Originally Posted by 97guns
i am a prepper and the way things are going right now in the world ive been extemly active lately. i have lots of grains, pastas, beans, canned veggies and meats. i also have a garden that does pretty well, just wondering if anyone here buys and hoards food in preparation for an event or just trying to outpace inflation. also curious as to what kinds of foods you might be hoarding.
"Hoard" food, I've never heard it put that way! :)
I "stock up" but I don't do extreme couponing or anything, in fact I rarely use coupons unless they can be put on my club card. But whenever something goes on sale that my family eats regularly, I do one of two things: 1) If it's non perishable, like canned foods or dry pasta, I buy a bunch of it. 2) If it's perishable, I will sometimes plan a meal around that ingredient.
I kind of have to do it this way because my family is so big, and we spend a lot of money on groceries. Of course I also am big on fresh produce, healthier cuts of meat etc. so I don't usually save more than about 35% on any one grocery trip. In other words, I don't make my family eat a lot of processed, crappy food just in the name of saving money.
The type of stuff I usually stock up on is pasta, rice, flour and sugar and staples type things. I also buy meat when it is at least 50% off, and if I can't use it that week I vacuum seal it and freeze it. I find it stays edible for a long time if packaged correctly. And I often double what I'm cooking (depending on how much room is in my freezer) and freeze it for a quick meal on busy days. In fact most of what I'm hoarding is probably ready-made stuff that I froze myself, like pot pies, chilies, soups, stews, curries and that kind of thing.