Week 22 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge

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“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.

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.

1000 Multi Vitamins / Canned Fruit.

1000 Multi Vitamins, It is a good idea to take vitamins on a daily basis since most of our foods don’t have enough nutrients in them like they used to. If you are in a situation where you are having to rely on your food storage that more than likely means you are under a lot more stress and probably are being more physical, so you will need the extra vitamins and minerals that you get from a good multi vitamin. This is one thing that you want to make sure and rotate as you use. Get the vitamins that you use on a daily basis. I like to get mine from Puritans pride they have reasonable prices and several to choose from. 

Canned fruit you can either can your own or get from the store. Wal-Mart has canned fruit from 98 cents up to 1.86 depending on what you get. Also plant fruit trees if possibly, this way you will always have a supply of fruits.

This month’s action item is to learn where the shut off valves are for your water, and gas. And where your main breaker is for the electricity. Learn how to close and turn them off.

The extra item for this month is Games, puzzles, and books. If you have no power it will be nice to have some games, puzzles and books to help pass the time. You can pick up a lot of these at yard sales. If the games don’t have all the pieces you can usually go online to the company and for a small price get the missing pieces. Puzzles you do have to be a little more careful with when buying used. I very seldom will buy a puzzle from a yard sale or second hand store I try to get these when they have been marked down at the store or on clearance sale. Books you can get a second hand stores, yard sale and used book stores. Get a variety of books not everyone is going to want to read what you think are the best books.

What did I get done this week?

I didn’t get much done. June is such a busy month for us, seems like it is so hard to get anything extra done between planting garden, breading cows, Joleen, Katie & my Dads Birthdays. Father’s day, moving cows, yard work and what seems like a million other things. And on top of all this I am redoing the kids play area in the back yard, (it is going to be so cool when I get it all done).

What were you able to get done this week?

Have a great week.