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    Question Survival food

    Hey, there are some things that I wanted to add to my Apocalypse Pantry, but I canít seem to find them in my general grocery store:

    Powdered eggs
    Powdered milk
    Wheat grains (seeds?) that can sprout little roots if I plant them
    Large (20 pounds or more) dehydrated corn
    Canned carrots
    Canned potatoes
    Freeze dried or dehydrated (mildew proof) fruit.
    Any other dehydrated bean other than Pinto beans
    Powered butter
    Canned meat (preferably not cat food)
    Soft chewable vitamins (like the gummy bear vitamins)

    I donít like ordering food online- any suggestions?
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    I donít need any more things like rice, ramen noodles, honey, canned tomato soup, and pinto beans. Iíve got enough as it is. (I havenít even gotten into my supply and Iím already sick of the lack of variety)
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
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    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

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    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    You have an Apocalypse Pantry? I call mine The Kitchen.

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    umm...go to a larger grocery store?

    powdered milk is everywhere, even at gas stations sometimes. that "carnation" stuff.
    canned carrots and potatoes are also in every grocery store I've been to. unless you're out of north america? and why canned potatoes, when you can grow potatoes so easily? carrots too for that matter. not an optimal use of space/weight.

    a bulk food store would have a lot of the dried stuff. We have bulk barn around here, there's probably an equivalent wherever you are.

    i would probably be more interested in ways to create food, personally, if I were worried about such things. you can't buy a lifetime's worth of food. unless you don't actually mean apocalypse.
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    Default TOO MANY PINTO BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    You have an Apocalypse Pantry? I call mine The Kitchen.
    I call it my apocalypse pantry because it has 50 pounds of pinto beans and 100 pounds of rice (both of which I hardly bear eating after 5 consecutive days.)

    So itís food that I wonít be dipping into unless an actual emergency happens.
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    umm...go to a larger grocery store?

    powdered milk is everywhere, even at gas stations sometimes. that "carnation" stuff.
    canned carrots and potatoes are also in every grocery store I've been to. unless you're out of north america? and why canned potatoes, when you can grow potatoes so easily? carrots too for that matter. not an optimal use of space/weight.

    a bulk food store would have a lot of the dried stuff. We have bulk barn around here, there's probably an equivalent wherever you are.

    i would probably be more interested in ways to create food, personally, if I were worried about such things. you can't buy a lifetime's worth of food. unless you don't actually mean apocalypse.
    Powdered milk stores much more compact than Carnation evaporated milk (which is still a liquid.) My pantry is actually kind of small.

    I have seen canned carrots and canned potatoes available, but only in 16 ounce cans. Buying 10 smaller cans turns out to be way more expensive than buying a single 10 pound can.

    Iíve also tried growing potatoes in my back yard and they usually die within 4 weeks (after looking extremely healthy, too.) I think that there is some kind of fungus in the ground that attacks my potatoes, pumpkins, and grapes. The only things I can grow in my back yard are orange trees, carrots, avocado trees, peas, and (so far) corn. Everything else needs to be confined to a pot or else it molds over before it has time to fruit.

    (and while I can and do grow my own carrots, they take up a lot of space in my yard but yeild less than 10 pounds of food)
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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    carnation makes powdered milk too, maybe it's just not as popular where you are, I guess.

    I dunno though, I'd stick to calorie/nutrient-dense food for cans. Simple carbs are easy to get with things like flours/grains which are much more dense/easier to store. Lentils, dried beans and peas are also easy to store.

    I'm not sure of the point though, unless you're planning on a short-term emergency of some kind. your food will run out eventually. and for anything less than an atomic bomb, what's in a normal pantry would probably last long enough for food supplies to re-establish. granted I'm biased in having a very large "normal pantry" supply...
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    Where do you live?

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    'Cause you can't handle me...

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    No, seriously, just re-read what you can't find at the grocery store list, and I'm completely baffled!!!

    Where do you live?!!?

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    Are you agoraphobic-ish?
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    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

    Veritatem dies aperit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    Where do you live?

    Southern Callifornia, about a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles.

    Iíve been to Walmart, Samís Club, Costco, Albertsons, Ralphs, and the 99cent store. None of them have the types of items I want in the quantities that I want.
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

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