Mods please move to another category if needed, I don’t know where to put this.
Fellow keto-ers, please only address the context not the politics I beg you, thank you.
Spring of 2020 sucked for grocery shopping where I live. Where most people live. For most things. For me, it cleared up not long later, though I know for many states (and some countries even still) it didn’t get better until later (or got worse). But just to focus on my point here:
I live in nowhere, Northeast Oklahoma. Walmart moved in 20 years ago and put nearly everything else out of business (5 grocery stores, endless little stores selling everything else). Now there is mostly walmart. So aside from a gas mart, a tiny grocer who survived, and ordering online, this is my food option.
The economy is going to tank so much worse than it has already, I don’t say this for argument or political debate, this is simply a given in my mind and so the practical thing to do is my best to plan for it. Because I’m just a fat single grandma and I have to feed myself, one dog, six cats, and sometimes help my daughter/grandson. So some intelligent planning in advance is good.
I have almost no money right now. I am hoping that will resolve soon. Then I will have just a little. Not much.
I have… some pinto beans and masa flour in storage for sheer emergency. A few dehydrated cans of stuff. That’s about it. I just haven’t had funds to have more. Hardly keto, of course.
I would like to start doing whatever I can to store some food for the winter, because I think it may be a bad situation at some point. Not only for affordability but literally for there even being anything on the shelf at all. Although I’m not sure I can trust power supply I’ll say I’m assuming that part will be ok.
That leaves not much money and trying to have protein for me and my pets.
Who probably don’t like protein powder. Not that I’m fond of it either.
I can grow some stuff but generally plants are not super useful as survival foods except in fairly mass bulk. And beans/oats/rice (I can’t eat rice) are probably the cheapest thing to buy, cheaper than growing them by far esp when ‘competitive space/light/nutes’ are taken into consideration.
So I’d like to plan for something a bit more dense in the protein area. Eggs? But how the heck do you store eggs decently, aside from scrambling and freezing in mass quantity? (And do you even want to eat them after that short of desperation…??)
Are there things you grow that have a really huge harvest for a plant? I’d like to know about them and maybe grow that. Are there foods you think would be a good buy for the maximum $/nutrients benefit, with limited-funds now? Have you any suggestions in general about this topic?
Thanks very much.