Comments on: Crisis Shopping Redux: What To Buy On the Last Stock Up Before the End of the World http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/ Finding the keys to the futureā€¦and trying not to lose them in the mess. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:47:36 -0700 hourly 1 #?v=3.0.1 By: Philomena Fantz http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-45684 Philomena Fantz Thu, 21 Jul 2011 03:29:33 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-45684 Fantastic post, you have described some good points , My partner and i too conceive this kind of s a very excellent web site. Fantastic post, you have described some good points , My partner and i too conceive this kind of s a very excellent web site.

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By: Peter http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-13001 Peter Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:07:35 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-13001 Since about 1998 (for the Y2K thing) I have made sure we have at least 2 or so months supply of food. I bought two cheap sets of metal shelves and simply started buying more of what we regularly use. Instead of two boxes of cereal I buy 6 and so on. I buy in bulk only when these things are on special so also save quite a bit of money. It works really well even though I wasn't particularly concerned about Y2K. After 2000 I just kept up the same system without being paranoid about it. We rarely run out of anything because I always have a spare or two. Gradually over the years I got to know roughly how much we go through of the things I store, so I also never over buy and have never thrown anything away using this system. Over the years I gradually bought a few large plastic containers and added more stuff. If you have a bit of space this system works well. Just find a space, add some shelves and next time something you use a lot of ( and will keep ) is on special, buy quite a bit extra. Not one or two cans, but 6, 8 or 10. Since about 1998 (for the Y2K thing) I have made sure we have at least 2 or so months supply of food. I bought two cheap sets of metal shelves and simply started buying more of what we regularly use. Instead of two boxes of cereal I buy 6 and so on. I buy in bulk only when these things are on special so also save quite a bit of money. It works really well even though I wasn’t particularly concerned about Y2K. After 2000 I just kept up the same system without being paranoid about it. We rarely run out of anything because I always have a spare or two. Gradually over the years I got to know roughly how much we go through of the things I store, so I also never over buy and have never thrown anything away using this system.

Over the years I gradually bought a few large plastic containers and added more stuff. If you have a bit of space this system works well. Just find a space, add some shelves and next time something you use a lot of ( and will keep ) is on special, buy quite a bit extra. Not one or two cans, but 6, 8 or 10.

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By: Rebekka http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-13000 Rebekka Tue, 20 Jan 2009 02:29:52 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-13000 Can I suggest that if you're going to store infant formula, you also store along with it: - Cups to feed infants with (the <a href="http://www.breastfeedingtaskforla.org/unicef-emergency-feeding-guidelines.htm" rel="nofollow">Unicef emergency infant feeding guidelines</a> suggest bottles should not be used in emergency situations and infants should be fed using cups - they're easier to clean) - Some way of steralising the water to mix the formula with. Can I suggest that if you’re going to store infant formula, you also store along with it:
- Cups to feed infants with (the Unicef emergency infant feeding guidelines suggest bottles should not be used in emergency situations and infants should be fed using cups – they’re easier to clean)
- Some way of steralising the water to mix the formula with.

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By: Nettle http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12999 Nettle Sun, 11 Jan 2009 08:37:18 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12999 Teresa from Hershey - this comment is late so you might not see it, but there's a Snopes page up for the children's clothing thing - http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/cpsia.asp Teresa from Hershey – this comment is late so you might not see it, but there’s a Snopes page up for the children’s clothing thing -
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/cpsia.asp

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By: grace http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12998 grace Fri, 09 Jan 2009 17:01:54 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12998 Leila I'm "praying a candle" for Gaza. grace N Mex Leila
I’m “praying a candle” for Gaza.
grace N Mex

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By: Leila Abu-Saba http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12997 Leila Abu-Saba Fri, 09 Jan 2009 07:24:55 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12997 The NY Times just printed a list of common foods we don't eat enough of that are extremely healthy. Many are good pantry/storage items: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/the-11-best-foods-you-arent-eating/?em Sharon's favorite, canned pumpkin, is on there, along with my favorite sardines, pumpkin seeds, prunes, cinnamon and turmeric. Fresh foods include beets and cabbage. The NY Times just printed a list of common foods we don’t eat enough of that are extremely healthy. Many are good pantry/storage items:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/the-11-best-foods-you-arent-eating/?em

Sharon’s favorite, canned pumpkin, is on there, along with my favorite sardines, pumpkin seeds, prunes, cinnamon and turmeric. Fresh foods include beets and cabbage.

