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ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 8 in General Health

Hi everyone,

of these

  1. Pure water
  2. frozen Broccoli, aside the Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow & benefit from year-round
  3. Avocado, the bumpy brown
  4. Berries (frozen 2) especially Strawberries, Raspberries, Black currants, Blueberries, Elderberries
  5. Bone broth
  6. Ceylon cinnamon
  7. Chickpeas
  8. Chicken parts
  9. Citrus especially Lemons, & pink Grapefruit
  10. vitamin C
  11. (don't be afraid of the dark 🙂): with Dark plain chocolate, at least 80% or better
  12. Eggs organic Pasture-raised in store, or whole dried, (for people without chickens)
  13. fat-soluble vitamins: A, D3, full spectrum E, & K2 . Get TESTed first
  14. Herbs such as Holy Basil, Bay leaves, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, etc.
  15. Lentils, all colors especially red
  16. minerals (bio-available to the cell): phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), Micronutrients (or trace minerals): boron (B), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), Chromium (Cr), Iodine (I), selenium (Se), vanadium (V)
  17. Mushrooms, especially Porcini &
  18. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk)
  19. nuts & such butters as Almonds, Brazil, Filberts, Pistachios, Walnuts
  20. organic Extra-virgin Olive oil
  21. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions
  22. potatoes, especially sweet
  23. Red-foods: beets, Bell peppers, Onions, Paprika, Red wine, Red cabbage,
  24. Rice: black & brown
  25. Sardines canned in water
  26. Saurkraut
  27. seasonings: Black pepper, & Iodized Salt, (but not Himalayan or Sea salt as natural plutonium found in it), Paprika & Chili powder, & Garlic cloves
  28. garden-SEEDS for yet more (Cruciferous veggies like kale, cauliflower or kohlrabi), Carrots, spinach, Tomatoes (incldg. cherry varieties), etc
  29. seeds: Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, & Sunflower
  30. Squash: Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti
  31. sweeteners: Maple syrup, Raw honey, erythritol
  32. Quinoa
  33. Turmeric,
  34. Berberine,
  35. Resveratrol,
  36. Tuna, prior to Fukushima
  37. vinegars incldg. Balsamic, & especially Raw (with mother) Apple cider vinegar
  38. the other water-soluble vitamins: B's especially the methylated, & C again
  39. Eat the rainbow
  40. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions

Just wondering how many of these do you regularly stock up on ?

Do share...

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  • DebiBDebiB Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    Wow, this is quite a list! We have extra seeds for vegetable varieties that grow well in our area in the freezer as a backup just in case they are needed and we do try to keep extra food on hand also.

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @DebiB - re "have extra seeds ... in the freezer": are you keeping the Seeds , or the Veggies in your freezer ?


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    Since there was a thread started in our General Health section re 'stocking up on TP', -

    I am thinking we can have a discussion about STOCK UP on Staples the wisest people around the world draw their health & strength & endurance & Longevity from. Ok, who else ? stocks these Nutritious 🤩 items.

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin

    Let's see if I can keep my answers short. We live just under an hour from any type of good shopping area, our growing season is very short, and our winters get very cold. Some foods are trucked in at great distances &/not grown here, so that should give an idea of price & availability.

