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originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: pennydrops
a reply to: FlyersFan
You make some very good points there.
I am taking the fresh food route. You need to know where you are going to bug out first though and prepare the area.
I have patches of potatoes in various places in the woods. They can be left all year and will comtinue to grow, I know cos I have done it. Regardless what gardners will tell you. Also yacon, plant it and leave it, will grow year after year, more and more. Artichokes are the same. There are plenty of foods that will do this. Always a good source of fresh food. One problem I have though is the wild boar, they keep stealing my potatoes. I have plenty though. Also, dont use GM foods, the seeds they produce dont work, again, I have tried it...never again.
We have plenty of wild mushrooms, wild fig trees, fruit trees. Also, lots of dried beans, grains and pastas, tinned fruits and veggies.
Planting berry bushes in the woods too.
A good thing to be aware of, in a shtf situation, do not grow crops in lines, too visible. Make it look like part of the natural vegetation.
Hopefully will never need it, but its real good fun.
Its comforting to know that if the shops close, I will not need to panic like others. Better than a pension these days.
mountain house does tend to be the best but there are competitors and sometimes the competitors come close or have stuff you cannot get from mountian house. look up honeyville grains, thrive, Augason farms, Alpine airs, Gourmet reserves, provident pantry, mredepot, (thats where i got the steak, Hamburger patties, chicken breasts) and emergency essentials.
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: blkcwbyhat
I only buy Mountain house it is by far the best and have about 1 years worth. The chili mac is the best. Backpackers pantry and Wise food do not even come close.
It is expensive but why keep buying canned good that expire in 2-3 years? We just donated 100 cans that were going to expire end of this year.
originally posted by: blkcwbyhat
a reply to: pennydrops
a pre planted garden is great...until a flood wipes out the bridge to your bug out spot! What if SHTF in the winter?Gardens and hunting are great ideas,but you can't eat them if you can't get there.