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Old 02-08-2011, 11:48 PM   #11
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i am a prepper and the way things are going right now in the world ive been extemly active lately.
Maybe a little definition, please? What do you mean by 'prepper'? My understanding is that people are preparing for nuclear holocaust, famine, war, government takeovers, etc. I could be real wrong in this, but Google searches seem to support that preppers are survivalists preparing for natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

Is that what you're asking? If we are hoarding in preparation for an apocalypse of sorts?
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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Lol I rather refer to it as stockpiling.

I use coupons religiously so when I come across a good deal, I stock up. I mostly keep processed foods that I normally wouldn't pay for and stock up when I can get them for free. Right now I have chips (~8 bags), candy (~15-20), canned soups and veggies (15), hot cocoa (7), organic peanut butter (5), jelly (5), cereal (6), gatorade (~40) rice, bbq sauces, ketchup, salad dressings and a few other randoms (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, tampons) I get free after coupons so I do have a drawer full of each.

I don't overdue it only because only 2 people in my household. Although I must admit, when my family expands stockpiling like this makes more and more sen$e:




at one point I did have about 70 cans of cat food but lol Wellness is expensive and after coupons I was getting them for .25 a can...normally $1.25 so had to stock up!! When I can get cat treats and Tidy Cat free, I buy as many bags as possible so I guess I stockpile that too.

It saves me a lot of money *shrug*
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:51 PM   #13
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I've used my Dehydrator for beans and lentils that had been stored a while. They were just fine when cooked.

Like a lot of people I prefer to be prepared. But not hoard food to the point that if the freezer goes your stuck with bad meat. Canned goods that you can't eat. Or having food stored over flowing the cabinets that it's put on the floor. Attracting who knows what.. That's just gross.

Should things get that bad in the world. I suppose you could use your excess to barter with. Save the good stuff for ammo
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #14
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:07 AM   #15
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I've used my Dehydrator for beans and lentils that had been stored a while. They were just fine when cooked.

Like a lot of people I prefer to be prepared. But not hoard food to the point that if the freezer goes your stuck with bad meat. Canned goods that you can't eat. Or having food stored over flowing the cabinets that it's put on the floor. Attracting who knows what.. That's just gross.

Should things get that bad in the world. I suppose you could use your excess to barter with. Save the good stuff for ammo

I don't understand. What is the difference between the bottom shelve of the cabinet and the floor???? What would the food attract that can't make it into the cabinet?????
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:29 AM   #16
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Lol I rather refer to it as stockpiling.

I use coupons religiously so when I come across a good deal, I stock up. I mostly keep processed foods that I normally wouldn't pay for and stock up when I can get them for free. Right now I have chips (~8 bags), candy (~15-20), canned soups and veggies (15), hot cocoa (7), organic peanut butter (5), jelly (5), cereal (6), gatorade (~40) rice, bbq sauces, ketchup, salad dressings and a few other randoms (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, tampons) I get free after coupons so I do have a drawer full of each.

I don't overdue it only because only 2 people in my household. Although I must admit, when my family expands stockpiling like this makes more and more sen$e:




at one point I did have about 70 cans of cat food but lol Wellness is expensive and after coupons I was getting them for .25 a can...normally $1.25 so had to stock up!! When I can get cat treats and Tidy Cat free, I buy as many bags as possible so I guess I stockpile that too.

It saves me a lot of money *shrug*
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:50 AM   #17
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I think I walk the fine line between stocking and hoarding. It's not because of fears of impending disaster, it's more to do with spending half my life living in a foreign country and the stores I shop in frequently running out of things for months at a time. So if I see something I know I *might* need in the next couple of months, I'll buy it. If I'm out of something I use somewhat regularly, I buy 5 or 10, so that I have them when I need them.


It may look like hoarding but it (mostly) gets used eventually.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:54 AM   #18
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Lol I rather refer to it as stockpiling.

I use coupons religiously so when I come across a good deal, I stock up. I mostly keep processed foods that I normally wouldn't pay for and stock up when I can get them for free. Right now I have chips (~8 bags), candy (~15-20), canned soups and veggies (15), hot cocoa (7), organic peanut butter (5), jelly (5), cereal (6), gatorade (~40) rice, bbq sauces, ketchup, salad dressings and a few other randoms (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, tampons) I get free after coupons so I do have a drawer full of each.

I don't overdue it only because only 2 people in my household. Although I must admit, when my family expands stockpiling like this makes more and more sen$e:




at one point I did have about 70 cans of cat food but lol Wellness is expensive and after coupons I was getting them for .25 a can...normally $1.25 so had to stock up!! When I can get cat treats and Tidy Cat free, I buy as many bags as possible so I guess I stockpile that too.

It saves me a lot of money *shrug*


You could teach the grocers in the Philippines a thing or ten.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:18 AM   #19
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It looks like a mini grocery! :D

As for me, like Marchi. I buy things or food that sometimes are out for months. Produce, meats, poultry and dairy can be bought on a regular basis but, canned items can also be store but not a lot. :(
I love fresh foods so, as possible i want to buy those are fresh only. :D
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #20
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I like to think of it as a well-stocked pantry.
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