    1. Pure water - we get ours from a natural spring
    2. frozen Broccoli, aside the Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow & benefit from year-round - buy sometimes
    3. Avocado, the bumpy brown - these get expensive & are always ready all at once. Buy 5/bag when they are on sale.
    4. Berries especially Strawberries, Raspberries, Black currants, Blueberries, Elderberries - #1 pick & freeze, #2 got maggots last year, sparrows eat all of #3, #4 is expensive, buy only on sale, #5 want to buy plants in spring...presently buy berries
    5. Bone broth - currently walking around in the pasture & in the freezer & pot right now
    6. Ceylon cinnamon - still have to order online
    7. Chickpeas - nope
    8. Chicken parts - busy pooping in the coop
    9. Citrus especially Lemons, & pink Grapefruit - #1 when we can afford organic, #2 nope.
    10. vitamin C - not as supplement
    11. (don't be afraid of the dark 🙂): with Dark plain chocolate, at least 80% or better - LOVE 💓😋
    12. Eggs organic Pasture-raised in store, or whole dried, (for people without chickens) - the pooping chicken parts (see #8) are starting to give us more...spring is near
    13. fat-soluble vitamins: A, D3, full spectrum E, & K2 . Get TESTed first - from our real foods & raw milk from properly fed happy outdoor cows
    14. Herbs such as Holy Basil, Bay leaves, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, etc. - a must around here and increasing in variety all the time - homegrown & bought
    15. Lentils, all colors especially red - nope
    16. minerals (bio-available to the cell): phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), Micronutrients (or trace minerals): boron (B), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), Chromium (Cr), Iodine (I), selenium (Se), vanadium (V) - no specifics except for topical magnesium oil, thickest we try to get through our food variety
    17. Mushrooms, especially Porcini - when on sale (willing to freeze them if we don't eat them all first)
    18. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk) - fresh, raw cow's milk from the pasture, properly handled. Coconut & other non-dairy milk always has too many additives that we avoid
    19. nuts & such butters as Almonds, Brazil, Filberts, Pistachios, Walnuts - filberts for dukkah (love it!), walnuts
    20. organic Extra-virgin Olive oil - used as a raw oil only
    21. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions - hmm...a work always in progress
    22. potatoes, especially sweet - yes, & sweet when a good price
    23. Red-foods: beets, Bell peppers, Onions, Paprika, Red wine, Red cabbage - #1, #2, #3 can be dyed so no, RW vinegar, cabbage but red type is rare here
    24. Rice: black & brown - & red & wild 😁
    25. Sardines canned in water - no
    26. Saurkraut - keep trying, can't handle it
    27. seasonings: Black pepper, & Iodized Salt, (but not Himalayan or Sea salt as natural plutonium found in it), Paprika & Chili powder, & Garlic cloves - #1 yes, #2 no...Himalayan, #3 & 4 can contain dyes (use cayenne & ground chilies), #5
    28. garden-SEEDS for yet more (Cruciferous veggies like kale, cauliflower or kohlrabi), Carrots, spinach, Tomatoes (incldg. cherry varieties), etc. - yes
    29. seeds: Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, & Sunflower - #1 & #4 yes
    30. Squash: Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti - butternut, pumpkin
    31. sweeteners: Maple syrup, Raw honey, erythritol - #1 is a treat, have make it (so rewarding!), #2 local
    32. Quinoa - nope
    33. Turmeric - yes!
    34. Berberine - not specifically
    35. Resveratrol - not specifically
    36. Tuna, prior to Fukushima - hmm, that sounds like old fish...nope, but salmon & trout
    37. vinegars incldg. Balsamic, & especially Raw (with mother) Apple cider vinegar - Oh yes!
    38. the other water-soluble vitamins: B's especially the methylated, & C again - Bs
    39. Eat the rainbow - we try
    40. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions - answered in #21. 🤪


  • MelindaMelinda Greater Atlanta AreaPosts: 120 ✭✭✭

    That is a great list!

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 8

    Hi

    #1. Well, have access to "pure Spring water", went missing off this list. But - did you have it tested? Good for you! :)

    #2. (Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow), you "buy sometimes" ? - I will start a separate discussion on Why home-grown

    #7. Chickpeas - never ate, until discovered their good protein easily blends with other flavors, so now a staple.

    #8. buy Organic, frozen thighs really cheap.

    #9. get Pink grapefruits about 10 months, & even non-organic Lemons were Lab-tested to have the healthy compounds

    #10. vitamin C ... re "not as supplement" - getting enough to be of many health challenges free?

    #13. re Fat-soluble vits: A, D3, all 8 E's, & K-2 - re "real food & raw milk) - How have you noticed your Bioage getting younger?

    #14 Herbs ever more growing... Good for you!

    #15 Lentils (all colors yet especially red) "nope." especially w/ Bayleaves added for no GI-issues, another superior food

    #16 re Minerals - "thickest we try to get through our food variety" ? - Thickest??

    #25 re Sardines canned in water, (or wild Atlantic herring, or freshwater rainbow trout) - no. Common response, as (sans head) Sardines are eaten whole thus you get their various bone benefits, plus the essential Omega-3 fatty acids, which most people are critically deficient in.

    #26. Saurkraut - "keep trying, can't handle it" - We all have issues of varying sorts, mine are: cumin, sometimes ginger. peppemint (but other mints Agree well), & Tea tree oil.

    #29. Why not eating Flax ?, & Pumpkin seeds?, & Quinoa?

    #35. re Berberine & Resveratrol - "not specifically", meaning?

    #38. re at least the methylated B's - Good for you!

    #39. re 'eat the rainbow' - "we try" Good for you!

    #40. re Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions - "answered in #21. 🤪 "

    Yes, repeating... healthy emotions like cheerful, delightful, fruitful, graceful, grateful, helpful, hopeful. peaceful, plentiful, purposeful, skillful, successful, thankful, useful etc - all these & many more mitochondrial Nutrients also are healthful.... 🤗

    @Laurie - Thank you for playing along... in this General Health place. - So I am not the only kiddo reversing 63+ years of too much aging, & thus can easily keep hoppin' in my 4 :) favorite places.

    Have a nice weekend :)

  • JensJens Posts: 359 ✭✭✭

    Wow quite impressive and no I am not stocked up on a lot of things on this list.

