You have 2 choices, hide everything, be careful bringing it home from the store or ordering on line – people notice.  Or be open, keep it in plain sight and plan to share.

So,

You can stockpile food and water – no matter how careful you are – nieghbors, friends, family, and the Postal / delivery person will decide that you have 10 times as much as they’ve seen and expect you to share.  This can get real ugly, real fast.

If you want to stockpile – pay cash, in person, no receipt, and bring it into your house in Walmart bags.  Don’t tell your kids, your spouse, or best friend / team leader how much you have.  Set up a “Food Stores” closet, let them all see this and hide 90% somewhere else.

Just trust me on this one.

Or

Be open and honest about what you have on hand.  When a friend jokes “I know where I’m coming in the Zopoc!”  Laugh with them, agree and say “I hope you like beans and rice!  I got enough food to feed 15 people for 1 month and 50 people have said the same as you.  How many people are you bringing?  And be sure to grab lots of ketchup for the cat-on-a-stick!” 

This will get into the back of their head and they will either start planning what they are bringing or write you off as a nut job and try to evacuate when the SHTF. 

And

With that simple, open statement we have had friends bring us buckets of dry food plus a weapon and ammo with the comment “In case I’m in your area when things go bad….” 

 

Stored Food Recipe:

“Chicken” Korma

2 – 3 pounds prepped bird meat. Chicken, dove, pidgeon, quail. Cut into 3-bite pieces and baked or grilled until cooked.  Left-overs are fine.

1 can coconut milk
1 can stewed or cut tomatos
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon tumeric
1 tablespoon “curry” powder.
1 dash vinegar

Put cooked chicken in medium to large pot with everything else, simmer 2-3 hours on low – until meat is falling apart.

 

Saffron makka dahl = saffron, red lentil, rice

3/4 c red lentils
3/4 c long grain white rice
small pinch saffron
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
3+ cups water

Cook as per basic rice.  Season to taste.