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This is from my Preparedness Nuggets Pages
One 20 quart size powdered milk (4 pounds)
One 10 lb bag rice
Two 4 lb bags beans
Two 3 lb bags of macaroni
Three 13 ounce quick oats
Two 5 lb bags flour
One 8 ounce baking cocoa
One 4 lb bag of sugar
One 10 oz baking powder
One 8 oz baking soda
One 4 lb jar of peanut butter
One 1 qt bottle of syrup
30 miscellaneous cans (soups, vegetables, chili, etc.)
One bottle hot sauce
One bottle soy sauce
9 miscellaneous spice bottles
2 vitamin bottles
One 4 ounce bottle of vanilla extract
One 4 ounce bottle of yeast
One 16 oz bottle of jalapeno peppers
One copy Better Times Cookbook and Almanac of Useful Information for Poor People
I found a 23 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches computer box, and all of above food fit into the box, with the lid folding flat and would fit underneath a bed or table. . The above would provide the following daily servings: (for one person)
2-1/2 cups milk 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
1-1/2 cups cooked beans
1-1/2 cups cooked macaroni
1 cup cooked oats
1 cup flour
4 Tbs. peanut butter
1 miscellaneous can of food
Plus daily sugar and spice
I am not in the business of giving nutritional advice, but it seems that if a half gallon or so of cooking oil, another can per day and a serving of fruit juice (equivalent of another can) are added, which wouldn't fit in this space, you'd be all right for a month. Depending on the assortment of cans, a variety of stuff can be made from these ingredients, including cinnamon rolls, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, tuna casserole, etc.
This box would fit under my bed.
-- robert waldrop (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 1999
Thanks Robert!! When you get serious about packing away your preps in every available nook and cranny - it is really amazing how much you can put away(and even more if you get rid of all those clothes that are too small!!!!)
-- jeanne (email@example.com), July 29, 1999.
Robert, I think that is great. I have even heard of people taking boxes and barrels and filling them with food and putting a nice cloth over the top with a lamp maybe for decoration and there you have a hidden food stash and no one is none the wiser...teehee...Shellie
-- shellie (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 1999.
This is nice Robert, thanks.
It does sound a bit dry though.
Don't forget water, people.
-- nothere nothere (email@example.com), July 30, 1999.
Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California
If you've hung on to all those old small clothes this long, it would be a shame to get rid of them just before a famine.
Someone, please e-mail me if this post screws up the formatting of this thread. I'm experimenting.
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 05, 1999.