Before I start with this weeks list I want to share this with you. I think food prices are going to rise dramatically over the next year so if at all possible get as much as you can now, here is a few reasons why I think they are going to rise.
Also look at the south they don’t usually get storms like this. Just think how nice it would be, if something like that were to happened and you had food and a way to heat if the electricity were to go out.
CA. drought continues, A lot of farmers will not be planting because of water restrictions this year. We get a large portion of our produce from CA.
Fla. freeze killed fruit, squash, cucumber and herb crops.
Cold spells in many states killed cattle. And in other states the droughts are causing ranchers to sell a lot of their herds. Cattle are at a 61 year low.
Indonesia fish industry is suffering(not to mention sea deaths from Fukushima).
Texas wheat growth stunted by cold.
Australia drought continues.
China rice crop affected by low temps.
Brazil coffee and sugar crops affected by drought.
I think stocking up and having a garden are going to be so important in the coming year.
So if you don’t have plans for a garden now you need to put one in. Even if you live in town you can do small space gardening or container gardening.
So anyway here is this weeks food storage challenge.
10 cans of soup / Detergents
10 Cans of soup store bought or home canned, pick what your family likes to eat no point in having something they wont eat.
Detergents, if you MAKE YOUR OWN then get the things you need to make it with borax, bar soap, washing soda ( you can MAKE YOUR OWN WASHING SODA out of baking soda, much cheaper) and if you make your own bar soap just make some plain soap and throw a small piece in your washer.
Keep adding to your water. A small town not to far from us had the water pumps go out at the water plant they have been with out water couple days. It just shows that it can happen anywhere.
Put a little more money back if you can. I know that part is hard but if you have an emergency you will be so glad that you did.
How is the cooking from scratch coming? I am going to try and start posting a few dinner recipes that I am using in my menus, that are quick and easy but from scratch.
Hope you have a great week.