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Ideas of what to buy, and Breakdown how to spend $1000 on prep food.

 
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Many people dont have the cash to spend thousands on prep food. Many people have left it a bit late to start prepping. Say what you will, but we have a 'normality bias' and have never seen bad times. Many people have left it late. Some havent and wont even do it at all. But for those that have decided to finally buy some prep food, and are short of a bit of cash, how would you break down $100 worth of food?

Now im no expert. Certainly there are a lot of considerations.

Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs

Please add what yall think is relevant, and price breakdown.

Remember, food prices are going up fast. 1 week could see a 5-10% price rise. Animal feed store will be the best place to get your grains.



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That list looks pretty good, but I don't see any pasta on there? Dry pasta noodles are cheap and last forever, and then some.
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That list looks pretty good, but I don't see any pasta on there? Dry pasta noodles are cheap and last forever, and then some.
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Well said Pasta added..

Pasta
Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs

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That list looks pretty good, but I don't see any pasta on there? Dry pasta noodles are cheap and last forever, and then some.
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Well said Pasta added..

Pasta
Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs

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Stock cubes


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Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)

Fats!

Oats!
Coffee!!!

ETA

Make sure your water situation is set! Might be worth improving with some of that money.

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Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)

Fats!

Oats!
Coffee!!!
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Pasta
Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs
Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)
Fats!
Oats!
Coffee!!!

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yeast

If you plan on making rising bread. It does have a lifespan but if you already have some you can keep a starter to keep getting it to grow. Look it up, I'm not too good with the details off the top of my head.

Edit: I'd also consider getting in contact with a water supply company. They can bring boxes of (6 or 4) 1 gallon jugs to your door, or garage. If you are home when they show up they'll take it in for you as well. Just keep it somewhere they won't freeze or you'll have exploding water jugs.

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Garlic granules, lots of garlic granules for your health and for flavor.

Ok, the galic granules don't look like this picture but you get the idea.
garlic

Tinned fruit.
Hemp seeds.

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Actually in the northern part of the US it is the time to be planting garlic.... You can plant store bought garlic as well. Separate the cloves, plant root down, and cover with fall leaves. In the spring when the stalks start to turn brown pull them up carefully, let them dry, use the busted ones first, braid the rest together and keep them in a cool dry area. Next fall repeat.

edit: Chive seeds, it grows like a grass, and it takes NO care at all. You can even eat the flowers. It will give an onion flavor if you can't find onions and you can grow it all year round in doors.

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Honey, Honey, Honey! and the rest of your list.
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That list looks pretty good, but I don't see any pasta on there? Dry pasta noodles are cheap and last forever, and then some.
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Well said Pasta added..

Pasta
Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs

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Remember to go online to coles online & woolworths online & check their half price specials ... every week. I think its Tues they change but it will tell you on each site.
Then when you see them half price -
Honey lasts forever
Peanut butter

The 10kg bags of rice are regularly at half price so be sure to keep checking.

Good luck, see they have done tons more mandatory vac demands today.
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Potatoes. Russets, red, white, gold, they're all good. They're versatile, surprisingly nutritious, and store well in a cool, dark, dry place. Any that get too shrivelled to eat, or start sprouting, can be set aside and planted in the spring; potatoes are the perfect crop for the lazy, the stupid, and the inexperienced, because they take care of themselves.
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Ghee ( Clarified butter)
Very tasty and will outlast you.

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Good list.
Red kidney beans and rice are a good pairing for amino acids. You will get some vitamin C from certain meats if you cannot get it from fruits and vegetables, but maybe it is not a bad idea to have a supplement for occasional use. Some studies link very high doses of vitamin C to kidney stone risk, but deficiency leads to scurvy. The Harvard health blog suggests about 90 mg a day for a man, 75 mg for a woman.

You need a way to get clean water if the tap becomes unreliable (water treatment out of service or whatever). Whatever you do, have a plan and test it before you need it. Not everyone can afford a well or has the space for a farmer's tank.

You can buy hand-pumped camping water filters, or lifestraw.

If you still have a water supply, but think it has germs, then you can use EPA guidelines. This will not remove chemical contaminants or fertilizer runoff.

To disinfect water: 8 drops of 6% bleach (6 drops of 8.25% bleach) for every gallon of water. Read the bottle because there is bleach-free chlorox. Look for the bleach with sodium hypochlorite. EPA says to double the amount of bleach if the water is cloudy, colored, or very cold. Their advice continues by saying to stir and let the water stand for 30 minutes. It should have a slight chlorine smell. If not, repeat and et stand for another 15 minutes. If it tastes too much like chlorine, pour from one clean container to another and let it stand for a few hours.

I think water that you buy in glass bottles can keep about two years, but it is expensive. The cheap gallon containers break easily. Water has a shelf life.

You can collect rain water. A barrel under a gutter is what many people do, but even a bucket in the rain will catch water. Depending on where you live, it can breed mosquitoes or other bugs if you do not cover it. It can grow germs if you keep it too long without some kind of treatment or did not clean the container.

If you are desperate and need to buy time until you find more water, and cannot just get liquid from safe food, then dig a hole, weigh down a plastic tarp with a rock, cut a small hole in the middle of the tarp and put a cup underneath and hope you get dew.

