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apocalypse late: free 25lb sack of flour (Kailua, Oahu)
Date: 2010-12-07, 8:54AM HST
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Inasmuch as those getting food
stamps can afford better food
than we can, the only people going hungry on this island are probably dieting. But there may still be a few with an ethic of avoiding waste, living lightly on the earth, or just being cheap
. It is to those souls this offer may conceivably appeal.
We put away some food back in 2003 so we wouldn't have to immediately eat our neighbors once the neighborhood Piggly-Wiggly ran out of briskit & grits. We haven't changed our opinion about the finite probability of a hiatus in food supplies - this is, after all, a rock in the ocean with a city on it - we just have more expendable neighbors down the hill now.
Up for grabs is a 25-lb sack of flour. Seems to be perfectly fine, we just don't use flour for anything. I guess we figured that we'd find some way to eat it once reduced to semi-starvation by a failure of global empire and networked connectivity. Probably by frying it in the canola oil
that we gave away here a year ago, after it was punctured and sucked on by rats. The fact that someone actually wanted that rat-sucked canola oil
gives us both confidence that someone will want this perfectly-good flour, and trepedation about the craigslist demographic.
I suppose that in retrospect - had some calamity occurred - we could have combined the canola, flour, and surfeit of rats by making battered deep-fried rats-on-a-stick for the neighbors while we covertly ate our stored hershey bars. Not the neighbors down the hill though, that'd be a waste of perfectly good fried rats.
Seems like when it comes to post-apocalyptic planning, timing is everything. However, for you it's a win-win: not only are you not part of an emaciated starving mob
, but you have an opportunity to drive over and pick up some free flour. You should probably plan to use it pretty soon, inasmuch as it's already old enough to be in second grade.
if interested. The flour is in an unopened sack and is located in Maunawili near Kailua. Preference will be given to folks nearby - recycling makes no sense at all if the person getting it is driving an SUV from Haleiwa. As noted, the sack hasn't been opened, but leaks
a bit in a powderpuff way in the manner of all large sacks of flour, so don't wear black when picking it up.