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Originally posted by FX44rice
The easiest and simplest food supply I found and most realistic to utilize by me was e-foods direct 1 year supply and a berkey water purifier. Not too easy for me or anyone else living in a downtown condo to plant a garden. Thats my suggestion for someone else downtown.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Actually, FOOD will be the universal currency. You can pretty much live without anything else. Trade some of your nearly worthless dollars for food with a long shelf life. Canned meats such as chicken, etc, are great. Tuna is ok, but make it light, not white, as white tuna has a higher mercury content. Avoid giving kids too much canned tuna, due to the mercury. Canned Clams are good sources of protein also. Also canned chili, canned beans, canned juices,canned tomatoes, jars of pickles, are all very reasonable now, and you can stockpile enough of it to live for years, if need be.
Also stockpile a lot of blankets, especially if you live in a zone that has cold winters
Stockpile insulation to put on your windows, as you may not have any energy for heat, unless you have a wood stove, or some equivalent. Stockpile a lot of cheap clothing that you can layer, and stockpile some boots and extra shoes.
Also stockpile a ton of matches, and candles.
Also place dry goods, such as grains and cereals in ziplock-type bags, to keep out bugs, etc.
Stockpile a few containers of propane to run a BBQ grill, and quite a few batteries with several battery-operated radios.
Rotate as necessary, using the oldest dates first, of course.
Originally posted by mellisamouse
I have started planting a variety of veggies, nuts, and even some fruits and wheat indoors as well....every time I have an empty container, I think, "hmmmmmm I wonder what I could grow in here?" Even if it is just an onion in a mayo container, or radishes in individual yogurt containers, that variety to choose from later will be well worth it, and is is actually nice having all of these extra "plants" all around the house.