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View Poll Results: How much regular food do you have on hand
3 month or more 12 57.14%
2 months or less 4 19.05%
1 month or less 3 14.29%
2 weeks or less 1 4.76%
1 week or less 1 4.76%
Dude, I eat out! 0 0%
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Food; how long could you go

How much regular food do you have on hand right now.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:28 AM   #2
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About a month in house
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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I have several hundred pounds of dried goods, like grains, beans, lentils, as well as lots of pasta, seasoning/flavouring mixes, I've started to grow Tomatoes, and am preparing to grow other "indoor" foods like peppers.

I'll be getting a good headstart on starting a spring garden in pots indoors as the winter winds down. (for transplanting outdoors)

I could manage a good six months with no grocery stores. Lots of water, and ability to clean more. lots of stored vitamins. we don't need or use medicines, so far.

I sprout and juice wheat grass every day, which together with a maintenance dose of MMS keeps the doctor away better than any apple I've ever seen.

Lots of empty pots and lots of potting soil.

Canadian winters complicate some planning options open in tropical climates, but we're confidently chasing down our nearest approach to self sufficiency.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:38 AM   #4
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You sprout what with what?
How do you do that?
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:57 AM   #5
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Wheat Grass. I sprout Wheat berries and grow wheat grass, and then juice it in a hand crank grass juices. Wheat grass juice is unbelievably healthy. 70% chlorophyl. Very close in composition to human blood. Cleans the blood, and many cleansing benefits. I love it.

And it's very cheap to make yourself, once you know how.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:02 AM   #6
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My question is HOW MUCH should we have?

I try ordering the EMERGENCY FOOD and the y taste horrible. do you have suggestion?
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:03 AM   #7
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1 week
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:06 AM   #8
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making wheat grass juice:

As to how, it's pretty simple although lots of steps. It's just a routine I don't have to think about anymore.

I take a half cup of wheat berries (seeds)

Soak them in a wide mouth jar covered with cheesecloth over night.

Drain and rinse and leave sit at an angle that drains water out.

Rinse twice a day.

After a couple of days the berries will sprout a few little roots, and a plant sprout.

Once the sprout is about a half inch long, transplant to about 2 inches of soil and cover with soil so the sun stays of the new sprouts. Lots of water when you first plant.

After the plants start to grow throught the covering soil, you water once a day, and they grow about an inch a day. after they are about 7 to 10 inches tall, you cut them down and juice them right away.

A 1 ft by 2 ft tray makes about 6 to 8 oz of fresh wheat juice.

It's a deep, rich green color, and tastes like grass.

You sip it slowly, letting it be absorbed into your cheeks and under tongue. You can actually feel it course through your body within seconds.

Easy to find info online.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:10 AM   #9
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My question is HOW MUCH should we have?

I try ordering the EMERGENCY FOOD and the y taste horrible. do you have suggestion?
The gold standard set by the people who wrote the book,
the church of the Later Day Saints is one year.

If you are pinched for finances and can only put a bit by
when you shop, Stan Deyo recommends three months for most scenarios you are likely to encounter.

Those who follow the bible teachings say seven years.

I know of an enthusiastic Mormon woman who had 20 years set by

Ancient Babylon had twenty years set by for every man woman and child in the city

The United States in a more responsible era had three years set by for every american. Today they have enough wheat for one half a loaf of bread for every american.

That should give you a measuring stick to aim by
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