Emergency Preparedness Kits

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  1. Devilmaycare

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    So far. They're not my first thought for something like this. Costco is since I'm thinking in bulk if I'm preparing to have to wait out a month or more. Once Costco starts running dry is when we'll start to see a run on items as the regular grocery stores.
     
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    My Costco was normal n stocked up
     
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    Yikes, I stopped at the Scottsdale Costco on my way home tonight and it's beat up. The only water they had was the cases of Smart Water, no TP or paper towels (that back row was basically empty), there was no rice, almost no canned tuna, and the aisle with the canned food was half empty. They had most of it stocked with with the dried fruits and nuts that are normally in front of the registers.

    So I stocked up on some of the stuff they still had: lumped coal for the grill, coffee, mexican coke, etc. Watch out, things are going.
     
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    Geez. I don't go to Costco because it's a madhouse on a normal day. Screw all these stories

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    I’ve been a regular user of Amazon Prime to buy my groceries. Much of what I buy is actually cheaper on Prime than shopping at Walmart or Fry’s.

    Just did some shopping on Prime and many items like soup, spaghetti and rice-a-Roni are either unavailable or selling for jacked-up prices.

    Some items were limited to 3.

    The frenzy is real and it’s not just for cleaning items. I was able to shop carefully and get what I needed at good prices.

    But....wow.
     
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    Well, since I have plenty of toilet paper in stock....

    I’ve never used protein drinks or supplements and was thinking I should add them to my provisions.

    What’s good? What’s tasty? Any recommendations?
     
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    Stick with basics. Rice (can be prepared multiple ways), meats, beans, etc. Long term storage rules the day.

    For pluses, go to your local LDS home storage center. They have everything you need plus more. And they’re very friendly.
     
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    Oh, and spices. Spices make the difference between blandness and hearty meals each night. It’s the difference in taste that prevents diet blandness.
     
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    Bacon
     
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    Saturday while everyone at Costco was fighting over TP I was hoarding bacon
     
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    Imma coming to your house next, Jon, 4 da bacon.
     
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    Don't forget your companion animals. They're innocent in this disaster.
     
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    Spices, dried herbs makes all better.

    I have a lot of flour and dry yeast. I’ll make my own bread and pasta if shelfs stay empty for too long.
    I made a lot of jars of meat sauce, stays on the shelf for 2 years.
    Haven’t cured any meat and fish yet but I might do.
     
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    Good call. Excellent for protein, plus.... well....... it's BACON!!!!!

    I have a t-shirt that says,

    " That's Too Much Bacon!
    said no one, ever!"
     
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    I bought another 50 pound bag tonight
     
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