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Old 10-01-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Someone mentioned their kitchen getting fatter since finding this site. I have a question for all of you. How long do you think you could eat out of your household if all the stores shut down tomorrow (and, yes, I have had to do this a couple of times before in my life)?


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Old 10-01-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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we could eat for a month... not eat well ...but we wouldn't be hungry.

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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We would run out of staples - Milk eggs etc.. Quickly Other than that I'll go with 3 weeks

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Old 10-01-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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I'd say between 1-2 months. I keep a LOT of things like beans, rice, canned tomatoes, tuna, & pasta around.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
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Hmmmm As long as I could hunt and fish, which I could... and not starve?...Several months.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
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With the deep freeze and pantry I could probably go 4-6 weeks. Like pdswife, not eat well but enough to not be hungry.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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I have no idea. The food kept just in the house? Tough call....
Since I have been trying to make more from scratch, or fresh, probably not as long as a few years ago when I had a lot of boxes and cans on hand.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #8
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could go for a month and then staples would run low. i always laugh when people say i have no food to cook. of course they do, they just don't want oatmeal instead of burger. lol
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:06 PM   #9
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6 to 8 months with electricity. 3 months without electricity.
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Old 10-01-2008, 07:17 PM   #10
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my cupboards & shelves 'er too burstin-full to add an appple!!!
we'd be fine fer at least 2 er 3 months.

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