posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 08:23 PM
I've been stockpiling for years; I write on the containers the date purchased, and rotate the stocks.
The past couple of years, we've been working with native foods -- more of a long-term solution. In my case, it's learning how to make coconut oil,
coconut flour, soap from coconut oil, breadfruit flour, breads from same, cultivating summer pusalane and calleloo, etc. etc. Just those things
alone could keep us alive several years, even without augmenting the diet with fish or seafood.
I think it's important to learn how to live within your local (or the location you plan to bug-out to) area's fauna and flora. This is what
humans did once, to survive. I think we've forgotten how to live, as our cultures -- for the most part -- carry us away from those simple places.
I strive to live more simply. Aside from this computer and a TV, we are pretty self-sufficient, and produce enough to share. I am growing coffee
plants, stevia, pepper, cilantro, basil, garlic. These things matter in the long view, not in short-term survival.
Be safe all, but please don't forget to LIVE! to laugh and have wonder