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post #81 of 90
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the possible lack of electricity thing is a big consideration, so we are choosing not to do freezer stockpiling for emergency/disaster preparedness. what good is a freezer full of food if it all goes bad?

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True that. But, if you have a pressure canner (which my DH just got me for Mother's Day ), you can preserve just about anything you might normally put in the freezer.

The next time organic chicken goes on sale (about every 6-8 weeks here), I buying up, throwing some in the freezer, but also pressure canning some of it. It's not my favorite food, but my husband could eat canned chicken all day, so, it won't go to waste. And, of course, more stable if the power goes out.

We don't freezer stockpile much just because all we have is the over the fridge freezer.

I just made 9 pints of organic chicken broth yesterday, and that would cost more in the store than the dang whole chicken did, and, of course, we used the actual chicken for two meals (plus giblet gravy so, I'm awfully pleased with myself.

We need a patting oneself on the back emoticon. For easily self-satisfied people like me
post #82 of 90
Besides all the reasons others here have so ably stated, I stockpile to prevent having to see my family's faces if they were hungry because I neglected to plan. I am a SAHM and it is my job to manage my household frugally and prudently so that all bases are covered. Ladies, plan according to your ability because I have a feeling that bad times are coming. Another depression perhaps.
post #83 of 90
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True that. But, if you have a pressure canner (which my DH just got me for Mother's Day ), you can preserve just about anything you might normally put in the freezer.
...We need a patting oneself on the back emoticon. For easily self-satisfied people like me
You're absolutely right, Kathee! What we ate during outages were jars and cans of gourmet French cassoulet that we had brought back from our travels. Couple years old, but still very yummy, even with little pellets of congealed fat. One could easily do this for the home pantry.
post #84 of 90
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You're absolutely right, Kathee! What we ate during outages were jars and cans of gourmet French cassoulet that we had brought back from our travels. Couple years old, but still very yummy, even with little pellets of congealed fat. One could easily do this for the home pantry.
It's true, beans are dead easy to can. That could be a starting point if you are at all interested in putting a little food by.

Katheek77 - didn't you have a thread about putting food by? Maybe link that here for people who are willing to start home canning as a means to stockpile.
post #85 of 90
Again asking about dehydrating foods.....Anyone w/any experience on this? Is it worth it? What did you dehydrate?
post #86 of 90
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It's true, beans are dead easy to can. That could be a starting point if you are at all interested in putting a little food by.

Katheek77 - didn't you have a thread about putting food by? Maybe link that here for people who are willing to start home canning as a means to stockpile.
I think you're thinking of kathirynne's thread

Chicky2 - I got a dehydrator cheap, and I use it mainly (ok, right now, only) for drying fruit for my daughter...I haven't branched out into veggies and meat yet...I'm not really experienced with it yet, so, I don't know. Strawberries will be in season here in 10-14 days (probably - I need to call around *this* weekend to get forecasts), and I plan to try to dry some of those...

That wasn't very useful, was it? :
post #87 of 90
I tried dehydrating but found that I prefer to freeze. Dehydrating turned out to be more time consuming than I wanted for small amounts of dehydrated fruits at a one time.
post #88 of 90
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more reasons to go shopping NOW if you can afford it:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/...price_increase


ugh, I know some say not to stock up but just having a bag of rice to stretch meals with encase you need to is a good investment.
post #89 of 90
We keep a good stock of food for my own comfort plain and simple. For many many years I was very very poor and even hungry..

Weather, disasters, job loss or rising prices, it doesnt matter when we have a little extra, I buy things to add to our storage soap, food, tp. It assures me that my family has a cushion.
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