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Food And Supply Hoarding Anonymous 100097

Does anyone else hoard non perishable food, medical supplies, and random shit in general? There's no real reason for me to be doing this and I've done it for several years now. Recent pandemic has made my hoarding a bit worse, and I have a bugout bag that I'm working on.
Also wanna add that I'm not being an asshole when I hoard, I built it up slowly instead of taking the entire stock of bar soap or some shit from the store.

Anonymous 100103

Do you honestly believe in wild prepper ideas? I’m actually thinking about getting whole communities into this sort of mindset. So that in case of emergencies, there’s a safety net, not roving bands of marauders looting and assaulting people.
Or is it mostly a sort of OCD trait you picked up from your dad or something?
Just curious

Anonymous 100118

I don't really believe there will be a serious event within the next 15 or so years, like nuclear or war, but corona really proved that supplies get scarce quickly when something happens. Not just toilet paper.
I've never really thought about community prepping like that but I assume it would be easier to pull off in a small town.
And yeah, my dad is a military dog who still works in security. He's excited that I'm getting more into emergency preparedness and has been a wealth of information for me. Definitely came from him

Anonymous 100124

I impulsively hoard certain food items as an extension of my ED behaviours. I can be very peculiar about what way I store/organise my hoard. For example, I have 20ish cans of coca cola organised on a shelf in my wardrobe. I used to have a handbag filled with candy (namely chocolate bars) that I'd organise into meticulous stacks. In my pantry, I'm a fucker for putting legumes into large jars, as well as autism tier stacking of cans

Anonymous 100130

I've got a couple tips that he likes putting into practice and telling me about.

1. Water is the first priority after you get out of a bad situation. Not shelter, not food, you need water first of all. He keeps 2-3 twenty four packs of bottled water at all times, and has told me to get a four way water key which I haven't yet. A water key, also called a silcock, basically can open water spigots on the back of buildings and it will let water pour out. Only works if there's electricity on in the city. He also made sure I knew how long to boil water for to decontaminate it (10 minutes) in case I have no other option.

2. He eats mostly the same canned food in rotation. Beans and rice, spaghetti-o's, baked beans, similar stuff. He also has packets of rice and noodles that are cooked in the microwave with just water and a bit of butter. The reason for the bad diet is that he wants to be used to eating canned food if things go south. It seems to be working for him despite things not going south yet.

3. He always has rubbing alcohol and clorox wipes on hand, though this is newer behavior. If I recall, hand sanitizer and other disinfecting products that are alcohol based need to have 74% or higher alcohol content to be really effective at killing all it can. I also keep bleach and some general cleaning chemicals, and the best bleach to have is unscented and NOT the splashless kind.

I can ask him more in the morning, though he's not really a prepper in terms of really hoarding stuff. He's also bought smaller propane tanks for me when I talked about cooking food in a metal camping pot I had bought.

I also started hoarding my daily food in a large cooler in my room when my disordered eating was getting weirder. It made me feel a lot safer for whatever reason.

Anonymous 100131

Around here it's recommended you have ~2 weeks worth of water/food/pet stuff/toiletries in case of natural disasters.

Covid definitely got me thinking more seriously about the state of my supplies and bugout bags for the household.

Anonymous 100230

>cooking spray
do boomers actually? i seriously question the choices in that picture. all of them.
I live in a microstudio so I literally cannot hoard anything, but I've laid aside some small stashes. Since I'm space limited I've stuck to rice, oats, tinned deenz, olive oil, nuts, and dried fruit as the most space saving calorie-dense options.
i also have firearms though.
sorry but that is absolutely fucking retarded. eating fucking spaghetti-o's on a regular basis as a disaster prep plan is pants on head retarded and sounds like a cope for maladapted eating habits so he has an excuse not to change or improve himself. you will die of diabetes before some diaster can hit.
>packets cooked in the microwave
upcharge is like 30x and the additives make it essentially poison. it's not space saving, not money saving, and if things actually fell apart you wouldn't have a functioning power grid to run a microwave. plus in the meantime you are eating such a shitty diet that you are going to induce chronic diseases, and it's some great feat in a disaster to be stuck in a dysfuctional medicated malnutritioned flabby body for it. don't give other people tips when you're an idiot.
unless you plan to make weapons with it bleach is useless and toxic. jesus christ anon i can't believe you live like that.

go ahead and tell him i called him an idiot. i've never heard of such retarded shit in my life.

