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    What are the best primal canned foods? There is a hurricane coming and the chances of electrical power outages are nearly inevitable. What canned food would be best since cooking will not be an option nor will fresh fruits except bagged greens and what not.

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    From my research there isn't much in the way of canned food that meets a primal definition. Some canned veg like tomatos, string beans, artichokes etc. are ok. Sardines, tuna and beef or chicken broth are ok. I never shop for canned foods so I'm sure there's more. Just need to check the labels for added nasties. Of course with a pending hurricane and psbl. power loss you do (and eat) what you have to. Stay safe!
    Last edited by shep68; 10-27-2012, 07:49 AM.

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    • #3
      Canned fish.

      If you can find some high-quality canned curry and enchilada sauces (look at the label) they are decent used over the canned fish so that you don't get sick of canned fish! Also grab some hot sauce and mustard to spice up the canned fish.

      Good luck!

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      • #4
        Canned fish, canned fish liver, canned scallops, canned asparagus, canned coconut milk...
        Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
        (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sarasue624 View Post
          Canned fish.

          If you can find some high-quality canned curry and enchilada sauces (look at the label) they are decent used over the canned fish so that you don't get sick of canned fish! Also grab some hot sauce and mustard to spice up the canned fish.

          Good luck!
          Thanks!

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          • #6
            Olives....

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            • #7
              Any of these is good, just read the ingredients list and get the least-tampered option:
              -Salmon
              -Sardines
              -Any other fish in olive oil, brine or tomato sauce
              -Coconut oil
              -Tinned peas (only Primal on technicality: eating small amounts is OK)
              -Some meatballs are MRM and fat, but no grain
              -Jarred brockwurst and frankfurters are typically, again MRM and fat, no grain
              -Jarred asparagus
              -Different pickles
              -Pickled eggs
              -Jarred beetroot
              -Chopped tomatoes (look for minimal salt!)
              -Tomato passata (ditto: min salt)
              -Dessicated coconut and dried fruit and nuts

              Try and prep some of these:
              -make some meat jerkey in the oven
              -make some dried oven-chips out of veg
              -get apples, carrots, parsnips, cabbages, kale, onions and squash: they all keep VERY well in a drawer and can be eaten raw
              -make a Paleo jam
              -make pates/pastes, put in a jar and COMPLETELY cover by pouring melted lard in until the coverage is 1cm high; this will preserve your pate

              Also, for future emergencies (which DO happen: power outages, broken fridge/freezer, overstock...) consider getting materials to make the following: Pot-in-Pot Refrigerator
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              • #8
                PS: Good luck and stay safe! Looking forward to hearing how one of our Groks survived a hurricane!

                PPS: Stocking on brown rice and soaking in case of an emergency (softens it almost as well as boiling!), using some and then giving the remainders to a homeless shelter is definitely forgivable! Try and avoid having to eat any, but definitely keep some just in case!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kochin View Post
                  PS: Good luck and stay safe! Looking forward to hearing how one of our Groks survived a hurricane!

                  PPS: Stocking on brown rice and soaking in case of an emergency (softens it almost as well as boiling!), using some and then giving the remainders to a homeless shelter is definitely forgivable! Try and avoid having to eat any, but definitely keep some just in case!
                  I hope it's not as bad as they say it will be! New York store shells are being emptied, Supposed to rain for almost a week straight don't know much else though.

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                  • #10
                    Not canned, but a reminder that hard cheeses keep very well.

                    Keep safe!
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                    • #11
                      I'm in NY--and I have a cupboard full of Wild Planet canned salmon, so I'm not too worried. If I lose power, I also have a gas stove, so I can cook most of the grass-fed beef and bison in my freezer if necessary. Last year at this time, we had that rogue snowstorm, and I lost power for 2 days. By no opening the freezer, I didn't lose any meat at all. The freezer kept it frozen.

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                      • #12
                        I put my freezer stuff into the snow outside last year! God that storm was bad. Baby had croup and no heat or electricity for three days, couldn't even get the cars out to go to hospital. Hope this one will not be as horrible. Also hope we won't get flooded, as we live on a lake. Ugh. What is it with these october stroms????
                        I got water and will make some food ahead- cold drumsticks and eggs are ok- also have bread and jam and sunflower butter for hte kids, and canned fish. Anything goes. *sigh*

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                        • #13
                          We're stocked up on canned Seafood, turkey, chicken, I have some grass-fed beef jerky and snackpacks (primalpacs and PaleoKits), no-sugar/preservative-added dried fruits, lots of nuts... we do have some canned tomatoes and a bunch of coconut milk... JoanieL's RIGHT ON about cheese, too!
                          If you're pretty sure the power's going out, you might want to take some of the less perishable stuff (that you're planning on eating while the power's out) out so you have to open the fridge less.
                          IF isn't necessarily a bad idea either

                          We almost never lose power in NYC, but they're talking about shutting down the subways tomorrow, so... oy.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for your feedback everyone, and good luck to anyone else experiencing the hurricane!

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                            • #15
                              I wrote about this on facebook today. Preparedness is kind of one of my "things" I am big on. It is always good to have some non-perishables on hand. Fruits, veggies, tuna, salmon, other canned meats that are pretty pure, nuts, dried fruit, white rice if you are into that.

                              Make sure you have lots of water for drinking AND flushing.

                              If you have a freezer get bottles or jugs of water and fill in the empty spaces. Your stuff will stay cold longer this way and you can also use the ice to keep fridge stuff cold if needed.

                              Precook some meats and hardboil eggs. You can make salads and stuff. If you have a grill, gas stove, or woodstove you can cook up just about anything. I have cooked things in a fondue pot with sterno before. Cook up the most perishable stuff first.

                              Lara bars and jerky are nice for on the go food if you need to go out and do clean up.

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