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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:53 am 
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with all the talk about bird flu and the natural disasters lately, i realized that if my kid was at school and there was a disaster there would probably be no safe food for him - or I didn't know what the food would be.

I still haven't done it yet - but I am planning on sending a couple of jars of No Nuts pea butter and other stuff.

I saw on Oprah a Pandemic specialist and he said we should all have 4-5 weeks (!!!!) supply of food. Also that amount of medications. I wouldn't even know where to look for the flashlight.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:09 am 
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I thought about this after Hurricane Katrina. No way could you go to a shelter and eat the food there!
We try to keep plenty of canned protein, fruit and vegetables for our daughter but where do you get powdered soya milk?
Bought my husband a handcranked shortwave radio just before our power outage a few years back. That was helpful.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:21 am 
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I keep extra follow up soy formula for my daughter, it is in powder form. I have tried to get her to drink the other so good beverage for a year now...but no luck. She likes her follow up formula and does not like the so good. She has been drinking the formula for two years so she is used to it and not willing to switch. Some day ( hopefully before kindergarten ) she will realize that she still drinks "baby formula" and be pressured to switch.

You can also buy so good in the tetra packs. My local store runs out of soy milk a lot...which my older daughter and I both drink, so I keep the tetras for when the store is out...which happens a lot!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:04 am 
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We only buy our soya milk in tetra packs. (We're so cheap!! :oops: ) We usualy have 12-15 cartons but that won't last us long. She drinks 1+ each day and that's with me watering it down.
I suppose if we where in an emergency situation, I'd be much more strict about how much she could drink. I guess we should stock up on water.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:47 am 
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I have found the tetra packs to be much more expensive. I usually buy the 2L so good omega (refrigerated one) and it costs about $3.75. The tetra packs cost $2.65 for 1L. Which tetra packs are you buying that are cheaper than 2L refrigerated? I only use the tetras when the store runs out of the 2L refrigerated, or if we go camping.

Honestly susan, I am the queen of cheap :oops: . I always stock up on groceries on superstores $30 off $250 week, and I always buy cases of foods and compare prices like a lunatic. I occasionally splurge on a few items like soy follow up formula or nonuttin bars, but I figure we would be spending a lot more on groceries if we did not have allergies and would be buying premade foods and eating at restaurants.

I love being cheap. It allows us more freedom with other purcases that really matter to us. It was important for us to have a means to family vacations, so we splurged on our fifth wheel ( Keep in mind the cost of living is way less where we live than where you live). We would not have been able to do that if we were wasteful with our pennies. Be cheap...be proud of it!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:20 pm 
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I knew saw this somewhere! Guidelines to follow re emergency supplies. Don't forget a separate can opener so the food is not contaminated during opening. This is not something that I have done but I think I will bring it up at our next meeting.
http://www.foodallergy.org/school/Emerg ... idelin.pdf


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:27 pm 
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Saskmommyof2, we purchase Presidents' Choice Organics Fortified Soya Mik in 1 litre tetra packs for $1.99. I spoke to my husband about this (he does the shopping) and he felt that the difference in price ofsets the additional space in the fridge or trips to the store. We go though 8 litre per week average.
I like that I can take 2 tetra packs to the daycare and know she has an adequate suppy for the week.
I actually take a lot of pride in being cheap. I think that it is stupid to pay more than you have to. I try to factor in my time and energy. My time is worth a lot more since I became a mother!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Susan, thanks for the information on Emergency Planning in Schools. It was exactly what I was looking for!

In Vancouver schools, the emergency kits contain some sort of power bar that is made of glucose. I am going to get one to find out what exactly is in it, I will let you know when I find out.


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