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Old 02-09-2011, 02:10 AM   #21
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Don't think I am a hoarder, but do keep my freezer and pantry pretty full. That darn Costco ;-) I end up buying the super size of so many things! I imagine we could live for a couple of months on what we keep on hand, except for fresh fruit and veg, which we have from the garden in season.

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Old 02-09-2011, 02:14 AM   #22
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I buy in threes...lets me get by for a couple of months on dry items. Saves me money ans time. I suppose we could survive for a couple of months with what's in the pantry and freezer. But, I'm not a hoarder and not planning for impending doom.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #23
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I buy in threes...lets me get by for a couple of months on dry items. Saves me money ans time. I suppose we could survive for a couple of months with what's in the pantry and freezer. But, I'm not a hoarder and not planning for impending doom.
This pretty much describes me, I keep the pantry well stocked. Have two freezers that are full. Have a garden and put lots of fresh veggies in the freezer. I use very little proccessed food. DH is diabetic and I try to use as much fresh food as possible. I buy meat once a month. I am not a Hoarder. I share stuff from the garden and the freezer. To me the glass is always half full.

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Old 02-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #24
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...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:




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Holy mackerel! If you have this much stuff for a family of two, you ARE overdoing it!

Can you manage to use all those items before their expiration dates?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #25
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^Oh no I'm sorry I wasn't clear...that is NOT my garage...but if my family were bigger I could see the benefit and would try to get a stockpile around that size...using coupons most of that stuff was probably free or very cheap.

FH would probably have me committed if I pulled that!
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:32 PM   #26
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^ nice shelves!

My mom made us all preppers during the Cuban Missile crises.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #27
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Holy mackerel! If you have this much stuff for a family of two, you ARE overdoing it!

Can you manage to use all those items before their expiration dates?
Good point!
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #28
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Whoever they are, they consume a LOT of salad dressing...
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #29
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:40 PM   #30
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I try and keep several months worth of food on hand for an emergency. It could be a natural disaster,human or economic.

I also try and keep about 6 flats of bottled water on hand and rotate them.

I have a generator too that I had to plug my freezer into once when we had an outage.I bought it for my travel trailer we call the escape pod.I can have it loaded and on the road in an hour.
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