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« on: September 23, 2004, 04:25:52 pm »

Well, I guess everyone has heard by now that the company that makes Twinkies is filing for Chapter 11.  Anyone who stocks twinkies for their SHTF stash (can't beat the shelf life) should make a run on them now.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 05:30:00 pm »

Anyone who stocks Twinkies for their SHTF stash ... do you dare come out publicly and admit it?

Well, at least if you ever go postal and become a Lone Nut with Guns, you'll have a ready-made legal defense.  :lol:  
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 06:21:50 pm »

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Well, I guess everyone has heard by now that the company that makes Twinkies is filing for Chapter 11.  Anyone who stocks twinkies for their SHTF stash (can't beat the shelf life) should make a run on them now.
Oh No! What are the cockroaches going to eat after the nuclear war?  :D  
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 06:23:20 pm »

So Twinkies finally went belly up, eh? I suppose Ding Dongs also went limp. It's gonna be real rough for some when they can no longer find their favorite Ho-Ho's at the local corner stop. It's no wonder with the Atkins and South Beach diets sweeping the nation the bakeries didn't have a snowball's chance in hades.

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 10:09:34 pm »

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So Twinkies finally went belly up, eh? I suppose Ding Dongs also went limp. It's gonna be real rough for some when they can no longer find their favorite Ho-Ho's at the local corner stop. It's no wonder with the Atkins and South Beach diets sweeping the nation the bakeries didn't have a snowball's chance in hades.

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Oooooh! This could be an opportunity for some small ancap entrepreneur: The Underground Twinkie Factory! So maybe there's not enough production to support Twinkie Inc. But there's probably more than enough of a market for cakey, bready, sticky goo to make an Outlaw rich. And once "they" make carbohydrates illegal, you can even be a Twinkie kingpin!

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 11:44:31 pm »

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Anyone who stocks Twinkies for their SHTF stash ... do you dare come out publicly and admit it?

Of coarse!  Just look at what they dig up from landfills.  Twinkies, hot dogs, these things are still intact after years buried in the worst storage conditions possible.  Think how long they would last with a little bit of care.
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2004, 02:04:39 am »

Well, yeah, but twinkies can't even support bacterial life, what makes you think they can support human life?  <_<  
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2004, 07:05:26 am »

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Well, yeah, but twinkies can't even support bacterial life, what makes you think they can support human life? dry.gif

If humans couldn't live off of them, half of the cops in this country would already be dead.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2004, 07:43:50 am »

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If humans couldn't live off of them, half of the cops in this country would already be dead.

Don't say that!  They'll try to pass an Assault Twinkie Ban!
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2004, 08:59:51 am »

Claire,

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Oooooh! This could be an opportunity for some small ancap entrepreneur: The Underground Twinkie Factory! So maybe there's not enough production to support Twinkie Inc. But there's probably more than enough of a market for cakey, bready, sticky goo to make an Outlaw rich. And once "they" make carbohydrates illegal, you can even be a Twinkie kingpin!

Actually thought of that already or at least something close. Mrs Speers is  a bona fide überbaker deluxe. I'm barely-moving proof of her handiwork! Her tasty treats can bring the most dedicated dieter to their knees. Pastries are her forté. On her worst day she still could not sink to the level of a Twinkie. However, she has been known to make eclaires that have been regulated or banned in 37 states due to their ability to induce diabetic comas. :P

Hyperbole (is it?) aside, she's a damned good baker. And you're right, people (gulchers and outlanders) will need and want baked goods and she has all the equipment necessary to provide baked goods. My only concern has been a source of flour. I mill wood not flour. Sugars, yeasts and oils are easy enough to come by in darn near any situation but flour requires a miller. Flour is necessary even for simple flat breads. Of course, that's another opportunity for another outlaw.

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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2004, 09:32:55 am »

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Flour is necessary even for simple flat breads. Of course, that's another opportunity for another outlaw.
 
Absolutely! (BTW, your post made me hungry as all get out.) Fortunately wheat is easy to store  and many good SHTF survival stocks include at least small electric or hand-powered mills. But better yet for Twinike Queenpin purposes, even big mills aren't exactly high-tech operations. A few stones, a few gears, a river or a team of donkeys & you got it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2004, 09:57:17 am »

Er uh..........I was thinking more of a scene from the movie "Conan the Barbarian", and having our friendly politicians, both democrats and republicans chained to "the wheel of pain", thus providing a real "public service" for a change*evil grin*
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2004, 10:08:21 am »

I bought some twinkies the day before I started this thread.  The expiration date on the package was printed Oct12 52.  That's a good long while for anything to last.  They may not be healthy, but they taste pretty good.  

Actually, stashing twinkies as SHTF food, was a joke, but not a hugely bad idea.  I wouldn't want to eat them every day as the main staple of my diet, but a sugary treat on occasion is not a bad thing.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2004, 12:14:47 pm »

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Er uh..........I was thinking more of a scene from the movie "Conan the Barbarian", and having our friendly politicians, both democrats and republicans chained to "the wheel of pain", thus providing a real "public service" for a change*evil grin*
Oooooh, I like it. Well, there's Mrs. Speers' flour mill, Alton. Problem solved -- and politicians made useful for perhaps the first time in human history.
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2004, 01:13:11 pm »

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Well, yeah, but twinkies can't even support bacterial life, what makes you think they can support human life? dry.gif

If humans couldn't live off of them, half of the cops in this country would already be dead.
Wait, wait, I said *human* life. But let me savor the thought for a moment anyway....
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