So my husband tells me that it is really looking like Hurricane Bill is coming to Nova Scotia and asked me to buy non-perishable foods just in case we lose power. I get to the grocery store and realize I have no idea what these kinds of foods are! I mean, I do not eat non-perishable foods. I cook and bake everything I can. My doctor told me not to eat food that comes in a box. Good grief! It felt so unnatural to buy cans, bags and boxes but I did it. It’s about survival, right?
So here is my hurricane stash of of food and supplies. Nuts, dried fruit, apple sauce, cookies, pudding, prepared tuna, soup, beef jerky, granola bars, protein bars… Oh and batteries but those are not part of the edibles.
Today we are going to get our giant water bottles filled and I really wish we had a barbecue. If we had one, food would not be as much of an issue. Thankfully I have pretty much run out of food in the fridge so if we do lose power we won’t lose a lot of food and money.
If we do lose power it is going to be weird eating like this and not making food. What will I do instead to pass the time? I have a feeling I’ll be getting my Swiffer out and start dusting. I’ve already vacuumed just in case we do lose power, I have to have a clean house!
At least we won’t be hungry…I hope!
Yep, Suzie, gotta have a clean house for the hurricane’s visit!!! LOL, you are funny, girl!!
You need 1) a jar of peanut butter and 2) a spoon. I hope that it passes over you quickly. We don’t have hurricanes here, but tornadoes are a regular summer occurrence. Generally though, because our neighborhood is on an isthmus, surrounded by lakes, they don’t touch down here.
As much as I love freshly made meals I could totally live off cans/boxes/bags of food for a few days. I’d feel like I was camping… without the campfire, though. (So no s’mores!) It would make me appreciate the real meals even more when it was all over!
I got supplies too, and cash, and filled the car’s gas tank, and got water, batteries, and extra bread for the PB :).
Do you have a transister radio or a wind up one. It was really helpful during Hurricane Juan to listen to CBC about what was happening. Without power, it helps keep you in touch.
I wonder what is going to happen. It will rain A LOT for sure but I don’t know how strong the winds will be.
What makes you think “non-perishable” and “home made” are mutually exclusive? I’ve got a basement full of wonderful home-canned, home-made foods. About 186 litres worth at present, all read-to-eat once opened. And will keep on the shelf for years.
People should not have to run out to the store to prepare for a hurricane or any other natural disaster, they should just be prepared.
peppylady (Dora) says
Gee wiz Suzie I wouldn’t know what to get but for sure I would pop up some popcorn and find a good book to read.
Maybe a little kerosene lamp might be nice.
Coffee is on.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I’ve never heard of anticipatory hurricane vacuuming before . . . hmmm! Batten down the hatches, hold on tight and I hope you don’t lose power! I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow!
I’m in Hurricane alley here in south louisians.. been thru 8 severe storms..i always stock up on the goodies and end up so nerrvous waiting for the storms to hit i eat most of it!1 while I still have power..I wash everything, clean the house,, and sit and wait and wait
Hopefully you didnt get hit and didnt have to open any of that food.. !! You’ll haev to eat it up slowly.. as penance or something!!1
laoi gaul~williams says
we have nothing like this here in england and so its odd hearing people talk about stocking up…hope you are all safe and well!
I await word that all is OK at your end of the country!
From the weather reports, it sounds like the worst of it skimmed by NS but hit Newfoundland with much greater force. Hope you’re not without power very long.
Keep us posted as soon as you’re able to, eh?
Debra She Who Seeks says
Hi Suzie — Good morning! Hope all is well with you after Bill’s visit! I’ve got an award for you over at my blog, if you want to come and pick it up!