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  • What to eat during the apocalypse!

    If you haven't seen or heard, a huge area of southern Alberta is massively flooding.
    Seriously, on Instagram or twitter, search #yycflood or #abflood

    I've been glued to social media bc that is where I grew up. It's absolutely shocking to see all the flooding where usually it is drought ridden.

    Anyhow, many people were quickly evacuated and had like 15mins to leave their house.

    That got me to thinking - if I was quickly evacuated with no idea when I'd be going home or where I'd be staying, would I still try to eat primal? I mean, food and water right now are at a premium, with grocery shelves being emptied. Or would I take what I can get?
    My 6yr old needs to eat GF, so would I still make her eat that way or would I let her eat whatever just bc I wouldn't know when we'd eat next?
    What would you do during a natural disaster?
    Needing some accountability, so here's my stats:
    34yrs old, 5'5"
    CW: 163lbs (07/2014)
    GW: 135lbs or less
    Eating mainly paleo, but including a bit of white rice (don't call the Paleo Police!)

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    We have a backpack full of canned fish, canned meat, almond butter, lara bars, fruit leather, and dried fruit. We live out in the boonies, so if we get snowed in, we want to have food to eat. In an emergency, we could evacuate with that backpack. It's rather heavy, but that's what I have Knifegill for, right?

    It's also good to remember we can go a long time without eating, so a fast isn't too terrible (though worse for little ones). Also, a week or two of eating junk won't kill you in the long run, especially if you're burning it off. Though, if your have real health reasons (celiacs, for instance) not to eat gluten or an allergy to the junk in processed foods (which is what they'll give you at shelters), then make sure to stock up on your own dehydrated jerky, fruits, pemmican, and canned foods--just to be ready!

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    • #3
      You find primal friends to take you in! We're in Calgary, but well away from the flood zones, and took in some good friends with a fur kid who got evacuated today. They don't eat primal per se, but she's GF, dairy and egg free by necessity, so it's no big deal to sort out meals.
      If it were me, though, having to evacuate, I'd be sure to have plenty of jerky, dried fruit, pepperoni stix, tinned fish for the mister (I just can't). I'd make my own larabars, trail mix, maybe some nutty/dried fruit cookies. It's not total end of days here, outside of the immediate flood zones it's business as usual so it wouldn't be too hard to keep things relatively on track. Full on apocalypse, though, you ultimately have to work with what you end up with.

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      • #4
        All the flooding and evacuation has had me thinking about how worthless my food stockpile would be in that situation...
        Sandra
        *My obligatory intro

        There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

        DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sandra in BC View Post
          All the flooding and evacuation has had me thinking about how worthless my food stockpile would be in that situation...
          I was thinking the same thing. Mostly our food is in the freezer so I would only be okay if my power stays on and I was able to stay in my house. I live a 10 minute walk from the river, but luckily I'm on top of a hill and there's no chance of flooding or evacuation here. Thinking we need to keep more canned food and jerky around. Even fresh fruit and vegetables would last a while in this situation.

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          • #6
            I have some jerky, homemade larabars, and canned fish. But to provide for a week of safe food would take a much greater stockpile.

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            • #7
              I figure if it is the apocalypse, all bets are off and I'll eat whatever I can get my hands on. Even if it is processed carbs. I figure I'll burn them off fighting the zombies.
              Randal
              AKA: Texas Grok

              Originally posted by texas.grok
              Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
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              • #8
                The neighbors...... (their just gonna become Zombies anyways...)
                Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

                http://primaldog.blogspot.co.uk/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                  The neighbors...... (their just gonna become Zombies anyways...)
                  Hmm, zombies are just meat that's been hung on the bone for a while. I mean, talk about tenderised, it's just falling off the bone, right? What's more, you don't even have to hunt them as they come to you. So really it's about having a decent set of recipes for zombie meat.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by awok677 View Post
                    Hmm, zombies are just meat that's been hung on the bone for a while. I mean, talk about tenderised, it's just falling off the bone, right? What's more, you don't even have to hunt them as they come to you. So really it's about having a decent set of recipes for zombie meat.
                    Stir fried zombie with foraged veggies and rice (we all have rice in our go bags, don't we?)
                    Zombie confit (zombie slow cooked in its own fat)
                    Surf and turf: thin sliced zombie served next to canned sardines
                    Zombie Cracklin's
                    Zombie liver pate' made with reconstituted goat milk and foraged scallions
                    Zombie stew with foraged veggies and roots

                    It's a start.
                    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                    B*tch-lite

                    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                    • #11
                      I asked this question not too long ago myself - glad I'm not the only one who thinks about it . . .

                      I came down to canned fruit in fruit juice (not syrup), canned pumpkin puree, jerky, pemmican, nuts and seeds (including bars like larabars), canned organic chicken broth (I found a good GF variety at Natural Grocers), canned tuna and dried fruit. as the easiest to acquire.

                      You can also get freeze dried organic produce (like carrots, spinach, and squash) from a few survivalist companies, I have learned - which is what I plan to do if I ever get serious enough about disaster preparedness to start stock piling freeze dried food in #10 cans . . .

                      Paleo friendly multi-vitamins (soy, dairy and gluten free) would probably be good to have as well.

                      Oh - and dark chocolate keeps pretty well and would be a nice treat during a disaster.
                      Healthy Bucket List:
                      • Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
                      • Hike the Appalachian Trail
                      • Do a real pull-up
                      • Run a 5k
                      • Be "Hot For Training Camp"



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                        The neighbors...... (their just gonna become Zombies anyways...)
                        But is it okay to eat the grain fed zombies? How do you tell the grain fed from the grass fed zombies?

                        And some many people are taking various drugs and filling their bodies up with chemicals, won't most of them be non-primal to eat?

                        What would Grok do in a zombie apocalypse
                        Randal
                        AKA: Texas Grok

                        Originally posted by texas.grok
                        Facebook is to intelligence what a black hole is to light
                        http://hardcoremind.com/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by awok677 View Post
                          Hmm, zombies are just meat that's been hung on the bone for a while. I mean, talk about tenderised, it's just falling off the bone, right? What's more, you don't even have to hunt them as they come to you. So really it's about having a decent set of recipes for zombie meat.
                          I suggest packing some curry powder. That makes anything taste nice. . .

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                          • #14
                            Fun fact:
                            People are made of meat.

                            My wife says we're going to have to get t-shirts made:
                            "Don't Shoot, We're Cannibals, Not Zombies"
                            Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
                            Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
                            Current weight: 210.8 lbs
                            Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

                            The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
                            ChooseMyPlate

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                            • #15
                              We're affected by the flood here in Turner Valley, AB. One highway washed out, the other is underwater and my car is too small to go through. Luckily I have a deep freezer full of frozen meats and veggies and there is no threat to our power, so cooking is an option. I did go to the local grocery store and stocked up on canned meat and veg and some liquor (need something to do/keep calm while waiting for things to subside), just in case there is a power outage. It was raining a ton previously and I collected the rain in as many containers as I could so as not to need to buy bottled water, or stress the towns water infrastructure.

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