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Old 04-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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Default 37 foods you need to survive

Was on Facebook and there was a sub-site about disaster preparedness, which I decided to listen to. The guy talked for quite a while about the 37 foods you need to survive but will be quickly sold out at the stores. I listened to the whole video till it became apparent that he wasn't going the tell you what they were, but you had to buy his survival guide, which after buying the different parts amounted to more than 200$. At that point I thought "yeah, sure" and clicked on the close button.

Well, does anyone know what his 37 foods are that can tell me, without paying his inflated prices? I've already got long-term stocks of rice, beans, powdered milk, and flour, but it would be nice to know about surprises I haven't thought about.
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Eat what you store and store what you eat. If you store what YOU use how can you go wrong? Once that's covered lay in extra barter items like salt, sugar, ammo, etc.
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http://www.thepowerhour.com/news/ite...ppearfirst.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_2327823_choo...-survival.html

Learning a lot about how the human body works and what kind of fuel it needs, (carbs, fats, etc) and then storing accordingly is very helpful. Also to store a variety of foods, so that you do not suffer food fatigue.

http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/


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http://www.all-things-emergency-prep...food-list.html
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This is his list of 37 items. Enjoy---------

Water, pasta, rice, Canned soups, meats, veggies, fruit.

Popcorn, salt, milk (condensed or powdered), cereal, beef jerky, grains.
Cooking oil, sports drinks, nuts, pickles, dried fruits, spices, honey, crackers.

Baking essentials, power bars, instant rice, coffee, alcohol.

Hard candies, dehydrated canned entrees, juice powders, protein drinks, peanut butter, Long lasting treats ( twinkies, etc.)

Salsa, Ramen noodles, fresh fruit, baby food and pet food.
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Eat what you store and store what you eat. If you store what YOU use how can you go wrong? Once that's covered lay in extra barter items like salt, sugar, ammo, etc.
This is exactly right!
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It should be 38.............don't forget Snickers bars!
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I would add instant potatoes to the list.
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What you need, is in what situation is related to your desire. Do you want to live healthy? Do you want to fill your belly? Not to be sarcastic, but you need to get in a supply of real essentials and learn to prepare them for healthy meals. Get a reliable supply of fresh water, first off. Next, learn nutrition. A good thing to know is the edible plants in your area. If you can, get a vegetable garden going. Hunt and trap. Get a good supplier of organic grains and beans. Whole Foods Markets has pretty good prices on these things, in bulk (25-50 lb. bags). You need a good grain mill too. You really need to educate yourself in good nutrition. There is still time to do so. Check out-

http://www.westonaprice.org/

You could go and get supermarket stuff too, but what you normally eat, only buy it by the case lot, from a supermarket that will work with you. Just for instance; I love Frank`s Redhot pepper sauce. Last month, I went to a Surefine food market and found a whole shelf filled with bottles, cans and jars of real good basic food, at a fraction of the cost of the regular stuff just across the other side of the store. Frank`s came in gallon jars. Dirt cheap, compared with how I used to pay for a few ounces. I hope it helps.
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This is his list of 37 items. Enjoy---------
Water, pasta, rice, Canned soups, meats, veggies, fruit.
Popcorn, salt, milk (condensed or powdered), cereal, beef jerky, grains.
Cooking oil, sports drinks, nuts, pickles, dried fruits, spices, honey, crackers.
Baking essentials, power bars, instant rice, coffee, alcohol.
Hard candies, dehydrated canned entrees, juice powders, protein drinks, peanut butter, Long lasting treats ( twinkies, etc.)
Salsa, Ramen noodles, fresh fruit, baby food and pet food.
No big surprises here. Glad I saved my money. Since I already store what we eat I guess I've got the bases covered.
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Sports drinks? Why on earth would you spend money on those when you can get pretty much the same effect by drinking water and taking a multi-vitamin supplement? Waste of money to my way of thinking.
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Sports drinks? Why on earth would you spend money on those when you can get pretty much the same effect by drinking water and taking a multi-vitamin supplement? Waste of money to my way of thinking.
Kids may drink them more readily, and it does provide some variety over plain water. I store the powdered mixes, though, instead of taking up space that in my situation is better used for food and other supplies (water is stored elsewhere).
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Historically, I don't think any culture relied on 37 different food items, so the question of NEED is kinda suspect. In our modern times of course we have twinkies and sports drinks and if you have space to store enough of them to get you thru a hurricane or whatever, that's good. The Plains Tribes that lived on buffalo and the 3 sisters could, I suppose, have used 33 other wild things.
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The lists are arbitrary, I think. It's one thing to lay in enough comfort food to get through something temporary like a hurricane... and quite another, to contemplate how long you might to provide your own food (and what will be available) in a TEOTWAWKI situation. (worst case scenario)

But the possibility of temporary disruptions of basics in the supply-chain are pretty real and probably more immanent. So, for instance - sugar, milk, salt, flour - canned veggies for a certain amount of time, and good lord, a whole roomful of nothing but coffee!! (If I don't get my coffee - look out world!)

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I second the coffee.
so what did the guy want to sell you. after wasting your time and not telling what the magic 37 items are?
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Sports drinks? Why on earth would you spend money on those when you can get pretty much the same effect by drinking water and taking a multi-vitamin supplement? Waste of money to my way of thinking.
Sports drinks can help if someone has problems with dehydration through say vomiting or other illness. Sometimes they can be the only thing that stays down.
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i bought the $27 kit today there is a no questions asked money back policy. i will post a review of what i find. see my post product reviews?
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Thumbs down i just cancel my order

my best friend just told me he had ordered it and was every disappointed after the big sales pitch, i'll give it to the guy he's a good salesman.
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Yup, "store what you eat" - could be 37 items, could be 337.

That list is going to be radically different for different people. For instance, I do not eat grains of any kind and use sugar only to feed hummingbirds. Ditto beans, none for me thanks, and I rarely eat rice. So my preps are heavy on frozen/canned/dehyrated/freeze-dryed meats, veggies and fruits.
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Sports drinks can help if someone has problems with dehydration through say vomiting or other illness. Sometimes they can be the only thing that stays down.
I've seen a couple of places on the web that tell you how to make your own much much cheaper. I'll post the links if I can remember where on my computer I stuck them.
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