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Old 07-16-2005, 01:58 PM   #1
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Emergency Foods

What foods do you keep for emergencies?..........like when the power goes out. I keep Spam,potted meat,vienna sausages,beans,tuna,salmond,canned veggies,and corn chips.

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Old 07-16-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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We always have spam ( ick!! but Paul loves it), tuna, pickles, canned soups, water,
canned veggies, dry cereal, boxed pasta mixes, chili, Kraft noodles, things like that.

My stove works with propane so.. even when there's no power I can cook.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:23 PM   #3
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not really a big issue with us. We have a generator for the frig, and so much outdoor cooking equipement. We keep a manual can opener and a stove top percolator coffeee pot, just for such occasions.
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We just got a generator and will have freezer & frig hooked up to it. Also bought a portable Air Conditioner that sucks up the energy, but can use with freezer & frig going. Will probably be doing grilling since stove won't be able to be hooked up to generator. Will be able to use microwave, but will have to unplug Air Conditioner when using it.....ARGGGG this can get confusing. :)
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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I dont usually keep emergency foods on hand unless I know there is a storm on the way. Basically I stock up on alot of canned or dried foods like beans, soup, spam, veggies, ravioli, beefaroni.
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:19 PM   #6
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I have a gas stove that's not electricity dependent (the oven is ) and a gas grill. I guess in an emergency, I could toss a couple of strip steaks on the grill...
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:44 PM   #7
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a product similar to ensure and protein powder! i made an emergency kit for my car and on efor my Mom's car and put some boxes of the old brand i used to use in it. it has 360 calories per box and is really nutritious and could sustain you for as long as you had it available. my aunt pointed that out. they kinds they send now me are not meant to be drunk but i guess if you were really, really needed nourishment you'd drink it. so my family's covered there.
(add on- i get 6, 24-can/each cases a month, so i have a lot!)
for the house, there's a bunch of stuff in the cupboards, like canned and instant soup, tuna and salmon, pre-cooked udon noodles, chef boyardee stuff, saltines, things like that. i ought to get some powdered milk, too. i don't think there's any left.

oh, another thought! my other house has a cold cellar with lots of canned stuff in the cupboard in the wall, especially beans, veggies and home-canned tomatoes, soup and that's about it. that cold cellar is the best thing.
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same here (gas stove)... for emergencies we have soups, ravioli, beans, dry cereals, canned veggies and fruit cocktail, etc...
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Old 07-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #9
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same here (gas stove)... for emergencies we have soups, ravioli, beans, dry cereals, canned veggies and fruit cocktail, etc...
I can live on ravioli and baked beans.
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If the power goes out, and I get hungry, I get in the car and drive to a restaurant where the power in ON!
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