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Old 10-26-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I will make some pasta (not Atkins approved) and tuck in.
Do you know about Dreamfields? It's low carb pasta available at Safeway and Giant. Tastes like regular pasta but nearly all the carbs are undigested.

http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/

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Old 10-26-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Do you know about Dreamfields? It's low carb pasta available at Safeway and Giant. Tastes like regular pasta but nearly all the carbs are undigested.

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I saw that, but was afraid that it was 'gummy'. So I got whole wheat. I shall now invest in DF! Thanks!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:15 AM
 
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If the power goes out.....

Do I drink my chilled white wine first?

ps...FL gulf coast born and raised...we always filled the tub and (cleaned out) garbage cans with water, washed with the water in the tub, flushed with the water in the garbage cans. Filled empty milk cartons (back when they were cartons) with water and froze them, that way your cold stuff stays colder (you move them to the fridge if you are more that 2 days w/o power. Only opened the fridge with parental guidance..dad was a stickler for that one. We didn't buy any groceries that would go bad when there was hurricane in the "box" (500 miles or so out)
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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If the power goes out.....

Do I drink my chilled white wine first?

ps...FL gulf coast born and raised...we always filled the tub and (cleaned out) garbage cans with water, washed with the water in the tub, flushed with the water in the garbage cans. Filled empty milk cartons (back when they were cartons) with water and froze them, that way your cold stuff stays colder (you move them to the fridge if you are more that 2 days w/o power. Only opened the fridge with parental guidance..dad was a stickler for that one. We didn't buy any groceries that would go bad when there was hurricane in the "box" (500 miles or so out)
I am new to this weather. That is all very good information for a rookie. Thank you!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If the power goes out.....

Do I drink my chilled white wine first?
I think it's supposed to be in the 40s during the storm so you can probably just put it outside and start downing some hurricanes instead.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We went to the gym tonight and then popped over to the store to pick up a gallon of milk. I was surprised at how much water, bread, milk, etc. they had. I had the feeling everything had been bought up.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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'Ready for the Storm' - YouTube
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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We went to the gym tonight and then popped over to the store to pick up a gallon of milk. I was surprised at how much water, bread, milk, etc. they had. I had the feeling everything had been bought up.
It had been at Giant yesterday. My husband and I went grocery shopping on Friday night, as per usual (because we're that awesome), and the entire aisle of bottled water was empty. There were 2 random bottles that looked like they had fallen out of larger packages.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Here's my usual pre-power outage routine:

1. Clean gutters (street and roof)
2. Fill propane tank
3. Gas up cars
4. Make sure cell phones stay fully charged
5. Buy batteries for flashlights and radio
6. Stock up on canned goods and liquor
7. Get extra cash
Make sure you have a manual can opener. Luckily I had one on hand when the tornadoes hit us in April. No power for about 20 hours. Gotta' have a manual can opener.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We have power outages on a regular basis because of tornadoes and last year I decided to prep for them.

Of all the things I have purchased the lanterns are the best.

They are not expensive and I bought 8 of them (gave 2 away).

I highly recommend them. They are just wonderful if the power goes out and you want to be able to see. I'm a reader and the lanterns allowed me to read while in my hidey hole with two cats.

Amazon.com: Rayovac SE3DLNCOM Sportsman LED Lantern: Home Improvement

I am really, really worried about this storm heading for y'all. Be safe and take good care.
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