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Old 07-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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I usually have a pretty good stock of food so have not put much thought into adding more to that because of the drought. Over the many years that I've been married, I've been able to adjust my meal plans to pretty much fit our supply of money as needed.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #12
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Does anybody expect for the drought to end? Are you going to quit stockpiling once the rain starts?
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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I was mainly referring to higher priced stuff like meat. I have a large freezer, so to buy a few extra pieces when they go on sale will save me some money this winter. Unfortunately it is almost too late for rain to make a difference. Farmers in Ontario are already calling their insurance companies. If the price does go up, it will likely last until spring and the next growing season.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:02 PM   #14
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I read there was not enough hay/straw food for pigs/cows and farmers will be selling off and slaughtering them before winter due to lack of food, many farmers, so the price will temporarily drop, then once winter begins the prices will go up.
If you are going to buy, buy now, slaughter in August/September. Of course, I could be wrong, buy at your own risk. That is what I would do and I've been needing some bacon and pork roasts.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #15
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i'm stockpiling mexican food because of the mayan long count calendar...
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #16
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i'm stockpiling mexican food because of the mayan long count calendar...
Ahhh, what did they know? They didn't even wear pants, for chris'sakes.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:23 AM   #17
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i'm stockpiling mexican food because of the mayan long count calendar...
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Ahhh, what did they know? They didn't even wear pants, for chris'sakes.
food's good tho' & they did invent the potato.....i think,ummm,the bit about the potato that is,errr,not the food bit,that is good!
same problem over here chaps for the opposite reason.all the rain & flooding has knackered a lot of crops here.....b*gger!
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #18
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Buonasera,

Interesting Post. Here in the Mediterranean, it is more difficult to stock pile food. Perhaps, one can stock flour, dry pasta when Barilla has a sale, jar Piquillo Red Basque Peppers, jar Sundried Tomatoes, Anchovies, Capers, Olives, Evoo, Olive Oil, Pickles, Vinegars, Wines, Beer, however, not much else because we use local daily fresh ingredients ...

Hope those affected by draught, shall have the needed rains.

Ciao and enjoy your Sunday,
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #19
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:24 AM   #20
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I hadn't thought of stockpiling. Mainly because I don't have the room. Cabinets and freezer. I live in a studio apartment. And it is one of the bigger ones in the building. I suppose if I did some shifting of furniture and cleaned out the storage closet, I could make room for dry goods. I have always stocked up on sale items. I guess it is time to look into it seriously. I do keep large packages of paper towels under the small side tables that have a long skirt. I have two of them. The other is for the large packages of toilet paper. The large phone books could go under the TV. I never use them. And I don't think I have called 411 more than three times so far this year. More space for dry goods. And if I put a skirt around my day/bed, I could put more stuff under there. Place the items on cookie trays for easy pulling out. Time to do some housecleaning. There is talk that Congress wants to cut back on food stamps. For folks like me that depend wholly on food stamps for food money, that could greatly affect my diabetic diet.

Time to give this some serious thought. Great subject.
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