Anonymous 100232

cooking spray is super low cal, i see the appeal. do you hand grease your baking pans?

Anonymous 100247

Do you hoard or do you have it organized like the pic you used? If it's organized that it isn't hoarding, that's just emergency preparedness/food storage.

Anonymous 100249


I don't quite understand the method of prepping. I understand a 72 hour bug out bag, because you're banking on the government having some kind of response to some of the largest disasters that can hit an area, and it might take them some time to get there. You don't want to be stuck in the cold, hungry, and thirsty until civilization comes to rescue you and die of those in isolation or combination.

For periods of longer than that is when I start to get confused, let's say, a 6 month of food hoarded up. What exactly are you stocking food for in that scenario? If the disaster relief programs can't meet you in that time, something happened to them, and there's probably no more functional society, which means no more functional food supply chain. If there's no more food supply chain, you don't have six months without food problem, you have an indefinite rest of your life food problem.

Is the plan you just start farming? Because that takes time to get good at. Hunting? What exactly are you expecting to occur after the six months of food supplies runs out, or a month, or a year. What exactly are you preparing for?

Anonymous 100280

everyone should have a zombie plan
if you're ready for zombies, you're ready for anything

Anonymous 100288

why are you trying to count calories while eating entire sheetpans of brownies? this is like paying $4000 a month rent and then having a conniption over the price of eggs being $2.25 instead of $2.10. are you going to be doing much baking in an energy hogging modern american oven once the power grid goes down? really?

anon you are just dumb.
they don't know. none of them can answer this. most preppers are obese uneducated boomers on 10 different daily medications. i think they just want an excuse to spend money on consooming and collecting because it sates some kind of primal packrat instinct, and they can use it as a bragging point to feel like they're better than other people. fucking canned spagetti o's. for fucking real. not even bulk dried pasta. canned sugar-pasta. heavy, bulky, expensive poison.

Anonymous 100303

yes, very obviously they are oil. the difference is that the propellants disperse the oil better than you can just pouring it into the pan, reducing the need for more oil. and a 1 second spray is 7-9 calories, it's only like 2 seconds to grease an entire large pan
i disagree, but no one was talking about brownies. there are a million healthy recipes you can make by baking. a good way to lose weight and make sure you keep it off for good is to find relatively seamless substitutions that are lower in calories. swapping sour cream for greek yogurt, using less oil or butter, especially when people have the tendency to over use oil in sauteeing, etc. i don't really use cooking spray though, i just can understand the appeal if you're trying to look for any way to reduce calories. imo, as a lifestyle choice if you get into the habit of reducing calories wherever possible, you're on a better track to staying slim while still being able to enjoy yourself

Anonymous 100543

again, your entire post is bullshit. eating sugar free cake isn't a good way to prevent getting fat–eating a god damned peach instead is. whole foods are better than processed foods like cancer oil in a spray bottle. you are taking the middle america/boomer approach to lifestyle (and we all know how thin people in ohio and nebraska are…). if i am going to eat a croissant it will be a REAL croissant made with butter, not some margarine low cal monstrosity that tastes like crap. either way olive oil and butter are good for you, they have nutrients your body needs. and no one's body needs some fake-sugar can't-believe-it-isn't-butter garbage. frankly there is hardly anything on that shelf i would even consider as "food". go ahead and keep eating garbage and rationalizing it as "survival prep". you're just coping.

Anonymous 100638


From everything I know it's good practice to keep about 2 weeks worth of food + water in your home, plus stuff like batteries. That's at least what I always read on government posters.

