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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Ishmael View Post
    ok..

    I could have afforded it if I had started prepping earlier. I started last fall... earlier with some non-food ideas but not till fall did I start buying 10-20 year shelf life freeze dried meat, vegetables, fruit and grain and beans.


    So now I'm using virtually all my paycheck to buy food.... not necessarily 10-20 year shelf life food though. I'm just trying to make sure I have enough for my family till next summer.

    I am constantly learning things. These are things that probably everyone here knows but they are new to me. Here's the latest thing....


    corn..... the hard grain that looks like feed corn or popcorn... you have to soak it in an alkaline solution of lime (from limestone) or lye to break down to outer husk. The ancient mexican and south American Indians have been doing it for a millenia or two. Mexicans do it today..


    sheesh... dry corn is cheap. And now I know how to make it edible ( in addition to the popping approach, which only works at the right moisture content.)


    and yes..... I have other various foods and almost enough meat so as to have all the essential amino acids. But I definitely need more vegetables and bulky stuff like corn to .... keep things working. know what I mean? I'd prefer all freeze dried stuff but may settle for air dried if the nutritional content does not suffer too much.
    I remember before this Corona Virus could find Ribeyes and T-Bones on sale $8/$9 bucks..

    Now they want double that for a Sirloin or Ny Strip..

    Ground Chuck was going like $7/8 bucks a pound..

    Ribs and Pork chops also skyrocketed

    Price of Brats , Ham, and Sausage seems stable..

    Also noticing a SPAM shortage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I remember before this Corona Virus could find Ribeyes and T-Bones on sale $8/$9 bucks..

    Now they want double that for a Sirloin or Ny Strip..

    Ground Chuck was going like $7/8 bucks a pound..

    Ribs and Pork chops also skyrocketed

    Price of Brats , Ham, and Sausage seems stable..

    Also noticing a SPAM shortage
    Believe it or not, i did not stock up on spam. Canned corned beef, yes. Spam, no. I like it but the sodium...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Ishmael View Post
    Believe it or not, i did not stock up on spam. Canned corned beef, yes. Spam, no. I like it but the sodium...
    I grew up dirt floor poor, and have always loved Spam. Any time I used to mention Spam I was looked at with a jaundiced eye. Now people who looked down on me for liking Spam, are the same ones bitching about how much it's gone up in price; if they can even find it still on the shelves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Ishmael View Post
    Believe it or not, i did not stock up on spam. Canned corned beef, yes. Spam, no. I like it but the sodium...
    Awhile back Walgreens was having a sale like 2 cans for $5...

    I threw the shelf in my cart...

    Experation dates go out to late 2023 even there as long as it's "Sealed" full of salt n nitrates last 5 years beyond stamped expiriation date...

    Haven't seen Spam since but the new deal is those canned Danish Hams..

    Think like Krakus tasted just the same just chill it and slice it thin..

    3 for $9
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    @Call_me_Ishmael didn't so much touch upon this on my last post that Canned Corn Beef fry it up mix with a box of Mac N Cheese...

    Also just slice it up cold some rye toast an mustard ya gotta Killer Sandwich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    @Call_me_Ishmael didn't so much touch upon this on my last post that Canned Corn Beef fry it up mix with a box of Mac N Cheese...

    Also just slice it up cold some rye toast an mustard ya gotta Killer Sandwich
    That sounds damned good! Thanks for the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastion View Post
    I grew up dirt floor poor, and have always loved Spam. Any time I used to mention Spam I was looked at with a jaundiced eye. Now people who looked down on me for liking Spam, are the same ones bitching about how much it's gone up in price; if they can even find it still on the shelves...
    Spam is not something I buy often but its very good.

    Khrushchev said "yankee spam" saved his military back in WW2.

    There are a lot of Hawaiian BBQ restaurants around here, you can get spam musubi and a fresh cracked open coconut in the drive through.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_musubi

    Edit-apparently Nori is shelf stable for years, and if you live near the coasts, there are several types of seaweed that are edible.

    Many of us have a supply of rice, and spam, this could spice it up.
    https://www.foragesf.com/blog/category/Edible+seaweeds
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    Don't forget the hardcopy books on nutritional content. I will need to ration food but want to make sure we get the nutrition that we need. I rely on the internet today to determine how much nutritional content is in each ounce or cup. I have some info downloaded and I expect to be able to keep some computer running with my own power sources. But I'm not relying totally on that. Just ordered two paperbacks that count all the nutritional content of various foods. It will help me to ration the food smartly.
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    Was comparing the percent protein of raw beef with lentils, soybeans, wheat.

    I am surprised. A combination of dry beans and wheat is more protein dense than raw beef and complete too.

    If I had a freezer and was energy independent with solar, wind, water turbine, EZnuclear, or a gas well, I would buy lots of fresh meat and freeze it. As it, my meat is either canned or dried.... lots of sodium typically. I am going to eat more plant protein now that I have a better understanding of how to make it complete... with all the amino acids.
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