Week 13 Deep Pantry/Food Storage Challenge

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A deep pantry a good thing to have.

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.

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.

5 Pounds Peanut Butter / Condiments

Peanut butter, Wal-Mart has 40 oz. for 4.37.  If you or someone in your family is allergic to peanuts get cashew, almond, or another nut butter, just make sure they can eat it. I am allergic to peanuts but I can eat the cashew butter but not the almond ,so make sure that they can eat what you get for them. 

Condiments, Get what you use, and keep in mind that you can make a lot of them yourself.

How are the packs coming along?

Were you able to find a CPR, 1st aid class?

Continue putting water back. whether you buy from the store or fill your own containers.

Add a little more to your money stash. Every little bit helps and adds up.

This week I ordered some spices from bulk foods they came in  yesterday. I got pepper, turmeric, cocoa powder, arrowroot powder, ground anise, cumin, and some barley. I also ordered some natural yeast starter and some herb seeds. That is about it for this past week , still trying to finish taxes and will so glad when they are done.

So what were you able to get done this week towards a deep pantry?

Have a great week.

12 Replies to “Week 13 Deep Pantry/Food Storage Challenge”

  1. Kimberly Cargile

    I just saw your blog from #Alittlebitofeverything Wednesday Link Party. This is incredible!! I have always had bottled water on hand and emergency bags for my family, but never thought about building a “deep pantry”. Great post!!

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Water and Emergency bags are a great start. A deep Pantry is just an added safeguard for you and your family to be ready for no matter what might happen (unexpected job loss, extended power outage, storms, and in todays world you have to think about civil unrest to name a few things). Just a little extra insurance for life.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

  2. Mother of 3

    I am always in awe of all that you accomplish and how extensive your planning is.. so many times in reading these I think “I never would have thought of that!” Thanks for sharing at Love to Learn; Pinned.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Thanks, It seems to help make it a little easier to do when it is a little at a time, and have a list to follow.
      Have a great day,

  3. Cheryl Gerou

    Your neighbor at Tune in Thursday. Thank you for sharing your ideas of how to prepare. It looks like you have a lot of great ideas. Have a day full of sweet blessings.

  4. Kathryn Grace

    I’ve only just begun to think about finding a way to store foods and such to have on hand in the event of a disaster. Thank you for breaking it down into usable bits–a little at a time. I always think I have to set aside a week, make a whole lot of lists, and do everything at once. Your concept is much more possible and will get me on the path sooner. Glad I found you over at Homesteader Hop today!

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      It does make it easier when you can do it a little at a time, it doesn’t seem so over whelming and with a list you are less likely to forget something important.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Have a great day,

  5. Katy SkipTheBag

    I keep trying to explore which condiments we can make on our own and which aren’t worth the hassle and are better to just buy made. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Some are a hassle to make and are easier to buy, I do like knowing how to make them though just in case I run out and can’t get to the store.
      Have a great day

  6. Jann Olson

    I love that you are keeping us on track. Have not done much this week. There is a case lot sale going on at our local grocers. I’ll be getting a few. I could not get the comment box to pop up on your freezing carrots post. I would never have thought to do that. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Debbie Kitterman

    I am so sorry, it has taken me a whole week to stop by and comment from #TuneInThursday linkup last week. I was away at a Conference since last week and the wifi was practically non-existent.

    so all that said, I was not able to get anything down.

    Again thank you for linking up last week, and I hope to see you today at #TuneInThursday