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.
50 Pound Wheat or Flour / Toilet Tissue
50 Pounds of wheat or flour.
I don’t remember the exact price of flour at Wal-Mart, but I know it was right around 9.00 for 25 pounds. So a little under 20 dollars for 50 pounds.
50 pounds of flour or wheat, if you have a grinder you can get wheat, if not get flour. White flour will last longer then wheat flour in storage. If you live in a place that freezes during the winter get your flour now and you can store it out in a shed or somewhere where it will freeze. Just pour in a bucket, add a couple pieces of spearmint gum, and put the lid on. If it freezes real good for at least a few days, it will last a very long time (I opened some flour a few months ago from 08 and it was still good). If you don’t live where it freezes you will need to put it in some Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. If using Mylar bags you still need to put them in buckets, this will keep varmints from trying to chew through.
Toilet Tissue, This is definitely something you want to have on hand and not run out of. Even if you store a cheaper brand then what you normally use. I store bags of rags that I get for a dollar at the second hand store ( just a bunch of t-shirts, I wash in bleach when I get them home), these can be cut and used as family cloths if needed. You can read about the Family Cloth Here
How is the cooking from scratch coming along? Start with small things and work your way up to larger things such as making your own mixes, then working up to from scratch cakes and other not real detailed things and just keep working up, till everything you cook is from scratch. (you will save so much money and be eating so much more healthy).
Are you finding any alternative lighting?
If you putting back candles don’t forget matches and lighters, It would be very frustrating to have a bunch of candles but no way to light them. Also if using candles, you can put them in front of a mirror to get a little extra light in the room from them.
Put back some more water. Store bought or containers that you fill yourself. If you get store bought try to get the pba free bottles, they are better for you, and these you will be able to reuse.
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 7 quarts of dog food canned, we got most of the garden planted, bought two flats of strawberry’s, 2 gallons of milk I am going to try and make some yogurt, and mozzarella cheese ( tired of paying the high prices for these at the store. I think that is about all I got done, been busy trying to get yard work done.
What were you able to get done this week?
Hope you have a great week.