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What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« on: November 20, 2009, 03:07:11 PM »
On a recent podcast Jack mentioned about storing some foods that give a certain amount of normalcy to a SHTF scenario. List some of your favorites. If you find favorites down the road then post them here.

Top of my list is canned tamales. Those are the stuff right there. I love them. My kids love them. My fiancee loves them. Also, the extra sauce in the can, can also be used to mix with canned cheese, and spread over other dishes as well. Now if I could only figure out how to use the leftover corn husks....  :D

Of course number two is canned cheese. Heh. Go figure.

Number three is Pocky. Everyone loves it and I think it lasts forever. ^_^

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 03:16:13 PM »
Hmmm....that would be:

1. Wolf Brand Chili
2. Blue Box Mac & Cheese
3. Mountain Dew (for the DH)

I'm seriously considering (when we get the basics stored well enough), of storing flavored coffee creamer.  The dry kind of course.  ::)

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 03:34:35 PM »
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Number three is Pocky. Everyone loves it and I think it lasts forever. ^_^
Have to ask what Pocky is...   Search came up with a Japanese treat, which I'm not sure I understand...

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 03:43:44 PM »


Pocky is a treat you can buy in many grocery stores near the asian food. You are right it is a Japanese treat. They cost a dollar for a box of them, and they are sealed in a pretty rugged plastic package inside the box. They are not that fattening, they are delicious, they are inexpensive, and they store well. Its something my family loves and can be used during a SHTF as a normalcy food.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 05:43:56 PM »
Chocolate
Circus peanuts
BBQ sauce




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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 05:46:14 PM »


Pocky is a treat you can buy in many grocery stores near the asian food. You are right it is a Japanese treat. They cost a dollar for a box of them, and they are sealed in a pretty rugged plastic package inside the box. They are not that fattening, they are delicious, they are inexpensive, and they store well. Its something my family loves and can be used during a SHTF as a normalcy food.

I got hooked on those in Japan....before I took to sushi.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 06:23:12 PM »
Coffee.  I can live on rice, beans and flour for months without a lot of complaint, I've done it, but if I run low on coffee I'm ready to blow my brains out.  Also, canned fruit of any variety.  Love it.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 06:33:18 PM »
I'm with Joel.
Coffee.
Cans and cans of coffee.
If the coffee runs out I'm grabbing the BOB and heading for Colombia.
I only drink 2 or 3 cups every morning and my wife almost never has a second cup, but its a necessity to maintain that sence of normalicy.
Way more important that electricity.

Next in line would be the little envelopes of tuna. Easy to store and in small single use packets. Great stuff.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 06:47:28 PM »
Real maple syrup
Chocolate-in form of candy, cocoa and chips
Fruit-canned and dried
Tea

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009, 06:49:41 PM »
Nutella not for me, but to help keep everyone else calm.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 08:54:40 PM »
Coffee, cookie mix, more coffee, cookie mix, more coffee-you get the idea. ;D ;D

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Poky Sticks (aka DIY Pocky)
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009, 11:35:43 PM »


Pocky is a treat you can buy in many grocery stores near the asian food. You are right it is a Japanese treat. They cost a dollar for a box of them, and they are sealed in a pretty rugged plastic package inside the box. They are not that fattening, they are delicious, they are inexpensive, and they store well. Its something my family loves and can be used during a SHTF as a normalcy food.
As a fellow Pocky lover I went seeking for a proper recipe last year to make my own. It's a great way to have chocolate flavor without eating up your chocolate supply and the crunch is seriously satisfying. Enjoy!
Not Quite Nigella's Poky Sticks
Make 65

105g/3.7 oz strong baker’s/bread flour
80g/2.82oz  plain all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
13g/0.46oz icing sugar sifted
6g/0.21oz dried yeast
65ml/2.20 fl oz milk, lukewarm
16g/0.56oz tahini
25g/0.88oz honey
zest of 1/2 mandarin or 1/4 orange
25g/0.88oz butter at room temperature
1. Combine the yeast and lukewarm milk in a small bowl and stir to combine. Fit a dough hook in an electric mixer and mix the dry ingredients on a low speed.

2. In another bowl, mix the honey and tahini together. Add this mix and the milk and yeast mix to the dry ingredients. Mix together on medium speed to form a dough. Add zest and butter and 60ml water and continue mixing until the dough is firm and elastic. I needed to add a bit more flour to make the dough come together after the addition of the butter as it was a little too wet.

3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

4. Preheat the oven to 180c/350F. Divide hte dough into two and knead the dough until smooth then roll it out into a rectangle. Roll it out to 4mm thick (1/4 inch). With a ruler and a sharp knife,  cut 5mmx15cms strips and carefully transfer these onto a lightly greased baking tray or greaseproof paper lined baking tray.

5. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (watch it, it may take a bit longer or shorter). You want it golden brown, not light yellow as it will not “snap” properly.


Now there's no need to hoard Pocky since we can make our own. By the way they make amazing party favors and gifts.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 02:55:27 AM »
KYdoomer - Your lucky, I got hooked on kim chi in the service. Doesn't sound as good as poky, but I can't stay away from the cabbage that bites back. The korean pickled veggies get me also.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 03:56:53 AM »
KYdoomer - Your lucky, I got hooked on kim chi in the service. Doesn't sound as good as poky, but I can't stay away from the cabbage that bites back. The korean pickled veggies get me also.

They get me also  :-[ thats why I can't eat them.

@ebonearth - Thanks! I will have to try that recipe!

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2009, 05:40:45 AM »
Pancakes

Hot chocolate

Peanut butter

Snack size chocolate bars (I vacuum sealed the left over Halloween candy)
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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2009, 08:56:45 AM »
Nutella not for me, but to help keep everyone else calm.

To keep EVERYBODY ELSE calm...riiiiiiight.

Sounds like valid logic to me!

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2009, 10:56:48 AM »
On the topic of Nutella, it is not as shelf-stable as I hoped. Must be eaten by at most 1 year after the expiration date. We cracked open an old jar and it was bad to the point of inedible.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2009, 11:00:57 AM »
On the topic of Nutella, it is not as shelf-stable as I hoped. Must be eaten by at most 1 year after the expiration date. We cracked open an old jar and it was bad to the point of inedible.

Thanks for that tidbit. It never usually lasts that long. ;)
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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2009, 05:08:04 PM »
KYdoomer - Your lucky, I got hooked on kim chi in the service. Doesn't sound as good as poky, but I can't stay away from the cabbage that bites back. The korean pickled veggies get me also.

Its strange.  I hated the food the two weeks I spent in Japan but about a month after coming back, I was looking for anything Japanese.  Kim chi is good though.  I'm thinking about growing cabbage to try making some.

J

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2009, 10:38:46 PM »
Me too. I plan on a garden next year. Chinese cabage is definitely on my list of things to grow. I don't have a spot to bury a fermenting pot. If I try it in the house, my family will revolt. They hate it when I open a jar from the store. I'll figure something out. Peace.

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Re: What Normalcy Food Do You Store?
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 01:12:42 AM »
....Snack size chocolate bars (I vacuum sealed the left over Halloween candy)
Hmm..I have never seen a chocolate bar that was not snack size.  :D

Peanut butter is our normality food of choice.