What does Food Security mean to you?

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

What does Food Security mean to you?

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Seriously, how much food do you have on hand at any given time?

How long could you last if the stores were all closed?

What are you eating tonight?  What will you be eating a year fom now?  How do you know?

Where does your food come from?  What is the cost?  Is it safe to eat?

When you live on an island where most of the food is imported, you think about these things.

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Laura Cerrano
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I guess I'm pretty creative when under pressure so I'd survive well.

Sep 27, 2011 05:04 PM #1
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TERI LINDSAY
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I have 4 months..... lots of canned chicken, tuna, peanut butter & jelly, green peas, kidney beans, brown rice, lots of packs of Knorr dried vegetable soup (to add to green peas, beans etc. for soup) hard tack (rye cracker). I keep lots of dog food too, I could eat that if I had too..... I have 2 dogs. I have 3 lbs of alphalfa seeds to sprout. Tonight I walked out and picked enough "red cactus pears" to make 4 oz glass. Its full of vit. C and other anti-inflammatories. I also got a fishing pole and tackle for Mother's Day... the CO River is just down the street. Also got a great water filter to filter river water if the power goes out! Also, cases of long burning emergency candles from Walmart..... and my family thinks I'm "kookie", but I stockpile TP. It's the one thing I wouldn't want to be without...... the only thing!

Sep 27, 2011 05:27 PM #2
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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Georgina, it is amazing how many people only have a few days worth of food on hand.

   Living most of my life in Florida, having been through more than a few Hurricanes, I know what it is like when the stores are closed, and the electric power is off for two weeks.   

   We are not "Survivalists", but we have enough food, water, medicine, and fuel to keep us going for quite a while.

Sep 27, 2011 05:34 PM #3
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
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Hi Georgina--I never have more than a few days on hand.  And we think about this a lot more when we have had two years of tsunamis in a row.  Being on an island is indeed a unique situation. 

Sep 27, 2011 05:41 PM #4
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Susan Goulding
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I'd be in trouble.  We eat out far too often that I rarely have much food in the house.

Sep 27, 2011 06:43 PM #5
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Laura - I bet you would have some hidden resources.

Teri - it sounds like you're quite prepared, and lucky to be near a good source of water.  Funny about the TP thing... that's usually what runs out first here when there's a hurricane scare... TP and rice.

Fred - good for you... I guess experience is a good teacher.

Janet - uh oh!  Time to stock up the pantry!

Susan - It's nice to be able to eat out often, but it's also good to keep a few things on hand for emergencies.

Thanks for all your comments!

Sep 28, 2011 11:35 AM #6
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Sussie Sutton
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Even thou I live on a very tiny patch of land I think about having to plant the entire yard if needed. But then I would also have to buy a gun to keep poachers off my food. I hope it never comes down to all of that.

Sep 29, 2011 11:06 AM #7
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Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
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Hello Georgina, I think I would be in trouble. Especially with fresh fruits and vegetables. I had to start smart shopping because alot of it was getting wasted so now I will usually buy fresh the same day I am going to eat it. This is something to think about. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 02, 2011 05:51 PM #8
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It is amazing, all of the chemicals that are still allowed in our fruits and veggies. Purchasing from the farmer or at an organic store is certainly the way to go!

Oct 04, 2011 01:17 AM #9
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Thanks again for the comments.  We should all pay more attention to where our food comes from.

Oct 07, 2011 03:24 PM #10
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