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    Stock Up! - Food Prices Will Be Going Way Up - These Girls Show You How

    These cute little coupon clippers show you how.
    If you're not going to go "Long Term Food Storage" then at least set up a food pantry just like Grandma did.
    Absolutely the worst that could happen if you stock up on food is that you'll save yourself a few shopping trips.
    Supermarkets do not warehouse or stock large supplies of food "in the back room" they way they used to.
    Supermarkets will empty their shelves of all food staple items in a couple or few days if there is ever a panic buy on food.









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    Everything is going to go up in price in the coming years. The dollar is being pushed closer and closer to the edge.

    But food is one thing that a person certainly cannot do without. So anything to help in saving costs for it will be most helpful indeed.

    If really bad times do come, I think that the Mormons will be in the best shape. I've yet to visit a Mormon home that did not have a pantry like the one in the first video that is full of food.

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    I divided my list into three parts:

    1. Regular food from the grocery store that has at least a two year shelf life.
    2. MRE's and dehydrated food for bugging out (light weight)
    3. Long term storage (30 year shelf life).

    Always look for sales - and use coupons.

    For long term food storage, I recommend bucket storage.

    Here's a video on proper bucket storage:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pal88fR5COI

    Here's her website. She sells mylar bags and oxygen absorbers:

    http://www.shopsimplerliving.com/food_storage.html

    You can get buckets, mylar bags and oxygen absorbers at Emergency Essentials
    also. Check Wal-Mart. You can also check with your local bakeries for 5 gallon food-grade buckets.

    Mylar bags are essential. Do not use food grade poly bags. Plastic leeches air
    over time. Mylar has an aluminum coating that resists this from happening.

    You can buy 25 lb. bags of beans, rice, etc. at Costco. You can also get them at
    the Food Storage Center (much cheaper). Check your local LDS (Mormon) Food Storage Centers. They may be open to the public:

    http://providentliving.org/location/...-39315,00.html

    When I first started my food storage, my goal was to have three months of food for me and my 2 kids. In a little over a year, I have been able to put away over 12 months of food for the three of us.

    I have currently noticed a problem with ordering food from my suppliers: THEY ARE OUT OF FOOD!!!

    I'm afraid that people are already beginning to panic.

    I strongly encourage everyone to start preparing. And don't forget about alternative energy and water purification. I think everyone on this forum has the guns and ammo thing down already.

    Start with making your list. Look for sales. And use your coupons.
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    Nice addition. Thanks Patti.

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    If you are short on money, you can leverage yourself in. Buy extra in small quantities, then stop buying when you get enough to eat while you save what you would normally spend, and then buy in bulk. Repeat as needed. (I seldom see coupons for what I normally eat.)

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    We've started small scale. Mainly as a way to save money. Buying enough when it's on sale to get to the next sale. My wife and I have been talking about it. Getting ready to start working to get 6 mths worth. Gotta figure out where to put it though. It will take some arranging. Thanks for the vids. Going to check them out later.

    The one thing I hear over and over is to buy things you already eat. It makes it easier to deal with. I hunt as well. As long as I have power I now have close to a years worth of deer meat in the freezer. I have kicked around the idea of trying to can it instead of freezing it. If I could ever get the gardening figured out it would be a bonus. All I got this year was okra and sunflowers.
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    I have been buying beans and rice a bit at a time for the last year. It adds up and will ALWAYS come in handy.

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    That first video reminded me of a PM conversation I had on another board. Figured I would share it here since it's about shopping and saving money. FWIW, we feed a family of 4 for less than $100 a week, usually less than $80, and sometimes as little as $50. We take $100 cash out on Friday to shop with. If anything is left over we buy extras or use it as fun money. This was not started to stock pile exactly. We did the Dave Ramesy "Total Money Makeover" a couple years ago. This was spurred out of trying to save more money. But it fits right in here too.


