Preparing for the future
Posted 21 July 2002 - 02:49 PM
Posted 21 July 2002 - 06:03 PM
I too have always tried to have extra on hand and then in 1999, I really bought ahead.
I have been places where they didn't have anything in the house and it wasn't because they couldn't afford it. I think some people are so use to going shopping every day they just don't think.
Posted 21 July 2002 - 07:06 PM
It's really scarey to think of losing a home...that is something I want to hopefully circumvent from ever happening.
The food issue has always been something important to me. I dunno if it's because I remember times where there was little in the house growing up or what, but I always keep an abundance on hand. I still have a storeage facility full of the long term storage food I bought for y2k that I've been contemplating getting rid of some.
I dunno, but I agree with many that these are things we need to keep in mind.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 05:19 PM
(I love these names).
I completely agree with you that keeping supplies is a good idea. I have a storage space under the stairs where I casually keep a collapsible water container, sterlizing tablets, canned/dried food etc. I want to get a solar flashlights specially with our wild summer storms here in Miami.
I too listened to family members who lived through the depression and the rationing of the 40's. Did you know that *victory* gardens are coming back in vogue? OMgosh we're trendy..LOL. I'm reaquainting myself with healthy cooking etc. and always think in line with the hurricane season (Which it is now BTW so no! Darlene hang onto those supplies LOL)so I'm learning how to keep supplies and use supplies. Besides, the local churches (food pantries) and women's shelters heartily welcome my canned goods at the end of the season.
It's such a pleasure talking with you all. Very reasuring that others can be of a like mind.
Posted 22 July 2002 - 07:12 PM
I just found this forum..I haven't been able to find much since the Y2K chat room back in 1999, I sure do miss all those nice people in the chat room... they taught me so much about canning, food preserving and stocking up.. hope that we can all learn things together...Jani
Posted 22 July 2002 - 09:19 PM
Even here in way-to-sunny FLA the idea of canning and perserving has an appeal.
When Darlene and all want get the links up I want to mention a couple that have "how to" knowledge sites...if that wouldn't be too pushy. I love that stuff. There was apparently a wonderful book by readers digest called something like back to basics which dwelt on those themes. I'll get the correct tittle and put it on the book forum!!
I am so jazzed-happy here...
I know, calm down ye overzealous cookie
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