*Opinions on preparedness*
By: GreyLocke
02 December 2005

I wrote an article about preparedness a while back. Since then Iíve gotten some feedback. Iíve had several people who asked me where I can get 2 weeks of food for $20.00. Well I forgot to take into account price increases. Two weeks of food for me alone actually cost $21.89. For those who want to know what the menu is, here is the picture.


6, 1 lb. 3 oz. cans of chili

2, 1 lb. 5 oz. Cans of beef stew

2 12-oz. cans of virginia baked ham

1 15-oz. can of refried beans

1 bag of 10, 10 inch flour tortillas

3 boxes of saltines crackers

2 cases of ramen noodles, 1 case beef, 1 case chicken


Youíre not going to be eating like a king, but you are going to be fed. Like I wrote in the original article, youíre not going to be doing much waiting for water to recede, or roads to get opened, so you donít need a full menu. Iíve subsisted on this menu for almost a month before, so Iím not blowing my own horn. Itís boring and monotonous, but it is inexpensive and filling. And please, if you are going to write me e-mail, Iíll answer any reasoned and courteous e-mail, I will not answer e-mails where Iím treated or referred to rudely.

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