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By: Leila Abu-Saba http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12996 Leila Abu-Saba Fri, 09 Jan 2009 02:56:31 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12996 Hi - schizo Leila here - I quit coming by regularly 'cause I didn't want to deal with the EOTWAWKI scenarios. But after two weeks of Gaza, I am ready to think about stocking up on white rice again. Best practice would be to log off completely and rest my mind/body/soul. This is not easy to do. I'm well otherwise, just heartsick, and living life to the fullest. Hi – schizo Leila here – I quit coming by regularly ’cause I didn’t want to deal with the EOTWAWKI scenarios. But after two weeks of Gaza, I am ready to think about stocking up on white rice again.

Best practice would be to log off completely and rest my mind/body/soul. This is not easy to do.

I’m well otherwise, just heartsick, and living life to the fullest.

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By: Liz http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12995 Liz Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:21:26 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12995 I'll second the recommendation for buying at Asian stores. Melamine may be an issue for processed protein foods (if melamine was added to make the percentage of protein appear to be higher). But it shouldn't be a concern when buying rice or spices, and those two in particular are available in much greater variety and much lower price than most supermarkets. I never buy spices in the grocery store any more--tiny bottles at an inflated price. Asian, Indian and Hispanic cooks use more spices in their cooking, so the inventory in the ethnic stores turns over faster and is fresher than in most regular supermarkets. Same for the rice. I’ll second the recommendation for buying at Asian stores. Melamine may be an issue for processed protein foods (if melamine was added to make the percentage of protein appear to be higher). But it shouldn’t be a concern when buying rice or spices, and those two in particular are available in much greater variety and much lower price than most supermarkets. I never buy spices in the grocery store any more–tiny bottles at an inflated price. Asian, Indian and Hispanic cooks use more spices in their cooking, so the inventory in the ethnic stores turns over faster and is fresher than in most regular supermarkets. Same for the rice.

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By: Mark http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/comment-page-1/#comment-12994 Mark Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:59:26 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/01/08/crisis-shopping-redux-what-to-buy-on-the-last-stock-up-before-the-end-of-the-world/#comment-12994 Hey Sharon I wanted to add an interesting insight. Dmitry Orlov said in an interview "Canned or frozen food is by definition, rotten." He suggest that stocking up on food may be a good idea for the short term, but it doesn't account for the fresh food we need to eat to keep us from getting sick and dying. I sometimes get modes of panic where I think the world might end, which is interpreted by our modern consciousness as time stopping or something. I think "Oh shit, I need food stocked up, blah, blah, blah." I do have a water storage and squash storage -- grains etc. But, you know I don't think a food stock is any more than a buffer. It's a way to make me feel safe, when no matter the situation, I'm not. So, I wanted to say this before I digress too far. It would be HIGHLY effective, if we could work on restoring the wild food sources in our yards, backyards, nearby forested areas etc. Relearning what the native people knew best, gardening the wild. I think that is how you can truly have a safety net, if such a thing can even exist. Learning food storage is wonderful, but if the food is coming from far away, and we have no idea how to cultivate or find more, we're really fucked. Thanks for letting me ramble. Hey Sharon
I wanted to add an interesting insight. Dmitry Orlov said in an interview “Canned or frozen food is by definition, rotten.” He suggest that stocking up on food may be a good idea for the short term, but it doesn’t account for the fresh food we need to eat to keep us from getting sick and dying.

I sometimes get modes of panic where I think the world might end, which is interpreted by our modern consciousness as time stopping or something. I think “Oh shit, I need food stocked up, blah, blah, blah.” I do have a water storage and squash storage — grains etc. But, you know I don’t think a food stock is any more than a buffer. It’s a way to make me feel safe, when no matter the situation, I’m not.

So, I wanted to say this before I digress too far. It would be HIGHLY effective, if we could work on restoring the wild food sources in our yards, backyards, nearby forested areas etc. Relearning what the native people knew best, gardening the wild.

I think that is how you can truly have a safety net, if such a thing can even exist. Learning food storage is wonderful, but if the food is coming from far away, and we have no idea how to cultivate or find more, we’re really fucked.

Thanks for letting me ramble.

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