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin

    @rainbow You are welcome. I had another reply written about food, but after considering, decided to go in a much different direction because of the central theme of living a long life. My post is not without risk. I am going to get quite personal here (a little more than I usually do online), so if anyone reading doesn't agree, be assured it is not an attack on you at all and hopefully it is not cause for some to debate/hate/bully. It is not my intention...I am merely sharing who I am & what gives me strength to get up & continue this imperfect life each day. Without it, I know that I would most likely literally not be here today. Maybe it will encourage someone. Forgive me as well for my longwindedness, because unfortunately I have trouble being concise.

    I think a person can get too wrapped up in the terms, have to's, goods & bads, "facts" & "fake," scary things, and all such stuff that our ancestors never concerned themselves with. I think the key is a combination of things...luck of the draw genes, making wise, moral life choices, real food (grown naturally, a variety in flavor, color, texture & nutrients), reduced stress (as much as is possible today), and supportive community...even if you have to go elsewhere to seek it. Proper and balanced care of a person's spirit by oneself & others is another aspect that is ultra important to happiness/contentment & certainly can contribute to long life. The inner life, dare I say, is much more important than the outer. Many cultures worldwide acknowledge this to be true...and inner will naturally affect the outer, in good or bad ways.

    A heads up...this paragraph some will see as a controversial part, it is my inner laid bare...but it is who I am...skip if you wish to the next paragraph, but don't hate on me for it if you read it, as you got a heads up. A long life may be an important goal to some, and may or may not be the plan for me, so I am personally more concerned about living a full and meaningful life, living well and fulfilling what I understand God's purpose is for me (those whose worldview is different, please give me grace here), to treat my body, others & my environment well (stewardship), be compassionate & balanced, to be available, to be willing to correct my wrongs quickly, to submit to my God, to tell others what he has done in my life, to share who I see him as, to praise him through harmonious music, & to leave a good & God-honoring legacy. I have had cancer, and have dealt with a lot otherwise physically & mentally, which I am very open about...in the event that it can help someone else who might struggle. Far too many people silently struggle. These things are what describes me, & are what moves me forward in a positive & productive way.

    On long life: Both my husband & I have long lived relatives. Grandparents & parents living well into their 90s, and one relative living to 103. None ate according to today's health whims/standards & science, since they didn't exist. They challenged ideas. They worked hard outside, grew their own food, lived without or with little at times, challenged their minds (were creative & resilient), farmed wisely knowing their land intimately, managed surrounding natural resources well, ate real foods (including high fat, sausage, bacon, raw whole milk, drinking cups of heavy cream...), even eating sugar and not being concerned about how much. Some were fat, some were slim (my cream guzzling grandpa & great grandpa were). They lived well and lived full lives (not without adversity) helping others & not worrying about any of these frivolous waste of time ideas (it would be in their minds anyway, haha.) They just lived life and lived it well. I honor that. My history includes intense persecution in Russia and other countries, and with how they dealt with that experience, I am proud. My past relatives were true to their character & beliefs & let these things shape them into the strong characters they became.

    In the end, I can try to do all I can to live a long life, and even have long life genes, but in the end, nobody knows the length of days they are given. My focus is as I said above, on quality over quantity, one day at a time, and on the wonderful life I will one day have past this physical wisp of time, since death is not my enemy. With this in mind, I can live with confidence, and live well as those before me did. That is what matters most to me. I am not just about what I eat.

    *Anyone wanting to discuss specifics of this personal post further, good or bad, please pm me privately rather than potentially turning the well intended thread by @rainbow into a potentially bad one full of negative posts.*

    My purpose by posting this personal info was to spur deeper thought about how food choice is just but one of many important contributors toward a long life. It does get personal if one is honest. The key is really whole person care. I encourage all to stock up on more than just good food. 🤗

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jens - Well, do you keep Half, or even 1/3 of these? - Especially now, when from the coronavirus: gas, & food may become scarcer, such Nutritional foods as I listed would help keep your Immune system more at the Ready... Take good care.

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In the List above, I mentioned 18. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk), and 1 response was " fresh, raw cow's milk from the pasture, properly handled. Coconut & other non-dairy milk always has too many additives that we avoid."

    The reason for my suggesting Non-dairy milks is the CASEIN in dairy-milk, together with GLUTEN from wheat-foods & others Combine in the gut to form a layer of Sticky GLUE, that does Not disintegrate as people continue ingesting both day after weeks after month after years after decades, such that - as it builds up it becomes a BLACK/gross mess like a rubber mat. - Then people can Not absorb their nutrients, & get sick with several Dysfunctions, including their children.

    So I'm thinking that people would want to Prevent any of the above, yes?

