posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 04:19 PM
Rough one on location. Your in the same situation I am in. I live in a suburb but have a "property" out a bit farther.
The killer is the unknown factor: Will you be at home sleeping, at work, or have enough time to make a choice on exodus.
I have taken to storing allot of canned food at home but hope to stock my property in the near future. Luckily the off-grid property is a days walk
(if we had to walk) from my residence on back roads but If I am at work, it would be 50 miles away. I stock what I eat pretty much. I do buy a bit
more vegetables for my stock than we actually eat but they are cheaper. A good liquid source is fruit packed in juice. Also vegetables in cans are in
water.. may not taste great but it will work in a pinch. Tuna in oil, you will need oil to cook eventually. White pasta stores well, not very
nutritional but it is calories. White Rice frozen and put in a bucket stores well and you can get the oxy absorbers and mylar bags if your hardcore on
long term storage.
Of course with rice and pasta, have to have something to put over it like beef stew, chili, tomato sauces, etc.
Buying normal cans and rice/pasta is a fraction of the cost of long term stored food but you have about 3 years before the expiration date on the
cans. Now, many things are good for years after the expiration date but just know when to donate upcoming expirations to a food bank and swap to avoid
The hard thing of course is Where to store it. Will you be able to get to your out of the way place? That is the hard one. If in a subdivision, it is
a bit hard to put an underground shelter in place without the whole neighborhood finding out which kind of defeats the purpose except in the most
In either case, better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
2 items that have not gone down in value recently are food and ammo.