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    Keeping CW Food Around?

    I still have a decent amount of canned soups, beans, rice, pasta, frozen bagged dinners, peanut butter, etc in the cabinets/freezer, although freezer space is becoming precious as I stockpile meat. I have zero temptation or desire to eat any of it--I think of it as my "omg, zombies!" stash of emergency stuff. I guess maybe I'll donate it...but I'd feel weird getting rid of it. You know, just in case. Zombies.

    Do you guys keep stuff around for an absolute worst-case scenario? I seriously don't ever have a desire to eat it, so that part is a non-issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I have zero temptation or desire to eat any of it--I think of it as my "omg, zombies!" stash of emergency stuff. I guess maybe I'll donate it...but I'd feel weird getting rid of it. You know, just in case. Zombies.
    I am not as much worried about zombies as I am snowstorms and tornados. Not at the same time, but you know, sometime when we might not have power & services for 3 - 7 days. I have donated some stuff though, and given some to family, but some I do keep like canned goods, etc just incase. Now I will add zombies to my list.

    Not that long ago though, I was clearing out some stuff in my freezers to make more room, and normally I would give it to my sister as they always have too much month left at the end of the money, but this time, I just couldnt do it. I didnt feel right and in good conscious giving her stuff that I knew wasn't good for her family either. So I pitched it. It would have been okay to keep around for 20%, it was things like baked goods - muffins, breads, biscuits, and cookie doughs, but they had been in there for a year probably, so I just pitched it.
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    I gave some stuff to family. A lot of my gluten free breads, mixes and pasta went to my cousin for her little ones, she has 2, both coeliac. I had mixed feelings about it too, but I figured, they're kids, my cousin is pretty much primal too, because she has IBS (probably from years of undiagnosed coeliac) but for the kids, it's different, they want to eat what other kids eat even though they have to be GF, they like mac n'cheese, they like baking GF cakes, and rightly or wrongly, my cousin doesn't want to impose her choice of diet on the children or restrict them even more than they already are as coeliacs.

    I suppose if I lived somewhere more remote where I could get cut off in bad weather I might keep more stuff around, but I live in a city close to shops and stuff, so it's pretty unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    I still have a decent amount of canned soups, beans, rice, pasta, frozen bagged dinners, peanut butter, etc in the cabinets/freezer, although freezer space is becoming precious as I stockpile meat. I have zero temptation or desire to eat any of it--I think of it as my "omg, zombies!" stash of emergency stuff. I guess maybe I'll donate it...but I'd feel weird getting rid of it. You know, just in case. Zombies.

    Do you guys keep stuff around for an absolute worst-case scenario? I seriously don't ever have a desire to eat it, so that part is a non-issue.
    If I lived alone (4 others in my family); I would have none of those foods. If you aren't going to eat it, donate it.

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    I have a couple boxes of angel hair pasta, couple cans of retried beans, a can of pasta sauce that has added sugar, peanut butter, etc... Although zombies are a big concern, mostly I keep it around for other people that might come over for dinner, particularly kids. I have no desire to eat any of it and haven't touched it in the 4 plus months that I have been primal. The freezer is all primal though... no room for crap in there!

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    I have a couple boxes of angel hair pasta
    One thing, that pasta won't keep forever. I was on weight watchers before primal and I rarely ate pasta, too many points. I tried some that was rather long in the tooth, and, well... weevils. Yeah. They all came bobbing to the surface when I put it in the water. Although I suppose bugs are primal.

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    I've been slowly throwing stuff out. I was keeping it around for husband, but he is eating more primal. It felt good to throw out soysage to make room for kielbasa and bacon.

    Honestly, if the shit hits the fan, a week of lean cuisines doesn't buy you much.

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    My wife is decidedly not Primal, so I have no choice but to have it around. So long as I prepare my meals and don't let myself run out of things, I'm fine. I usually allow myself one cheat meal a week and that takes the shine off CW food for the rest of the week.
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