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#1 joiei

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:35 PM

With the approaching Hurricane Harvey what foods do you normally stock for after the storm?   Growing up on the gulf coast, too many times the very first things that disappeared from the store shelves was bread, milk and frozen pizzas.  Who is going to want to deal with frozen pizzas when you have NO power.  Plus with the power out those babys are starting to defrost in your now not working freezer.  What do you normally stock up in your pantry for post hurricane dining?  Me, I go for canned goods, stuff I can heat up on my little butane stove  Or grill on the bbq.  I do not get frozen pizzas.  


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#2 Rail Paul

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:50 PM

Hopefully things will work out well for you, Peter, Steven, and others in the general range of this dangerous system.

 

In South Florida, we've been told to have several days supply of propane (for gas grills), several gallons of gasoline in an extra tank, a gallon of water per person for five days, batteries and flash lights, etc.  I have several cans of chicken noodle soup with pull tops, canned beef stew with pull tops,  wine,  Our community center has a back up generator sufficient for internet access, charging phones, lights, etc. We added two large refrigerators for storing medicines this year, and have a large ice maker in the budget for 2018.

 

I plan to get a gasoline powered portable generator and a window mounted air conditioner to keep my wine cool.  We've been told that the community may have natural gas installed in 2018, if that's the case, I'll add a whole house generator and backup unit.

 

One down side is the community's security gates open automatically and remain open in the event of a loss of power. So, I may need to accelerate my plans for a weapons permit and some artillery.


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#3 Peter Creasey

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

Thanks, guys!

 

About 10 years ago I sprung for the big dollars needed to install a universal gas-powered generator.  It won't "drive" the whole house, but it will all the important devices/appliances/etc.  Thus, HOPEFULLY, we'll fare okay.

 

The fear here is that some of the models show the storm stalling once it makes land and meandering eastward along the coast.  If it does do this, then it could be like Tropical Storm Allison again.

 

As for food, generally non-perishables.

 

And, yes, Paul, crime tends to ramp up so security is important.


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#4 hollywood

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:00 AM

How about this?


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 12:52 AM

This is, of course, a constant if sublimated worry in NoCal (and SoCal) earthquake country.    We have a substantial larder of canned stuffs, a freezer full of things we can barbeque or boil up.    Water is something we stock and replace.    

 

For how long is probably the question.    Relief and resupply is probably 14 days away at best.    To grossly understate, we will be tested.


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#6 Rail Paul

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 01:09 AM

Dee reminded me we also have a small inventory of cookies.

 

We donate much of our inventory in December, using up the various canned items and water stockpiled for the season of June - October. Gets us a tax deduction, and helps the local food bank.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:28 AM

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#8 Rail Paul

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

I've been buying fresh vegetables, fruit, etc. Things that don't require heating, although we have the propane grill and two tanks.  I've frozen two cases of water and several gallons of diet iced tea which I made.

 

Lots of canned soups, canned beans, hatch chiles, gallons of fresh water, cookies, crackers, beer, wine.  Our local electric is buried in the ground, which has proven to be a good thing in the past. Our community connects into a major power line, which is a plus, all things considered.


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#9 Daniel

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Hey good luck down there, i am hoping for you all..  I would think nuts are good.. i could be happy eating just pistachios for the rest of my life.. And lots not forget the value of nut milks.. some raw cashews, raw almonds. cans of coconut milk.  I would also get a bunch of jerky.. 


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#10 Suzanne F

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

Make sure you have a manual can opener for those that do not have a pull-top. (I'm sure you know that, but I wonder how many people will find themselves at a loss without their electric can openers.)


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#11 Orik

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

Make sure you have a gun, in case your neighbors gang up on you for that can opener.

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#12 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

Make sure you have a manual can opener for those that do not have a pull-top. (I'm sure you know that, but I wonder how many people will find themselves at a loss without their electric can openers.)

what % of americans do you think have electric can openers?   I honestly have no idea but I personally don't know anyone who has one.


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#13 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:30 PM

huh. I apologize.  61% of American Households have an electric can opener.  I guess I really am an out of touch urban elite.


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#14 Daniel

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:37 PM

how else do you get the cat back in the house?


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#15 Lex

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 03:08 PM

huh. I apologize.  61% of American Households have an electric can opener.  I guess I really am an out of touch urban elite.

 

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