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Official Poll - What is the best foodstuff to stockpile in case of emergency?

Discussion in 'Official SS Contests, Polls, Etc.' started by sumi, Mar 26, 2016.

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What are the best food items to stockpile in case of emergency?

  1. Dried beans, legumes, rice, pasta

    20 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Nuts and trail mixes

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. Breakfast cereal

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Granola bars and power bars

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. Dried fruits, such as apricots and raisins

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  6. Canned meat, vegetables and ready meals

    16 vote(s)
    66.7%
  7. Powdered milk

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  8. Honey

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  9. Bottled water

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  10. Sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
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  1. Oct 5, 2016
    lcertuche

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    I live in the tiniest town but we have two ethnic markets surprisingly enough. I was a two hour drive away in a large town talking to a salesperson and when we told him where we live he said he goes to our Asian market once or twice a month to buy groceries. To say I was surprised was an understatement. At either the Asian market or Mexican market I get onions for a dollar less a pound than any of the chain stores in town (there are two). When I go to a large city, 50 miles away I go to a place called Aldi's where I get a lot of good deals. I highly recommend it. This really isn't the thread to discuss this however. Maybe I will start my own frugal living thread. I could call it Linda's Journey to Saving Money or Cheap, Cheap, Cheapskate!, lol.
     
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    MoonShadows

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    We have an Aldi's a few miles from where we live in PA. They do have great deals. For no one who has ever been at an Aldi's, they have a limited selection, but what they have is priced well. Don't expect a fancy store or even bags at the check out. Bring your own!
     
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    lcertuche

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    ...and don't forget a quarter for the shopping cart. I get eggs there for at least half the price of our local stores. I will 6 dozens at a time for as low as .69 cents/dozen. Produce usually is priced good too.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I've never heard of it! I bet they don't come close to northern New England.
     
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    MoonShadows

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    LOL...I didn't mention the 25 cent deposit for the cart so you return it to the cart area. I thought maybe that was just at our Aldi's. I have seen kids asking if people would like them to return their cart for them...their tip...the 25 cents.

    https://www.aldi.us/
     
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    MoonShadows

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    NH Homesteader

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    Cool I had no idea! Still an hour and a half to Manchester but if I'm ever down there I'll have to check it out.
     
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    MoonShadows

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    Well worth it, NH.
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2016
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    There is actually a salt mine in a town near us. I wonder if we could go buy salt directly from the mine? I think it's owned by Morton's.
     
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    MoonShadows

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    I was just reading "15 Things You’ll Regret Not Having Enough of When SHTF" from askaprepper.com, and Number 4 is Salt.

    If anyone wants to read the entire article, it can be found at: http://www.askaprepper.com/things-regret-nothaving-enough-when-shtf/
     
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