    All of our coupons come from the Sunday paper. All Sunday papers are not the same, pick the paper from the largest city around you and you should get the most coupons, we use the Charlotte Observer. Check this site first and see if it is worth buying the paper. Some weeks there just won't be any coupons that you can use. And this is not 100% accurate, but it's really close.

    http://www.southernsavers.com/catego...oming-inserts/

    Use a real grocery store. For years we thought we were doing the right thing shopping at Walmart. We were way off. We shop at Lowe's Foods now. Lowe's and Harris Teeter will double coupons. Food lion will not. We have found it easier to pick one main store and learn how they do their sales and when. Sign up for whatever customer card they have. If they have email alerts and coupons do that too. YOu can view their sales papers online and figure your food from that. The front and back of the sales paper are called "lose leaders", these items are near or below cost. Stock up on those! Speaking of stocking up, when something is too good to pass up, and you use a lot of it, buy a lot of it on sale. We will put the budget aside occasionally to buy 6-8 months worth of things like toilet paper, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, chicken, you get the idea.

    Drop any brand loyalty you have. We have maybe 6 things that we have to get one brand. The rest is what's on sale. With coupons and sales we actually eat more brand name stuff and pay less than when we shopped mostly store brand stuff at wal mart.

    Do your homework at home before shopping. Plan your meals using sales and coupons, then shop accordingly. YOu'll spend less. Have a budget, get the cash out of the bank, and pay cash. It will stop 90% of the impulse buys because you are not just "putting it on the card." CASH, CASH, CASH!!!!!! You will not want to let go of it and you will be more careful.

    Anything we can do to help, just ask. Good luck. Gazelle intensity! If I think of anything else I'll let you know. But my wife is here looking it over, and this is a good short version of what we do.
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    I've been doing this for years. Not just with food, but with things like soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergents, toilet paper and a lot of non food items as well.
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    Here's a guide I found a while back. http://www.abysmal.com/LDS/Preparedn...eparedness.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I hunt as well. As long as I have power I now have close to a years worth of deer meat in the freezer. I have kicked around the idea of trying to can it instead of freezing it. If I could ever get the gardening figured out it would be a bonus. All I got this year was okra and sunflowers.
    LOL, all I've ever been able to grow is pot and radishes. Everything else dies on me, except weeds. They grow good.

    Get two 21 quart canners, it takes about as long to do "the other stuff" as it does for a load to cook, and you get done a lot faster. Canning is easy, if you can follow directions.

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    Here's some more useful information:

    I found 5 gallon food grade buckets (HDPE) at Home Depot for $3.98. Lids are
    $.98. They have LOTS of them. That's a very good price. I paid $7.95 for one
    bucket at Emergency Essentials. I should have checked around.

    Emergency Essentials is out of food -- but they stil have buckets, lids, mylar
    bags, and oxygen absorbers.

    You can also order oxygen absorbers and mylar bags from Sorbent Systems:

    http://www.sorbentsystems.com/products.html

    Or Honeyville Grain:

    http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/oxy...bers100cc.aspx

    Or, Wendy Mae's Simpler Living:

    http://www.shopsimplerliving.com/food_storage.html

    Or, Pleasant Hill Grain:

    www.pleasanthillgrain.com

    I haven't compared prices, but I've heard that Wendy Mae's has the cheapest
    prices.

    You can get your food at Costco (25 lb. bags) beans, rice, wheat, oats, etc.

    So, there you have it. The rest is up to you.

    I strongly encourage each and every one of you to make 2011 your year for getting prepared for whatever disaster you may encounter: natural, man-made, economic collapse, pandemic, etc. I think of it as insurance. I know people who have had personal tragedy (sickness and/or job loss), and the only thing that helped them get through the bad times was their year's worth of food storage.

    At the very least, everybody should have some sort of fit-hits-the-shan plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Here's some more useful information:

    I found 5 gallon food grade buckets (HDPE) at Home Depot for $3.98. Lids are
    $.98. They have LOTS of them. That's a very good price. I paid $7.95 for one
    bucket at Emergency Essentials. I should have checked around.
    Interesting prices at Home Depot, at a Home Depot down this way, I recently paid $2.54 per bucket and .98 for the lid. They did have plenty of buckets, though they seemed short on lids.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Here's some more useful information:

    I found 5 gallon food grade buckets (HDPE) at Home Depot for $3.98. Lids are
    $.98. They have LOTS of them.
    Get some Gamma Seal lids. Slap one on whatever bucket you are digging into at the moment, and save the finger tips.

    http://www.gamma2.net/new/GSL.html

    Web search for better prices, I've seen local stores charging $15, but they are as low as $3.99 online.

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