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lopatir wrote:
not interested in eating stale crap for the rest of the year because we panic bought anything in a tin.
I think that is one mistake a lot of people make. For most stuff (food in particular), you should not have an emergency store; it must be part of your ordinary chain of consumption. Take dried pasta: When you restock, you put it at the back of the shelf; today you eat that pasta bought two months ago. Similar with canned food, dried bread, bottled water or whatever.

I keep stocks roughly corresponding to how much I consume in half the typical "Best Before" period. Typical for canned food is a BB date two years into the future, so I may have up to one year's worth of, say, canned peas in my basement. Bottled water may hav BB in six months, so I keep a stock lasting 2-3 months.

If you live in a culture where most food is made directly from fresh ingredients, the read BB may be a few days into the future. That makes it a lot more difficult. Of course I also eat a lot of fresh food. If all supply lines are suddnely broken, it would definitely affect my household; it would have a lot higher fraction of vegetabels that can be stored for months (like carrots, rutabaga, beets) and less tomato and cucumber. The pasta supply which would normally last for four months migh be gone in two. Still, I would not be eating "other" food if supplies are unavailable, just more of what has a long shelf life.
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