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin

    @rainbow But that doesn't hold true if I consider my long lived grandparents, great grandparents & my husband's parents and further back. These folks lived well into their 90s and one not that long ago was 103. My grandpa chopped a cord of wood by hand at 92 for the fun of it, for goodness sake. No unhealthy person would/could do that at 92.

    I highly suspect that even the casein in bought dairy has been compromised through feeding & processing. As far as gluten, synthetic chemical application is the cause of celiac according to a major celiac support group. This I was told of this by a friend who is very knowledgable & active in her local chapter. I suspect that any grains stripped of their whole, combined with synthetic sprays is the root of people's issues.

    White flour is glue already before it hits the mouth. Whole wheat is just a fancy type of glue. Even whole grain flour, if not freshly ground, loses nutrients & if bought ground is sold irradiated for fear of bugs & contamination. So, fancy glue with ruined wheat germ & bran flakes. It does not go rancid. That will affect digestion. It is no longer whole food.

    Raw milk has many benefits that are largely ignored today because of the villification by environmental groups, vegetable only focused groups, & the commercial dairy industry. It is worth looking into. Raw dairy & unaltered whole grain flour is what strong people, for generations, lived on. It was not plant based "milks."

    Plant based "milks" lack the nutrients & enzymes that a body needs. They are not equal to raw milk, even if you make it yourself from organic sources.

    My view is destruction of food as it was intended, including the loss of beneficial enzymes, is what makes digestive problems for people. It is no longer whole. It is no longer real. So, the problems begin.

    These plant based "milks"...our family has to avoid them at all costs. It is not a question for our family. For us, it is all about our health.

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9

    Hi @Laurie - Just now noticed you had posted a response, while I was writing my previous two, so I had not yet seen your last long personal response.

    And I obviously Agree with your summary " food choice is just but one of many important contributors toward a long life... The key is really whole person care. I encourage all to stock up on more than just good food. 🤗 " - Hopefully anybody caring to read what I share, knows that is True, -

    But too you gotta realize that since being "warned" 4x last year re what I shared re "My relationship with God, my ALL" - other than Adding... healthy emotions like cheerful, delightful, fruitful, graceful, grateful, helpful, hopeful. peaceful, plentiful, purposeful, skillful, successful, thankful, useful etc - all these & many more mitochondrial Nutrients also are healthful.... 🤗 , I did Not bring GOD into this equation for two obvious reasons.

    Others don't know this in TGN, but I came within 1 hair of being Brutally murdered, at 9 weeks pregnant, at the hands of a 'husband', who told the judge "So she was 9/10 dead when she was found days later, so what? - Sorry I didn't do a good-enough job. I am not about to change my comfy & well-worn lifestyle for Anybody". - Aside losing his parenting rights legally, 7 years later God saved the planet from 1 more beastly pedophile & murderer who called Ted Bundy stupid for leaving his victims alive. -

    And yet, we are Not allowed to share in TGN about "My relationship with God, my ALL", because "it could make people uncomfortable." I'm sorry IF that is the case, but I am Alive (after that & other ghastly tortures) BECAUSE God Loves me , & so I give it my best to Live.... to Praise... Him.

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin
    edited March 9

    I am so very sorry to hear of your experience @rainbow.

    As to my post, I carefully considered my words. It took a whole day to complete what I wanted to say as I wanted to share the depth of its importance but did not want to offend anyone here at all with my chosen words, so took my time.

    I also thought it was appropriate to give warning before I got too deep (and still, it could go much deeper, but I chose to keep it at this), kept that portion short, and hopefully posted something that showed respect to others' different views, while remaining true to myself.

    My point was to consider the whole person, as this is very important. I mentioned that this is important in many cultures worldwide. The spirit is important. I don't think that many here would have an issue with that statement. It affects mental health as well & I feel that they are inseparable. It is the most deeply personal part of being human and something never to be neglected, but handled with great care, gentleness, thought and wisdom.

    My definition may be different from others, but the importance remains, no matter the person's background.

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 9

    @Laurie

    Only 1 day ago I started this discussion, yet I can hardly recognize this Thoughtful discussion I started with the best of Intentions.

