September 6, 2021 at 1:49 pm #39991EncouragerParticipant
Hi everyone! Well, I had my life turned upside down late 2019. Went into complete kidney failure in September, hospitalized in October. Was in hospital 2 days and had a stroke. Five days later, a kidney biopsy showed I had a rare autoimmune disease that had attacked my kidneys and brain. No blood clots anywhere for stroke. Fast forward to now; I am in remission, praise God! I have not totally recovered from the stroke, thanks to my physical therapy being cancelled by Covid 19 shutdowns. We had been preppers for over 25 years. Now there is NO bugging out. It is just my husband and I here, both sons moved out, as they should. One is in another state 12 hours away, the other lives 2.5 hours away. Must confess our supplies are old and most have, or are close to, expiring. I am not sure what we should do. Our whole house generator surged in the last storm. It needs replacing. I am overwhelmed! Every day I feel I should be doing something to remedy our food supplies but being on a no/low salt diet eliminates anything dried and prepared. Any suggestions?
September 6, 2021 at 2:25 pm #39992corsaireParticipant
Hi Encourager. Welcome to the forum. So sorry about your health issues. I will be praying for a complete recovery
Walmart has a selection of no salt canned beans, and veggies . Walmart brand as well as third party sellers. Looks like starkist and bumblbee tuna have low sodium options also.Same with canned chicken.
September 6, 2021 at 4:35 pm #39994namelusParticipant
Can still do beans and rice….
If things get really bad you wont get much choice in food that is available… the old sailors in the british used to soak in water the salt beef/pork to lessen the salt content before eating.
Keep the stuff you have for trades?
Try and get some food that easily replicates like chickens and rabbits
Get indoor grow lights (led) to have indoor garden year round.
The amount of exercise post shft will do one of two things kill or cure. No one sedentary will do well as no way to function without alot of labour inputs.
September 6, 2021 at 5:11 pm #39993corsaireParticipant
https://pleasanthillgrain.com/food/meat-fish-poultry. Keystone and Grabill meats have some sodium. Dont know if its still too high though.
September 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm #39996Matt In OklahomaModerator
I believe as we age and/or health issues happen the pantry becomes as important if not more due to diet considerations and other factors.
Just stay focused on the very good recommendations given by the others here such as canned goods and beans n rice.
Grow as much as you can to keep the fresh going in you.
September 9, 2021 at 5:42 pm #40101EncouragerParticipant
Thanks everyone! We do have grow lights and our oldest son gave us a hydroponic system for Christmas and some started Basil. I was leery of the chemicals you have to use so after growing the Basil (which had leaves as big as your hand!) I put it away. I have recently come across an article on organic hydroponics so we will see. We have grow lights and have grown lettuces and spinach in dirt all winter. We also belong to a food co-op and get a lot of our organic groceries from them. I am most definitely going to clean out our storage this winter so we can replace the stuff that is over 5 years out of date.
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