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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 5:01 pm 
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I'd go to the Safeway here but it always has lines to check out and I don't want to be standing in a line right now.  I think my new strategy will be to go to the Okanogan grocery store.

In my trip this morning to wally world, I noted that all the white bread was sold out.  There was no shortage of the whole wheat or even partly whole wheat.  I found my favorite tortillas were still available.

A friend told me that China was to blame and was not shipping "stuff".  I pointed out that I don't really think that China ships us milk, flour, bread, etc.

I took my dog for a walk this afternoon.  The park which is next to the library, for the first time in a long time had no bums (homeless I presume) hanging about and shouting and stuff.  The library is closed indefinitely and I guess it must be necessary for their existence.  Otherwise, things looked normal.  Sure wish the wind gusts would stop!

I guess I should have taken a few pictures and written a trail report.

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 5:05 pm 
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MtnGoat wrote:
Rice keeps a long, long time and so you can eat it eventually, regardless. When the first case hit WA I loaded up on rice, it goes with so many things.

Recently, most of the way through a dish made with "vintage" rice (about a year old), I noticed some of the grains looked a little different and had 6 legs.
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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 7:49 pm 
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neek wrote:
Recently, most of the way through a dish made with "vintage" rice (about a year old), I noticed some of the grains looked a little different and had 6 legs.

The key in buying vast quantities of rice is easier than you might think. I buy rice in 50 pound bags because it's super cheap normally that way. We package it into 2 quart mason jars, then seal it with a Food Vac attachment we bought - it sucks all the air out of the jar, and "seals" it. Uses the normal lids. Anyhoo, rice, beans, oats, wheat flour and so on stays fresh and doesn't develop bugs. We can eat it a year later with no issues smile.gif

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 pm 
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^^^ This issue came up when I had lunch with BPJ last November when we were discussing his "stash".  He didn't know about long-stored grains hatching moth larvae and the like.  It will happen sometimes with raw nuts, too. What's this Food Vac for Mason jars of which you speak, SarBar?  I've only seen vac sealing for plastic bags.

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 8:07 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
What's this Food Vac for Mason jars of which you speak, SarBar?  I've only seen vac sealing for plastic bags.

Well, wouldn't you know it is all sold out. Yeesh! https://amzn.to/2WkKnIq If you see it though, in a store, they work SO good. I have both sizes.

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 8:09 pm 
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I'll add....when I worked for the Thai importer back in the day, my boss's wife would tell me stories about the big containers of rice they used for lunch in the factory she worked in when she was young. They ate so little they thought the grubs were bonus points.  eek.gif

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 8:24 pm 
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For those who are hoarding:

Food production and delivery are performed by working people, very few of whom will die, and only some of whom will get sick.  Same with the power grid.  The old people who will sicken and die, as important as they are to the well-being of society, are not essential to these functions.  The only shortages that will occur will be caused exclusively by hoarding.   rolleyes.gif

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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Sculpin wrote:
hoarding

Hoarding is subject to who is calling it that. Buying 50 pounds of rice for a family of 6 isn't hoarding. Buying 17,000 containers of sanitizer is.

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PostTue Mar 17, 2020 12:24 am 
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Thanks for the link, Sarbar.  up.gif  I've often wanted to buy certain foodstuffs at Costco in bulk to get the price break, but then storage became an issue for me. Like Costco size oatmeal, for example. Freezing doesn't quite work b/c of the moisture buildup.

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PostTue Mar 17, 2020 4:19 pm 
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Just finished eating some 5 year out of date rice that had been in the SHTF supplies. No bugs, no funky taste. Kinda reminds me of MRE's. AND DON"T BE DISSING TWINKIES! Sorry for shouting.

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PostWed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 am 
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Friendly reminder not to barbecue in the living room!!!

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PostWed Mar 18, 2020 7:27 am 
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BigBrunyon wrote:
Friendly reminder not to barbecue in the living room!!!

You can if you have high ceilings and lots of windows and doors open!!!

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