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Old 09-11-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Velvetta again.
You can use it to catch fish and crabs in your flooded basement or yard.
Then you can render the fat out to fry your catch. The milk and soy proteins you can feed chum for fish or feed the hungry fish in your basement.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: The World
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So many great ideas here! Thanks so much. I tried to rep everyone, but I had already repped a couple of y'all before.

I LOVE the pasta salad idea and the antipasto salad ideas. I'm going to try to get the stuff for those tomorrow, and that's all stuff that probably won't be completely sold out.

The stores were sold out of so much stuff y'all...I was only able to get two cans of chicken, no tuna or fish or canned meats or anything left. No beanie weanies, no Chef Boyardee, no canned chili or beef stew, no peanut butter, no bread...

So I like all of the out of the box ideas! The manager at one store said they're supposed to be getting a truck in with some stuff tomorrow, so I'm going to go in the morning and see what I'm going to get. I now have lots of new ideas on my list from this thread, too, and some of it's stuff that I'm thinking (hoping?) might not be sold out.

We definitely have too much junk food (my husband is a junk food junkie...) and need more protein stuff. Sigh.

There are two of us. Right now, as far as non-perishables go, we have:
-2 cases of bottled water (32 bottles in each case)
-2 cans of chicken
-1.5 boxes of granola bars
-3 boxes of pop-tarts
-Box of graham crackers
-Box of Ritz crackers
-Part of a jar of peanut butter
-Pack of chocolate chip cookies
-Bag of Doritos
-10 packs of ramen noodles (hard to cook without hot water though, I guess they'd "cook" eventually if left to soak in water?)
-1 can of black beans
-4 cans of corn
-3 cans of green beans
-3 cans of peas
-1 can of mixed vegetables
-1 can of seasoned butter beans
-1 can of succotash
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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You can get -- for the next storm, not this one, obviously -- a 1-burner butane camp stove for about 16-20 dollars. Great to have on hand.
I thought that was a good idea, having one of those little, single-burner stoves for emergencies. I had 8 small canisters of gas for them, kept in my storage shed. Then, our neighborhood serial arsonist torched my shed and those canisters blew up, one at a time and intensified the fire and damage. I'd never store them in a house or garage.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:22 AM
 
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Also, what most people do not realize, is that opened mayonnaise CAN be left unrefrigerated as long as it is uncontaminated, in the original container. If it it mixed with something it has to be refrigerated.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Most condiments do not require refrigeration. Kechup, mustard, pickles.
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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So many great ideas here! Thanks so much. I tried to rep everyone, but I had already repped a couple of y'all before.

I LOVE the pasta salad idea and the antipasto salad ideas. I'm going to try to get the stuff for those tomorrow, and that's all stuff that probably won't be completely sold out.

The stores were sold out of so much stuff y'all...I was only able to get two cans of chicken, no tuna or fish or canned meats or anything left. No beanie weanies, no Chef Boyardee, no canned chili or beef stew, no peanut butter, no bread...

So I like all of the out of the box ideas! The manager at one store said they're supposed to be getting a truck in with some stuff tomorrow, so I'm going to go in the morning and see what I'm going to get. I now have lots of new ideas on my list from this thread, too, and some of it's stuff that I'm thinking (hoping?) might not be sold out.

We definitely have too much junk food (my husband is a junk food junkie...) and need more protein stuff. Sigh.

There are two of us. Right now, as far as non-perishables go, we have:
-2 cases of bottled water (32 bottles in each case)
-2 cans of chicken
-1.5 boxes of granola bars
-3 boxes of pop-tarts
-Box of graham crackers
-Box of Ritz crackers
-Part of a jar of peanut butter
-Pack of chocolate chip cookies
-Bag of Doritos
-10 packs of ramen noodles (hard to cook without hot water though, I guess they'd "cook" eventually if left to soak in water?)
-1 can of black beans
-4 cans of corn
-3 cans of green beans
-3 cans of peas
-1 can of mixed vegetables
-1 can of seasoned butter beans
-1 can of succotash
I'm a little surprised that you don't seem to keep any groceries on hand. Do you normally eat all your meals at restaurants? In bad weather, my wife and I can easily go a couple of weeks without going to town, a month if we get creative. One wall of the garage is lined with shelves of canned goods.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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You can get -- for the next storm, not this one, obviously -- a 1-burner butane camp stove for about 16-20 dollars. Great to have on hand.
As no one else has mentioned it, am I the only person here who owns a grill? Year round I keep two tanks for my propane grill (which also has a side burner), along with a couple bags of lump charcoal for my ceramic egg grill. It's never occurred to me to be worried about heating food or boiling water if the power goes out.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:47 AM
 
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Wine

Bread

Cheese

Apples
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The World
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I'm a little surprised that you don't seem to keep any groceries on hand. Do you normally eat all your meals at restaurants? In bad weather, my wife and I can easily go a couple of weeks without going to town, a month if we get creative. One wall of the garage is lined with shelves of canned goods.
It has been hot this summer, and we have been keeping our meals really simple. I have been going in and grabbing things like 2 steaks, 2 potatoes, a couple ears of corn and a premade salad in the deli section for a dinner, for example.

We did already have the canned veggies. I also tend to stock up more on groceries when it's cooler out and I'm making more soups, stews, casseroles and whatnot.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:24 AM
 
Location: The World
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As no one else has mentioned it, am I the only person here who owns a grill? Year round I keep two tanks for my propane grill (which also has a side burner), along with a couple bags of lump charcoal for my ceramic egg grill. It's never occurred to me to be worried about heating food or boiling water if the power goes out.
We have a charcoal grill but don't have a covered place to use it. This storm is supposed to move slow and linger for days, so not sure how conditions will be for grilling...
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