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Old 04-07-2014, 10:20 PM   #131
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Not a hoarder. Not a prepper. I just live 15 miles from a grocery store and hate to run out of things. We have always grown and frozen/dried/canned what we can because it tastes better than storebought....GMOs and pesticides aside.

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Nobody better come and try to take my pig, 4H lamb and grass fed side of beef.

Maybe I am a hoarder...
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:25 AM   #132
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:49 PM   #133
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Not a hoarder. Not a prepper. I just live 15 miles from a grocery store and hate to run out of things. We have always grown and frozen/dried/canned what we can because it tastes better than storebought....GMOs and pesticides aside.



Nobody better come and try to take my pig, 4H lamb and grass fed side of beef.

Maybe I am a hoarder...
That's not hoarding, it's common sense. 15 miles to the nearest grocery store is not a gentle stroll down to the corner shop when you run out of bread.

Surely the federal hoarding law is about hoarding food in a crisis and causing and profiteering from shortages, not about someone having 3 more cans of tomatoes than they can eat in a week.

I like to have the wherewithal in my cupboards and freezer to rustle up a meal when friends and relatives drop in unexpectedly or to make some cakes for a bake sale when I want to. without a dash out to the shops. And I only live 15 minutes from the grocery store. I don't consider that sort of readiness hoarding.

The tins of ham and salmon that I found in my grandmother's cellar after her death in 1984, bearing the label of a company that had gone out of business when its factory was bombed in 1940 - now THAT'S hoarding!
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:39 PM   #134
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Not a hoarder. Not a prepper. I just live 15 miles from a grocery store and hate to run out of things. We have always grown and frozen/dried/canned what we can because it tastes better than storebought....GMOs and pesticides aside.



Nobody better come and try to take my pig, 4H lamb and grass fed side of beef.

Maybe I am a hoarder...
I'm 12 miles from a grocery store; about 25 mile round trip; I'm also an old hippie. I try to be self sufficient, but I do have a stash. I am a passionate (but not extreme) couponer. I have quite an HBA/paper goods stash. Running out of TP would be a crisis. Right now, we are cooking through, to restock this summer/fall.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:27 PM   #135
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I can't say I hoard food but, my pantry of jammed and pickled items my beg to differ. I am however a big fan of pastas and aged cheeses. So, I have no shortage of either.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:09 AM   #136
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I ama , I guess soft prepper. No I don't expect everything to to hades in my lifetime but, I do have food stores in case of natural disasters. Here we have tornadoes, hurricanes and, occasionally earthquakes (only small ones ever recorded so far.) We also have some sever storms that take down trees and, since I live 20 miles form the closest store of any kind, it's smart to have enough for 2-3 months on hand at all times.

Most of that is beans, rice, flour, sugar, salt, dried venison and, dried fish but, I also have a good supply of home canned produce and meat, and two freezers (one chest one upright) full of food. I have a generator and fuel to keep those going for six months without outside power. By then I can eat the food in them or, preserve it in a way that does not require electricity to store it safely.

I raise my own rabbits and chickens, a family member nearby raises the beef. I hunt and fish and, have a good garden so, very little is store bought and, what is is mostly bought as a treat and eaten the week it's purchased. (dry goods listed above excepted.)
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:26 PM   #137
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I'm too busy to hoard food. I decided if things get bad it's easier to just roll over and die. Or arm myself and go shoot somebody who was smart enough to hoard food and too stupid to hoard guns 'n ammo.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:11 AM   #138
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...until you run into the person who was smart enough to hoard food, guns AND ammo...
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:13 AM   #139
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I'm too busy to hoard food. I decided if things get bad it's easier to just roll over and die. Or arm myself and go shoot somebody who was smart enough to hoard food and too stupid to hoard guns 'n ammo.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:26 AM   #140
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I usually have enough to last about 6 months or so at a time, with the exception of perishables. Most of my grocery dollars go for fruits, veggies, and dairy. I stock up on meats when they are on sale, like yesterday chicken thighs were .88/lb. I picked up almost 10 lbs. for less than $8. That's when I really love my foodsaver. I always have at least 3 or so cases of water at one time.
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