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originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: Flatcoat
Do some research on those nations who use TP and those who do not. Then ask yourself who in life generally seem happier?
All hands on deck?
Should you now prepare you and your family for the survival of the daily meals
originally posted by: rickymouse
Every family should stock food and rotate it to be able to survive a month. It used to be like that in the sixties, everyone I knew had a pantry and freezer with food supplies to make it at least a month. Water was not really an issue that much, you could melt snow for the toilet in the winter and get water from a river or lake in the summer. The water that came out of your tap was drinkable back then, now most city water around here tastes like Crap. An unprepared household back in the sixties was one that only had two weeks of supplies.
The governments recommendations on stocking up is what everyone used to follow back in the old days when I was young, even us teenagers had enough canned food or Mac and cheese and butter to survive a couple of weeks, and we could always go home if there was no food because our parents had a decent pantry of food. I did not know any adults, other than Drunks, that did not stock some foods just in case.
Look at society now, most families cannot put together meals for three days from their stocks of foods, no planning at all. They got used to there always being available food over the last two generations, but do not understand that forty years of good times does not mean that it won't happen again.
The food you put in a frost free freezer does not store food very long, it dries out from the constant thawing and unthawing of that kind of freezer and tastes like crap after two to three months. A regular freezer, one you have to defrost occasionally is best for storing food long term. Beef will last over a year most times, pork six months, fish six months, and cut that way down if it is a frost free freezer. A small one of those chest freezers works well for most families for food storage for rotation, just make sure to rotate the foods and always buy when stuff is on sale. Do not stick the meat in the fridge for a week then decide to freeze it, it is much better to freeze it right away, sour meat or withered veggies will not freeze very well, freeze them when they are fresh if you bought too much. Blanch some green beans to freeze if you get a pile cheap, the quicker the better the product, we do lots of that kind of stuff.