The first covid wave really cemented my believe that 2 weeks of food is important to have around. Our area was the first one to get hit by covid (back in early march) and it all happened in a flash. It had big end of the world vibes when our chancelor announced "X town is completely quarantine" followed a few hours later by a total quarantine of the entire area. People freaked out, traffic jams, grocers were overrun (though they had been for a while).

If people followed the 2 week emergency supply tips there would have been way less chaos and less people would have contracted covid imo.

A lot of time disaster relief is underway but just underfunded or badly managed so anything that can keep you over water for a few weeks to a few months is good.

Anonymous 100658

Anyone else hoard cooking sauces? Got a million sachets of stir fry sauce rn

Anonymous 100765

Why? Is this your priority? Like you'll be in the post apocalyptic badlands and shoot a rat and then be like 'oh ye now i can make this cooked rat tasty'?

Anonymous 101091

I honestly don't understand why people prep for like, more than 1 month survival. In this age if you're not contacted in 1 month then it's over, no matter how well prepared you are you're going to eventually succumb to madness or disease or looters. Unless you're in a big Amish/Mennonite community I don't see it happening.

Anonymous 101112

Lots of preppers are too lazy to actually become self sustainable so they try to buy their way into security. Which never works in the long run ofc, because you need skills and hard work to survive in a shtf situation.

Anonymous 101115

I started hoarding medical supplies when those camera phone videos of people collapsing on the streets of China started showing up. I'd already kept emergency supplies prior to that, but that was the first time I really put money into ensuring my access to certain products in an emergency situation.

I already grow most of my food, collect all my water and generate my own power, so medical supplies seemed like the only thing worthwhile to stockpile…besides disgustingly overpriced ammunition.

Anonymous 101328

For the people asking why even have a supply of food for longer then a month, please consider the fact that some people enjoy living. Just because shit may hit the fan eventually doesn't mean I want to immediately die after a month in an apocalyptic situation because "muhh government won't help :( :("
Even if nothing happens in my lifetime, at least I have the forethought to be a bit more prepared. So what if I have some non perishable food I have to eat every few months and replace before the expiration date. So what if I have a larger medical kit in my home then most families do. So what if I have a military can opener on my keychain, a bugout bag in a designated spot next to my bed. This virus already proved that people react badly when something happens, and proved that yes, these kinds of situations happen.
It's a good idea to be prepared even if nothing ever happens.

Anonymous 101337

You seem to feel personally attacked, when I am one of the ones asking this question, I legitimately don't understand the rationale, and just want to know why you are doing what you do. I'm sorry if this seems to bother you, please, explain to me the string of logic.
>For the people asking why even have a supply of food for longer then a month, please consider the fact that some people enjoy living.
If you don't grow your own food and have your own water supply you're not going to be living past that month, so I'm asking if you like living so much how exactly are you still doing that after the food supply runs out.
> Just because shit may hit the fan eventually doesn't mean I want to immediately die after a month in an apocalyptic situation because "muhh government won't help :( :("
Want to die? This implies a choice. If you only have a month's worth of food, you can only survive for one month. If you love living so much what is the plan after that first month?

Here's a better way of asking this question.
I understand food preppers that practice self-sustenance, they make sense. What is the game plan for food preppers that don't practice self-sustenance after the food supply they saved up depletes? If you like living so much why are you not learning how to do so indefinitely independently?

Anonymous 101406


I don't post ITT but I wanted to show you this

Anonymous 101407

No one cares about what those ugly moids think. Please stop attracting their attention posting stuff like this.

Anonymous 101458

Lmao my dad does this shit, he's stacking beans and vitamin pills in the garage. I don't know what he expects out of it but whatever makes him happy i guess

Anonymous 101460

hoarding is ultimately bad overall and canned food, particularly the cheap kind that is manufactured in the thousands with other cans, does indeed get to the point where it's probably not fresh eventually. They have linings inside of those cans that are basically plastic, and will leach into the food.

Prepping in general may not be a bad thing where all food can disappear off the shelves in an afternoon, but you should consider at least rotating out the food you hoard just like it was a regular non-perishable. People claiming it's 'edible' after two years omit that it's still not a good idea to eat it unless you're forced to.

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