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With hard economic and environmental times upon us, (very soon, already
started in most places) it seems wise to have an action plan, to know what can
be done to survive and to not make things worse in the world, if that is at all
So my first idea is pretty simple, at least on paper, find out how much I can
reduce my food budget for a month and document it, so that others can see for
themselves what might be done, and mainly so that I can find out how hard (or
easy) it is to do.
Not wanting to wait too long for perfect conditions, because after all,who gets perfect in hard
times? I have decided to begin this trial, test (whatever it should be called...) on August first,
2010. This gives me about two weeks from the point of the original idea to the start of the
In practical terms this means eating on somewhere between 48 and 80 cents per day for a
whole month. (See the “Rules” below for why it has to be so high...)
I did no foraging during those three months nor do I have a vegetable garden since I live in an apartment. I am, however tired of rice so it might be next month before I cook any more.
Originally posted by Nicenico
reply to post by salchanra
That's interesting! How many beets does it take to make a pound of sugar?
And by stirring constantly, do you mean, stir regularly or stir without stop, because reducing something like that could take a few hours or more...