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    Not sure if this is the right forum, but I just bought myself my first freezer (17 cu.ft) full of meat last night. We bought a package that's supposed to last a family of 3 or 4 for a year (we're only 2 - but eat a LOT of meat).

    We bought it from NutraFarms here in Canada. It was very expensive, but I'm hoping the quality and convenience of it will make it worth it (all free range and 'near' organic).

    I'm really pumped about it! It'll be nice to always have some meat on hand!

    Anyhow, just wanted to share!

  • #2
    Lucky... (did I mention that I'm jealous?)
    Striving to live a life extraordinary.

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    • #3
      I'll have to post pictures when they come in (next Tuesday!!)

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      • #4
        How much, if I may ask?? Meat and Price??

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        • #5
          Fantastic!

          Soon after going Primal I bought a small apartment-sized chest freezer (7.2 cu) and it's probably the best purchase I've ever made. I couldn't imagine not knowing what I was going to eat a week or a month from now. It's an odd sense of security to know you have 2, 3, 4 months, a year's worth of meat. It's about time for me to buy again. Half a boar, about 90 lbs of meat, will half-fill the freezer for $225

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          • #6
            Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rhyno View Post
              How much, if I may ask?? Meat and Price??
              Not sure yet on the poundage of meat. It's supposed to be enough to feed a family of 3 or 4 for a year (20ish servings of meat per week...though serving size depends on the meat).

              It comes up to being pretty expensive at almost $4k for the year ($300ish per month), but it comes with a 17cuft standup freezer, and everything is individually packed. So I'm hoping the convenience is worth it.

              For next year, I'll likely try to see if I cna buy direct from farms and save a afew bucks.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hdizzle99 View Post
                Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?
                I'd be interested in knowing this as well.

                I was planning on taking it out of the freezer in the AM and leeting it thaw until dinner (what we usually do with our meat).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hdizzle99 View Post
                  Since were having the discussion, what do yall suggest as a thawing method?
                  I just throw it in the sink over night then put it in the fridge in the morning until dinner. If I forget to take it out the night before I just leave it in the sink while I'm at work, but this is more iffy through summer. I prefer the overnight method.
                  Last edited by Diana Renata; 02-17-2011, 12:09 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Whole Foods is selling organic whole chickens at $1.69/#, all stores, tomorrow Friday 2/18, one day only! Limit 10/customer (some local stores have lower minimums, ours is 5).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
                      Whole Foods is selling organic whole chickens at $1.69/#, all stores, tomorrow Friday 2/18, one day only! Limit 10/customer (some local stores have lower minimums, ours is 5).
                      I guess I'm making stock tomorrow!
                      http://www.theprimalprepper.com - preparing for life's worst while living for the best

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                      • #12
                        I would call a freezer full o' meat a success story I bought my first chest freezer almost 20 years ago, and I'm still using it. I call it my "big" freezer, but its mid-sized, and holds easily several hundred lbs. This past year I picked up a small cube freezer for a really good price from someone I work with, it holds another 100-120lbs.

                        "Real farmers" I know have freezers that are huge! One friend put an entire bison in one of his 3 freezers, and it filled up, I swear, a corner. I have extreme freezer envy there.
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                        Our bodies crave real food. We remain hungry as long as we refuse to eat real food, no matter how much junk we stuff into our stomachs. ~J. Stanton

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                        • #13
                          I take mine out the day before and put it in the fridge. The gentler you defrost, the better the meat tastes imo.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ElaineC View Post
                            I would call a freezer full o' meat a success story I bought my first chest freezer almost 20 years ago, and I'm still using it. I call it my "big" freezer, but its mid-sized, and holds easily several hundred lbs. This past year I picked up a small cube freezer for a really good price from someone I work with, it holds another 100-120lbs.

                            "Real farmers" I know have freezers that are huge! One friend put an entire bison in one of his 3 freezers, and it filled up, I swear, a corner. I have extreme freezer envy there.
                            Holy smokes, a bison? That's huge! I now have something to aspire to! haha.

                            Oh, and here's my freezer!
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                            • #15
                              Fufonzo, that is a work of art!

                              How many pounds of meat do you figure you have in stock.

                              How many cubic feet is your freezer?

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