    So to get it back on track, (even as you have 'admin' by your name), please allow me to repost my original post:

    Hi everyone,

    of these

    1. Pure water
    2. frozen Broccoli, aside the Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow & benefit from year-round
    3. Avocado, the bumpy brown
    4. Berries (frozen 2) especially Strawberries, Raspberries, Black currants, Blueberries, Elderberries
    5. Bone broth
    6. Ceylon cinnamon
    7. Chickpeas
    8. Chicken parts
    9. Citrus especially Lemons, & pink Grapefruit
    10. vitamin C
    11. (don't be afraid of the dark 🙂): with Dark plain chocolate, at least 80% or better
    12. Eggs organic Pasture-raised in store, or whole dried, (for people without chickens)
    13. fat-soluble vitamins: A, D3, full spectrum E, & K2 . Get TESTed first
    14. Herbs such as Holy Basil, Bay leaves, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, etc.
    15. Lentils, all colors especially red
    16. minerals (bio-available to the cell): phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), Micronutrients (or trace minerals): boron (B), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), Chromium (Cr), Iodine (I), selenium (Se), vanadium (V)
    17. Mushrooms, especially Porcini &
    18. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk)
    19. nuts & such butters as Almonds, Brazil, Filberts, Pistachios, Walnuts
    20. organic Extra-virgin Olive oil
    21. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions
    22. potatoes, especially sweet
    23. Red-foods: beets, Bell peppers, Onions, Paprika, Red wine, Red cabbage,
    24. Rice: black & brown
    25. Sardines canned in water
    26. Saurkraut
    27. seasonings: Black pepper, & Iodized Salt, (but not Himalayan or Sea salt as natural plutonium found in it), Paprika & Chili powder, & Garlic cloves
    28. garden-SEEDS for yet more (Cruciferous veggies like kale, cauliflower or kohlrabi), Carrots, spinach, Tomatoes (incldg. cherry varieties), etc
    29. seeds: Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, & Sunflower
    30. Squash: Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti
    31. sweeteners: Maple syrup, Raw honey, erythritol
    32. Quinoa
    33. Turmeric,
    34. Berberine,
    35. Resveratrol,
    36. Tuna, prior to Fukushima
    37. vinegars incldg. Balsamic, & especially Raw (with mother) Apple cider vinegar
    38. the other water-soluble vitamins: B's especially the methylated, & C again
    39. Eat the rainbow
    40. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions like cheerful, delightful, fruitful, graceful, grateful, helpful, hopeful. peaceful, plentiful, purposeful, skillful, successful, thankful, useful etc - all these & many more mitochondrial Nutrients also are healthful.... 🤗

    Just wondering how many of these do you regularly stock up on ?

    Do share...

  • nksunshine27nksunshine27 IdahoPosts: 259 ✭✭✭


    1. pure water :have a well we rent
    2. frozen Broccoli, aside the Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow & benefit from year-round : try to grow my own
    3. Avocado, the bumpy brown; buy on sale and sometimes freeze
    4. Berries (frozen 2) especially Strawberries, Raspberries, Black currants, Blueberries, Elderberries: grow#1,#2, wildcraft #3#4#5
    5. Bone broth: not yet still learning that one
    6. Ceylon cinnamon: not sure have cinnamon sticks
    7. Chickpeas. yes grow mine and make hummus
    8. Chicken parts : walking around the yard for eggs and meat
    9. Citrus especially Lemons, & pink Grapefruit: have to buy from store use the peels with vinegar to make cleaner
    10. vitamin C: attempt to get from food but do have some supplements

    (don't be afraid of the dark ): with Dark plain chocolate, at least 80% or better: i love dark chocolate i snack on it but mostly make uhm unhealthy fudge and truffles with it

    Eggs organic Pasture-raised in store, or whole dried, (for people without chickens): raise my own

    fat-soluble vitamins: A, D3, full spectrum E, & K2 . Get TESTed first: not sure on these mostly dont do supplements

    Herbs such as Holy Basil, Bay leaves, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, etc. : grow all but bay leaves and dont have holybasil

    Lentils, all colors especially red : none on hand

    1. minerals (bio-available to the cell):  (P),  (K),  (Ca),  (S),  (Mg), Micronutrients (or trace minerals):  (B),  (Mn),  (Zn),  (Cu),  (Mo), Chromium (Cr), Iodine (I), selenium (Se), vanadium (V) : have iodine supplements and kelp snacks also food grade diatomateouse earth
    2. Mushrooms, especially Porcini &: have foraged for some and dehydrated them
    3. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk) :dont think so can make my own rice milk but dont
    4. nuts & such butters as Almonds, Brazil, Filberts, Pistachios, Walnuts,: have a little nuts if i can keep my husband out of them,walnuts can collect around here
    5. organic Extra-virgin Olive oil.: have that stocked up
    6. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions: eat that frog and my niv bible
    7. potatoes, especially sweet: grow #1 want to grow #2
    8. Red-foods: beets, Bell peppers, Onions, Paprika, Red wine, Red cabbage,: Grow 1,2,3,4, wine gives me a head ache, attemptting to grow #6
    9. Rice: black & brown. brown in the freezer
    10. Sardines canned in water: yum
    11. Saurkraut: make my own
    12. seasonings: Black pepper, & Iodized Salt, (but not Himalayan or Sea salt as natural plutonium found in it), Paprika & Chili powder, & Garlic cloves. : black pepper not iodized salt cause its synthetic, Do himalayan . grow paprika peppers, make my own chilli powdergrow garlic
    13. garden-SEEDS for yet more (Cruciferous veggies like kale, cauliflower or kohlrabi), Carrots, spinach, Tomatoes (incldg. cherry varieties), etc. : garden seeds yes
    14. seeds: Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, & Sunflower: yes on all including pumpkin from my own pumpkin
    15. Squash: Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti grow it
    16. sweeteners: Maple syrup, Raw honey, erythritol #1 luxury, Have #2 dont know #3
    17. Quinoa have it
    18. Turmeric, grow it
    19. Berberine, Not sure
    20. Resveratrol, NOt sure
    21. Tuna, prior to Fukushima, no
    22. vinegars incldg. Balsamic, & especially Raw (with mother) Apple cider vinegar : yes and make my own applecider vinegar and wine vinegar
    23. the other water-soluble vitamins: B's especially the methylated, & C again not sure
    24. Eat the rainbow do my best
    25. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions : refer to #16 😁

