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chris
23-08-2008, 03:37 PM
HEY> I was thinking of buying bulk wholesale rice in case of an emergency and in need of carbs...I am aware that they are far from perfect food but I can forage for nutrients however carbs might become a little scarce.

I've found places which sell like 20KG of rice for about 30...Not bad eh? That would last quite a while...

Cheap storable food.

numbersix
23-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Its obviously gone up quite a bit in price as we bought 10Kg at Makro last year for about 6.50 !!! We still have it and hope itll last a few years if stored cool and dry.

logic bomb
23-08-2008, 08:31 PM
I live with Punjabis and in the kitchen we have a huge rice bin and a huge flour bin. I think the flour is Atta flour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and you just mix it with water and salt to create the dough for the chapatis. Should be able to get quantity pretty cheap in your local Asian quarter. Definitely the way forward.

edro9494
27-08-2008, 09:03 PM
Yes, Rice is a great Carbohydrate source. Beans should go along with them, and will fulfill your Protein needs.

300-360 pounds of food is about 6 months supply for 1 person.
Aim to get Bulk quantities of Peanut Butter as well.

Here is a good survival/efficiency website with great information
http://backwoodshome.com/

steevo
06-09-2008, 12:47 AM
I live with Punjabis and in the kitchen we have a huge rice bin and a huge flour bin. I think the flour is Atta flour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atta_flour) and you just mix it with water and salt to create the dough for the chapatis. Should be able to get quantity pretty cheap in your local Asian quarter. Definitely the way forward.

I found this video on YouTube :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPOyGPB0zPE

Also, here is a good video from another YouTube member :-
"How to make Dahl"
I have been stocking up on yellow split peas to make pea and ham soup so Dhal is probably a good alternative.

Check out her YouTube channel, it has loads of recipes related to curry type dishes.

homebrew1973
06-09-2008, 05:13 PM
I live with Punjabis and in the kitchen we have a huge rice bin and a huge flour bin. I think the flour is Atta flour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atta_flour) and you just mix it with water and salt to create the dough for the chapatis. Should be able to get quantity pretty cheap in your local Asian quarter. Definitely the way forward.
Absolutely. Asian cash&carry shops sell the likes of rice and many other things cheaper than supermarkets. Pasta`s another good source of carbohydrates, it wasn`t so long ago Asda were selling 3kg bags of good quality for 99p and at one time a few years ago there was a shop in nearby Holmfirth (Summer Wine country :)) that was selling three just-dated 500g bags of macaroni for 10p! :D I must have about 20kg of pasta in this flat, it was pretty much all I lived on when I moved to Halifax 11 years ago as I`d go out to the town`s pubs friday and saturday night ;)

johnconnor
18-09-2008, 06:19 PM
HEY> I was thinking of buying bulk wholesale rice in case of an emergency and in need of carbs...I am aware that they are far from perfect food but I can forage for nutrients however carbs might become a little scarce.

I've found places which sell like 20KG of rice for about 30...Not bad eh? That would last quite a while...

Cheap storable food.

Chris,

Do you figure that if something happens there will be a plentiful supply of clean water? Just as a matter of interest how much water would you need to cook all that anyway? Just in case I am starting to build supplies of food that do not need water or heat, looks like cold baked beans from now on :D