Originally Posted by TRX
From what I've read some Americans living in urban areas do the same. I always thought it was a sizzling waste of time. When I was growing up, my parents bought groceries once a month, pretty much filling up a 1970 Chevrolet Impala. Going to the commissary at the base and putting all the stuff away in the cabinets and the freezer out in the garage was an all-day affair.
I don't stretch things that far, but if I have to go grocery shopping more than once a week it's too often. I hate going to the store.
I buy groceries once a week, but thats because i'm stocking up. I could probably stop buying any food tomorrow and eat "normally" (no rationing) for a good solid 6-8 months.
I know people who buy 1-3 days worth of food and thats all they have on hand at any one time. At one time, i was the same way. After seeing the world for what it is and how quickly everything can go to hell, i've started seeing things much differently.