(Closed) Milk, Bread, Eggs, Butter and Sugar…..

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 5
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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 :))

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