    @Laurie Have you tried to make your own saurkraut? i find that my own is not ass strong also my husband likes his warm with carraway seeds i like mine cold😉


  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin
    edited March 9

    @rainbow 🥰 I had no intention of taking it off course. 👏 Back on track. Whoop, whoop!

    @nksunshine27 I have never. My mom did. I remember tasting it when I was young. I love cabbage, but just somehow couldn't handle the taste of sauerkraut as much as I tried.

    Eating it warm? That's interesting.

  • ines871ines871 zn8APosts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Laurie - Thank you. - And re "Warm saurkraut" - Yes, I like it both warm (in winter) & cold (in summer). -

    But Not with the seeds, they make me vomit <-- do we have a graphic for that?)

    @nksunshine27 You're doing okay. Keep up the good work :) - I may comment later.

  • chimboodle04chimboodle04 Posts: 287 ✭✭✭

    hmmm.. Well, let's see.

    1. Pure water - We live in the suburbs, so our house is hooked up to city water. We do have an osmosis filter, so anything we drink or use for cooking comes through that, and we are looking to get a berkey system for emergencies. We also have a shallow hand pump well on the property and are looking to hook up to rain water mostly for garden use, but culd be used in combination again with the berkey if needed.
    2. frozen Broccoli, aside the Broccoli sprouts.... you usually grow & benefit from year-round - grow plenty of the brassica family to preserve, but we can always use more since we keep running out :)
    3. Avocado, the bumpy brown - Buy when we can - have a 5 foot tree growing as a potted plant - not sure if it will ever produce though - fingers crossed!
    4. Berries (frozen 2) especially Strawberries, Raspberries, Black currants, Blueberries, Elderberries - Grow many berries ourselves to preserve and adding more - currently have blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, cranberries, strawberries and aronia berries (look into these if you havent :) - planning some gooseberries, currents, and elderberries.
    5. Bone broth - yes from pasture raised beef and chicken homemade and canned :)
    6. Ceylon cinnamon - not sure if it is Ceylon....?
    7. Chickpeas - We buy organic canned, but usually have a few cans.
    8. Chicken parts - Usually have a bag of parts for broth in the freezer and whole chickens for broth and eating
    9. Citrus especially Lemons, & pink Grapefruit - I want to have a lemon tree but it will need to be inside. Bought 10 lbs of organic lemons from azure standard to preserve various ways recently
    10. vitamin C - not by itself, usually rely on foods for this
    11. (don't be afraid of the dark 🙂): with Dark plain chocolate, at least 80% or better - LOVE dark chocolate, but we usually do not stock up per say... wouldnt last that long anyways :P
    12. Eggs organic Pasture-raised in store, or whole dried, (for people without chickens) - FINALLY getting our own chickens this year - can't wait!
    13. fat-soluble vitamins: A, D3, full spectrum E, & K2 . Get TESTed first - again, we usually rely on foods for these...
    14. Herbs such as Holy Basil, Bay leaves, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, etc. - plants and dehydrate many of our own herbs to use through out the year and planning more :) Separate herb and medicine garden going in this yea as a matter of fact :)
    15. Lentils, all colors especially red - Not big lentil fans in our house - we have some green, but mostly eat peas and beans instead, of which we are stocked
    16. minerals (bio-available to the cell): phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), sulfur (S), magnesium (Mg), Micronutrients (or trace minerals): boron (B), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), Chromium (Cr), Iodine (I), selenium (Se), vanadium (V) - again, food.
    17. Mushrooms, especially Porcini & - bought organic shiitake to dehydrate - worked well and are getting set to do it again. Would love to learn how to forage more! Right now, Morels are the only ones we have done successfully.
    18. Non-dairy milks (& little bit of Virgin-coconut milk) - Prefer Grassfed regular milk from a local dairy. We do have a few cans of organic coconut milk though on hand.
    19. nuts & such butters as Almonds, Brazil, Filberts, Pistachios, Walnuts - Stocked on almonds and walnuts.
    20. organic Extra-virgin Olive oil - we buy this by the gallon from a bulk store usually a few times a year
    21. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions - always :) Life is too short :)
    22. potatoes, especially sweet - We are working on growing all of our potato needs for regular ones right now - we made it clear through Jan this year before having to purchase more, so its a start. We ARE potato lovers though :)
    23. Red-foods: beets, Bell peppers, Onions, Paprika, Red wine, Red cabbage, - can our own beets, Freeze or dehydrate or can peppers, Grow our own onions and shallots for the year and store, bought a specific paprika pepper this year to grow and make our own - can't wait!, usually have a few bottles of organic red and white wine on hand, also have red and regular cabbage Kraut canned.
    24. Rice: black & brown - brown rice by the 25 lb bag.
    25. Sardines canned in water - we buy them, but do not stock up on them.
    26. Saurkraut - make our own and can it - yummy :)
    27. seasonings: Black pepper, & Iodized Salt, (but not Himalayan or Sea salt as natural plutonium found in it), Paprika & Chili powder, & Garlic cloves - yes - grow and make what we are able to and bulk purchase the rest.
    28. garden-SEEDS for yet more (Cruciferous veggies like kale, cauliflower or kohlrabi), Carrots, spinach, Tomatoes (incldg. cherry varieties), etc - yes - have lots of seeds and working on saving them from our garden to have a local acclimatized stock on hand.
    29. seeds: Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, & Sunflower - not so much - we buy them but do not necessarily stock up.
    30. Squash: Acorn, Hubbard, Spaghetti - grow and preserve, but prefer butternut varieties
    31. sweeteners: Maple syrup, Raw honey, erythritol - we buy these (syrup and honey) now, but have plans for tree tapping and bees in the future.
    32. Quinoa - nope.
    33. Turmeric, - we have plans to grow it - I didnt do so hot with ginger though, so its on the back burner for now...
    34. Berberine, - ???
    35. Resveratrol, - ???
    36. Tuna, prior to Fukushima - usually bulk buy from reliable sources
    37. vinegars incldg. Balsamic, & especially Raw (with mother) Apple cider vinegar - make our own apple cider vinegar and bulk buy others
    38. the other water-soluble vitamins: B's especially the methylated, & C again - again, from food
    39. Eat the rainbow - we try!
    40. Positive, constructive outlook & unlimited healthy emotions - see 21 :)

