Don’t forget to share what you were able to do this past week to have a deep pantry/food storage. Let’s encourage each other. And if you have a question feel free to ask or if you have the answer to a question feel free to answer. If you have a tip or idea you can share that also. As I said let’s make this a place where we can share and encourage others to get that deep pantry.
If you are having a hard time trying to afford filling a deep pantry, read my post on having a Deep Pantry on a tight budget.
Remember having a deep pantry isn’t just about having extra food on hand. It is also about having the means to survive in an emergency situation, having all the extra food isn’t going to do you much good if you can’t cook it when the power is out.
20 Cans of Soup / 20 Pounds Rice
20 cans of soup, get what your family will eat.( there is no point in having something that no one likes) Wal-Mart has soup for 1.00 to 1.68 a can depending on what you get. You can also can your own.
20 Pounds of Rice. Wal-Mart has 20 pounds of rice for 8.13. You can store in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers in buckets. Or in buckets, I put a couple bay leaves in my buckets of rice to help keep out unwanted critters. I am able to store a lot of things in just buckets because they are stored where they stay frozen all winter, if you don’t get a good freeze then it is best to store things in mylar bags inside buckets.
How is the cooking from scratch coming along? Always be on the lookout for older cookbooks, they have a lot of really good from scratch recipes.
Are you finding any alternative lighting? Remember our ancestors went to bed when the sun went down and got up when the sun came up. If you are doing this you won’t have to use as much extra lighting. If you are putting back oil lamps be sure and have extra lamp oil or kerosene. You can also make candles from tallow, lard and vegetable oils, with all cotton mop strings for wicks.
Put back some more water. Store bought or containers that you fill yourself.
Add more money to your money stash. Even if a small amount it all adds up.
What did I get done this week?
I got the turkey cooked, and made broth from the carcass. I canned 20 pints of broth with a little turkey to use for rice, and soups. I got 3 quarts and 1 pint of plain broth canned, I had room for 3 more jars so I canned some water. Bought 20 pounds of rice, Bought carrots and green beans to use when I can dog food. 7 quarts pinto beans canned, 4 cheesecakes and 4 cream pies made and put in the freezer. I think that is about it for this week.
What were you able to get done this week?
Hope you have a great week.