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What is your approach to stockpilling?
Tue 22-Jun-10
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Living halfway up a mountain stckpiling is important for me. As well as the usual mass of dried goods and toilet rolls etc, I stockpile chicken carcasses. I buy 10 kilos at a time and boil it. Half the stock I take off for soups and the other half I leave with the bones and meat and add pasta for the dogs. The soup stock I freeze on a baking tray and then it is easy to stack in the freezer.

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Tue 22-Jun-10
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I have all sorts of dried stuffs in that should see me through. I keep changing my system as I move countries but I do try to keep enough flour, milk powder, rice and pasta in to see me through anything. In England it used to also include tins of beans and tomatoes but they are rare finds here and so although I do have tins or jars of beans in tomato sauce, I don't have a stock full of them. Cheers

Tue 22-Jun-10
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As Joanna used to - tins of beans (all sorts) and tomatoes, fish by the thousand, flour, yeast, lentils, rice, pasta, polenta.  Then there are stock cubes and granules, Marmite, tea (differing types) an ancient jar of coffee, porridge, maple syrup and various types of salt, pepper and chillies.  Probably all past their sell-by date now. Roll_Eyes

I'll try that again!

Wed 23-Jun-10
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As long as the tins aren't a funny shape...

We went to Mr Straw's House (a National Trust property in Notts) and there were still some tins from the 20s and 30s stored in cupboards. They use a stethoscope to listen to them each winter to make sure they aren't fermenting and about to blow up.  I think a tin of molasses blew up once. Eeek

Sell by dates are there to keep bureaucrats happy. And they are based on the worst possible storage conditions, not sensible ones.

I am stockpiling the necessary gin and vodka for processing raspberries, damsons, sloes, etc.

Wed 23-Jun-10
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Barbara said:

 

I am stockpiling the necessary gin and vodka for processing raspberries, damsons, sloes, etc.


 

thats not stockpililng thats just comon sence we dont want the fruit to go off .by the way what do you do with the gin and vodka when you have pickled the fruit in it, seems a shame to throw it away DohWhistleMOS 

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 23-Jun-10
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MOS said:

by the way what do you do with the gin and vodka when you have pickled the fruit in it, seems a shame to throw it away DohWhistleMOS 


 

I have to force myself (and offspring when they visit) to keep sampling the resulting Sloe_Gin just in case it isn't fit to offer anyone else... Whistle
And the fruit is really meant for topping ice cream, of course.

Hmm, must find the last of the damsons in the freezer and start a new batch. Gin? Vodka? Not sure, I'll have to check and see what is there and what is needed. Laugh

Wed 23-Jun-10
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i would do both just to be on the safe sideCheersDevilMOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 23-Jun-10
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I did have a pile of cherries that were about to go off so I used as a last resort vodka, brandy and gin to save myself from throwing them away...I also put yeast into 20 litres of water with the rest of the cherries...why is nature so cruel that it deposits them all in our lap and we have to think of ways to 'preserve' what we have.  The cherries look remarkable unscathed after three weeks in vodka..forget the asses milk....I'm off for a bath.....WhistleWhistle

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Tue 7-Sep-10
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Don't forget to keep some bottled water handy. Only last week there was a water pipe burst down the road a little and without any warning our water was turned off for 2 hours whilst it was fixed.  Luckily I had a couple of 2 litre bottles stashed so still managed to make a cuppa  tea and filled buckets from the water butts in the garden for flushing the loo,  but had to stare at dirty plates and saucepans till the water came back on as I didn't  have enough for the washing up as well.

Learnt my lesson and have increased stash!

 

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islandgirl said:

Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will  try again tomorrow"


 

That's a pretty striking quote, Tammy. I like it.

Good tip about the water. I guess if you stockpile and then use the oldest bottles for everyday use, while replacing them weekly, it should cover any reasonable mains water outage.

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Wed 8-Sep-10
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Hi, glad you liked quotesmile

 One cheap and easy way of keeping some tap water handy is to refill any plastic bottles you might have already used, however the water only keeps for 6 months and you can only use the containers once as the chemicals  that make up the plastic will then leach into the water.

 

 

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One cheap and easy way of keeping some tap water handy is to refill any plastic bottles you might have already used, however the water only keeps for 6 months and you can only use the containers once as the chemicals  that make up the plastic will then leach into the water.

 

eeek   I never knew that before.   eeek



 

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Ditto here, Danuta.

Tammy, you are full of useful info (and quotations) star

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Oh dear, I've had the same bottle for months now, perhaps I'll use a glass one in future " unless something can leach out of glass?

I'll try that again!

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