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11/2/12 6:04 P

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I'm glad it wasn't worse for you, ECOAGE. But I know when the power goes off, you don't KNOW that it's going to come back on in 2 hours so that's a very stressful period. Hope things continue to improve!

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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
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11/1/12 7:03 A

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I learned this in the book "Vegan Unplugged"---it's a good idea to keep a tote ready to go in case you have to evacuate your home altogether. It's fairly easy to come up with ideas if you're staying at home, but what if you had to leave? Shelter food's probably not very vegan friendly, and what would you do with your pets, etc. Something to consider.

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10/31/12 9:34 P

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Thanks for asking, AspiringVegan!

We are doing Ok. Our Massachusetts community is cleaning up branches and downed wires. Schools opened again today. Power is back on in most of the community. We were lucky and I only lost power for about 2 hours at the height of the storm.

And thanks to all for the good ideas.


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10/31/12 8:30 P

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Ecoage, you ok? Everyone else who went through the storm?

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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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10/29/12 1:38 P

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Good tip Mike. When we get a bad winter storm, we get several Dec - Feb here, we fill up 5 gallon buckets with bach water and even dish water for our toilet flushing. We lose power at least 3 times a winter due to high winds and heavy rain.

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10/28/12 11:25 P

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Be safe all of you.

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10/28/12 10:22 P

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I happened to think that for the toilet save your bath water that way you will not be flushing potable water down the toilet, you will have more for cooking and drinking

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I keep canned beans, almond milk in cartons that need no refrigeration, dried beans for sprouting, carrots, nuts and seeds, etc.

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Obviously, I keep canned food, but sprouted lentil can be usefull.
It's ready in 1-2 days, soak 10h, than drain and rinse twice a day. Eat raw or mix with powdered broth plus boiling water for a quick soup.

Couscous can also be prepare with boiling water : just put spices, couscous, raisins or other dried fruits, heat with boiling water and cover for 10 min.

Oatmeal, savory or sweet, can also be a good solution.

TIp: water can be boiled in an empty tincan (holding on two other cans) and a candle.




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10/28/12 6:48 P

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I've just filled several 5-gallon buckets with water so if we lose electricity we can flush the toilet and have water for washing up. Also, it's not environmentally friendly, but it's not a bad idea to keep paper plates on hand for these sorts of things.

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10/28/12 6:45 P

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This doesn't really answer your question, but I'd like to share an idea for if the power goes out for a few days: If you have a washing machine, put the food and ice in the washing machine. It holds a lot, and when the power comes back on and you've taken the food out, the melted ice can just be used for laundry, or spun out. Good luck!!

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Some people think the “plant-based whole foods diet” is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, “Forks Over Knives”
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10/28/12 5:01 P

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Hi there! I have a killer lentil stew recipe that I make in the crockpot.And it makes a good amount so I always freeze it in individual servings,and I always have veggie bean soup in the freezer as backup also.These are 2 foods that even if the power goes out they wouldn't defrost fast or go bad fast.I also have nuts and trail mix!Be safe we're expecting the storm too. Diane

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10/28/12 3:43 P

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There's a great book on this very subject--it's titled "Vegan Unplugged" by Jon and Robin Robertson. Lots of helpful tips.

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10/28/12 3:22 P

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Hurricane Sandy is just beginning to bring rain and wind to my neighborhood but nothing EXTREME --- yet. The weather and news reports have been telling everyone to be prepared. Canned foods are at the top of the emergency food lists.

Canned food might be fine for folks who actually eat canned fish (tuna, sardines) but it doesn't count as "food" in my house. I try to eat a minimum of processed, salty foods --- like canned foods.

My pantry shelf of standard canned foods: black beans, red beans, chickpeas, crushed tomato, pineapple chunks. Is this enough for an emergency?

Hurricane? Blizzard? What do you keep on hand for emergency food?

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