posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 06:45 AM
reply to post by spartacus699
Have you ever bought in BULK???
Well, 'bulk' is a little subjective in this case because the word can describe anything from a case of something to an entire pallet (or more), lol.
But, that said...
We've indeed found that buying in... well, say... quantity, saves money and by doing so, we don't have to use as much gas to shop as often as we
would when stocking in smaller amounts. Locally, we have several options including the standard Sam's Club and Costco, both within easy travel
distance. Things we buy in bulk include flour, sugar, rice, beans, pasta and various canned goods.
Oh, and right next door is a major university that has a history agriculture so we have what they call a 'meat lab' with an excellent stock of fresh
meats that can be purchased in the standard sizes or in bulk size. From there, we have a meat grinder/sausage packer which produces ground meats as
well as things like link sausages.
NOTE: Being football season, I would add beer to the list but our boy has his own little home-based micro-brewery and what he makes is just wayyyy
better than anything on any store shelf.
My better half is an excellent cook as well as a baker and a canner so things like homemade bread are oft found as well as canned veggies from our
spring/summer garden stock our five-tier, Sam's-bought set of steel shelving in the back bedroom.
Is it an effort to survive the end of the world? No, not really... I don't think I would want to be around for that anyway. But it is, in our view,
just a good way to operate... to always be ready for what may come down the poop chute of existence.