    This was fun to think about and consider - thanks! :)

  • KarinKarin New ZealandPosts: 233 ✭✭✭

    I don't stock up on anything except vitamin C tablets :)

    Except for when we get a beast killed and the meat from that is "stocked up" in our freezers till we eat it all :) Or when we have made/preserved our harvest, like just now we have a huge stock of homemade tomato sauce from our own tomatoes, or jars of pesto from our basil, or frozen veges like capsicums if we get a good harvest :)

  • DebiBDebiB Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    @rainbow Ahhhh...ok I get it now. Sorry for misinterpreting the post. Yes, I keep both extra seeds and extra veggies from the garden in the freezer. As to the rest of the list, we have a good number of them either stored away or currently in the garden.


    Hi @DebiB - re "have extra seeds ... in the freezer": are you keeping the Seeds , or the Veggies in your freezer ?

  • shllnzlshllnzl Southwestern UtahPosts: 1,200 ✭✭✭✭

    I am too lazy to type up my list of stocked items. Suffice it to say that I don't like to shop for just one thing, so I tend to shop in bulk.

    I have a huge list of different items, similar to those listed above.

  • judsoncarroll4judsoncarroll4 Posts: 1,222 admin

    I don't really stock up. I grew up in a very remote Appalachian area, where power outages were very often and so were big snow and ice storms. Basically, I just but two of most things where as others might buy one... and always try to keep a spare or two of anything in the cabinets. As far as staples... Rice (I come from a rice culture, so that is a must... first rice in America was grown in SC and southeastern NC, where my family settled), dry beans (I love beans!), cornmeal and grits, salt cured pork like fatback, lard, cooking oil, salt and sugar, flour and yeast, canned fish, molasses, dry herbs, onion and garlic powder, canned tomatoes, kraut, pickles, water kefir, kombucha, tea, sugar, wine fermenting in carboys and a couple of bottle of bourbon for sore throats and other "emergencies" … black pepper, crushed red pepper, lentils... storage onions, potatoes, carrots, apples and several cloves of garlic... plenty of frozen broths in the freezer…. also frozen....a couple of pork butts, some sausage, 12 lbs ground beef (usually), a couple of beef roasts, 3-5 chickens, some fish.... a couple dozen eggs in the fridge... prepared mustard and Worcestershire sauce, a can of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning... a garden, field guides for foraging, rifle, shotgun, traps, nets and fishing tackle.

