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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And The Winner Is...

Our One Bucket Per Month Challenge finished up on Sunday.  In addition to the entries posted online, I got two more entries via email.  I told both entrants that I had to be able to publish their entries to be in the running, and both declined.  This confused me!

Anyways, we got some very good entries.  Lots of great ideas.  I know I will be taking parts of all of the entries, and incorporating ideas from each into my own buckets, which will be used for off-site caching.

I must say I was a bit swayed by Shy Wolf's "All Slim-Jim's-All-The-Time" idea, but had to decline it ;-)

What the choice came down to was: Variety, Longevity, Nutrition, Edibility and Ease of Preparation.

All of the entries met all of these items, albeit in varying degrees.  With all of them, you'd still be alive and healthy after a month of eating from the bucket!

The solution that won is on the expensive side of the entries, but I think it would have best met one of those intangible items:  Comfort.

I felt that all of this was best met by Pete Smith's (blog:  Patriots Against The NWO) suggestion.  

So, Pete, congrats!  Shoot me an email, and I'll get your silver round in the mail.

Thanks again to all of you that sent in entries.  Great creativity, folks!

Accept The Challenge

Go through the entries and exercise your brain.  There really were some great ideas.  Pick those ideas that make the most sense for you, your lifestyle and your pocketbook.

Get some food stored.  It doesn't need to be an expensive solution - calories and nutrition should be your top concerns.  What's important is that you act.

Get crackin'!

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suek said...

Congrats to your winner. I'm afraid I haven't gotten to the point where I can think of filling buckets yet. I'm still working on storage in my garage mode. Looking at long term possibilities as well, and the possible need for growing necessities.

Any idea how much flour you can get from a bushel of wheat? I found this site (the internet is wonderful!)
It gave me a figure of 60lbs of wheat per bushel. Now - how much flour can you produce from 60 lbs of wheat?

And of course, you can also get bulghur if you get tired of bread. And then there are different varieties of wheat - soft wheat, hard wheat... Lots to learn.

Shy Wolf said...

LOL, Chief... I don't think I'd have gone with all Slim Jim's, either... I'd alternate them...Slim Jim...Hershey bar...granola crunch...Slim Jim...Hershey bar...granola crunch... Sli...
LOL- thanks :-D

Shy Wolf said...

OOPSIE... laffin' so hard I forgot to congratulate Pete! :( dang.
Congrats, Pete- save that round wisely, my Friend.

Pete Smith said...

Thanks guys This was fun to do.