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Old 01-15-2007, 10:32 AM   #21
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just from the house alone the 3 of us could do 6 months easily, if I`m allowed my land (where I grow veg on anyway) then indefinately.

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Old 01-15-2007, 10:46 AM   #22
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I guess that would depend on whether we would be eating just to survive or whether we would be eating as we do every day. If it is a matter of survival, well then a couple of months. If we are to eat as we do every day, well then not long. Weeks perhaps. I have been emptying things out a bit in preparation for our holiday so we have little in the way of fresh things at the moment.

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Old 01-15-2007, 11:17 AM   #23
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Sparrowgrass, are you in the Ozarks? That's beautiful country. We used to camp and canoe a lot on the Current River when we were younger.
I'm not that far away from you, in Franklin County, Illinois.

I guess it's the old Girl Scout in me, but I'm pretty well prepared for the tornadoes and ice storms. We have enough food to last a long time.
At one time I had emergency packs for an earthquake, but those got picked through and disassembled a long time ago. I really need to re-stock them, I suppose. If we have an earthquake, our house will probably end up in the abandoned coal mine underneath us. Nearly everything in this area is undermined.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:07 PM   #24
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I am in the process of trying to use up everything in the freezer so that I can restock, so right now I'd say 3 weeks. Normally it would be more like 6 weeks to 2 months.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:42 PM   #25
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A little bit off-topic, but a former neighbor of ours used to clean out their freezer once a year & cook everything up for their Mastiff dog.

One year they invited us over to enjoy whatever they weren't going to give to the Mastiff. I don't think you'll be surprised to find that not only did we not attend the "freezer cleanout feast", but we rarely have any contact with these folks anymore - LOL!!!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:21 PM   #26
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Constance, I am in Iron County. My folks used to live in Benton, and my brother and wife live just on the edge of town, on Rt. 37 North.
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
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Old 01-15-2007, 01:32 PM   #27
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4 to 6 months... well stocked freezer and plenty of dried and canned goods. After about the first month or 2, things will start to get pretty redundant.

I did not shop prior to the ice storm that hit Texas, so things like milk and bread are looking pretty skimpy!!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:47 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by JoAnn L.
Gosh, I feel so inadequate. I only have enough food for about a week. I guess we would be the first to starve.
Hey, we can starve together then
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:05 PM   #29
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I have enough in my freezer and pantry to last for about 4 months but I would have to leave home before then in search of fresh onions for the stir fry. I have found that onions do not freeze well, or maybe I haven't found the right company that does the job well, and therefore, I don't buy them frozen.

Hmmm...is bartering allowed?
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:09 PM   #30
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Imcory, I'm with you. Fresh onions would be the most painful sacrifice.

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