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Do you have food/water storage?

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
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Nope, we are so fly by the seat of our pants and don't have things stocked up. I don't think that's a good plan though, we have just been lazy, to be honest.

akpufa's picture
Joined: 01/31/08
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I easily have enough food in my pantry to live on for ~2 weeks if necessary, but nothing more long term than that. I also have several cases of bottled water as we live in an area that is "overdue" for a huge earthquake at some point so I figure you can never have enough water.

Joined: 03/07/05
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If we had no electricity (and therefore lost the ability to use our well too) we wouldn't last too long. We usually do have a 5 gallon jug of water at any given time (which would get us through a day or two). We also have enough food that "doesn't need to be prepared/cooked" for a few days, but nothing longer. Ideally I'd like to have enough food and water that we could last a week. Something to work on I guess.

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Joined: 10/10/12
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We don't. But we live on the farm Nd therefore have a backup generator.

Momma Leah's picture
Joined: 05/13/12
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I have enough stuff to live on for a few weeks and I can in the summer (and winter too, some) so we would be ok for a little while. I hve a few gallons of water, I need to get more, but that stuff takes up a lot of room. I do have a "bug out" type tote that I could throw in the car. It would be easy for me to be like the people on " Doomsday Preppers" if I let myself! I do think it is important to be at least a little prepared for a disaster or longer term power outage. We have a generator, but I don't want to rely solely on that. DH and his dad are also talking about installing some solar panels on the farm, so that has me little excited for even more backup power!

On I forgot to mention that we obviously have grains bins that always corn or wheat and I have a grain mill, so if worse came to worse we wouldn't starve!

sandraleigh's picture
Joined: 11/23/06
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In our church we are encouraged to have a 1 years supply of food and water, but we have never accomplished that as of yet - we have next to no storage space in our home. Our food storage is pretty pitiful at the moment.

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Joined: 06/19/10
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Nope.

Heatherbella's picture
Joined: 02/14/05
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We don't really. We SHOULD since we have earthquakes here. We pretty much always have a lot of food in the pantry. I'm a food hoarder. We have some large water bottles we were GOING to put water in but haven't gotten around to it. We have a travel trailer that normally has propane in the tanks, so if we needed to cook or stay warm we could for a few days. Hubby bought a generator last summer so we could use that to either recharge the trailer batteries or keep our freezer/fridge going. I'm not sure how much it would power. We are on municipal water so if there are no break in the lines we'd still have water but in a big quake that often goes.

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Joined: 01/26/09
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During hurricane season we have water stocked up and whatever is left over in the pantry which is a pretty decent stockpile, but not over done. Could definitely get us through a week or two.

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Sandra, I have heard the logic behind have a large food supply, BUT I always figure if things get THAT bad, then people will be shooting each other for food and such... if I had the food, someone would just take it from me anyway! We have guns (oh please let this not turn into a gun discussion), but I'm not going to stand guard and shoot people down to prevent them from taking my food!

quonsetmom's picture
Joined: 10/10/12
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I always think its so if u loose your income u have a few months worth to make it till u find a new source of income and also for disasters

nidia's picture
Joined: 06/08/07
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Nope, you never know when something may happen so it's a good time to start thinking about that. But I don't have much storage either.