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How can I stay Paleo during a (hurricane-induced) power outage?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 26, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Besides jerky and nuts, what should I buy to endure a power outage that may last a while?

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on August 27, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Providence, RI thankfully I'm not in an area of the city that's at sea level.

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(5639)

on August 27, 2011
at 04:39 AM

yeah Grok didn't have neighbors in the Bloods and Crips with submachineguns.

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on August 27, 2011
at 04:03 AM

We're migrating temporarily from NYC to NW Massachusetts.

5ece87cc2ce4bb02d983643cf25107f3

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on August 27, 2011
at 12:28 AM

philly here too! just got back from wegmans, what insanity!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Grok's neighbors might have clubbed him to death if he stole their food in an emergency.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on August 26, 2011
at 10:33 PM

I'm representing Southern MD! I have coconut oil, bananas, and canned sardines & oysters for sustenance! Stay dry, my friend.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:45 PM

seems awfully paleo to me to enjoy this challenge. Very similar to what a caveman faced

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:38 PM

Do you live in the east and ask because of Hurricane Irene?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on August 26, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Nice. I'd add some canned coconut milk to that, as well as tea/coffee and chocolate!

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on August 26, 2011
at 03:27 PM

How would you keep those eggs fresh?

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C8253d9610402729148604bd9235fc24

on August 27, 2011
at 11:17 AM

Billerica Ma outside Concord, MA - crazy here too - lines 5 people deep at grocery stores, panicked people, crazy drivers. We have a generator and a freezer full of human-grade meat for the dog that can double as people food need be; sardines, canned salmon, nuts, frozen berries/fruit, canned coconut milk, coconut oil, olive oil, garden veggies we collected, water, beef jerky, eggs, frozen bacon (should cook), rice, rice crackers and fresh, long-fermented sourdough bread for nonpaleo members of family (and me if necessary), grass fed butter and cream, Dr. Kresser's sourdough buckwheat pancake starter. Our Wolf stove runs on propane so the burners will still work unless tank is damaged. We can fry most anything and then there's the grill - assuming no wind damage. Flooding is our main concern but Hurrican Bob 20 yrs ago gave us one week power outage and they predicted the same with Irene. So will iron work clothes for one week this time since not all outlets are on generator! Clean tub and fill with water for sanitary purposes (and to clean bathroom sink and toilet and to flush toilet if necessary).

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De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

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on August 26, 2011
at 03:26 PM

I just bought some of these for a backpacking trip next weekend: http://www.primalpacs.com

Also, check out this portable boiling system: http://www.jetboil.com

  • Canned fishes: salmon, tuna, sardines, anchovies, oysters, clams
  • Safe starches that can be cooked over a camp stove: small potatoes, rice
  • Nuts and safe nut butters, such as almond
  • Jerkies (of course)
  • Eggs (will keep for several days outside the refridgerator)
  • Fresh fruits will also keep for several day

Stole that last part from fastpaleo.com's latest FB post.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on August 26, 2011
at 04:36 PM

Nice. I'd add some canned coconut milk to that, as well as tea/coffee and chocolate!

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Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on August 26, 2011
at 10:24 PM

Besides all the other foods mentioned, I plan on buying some applesauce and a few other glass jar-type fruits.

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

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on August 26, 2011
at 03:25 PM

Food has been mentioned: batteries, flashlight, weather alert radio, 5 gallon water container - or more, depending on number of people.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 26, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Coconut oil. Rice stores well if you eat it. Water should be stored as well. Get a camp stove so you can cook.

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218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on August 27, 2011
at 01:05 AM

to add to what has already been said:

  • While not exactly ideal or paleo - in a pinch, Natures valley Granola Bars are an option.
  • Dried fruit - raisins, figs, dates, mango
  • other canned fish options - herrings, mackerel, pike, eel
  • Canned Chicken
  • canned Irish stew

a small petrol generator is golden, to provide power for lights, tv (for news) and your freezer (who wants to loose hundreds of dollars worth of good meat?) connect the freezer to it periodically so things don't warm up too much.

as for bottles of water? better are 20l (5-6 gallon) solid plastic water containers. I have two of them and keep them filled at all times, and the best part is I incorporate them into my workouts at home - I use them for dumbbell squats! http://goo.gl/wumAk

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 26, 2011
at 08:55 PM

I just don't want my ass handed to me so at this point getting things cooked and stored in the fridge, hope power stays on, and getting entertainment items prepped. Will fill extra water bottles tomorrow. Staying safe is a top priority so what I eat can take a back seat when my city goes into lockdown and things are scarce. Seriously lucky that I shopped earlier in the week and happened to go to the Trader Joe's early this morning - it was insanity in there..

Basically keep it like you were camping and remember you don't need ice for whiskey to be tasty :)

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Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

on August 26, 2011
at 07:17 PM

Canned pineapple! Its easy to find and the only ingredients are: pineapple, pineapple juice!

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1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:09 PM

I think getting some coconut milk would be a good call for quick calories. Make sure you have lots of water as well!

I was about to ask this question too!

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Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

on August 26, 2011
at 06:22 PM

Go and see for yourself. Read the suggestions here and just have a great time for a few days without electricity apart from civilization somewhere in deep nature. That's how I would like to find out what I need during those times and get used to it. So you ensure you know what to do in case of emergency.

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4fca5e11d50731edbf4cf2ec38691aa3

on August 26, 2011
at 06:01 PM

My daughter lives in the Virgin islands. She keeps pouches of salmon on hand.

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41e79168f1df5d656b6c4f3fef8c9b46

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on August 26, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Got the essentials! Were is everyone in regards o the path of destruction? Phila area.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on August 26, 2011
at 10:33 PM

I'm representing Southern MD! I have coconut oil, bananas, and canned sardines & oysters for sustenance! Stay dry, my friend.

5ece87cc2ce4bb02d983643cf25107f3

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on August 27, 2011
at 12:28 AM

philly here too! just got back from wegmans, what insanity!

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on August 27, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Providence, RI thankfully I'm not in an area of the city that's at sea level.

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Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

on August 26, 2011
at 03:22 PM

Eggs, potatoes, fruits, some vegetables, cheese (the harder types) and perhaps some rice if you think it is going to last.

De641ff2accb4975e1f42886b43009db

(2227)

on August 26, 2011
at 03:27 PM

How would you keep those eggs fresh?

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0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

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on August 27, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Fast best way to fast is under duress.

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Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

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on August 27, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I'm gonna just sit in meditation during the storm, venture out when the looting starts to get in on a little bit of the action then just go back into meditation for a while til the power comes back on and I can go on paleohacks again. Plenty of dried meat and canned fish for if I get hungry.

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61a27a8b7ec2264b1821923b271eaf54

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on August 26, 2011
at 11:01 PM

You know damn well that "Grok" would have looted given the chance, so if there's a widespread power outage go grab all the grass fed beef you can find (neighbors freezer, whole food store, farmer's pasture). Then have loot some firewood and have a feast!

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on August 27, 2011
at 04:39 AM

yeah Grok didn't have neighbors in the Bloods and Crips with submachineguns.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 26, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Grok's neighbors might have clubbed him to death if he stole their food in an emergency.

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