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What's your favorite snack for a rainy afternoon?

Are you shitting me lj? insensitive much?

Around here it appears peoples favourite snacks are: meat; veggies; bread; uht milk; baked beans; and bottled water. Oh, and toilet paper.  Even in my relatively dry suburb people have been panic shopping and many of the shelves on the local supermarket are bare. I guess people are preparing for the more subtle second wave effects of the soggy apocalypse, e.g. loss of power and difficulty of goods distribution. I have been told by a survivalist friend that our city's supermarkets only have enough standby stock to feed our communities for 3 days.

Interestingly, apart from the mass purchasing of baked beans and ready made canned meals, there seemed to be ample supplies of tinned legumes (i.e. lentils, kidney beans etc) and other tinned veggies--the very things I think will be the most useful if people become isolated without power. It looks like as a gluten free vegan I win at panic shopping :)


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Jan. 13th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)

I was talking to TC about this today. We realised we pretty much have enough tinned/dried food to comfortably survive for well over the recommended 14 days. Admittedly, we'd be eating a lot of "bean pasta" but we'd be fine. The joy of bulk purchasing food, I guess. Having a water tank and a gas BBQ also helps :)

The only thing we'd not have would be UHT milk and extra medication. I guess I'd have to learn to live with black tea & coffee :D
Jan. 13th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
I think if it comes to it we are looking at a lot of bean pasta too :) probably more bean rice actually.

I didn't even think about medication, that could cause some serious problems--I get my meds on a month by month basis, and replace them just as I run out, so it is possible that I could run out if they were to stop being available for a few weeks. I may have to start keeping a secret stash.
Jan. 14th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
With all those beans and lentils, won't you notice the deficit of toilet paper :)One report from a shopping centre said that that was the first thing to go.

Glad to see you're safe. I've been scouring the various community pages and keeping tabs on who posts.
Jan. 14th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
I take a tin of cannallini beans and put them in a pot on the stove with a bit of oil that has had garlic cloves in it (or just with some garlic and oil) and as it heats through you mash it. In less than 5 minutes you get this lovely quick mash that gives you all the yum and comfort of mashed potatos, but in less time and is pretty healthy. Maybe a little lemon zest in with the oil at the start?

Also - vegan friendly spicy nuts. can find the recipe if you like.
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Did you see owlrighs pictures of the supermarket she worked at?

Glad most of those I know in Brisbane seem not too badly effected, I hope you remain adequately supplied over the next feww weeks.
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