Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hellertown, PA
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I stockpile because my parents grew up during the depression and they taught me that it is more cost effective.
By having an adequate pantry, you are not forced to make purchases when items are needed, but not on sale. Also, no trips to the store for that one item you forgot... saving on fuel costs.
During natural disasters, you are prepared.
With the cost of diesel, trucking strikes wouldn't affect you.
I particularly like growing my own food and putting it up because I know EXACTLY what goes into it.
And yes... there may periods of time when only local foods are available.
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