Vort Posted January 22 Report Share Posted January 22 On 1/20/2023 at 7:52 PM, Manners Matter said: Something occurred to me a couple years ago. Since parents should have a year's supply for every person under their roof, when the kid marries, they pass a year's supply on to the kid. If they're in a small apartment, it might take some ingenuity to store it but better to be safe than sorry. Ideally, this is absolutely true. The problems with this system include the food supply not necessarily being evenly divisible—how do you give your 18-year-old his 200-pound share of your wheat berries?—and the newly adulted's lack of place to store anything like a year's supply of food. Plus, a viable supply of food needs to be constantly used and rotated, meaning that cafe breakfasts and pizza dinners need to be kept to an absolute minimum. (Which would not have been an issue for myself or those of my generation whom I knew; we didn't have the money to eat out more than once every month or two, which made our dates exercises in creativity.) Like homeschooling and farming, keeping a year's supply of food is more a lifestyle than a hobby or mere interest. NeuroTypical, scottyg, mirkwood and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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