“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
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. 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.”
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.
50 Pounds Wheat / Flour, Feminine Products
50 pounds of flour or wheat, if you have a grinder you can get wheat, if not get 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.
White flour will last longer then wheat flour in storage. If storing in the winter and you live where it freezes a lot you can just pour in a bucket, add a couple pieces of spearmint gum, and put the lid on. If not, if at all possible put in the freezer for a couple days, if it freezes real good for at least a few days, it will last a very long time (This kills all the larva and other creepy crawlers in the flour, I opened some flour a few months ago from 08 and it was still good). If you don’t live where it freezes and can’t put in the freezer 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.
Feminine Products, Get enough for all the women of the home and if you have preteen girls get some for them. When you store these you need to have them in something to keep critters out of them. You can also make your own pads, learn how HERE. Even if you just store the stuff to make them then you will not need to worry about running out. If you are going to make your own you need to store some Flannel, thread and snaps or Velcro. You can also buy reusable online just search for Luna Pad, I know it sounds awful to use reusable but they are so much better for you.
Are you getting all the information off of the computer and getting it organized?
Have you been able to find extra kids clothes? Garage sales are the best for this, they are usually pretty inexpensive. Get a wide range of sizes for both boys and girls, summer and winter. If you sew you might think about getting patterns and fabric to put back to make kids clothes.
Put little more into your money stash.
Add some more water.
What I was able to get done,
As bad as I hate to admit it I really didn’t get anything done this past week. We had a wedding to go to on Saturday and that was pretty much an all-day thing. Then on Sunday I just lazed around which was kind of nice since it has been a while since I have done that. I have done a little more work in the back yard and it is almost finished. I have decided that that is a prep, because if things get bad I more I have to draw people to my daycare the more job security that I will have.
What were you able to get done this week?
Have a great week.