    Maye 10 years ago, a surprise ice storm came though Linville.... 50-75 mph winds, 18 inches of ice over snow. Of course, the power went out. A big tree blew over... onto my car. For 17 days, at minus-10 outside, I kept the fire fed, melted snow for water, kept a pot of soup going from the food in the freezer and fridge that would otherwise spoil.... drank a stash of whiskey, shot squirrels that invaded the attic and fried them in lard... made gravy for the "pones" of cornbread baked in the fireplace. It was quiet and peaceful.

    I've been through several blizzards and hurricanes... and even had the flu during one. Honestly, I'm not terribly worried.

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin

    @judsoncarroll4 Like me, not really worried, and stocked up means the usual. When you have a large family & are rural, a person just prepares for life.

    Snowstorms & ice storms can be quite the thing. Those most certainly are the most peaceful times, especially when everything is shut down

    My only concern then is for the poor women that are expecting (and due), are not prepared for home birth, & can't get to the hospital. Every woman should have both plans in place. That puts a different spin on preparedness & stocking up. That is when I did the most.

    But...this is off topic...

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 2,053 admin

    Living in a rural area or having a large family (or both)...isn't it something how it can just make one prepared (not necessarily prepper style, but common sense country style)?

    I just answered a post by @vickeym and she is currently dealing with a winter emergency type situation. You get what you need (which I suspect is more than most city folks) and just deal with situations as they arise.

    Our "stocking up" is just living life. You plan ahead at all times. No worries here either. Food, etc. is as close as our house & backyard. It helps to be resourceful too.

  • OhiohillsLouiseOhiohillsLouise Posts: 75 ✭✭✭

    Just about everybody had a long answer... can I just say a short and simple yes?

  • tinarocktinarock Posts: 21 ✭✭✭

    Pure water: I don't stock up. I have a Reverse Osmosis system and generate the water as needed. Much cheaper than buying bottled water.

    Frozen broccoli: I buy a few bags of it at a time. Limited freezer space, can only fit about 5.

    Avocado: Gave up on avocado. Instead, I buy organic guacamole 16-packs at Costco and freeze them.

    Berries: I grow my own. But I don't grow blueberries, so I buy several bags of frozen blueberries at a time.

    Bone broth: Used to make my own. Quit a while ago.

    Ceylon cinnamon: I have too much cinnamon hanging around LOL

    chickpeas: I buy a couple of hummus multipacks at Costco. I don't freeze them.

    vitamin C: During the Pandemic Panic, I ended up with 6 bottles of chewable vitamin C from Costco.

    Dark plain chocolate: I have about 5 bars of baking chocolate in the pantry right now. I break them up and put chunks in my coffee.

    vitamin A: I eat carrots and sweet potatoes.

    Vitamin D3: i stock up on bottles of it. I get tested a couple times a year.

    vitamin E: I eat sunflower seeds.

    vitamin K2: It's in some of my vitamin D.

    Herbs: I grow my own, and dry some.

    Minerals: they are in the fresh food from my garden. I try to avoid pills. Iodine: I eat seaweed daily. Selenium is in Brazil nuts. Zinc is in radishes. Calcium is in dark leafy greens and is much more bio-available than in pill form. Sulfur: I eat garlic and onions daily.

    Mushrooms: I eat them daily but not stocked up

    potatoes: growing my own

    I do not eat rice. (I do not eat any grains.)

    Sardines canned in water: I bought ALL of them and eat a can every day.

  • Suburban PioneerSuburban Pioneer Posts: 56 ✭✭✭

    Just an FYI for those of us (i suspect most of us) who use and love coconut milk, sugar and oil. PETA just ran an expose showing how slave monkeys are used in Thailand to do most of the coconut picking there. (Yeah, I know that sounds like the plot of a sci-fi conspiracy move or something, but, sadly, it's not.) They used hidden cameras and also conducted some short interviews with the monkey owners to show what life is like for these creatures and how they're kept. It's pretty heartbreaking. I no longer purchase coconut products produced in Thailand. Which is sad, too, because I don't want to deny business to the farmers, there, but unless consumers "vote with our dollars", the lot of animals will never improve. They're sentient beings just as we are. To say that they have no feelings is to completely ignore all of the research plus our basic common sense, and to say it's O.K. to abuse them because they can't fight back is a bit.... well, selfish and retrograde, at least in my opinion. Maybe that's because I got beat up a lot as a little kid, so I can identify. I sure wouldn't want to be in their place.

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