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#91 of 98 Old 04-17-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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Gosh, not long! Maybe two weeks?
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probably 2-3 weeks if careful...but i am starting to stockpile this month and so hopefully in a few weeks that will be more like 2-3 months..

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I think we have enough for a month. Though they are not things everybody can eat due to various allergies and intolerances. I'm not too worried about food supply. My priority right now is train DH to be able to cook. I've just been hit by a nasty bug and was down for 5 days. They mostly lived on muffins, pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches, while letting a fridge full of organic veggies rot. A large stockpile is only good if you are able to turn them into meals.

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About two weeks, but, because of financial issues, we have been seriously using the pantry. When we are really stocked up, we could go one month easy.
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A month or so. We'd be low on fruits and veggies, but we'd live.

I keep a supply because I always buy stuff on sale to control costs.
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Thanks Denvergirlie and KariM! That all makes a lot of sense and is very helpful. I guess, for me, I am too comfortable in a set lifestyle and do need to worry more about "what-ifs".

I think I may try to stock up a bit more!

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We could probably last a maximum of 3 weeks... but I'm rather inspired to stockpile more after reading this thread.

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10-12 months, but we would be getting a little short on cooking oils/fats towards the end. Also need to store more seeds for sprouting, because the fresh greens are so important when living off of stored foods.
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