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07-21-2008, 04:09 PM
I live in So. California and have always been prepared for an emergency when it comes to food. That meant lots of canned food in the cupboards. When I went raw, I emptied my kitchen. I now have about 3 days worth of food in my house.
I had a difficult time finding a store open to shop at during the riots years ago and if we have a big earthquake or other emergency, I'm not sure what I'll do. I can always fast on water but I'll need to be able to buy some first if the water supply isn't safe enough after filtering.
I'm sure I can store some nuts but does anyone have any other ideas?
07-21-2008, 04:14 PM
I would have some seeds for sprouting on hand...
07-21-2008, 04:26 PM
Hi Shantidass, Docsharp is right on sprout seeds. I also would have dried fruit, and you can make some dehydrated bread and put it in the freezer also make some hummus paste and freeze it. HTH
07-21-2008, 04:28 PM
sprouting seeds is a great idea. You could also have some dried fruits, nuts, & granola always on hand. Just make sure when ever you eat some you replace it so you always have the same amount in your cupboard. If you have space or even just some empty buckets you can make your own little garden year round so if something were to happen you would always have your own food growing.
Keep a good amount of nuts & seeds in your freezer. They will stay good for a LONG time in your freezer and if something were to happen and you had to take them out they would still stay good for some time out of the freezer.
Look up permiculture and see if you can work it in where you live.
07-21-2008, 05:03 PM
I'll keep some dehydrated snacks on hand. If war breaks out in the Middle East between Israel, Iran and the U.S,-gas will sky rocket and people will panic and food riots will begin. I'm dehydrating somethings. Let's hope it doesn't.
07-21-2008, 05:14 PM
I would stow things like Lara bars (even though I don't like them), Goraw bars, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Just be sure to check them frequently and keep fresh ones in stock. People tend to forget about their emergency food and it goes bad.
When we lost power in NY for a couple of weeks during a heat wave, we didn't want to eat much. We were just sooo hot and there was no way of cooling off. Even drinking water wasn't satisfying because it was so hot. The water coming from the tap wasn't even cool.
In the beginning we had plenty of fresh raw food because I had just stocked up, but in the relentless heat, there was no way to keep it that way. Only the apples lasted for a little while before they were all eaten. After that we pretty much ate only canned green beans (no raw diet then) and nuts. And at that we had to force ourselves to eat. We were not eating anything close to being a meal. Mostly we laid in bed or went outside and tried to catch a breeze.
07-21-2008, 05:14 PM
Yeah, I would do nuts, seeds and dehydrated items. And probably some frozen things as well!!
07-21-2008, 05:48 PM
you could thrive on chia (http://www.rawveganbooks.com/product_info.php?ref=199&products_id=1001333&affiliate_banner_id=1) seeds and water for a long time! buy a 5 or 10 pound bag and keep it handy!
07-21-2008, 05:50 PM
Powders: Green, Fruit, Hemp, Carob, Mesquite, Flax
Unrefrigerated Oils: Coconut, Olive
Quantum Tomato Concentrate
Seeds-esp Hemp or Chia
Matter of Flax Hummus
Bars, Crackers, Breads, Cookies, Balls
Produce that lasts awhile and/or doesn't need refrigeration (if have advanced warning):
Carrot Chips or Baby Carrots
Tip: Use perishables by creating meals in advance & freezing them.
Helpful To Have:
Shaker cup, battery-operated Blender or Food Grinder
Water Bottle w/good filter built in and/or Water Purification Tablets
07-21-2008, 06:56 PM
What about raw grains? Quinoa, buckwheat groats, millet, wheat berries, etc.
07-21-2008, 07:06 PM
I had an idea..and haven't done it yet. To get all the fruits and veggies at a discount from the store that is about to go bad. And dry it all up in the Dehydrator. And use for soups. It would actually be easier for a raw foodist. They are going to be the healthiest ones during a disaster if they are prepared with seeds to sprout, water, dried fruits and veggies.
Get a vacuum sealer to seal them all up with. Then put them in an airtight canister if possible. Might be a good idea to start an indoor garden so you can have fresh stuff too.
We are working on it. It's definatly alot of work but will be worth it. It's inevitable that we all are going to face some sort of disaster. The way we treat this earth..it seems like it's starting to fight back.
07-22-2008, 08:47 AM
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