only 8 tubes. A years worth is not as much as you would think.

    You just have to think about how much you use of something in a week or month and calculate from there. I use about two cans of tomatoes a week so 2x52 thats 104 cans of tomatoes. A case holds 24 so four cases.

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    A years worth of food?! I'm not even sure I can comprehend how much that would be for us.

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    I don't have the space for a year's worth of food.

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    I believe I have enough for 4-5 months, but they would be very weird meals!

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    We probably have 3 or 4 months worth of food. I plan to stock up more in the next few months!

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    Not quite a year, but easily 7-8 months. I keep my stock rotated so we are always eating up the older stock. The only thing I don't have stockpiled is fresh produce (big duh) I do have good amounts of frozen fruits and veggies. Right now I really need to restock on tuna and salmon pouches, everything else is doing quite well.

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    I dont know if I have a years worth but most surely 6 months worth if not more but let's not forget we love rice & beans and chicken We also eat lots of spaghetti and mac n' cheese and I am pretty stocked up on those.

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    No way. I might have one months worth of food stocked up. But I am still pretty new to this stockpiling thing. And I like it.

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    One year? No way. I do have several months worth of some things, especially health and beauty items, like toothpaste, deodorant, and razors. We have rather limited storage space in our apartment, but I do have a 7 cu. ft. chest freezer, and a free-standing pantry cabinet, both full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnK View Post
    I don't have a years worth of much food but I do have a yrs worth of toothpaste. Is only 8 tubes. A years worth is not as much as you would think.

    You just have to think about how much you use of something in a week or month and calculate from there. I use about two cans of tomatoes a week so 2x52 thats 104 cans of tomatoes. A case holds 24 so four cases.
    This tip will really help me, Ann. I have such a difficult time with the stockpiling.I know how simple it must seem to you,but it is hard for me to get it-I'm trying to think and nothings happening. Ha Ha.I am going to do this. I appreciate the help so much!! Thank You!( We are going to stock up some this weekend.)

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    Nope not a years worth but a good 6 months I think.

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    No way! I have meat for a month. Fruit and veggies are often bought fresh and organic. Grains are also organic and bought in small packages. I buy some canned fruit and fish ahead...about a month's worth. I have dried beans ahead. I've been trying to put together more of a stockpile. Will be talking to DH about this this coming week.

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    Perhaps for many, the emergency supply will be a supplement to get on through the times of shortages and high costs, so it may last a long time. For others it may be the only thing available. But how many have planned and stored water?

    National disasters are expected and could knock out power for an unknown period. No electricity may also mean no power to pump water. Make a note of where to get/find water, potable or not. You can survive for awhile without food, but not water.

    Oh yah, what are you going to do with all those dry supplies (rice, beans, etc) that require water to cook?

    Things to think about.

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    Frugal Cook asked about people's supply of water. I'm assuming in an emergency we can use the 75 gallons in our hot water tank to drink. We also have a large swimming pool we can resort to for water for baths and toilet flushing.

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