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Old 09-11-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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pickles
shelf stable tortillas with refried beans and salsa
mix with water: powdered milk instant potatoes and instant stuffing w/canned veg and canned chicken.

Think outside the box. Tons of stuff is in cans or powdered form. Food won't be gourmet, but you'll be fine
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Pickled beets. Trail mix. Summer sausage, pepperoni, jerky, pickled eggs, pickled polish sausage. Popcorn will keep for a week in a paper bag, do a grocery bag full ahead of time. Popcorn balls. Raisins. Nuts. Dried prunes. Factory bread has enough preservatives it will keep at least a week. PB&J sandwiches, then PB&J on crackers.

With a $25 propane hot plate, you can have coffee, hot chocolate, soup, popcorn, fried potatoes, bacon and eggs, etc. Any modern camp cooler will hold ice for a week, so you can keep milk on hand for your cereal.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I tend to go for nuts, dried fruit, and M&Ms.

How many people? Buy a head of lettuce and several small jars of pickled goodies, plus a small bag of shelf stable pepperoni. Small bottle of oil and vinegar dressing.

Take a big platter, shred lettuce to cover platter. Arrange olives, pepperocini, gardienera, pickled cocktail onions, artichoke hearts, pepperoni, artistically on the lettuce. Drizzle with dressing. Let everyone serve themselves. Antipasto salad. Open a bottle of red wine and dine by candlelight.

Your can buy a couple of ounces of cheese at the deli and put some cheese on that salad.. no cooking. Candle or flashlight is enough light to put it together. It's nice to have a fancy meal instead of eating out of a can, at least for one night.

Blend together a jar of nacho cheese sauce with a can of refried beans. Serve with tortilla chips with a piece of fresh fruit for dessert.

Dont forget to buy several cases of water.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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You can buy boxes of shelf stable milk (UHT) and your favorite dry cereal. Probably have to throw the rest of the milk away after it is opened, but it is available in small boxes.

I like bushes baked beans cold.

There is all sorts of canned fruit and canned pudding for desserts.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: planet earth
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Ravioli.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Water is easy. Rinse out 2-liter pop bottles and refill them with water. Figure a minimum 6 liters per day per person. What comes out of the tap will not be drinkable for a long while.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Fruit cake.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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kippered herring


brown bread

shelf-stable milks and nut milks, such as almond beverage

ingredients to make S'mores, such as chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers

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Old 09-11-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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You can heat up a can over a candle if you have to. Puncture the can first with a can opener, but don't take the lid off. Can openers make pretty good can grabbers, too. We've stacked cans on three sides of a candle, put a baking rack across it (or a pair of skewers will do, too) put the can on top and heated it that way. Works better with more liquid things or the bottom might scorch.

We also put a teaspoon of Chlorox into the gallons of water that are stored in used but clean milk jugs. Before using, we will pour the water out into a pan for a couple hours for the excess Chlorox to dissipate. Note: this is only what we do, we are not doctors so I haven't a clue how healthy it may be. Seems to work, though.

We also have five gallon buckets of water for toilet flushing and bathing. Plus, if there's a hurricane, there's usually lots of rainwater falling. A tarp to catch that will refill the buckets.

As for food in cans, I think everyone has pretty much hit on the major choices. Browsing the canned food aisle in your local grocery will probably fill in any not yet mentioned.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Canned foods that taste good at room temp...
I'm going with regular corn and even creamed corn (I've done it before)
Baked beans
Tuna
Any of the veggies, really (mixed veggies), but I get it, not everyone likes vegetables.
Campbell's chunky Savory Vegetable and even the ones that have beef (?) or chicken
Chef Boy ar Dee Ravioli
Fruit cocktail


Boxed/Bagged?
Juicy juice (doesn't have to be cold)
Do the still put out those mini boxes of cereal in a carton sized container [12, I guess].
Raisins
Mixed nuts
Beef jerky -
Lorissa's Kitchen - Korean bbq, beef jerky any of a family favorite
Krave - Black Cherry, etc
Lance toasted cheese and peanut butter crackers
I think they have other crackers that are just cheese.
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