Post # 1
Why is it that people say make sure you have milk, bread, eggs, butter and sugar when there is a storm coming? Usually it’s the older generation, like my grand parents, that tell me to make sure I have these items incase a storm hits. What can you make other than French toast? Lol. I usually make sure I have the mentioned along with pbj, crackers, water, canned goods, batteries etc.
what do you like to have on hand when a storm is coming?
Post # 3
depends where I live. If I dont have municipal water and I have a well, I make sure I have water to drink and flush the toilet and cook.
If I has a gas stove, tt doesnt matter much in terms of cooking, but if its electrical stove I make sure I have things I dont have to heat up.
I never open the fridge or freezer if I lose power because it loses a ton of the cold air and things are more likely to go bad
And gas in the car (in the case of earthquakes where I live) because you never know if you can get gas later.
Post # 4
Yes that’s what I need to get… Gas and cash! I am on the east coast preparing for Sandy
Post # 5
well, we don’t really have storms here. the closest we have is earthquakes. So for that I make sure we have cash, fresh water, batteries and flashlights, candles and lighters/matches, and plenty of foods that don’t need refrigeration or heating, (canned, granola bars, etc).
Post # 6
I’ve never heard anyone say that lol. I guess those were staples in a previous generation. Our staples would be more like: eggs, cream, ground beef and/or chicken, cheese, frozen veggies, coffee & wine lol.
ETA: Most people I hear mention having canned & dry goods on hand in case of a storm. Luckily, here, the only kind of storm that might come along would be snow storm, so I wouldn’t need electricity to keep meat/dairy chilled.
Post # 7
i have nothing to contribute to this thread, except that the title made me think of “a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter.” from sesame street.
anyone else remember that or is it just me?
Post # 8
I used to live in PA and it was always milk and bread.
When I worked at a grocery store people always bought milk, bread, ice cream and bananas, this is memorable because none of those items can be bagged together, LOL.
I like to have a few gallospns of water on hand and food I can eat without cooking. We get a lot of snow here but it is extremely rare to lose power or be snowed in. I can always run out for a pizza or to the store.
Post # 9
I always wondered that too. Usually I’m fine when it comes to storms so I never go shopping. If I seemed to be low on food, I would just purchase my normal grocery list to ensure I had food available in case of power outages, etc.
Post # 10
@June232012: First thing I thought of reading the title was ‘french toast’! Yumm…. Love it!
Since I live on an island, many people here tend fill their cars with gas… and toilet paper.
ETA: Not fill their cars with toilet paper. (Just had to make that clear :))