Rotate your stock. Use your food instead of letting it go to waste and resupply if you can. It is possible you will need to relocate if there is another threat, like a natural disaster, but it is still good to have something stored. Maybe think about something you can quickly pack with you if you have to temporarily relocate.

If things get really bad, you can look up how to ketosis fast to rely on body fat stores, but you maybe will have a rough couple of days for your body to switch. This is not good for children or pregnant women, or if you have various medical conditions, and you still need things like salt and other electrolytes to keep your heart going, and you cannot fast forever. Do your research first or talk with a medical pro before you think about trying something like this.

You are already in a better position than many if you do something to prepare.

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Packet yeast & turbo yeast (turbo for grog making)
Matches
Candles
Bic lighters
Raisins
Sultanas
Condensed milk in cans
canned fish
granulated sugar (for the grog)
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Start with a core of long term storable foods:

100lbs rice, 100lbs oatmeal, 100lbs wheat(and a mill), 100lbs beans.

Then put the rest of your money into stuff you eat every day: pasta, tuna, canned chicken, soups, oils, flour, etc. Whatever you eat that will store for 6 months or more. Use this stuff and rotate in new stock.
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Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)

Fats!

Oats!
Coffee!!!

ETA

Make sure your water situation is set! Might be worth improving with some of that money.
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Vitamins.

You can live on rice and beans forever but you’ll want some kind of multi vitamin to stave off scurvy if we get into a legit famine.
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Acorn squash. They'll last at least halfway through the winter on your countertop. Longer if you store them properly in a dark cool place.

You can store carrots in a bucket of moist sand in the dark. Don't let them touch each other.

If you have any pets - remember the pet food and biscuits.
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Canned Spam? To this day, I honestly do not know what Spam is or what is in it? Is it even ham or is it 100% synthetic ham? Given a choice between canned dog food, canned cat food, and Spam: I would eat dog food 1st, cat food 2nd and Spam last.

As far as spending money, I'd buy organic seeds and plant them.

Kidney beans, black turtle soup beans and bush beans. All are easy to grow and beans' shelf life is extremely long, even when put into non-hermetic containers. The recipes for beans are endless from soups, to chili to refried beans.

Herbs & hot peppers also have an incredbily long shelf life. As does garlic.
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Why not MREs?
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Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)

Fats!

Oats!
Coffee!!!
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Pasta
Salt
Sugar.
Baking powder
Milk powder
Flavours; Curry powder/paste, herbs, etc
Dried corn and smash it yourself as you can buy corn meal cheaper than flour?
Lentils/beans
White Rice
Whole wheat
Oils/lard
The Hard cheese freeze better
Meat? Canned spam. Canned tuna.
Canned vegs
Peanut butter
Coconut oil
Olive oil (put in freezer)
Fats!
Oats!
Coffee!!!
Packet yeast & turbo yeast (turbo for grog making)
Matches
Candles
Bic lighters
Raisins
Sultanas
Condensed milk in cans
canned fish
granulated sugar (for the grog)
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Keep updating..


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Corn and oats from feed-store will soon be full of mealy bugs.
The steam rolled oats will turn to black moldly goo in a year or so.

Grocery store bought packages/sacks of flour and corn meal can be placed in zip-loc bags and put in freezer for a few days to help kill mealies.

Peanut butter and jelly last a long time.

Instant coffee and tea.

Canned mackerel and sardines supply good energy and omega 6s.

Buy or make a water filter that can give you 2-3 gallons/person/day.

Onion powder, baking powder, baking soda, pepper.

Regular saltine crackers.

Mix of canned veggies.
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Apples can last a long time in cool place.

Instant mashed potatoes are easy to prepare.

Canned peaches

Look at "protein bars, lot" on eBay.
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Cous-cous (about a dollar/pound a kilo)
Bouillon/stock cubes (pennies)
Chilli paste in tubes (if you can find it otherwise dried,dollar gets a lot)
Canned tomatoes (loads of them,versatile as heck,here in the uk they cost about 23p a can US about 40 cnts?)
canned sweetcorn (60p a can here)
30 litre plastic bucket with lid (grog ;-) )(beg one or about a tenner for a home brew one,can be used for more than grogging i soaking dried beans and pulses mixing dough in,storing water in the house from an outside source etc etc)
Milton tablets or similar sterilising agent (bleach at a push,use for grogging and sterilising surfaces for food prep etc)
Basic first aid supplies include a tube of superglue/crazyglue ,stuffs great for everything from paper cuts to some wounds that would normally require suturing,the home is a hazardous place,especially if youve overdone the grog, 6 tubes for a quid here
Strong bread flour wholemeal and plain white,again versatile and can be used for more than bread (75p a kilo here)
Dried/powdered egg (again if you can find it,if not a tame chicken ;-) not sure of the price of dried but a laying chicken alive and pecking about 3-5 quid
Swiss army knife and a multi tool with thes two items alone you can solve 90% of household repair chores (from the chinese knock off specials about 3 quid each to leatherman and gerber costing almost your total food budget
a radio battery,wind up or solar ,these can be tiny but if theres a power outtage music whilst you cook can be therapeutic (fiver at most)
Boiled candies,good for a sugar rush and for shitting up noisy children
Biltong/jerky (expensive in the UK but if in good dry climate can be home made for significantly less than retail,google stuffed with instructions on how to)





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