Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by VincentHanna, Feb 28, 2020.
Not really, never really needed to worry about it.
I live 100m from a big Co-Op store. I shop every day in there. I doubt we'd last a week with what's in our cupboards. Maybe I'll rely on eating cat killed Wood Pigeon. I get a couple of those a week sometimes.
GF is veggie though, so perhaps it's time to test the theory that she wouldn't be if she was hungry enough.
Nope, we've got loads. We also bulk cook so always have a lot of pre made curries, chili, soup, stock in the freezer too.
1000 times this, when the apocalypse comes you can forget Bottlecaps.
You'll be trading a sheet of triple ply for shotgun shells
I wonder what else to get beyond food as well. I quite often stock up on various things anyway, but I can definitely see some important things that would be annoying to go and get.
Assuming no interruption to water/power;
Cold medicine (lemsip etc)
Normal kitchen roll
Bottled Water (no idea how much would be sensible).
Most of this stuff is useful anyway, what am I missing?
Are we really at the prepper stash stage?
Tomato soup, ten tins of. Mushroom soup, eight tins of, for consumption cold. Ice cream, vanilla, one large tub of. Magnesia, milk of, one bottle. Paracetomal, mouthwash, vitamins. Mineral water, Lucozade, pornography.
I stashed 4TB of porn in case the internet dies.
No, its the I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it stage.
My Mrs wont listen though, we would be completely screwed if went into lock down where I live she only shops for a week and sometimes even a few days at a time and refuses to believe that we need to do anything more
What you did there, I see it
Super helpful that.
It really isnt. But you guys are prepping for survival not taste.
I Googled it, but good one!
How come none of them have stocked up on MREs, then? I've seen the TV programmes - Preppers love MREs... not actual RatPacks for some reason, though. Always MREs.
Yeah, while tinned veg is arguably just as healthy as cooking fresh due to the process used to cook in the tins and no loss of vitamins due to oxidisation...it generally isn't enjoyable.
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Each to their own.
That's nowhere near enough.
I think what I have in the house right now could sustain me for a few weeks at least, though it would hardly be fine dining. I have a lot of tinned soup, some tinned veg, tinned spag bol, ravioli, tinned curry, stuff like that. And I have at least a week or two worth of frozen stuff, chips, frozen fish, decent quality pasta meals from Iceland. And around 4 or 5 24 packs of fizzy drinks.
I'll probably try to stock up on a bit more stuff, but nothing major. I have noticed that stuff like hand sanitiser seems to be hard to get right now. Probably a lot of panic buying going on.
If you have a freezer that's going to be a bonus, assuming the power doesn't go.
We have a chest freezer in the garage and between that and what we could store in tins and non-perishable, dried pasta etc, within reason, given the water supply through your taps and power are not cut, could live for a loooooong time.
Don't forget you can get tinned fruit to top up the vitamins as well as tinned veg which mostly rank.
Thing is, how much do you spend?
I could easily store at least £500 worth of food, probably a lot more.
you going to need a bandage and some arm cast stuff after that. If you don’t your arm will 100% fall off.
How nutritious is a decent tinned soup, like Baxter’s chicken and vegetable?
0, there’s no chicken or vegetables in it. It’s just water.
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