Week 35 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

A deep pantry a good thing to have.

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.


500 Aspirin or other pain reliever / Bleach, Cleaners

500 Aspirin or other pain reliever whatever you and your family use. If you have small children be sure to get get some children’s pain reliever

Bleach and cleaners I like to have a little bleach around to disinfect some things. It also works to purify your water but keep in mind it will lose its potency after a while so you do need to rotate it. You can also get the powdered bleach which has a much longer shelf life.

Cleaners You can make these yourself, if you do then you need baking soda, bleach, vinegar, dish soap,( most of this stuff you will already have) and whatever else you use to make your own.

Don’t forget to add to your water and money stash.

Have you found any information and herbal remedies? On the side bar is a link to a great herbal class, it is the one I took. It does cost and if you don’t want to go that extreme or don’t have the time or money there is a ton of info on the internet and a ton of really good book.

What about a wheat grinder?

What I was able to get done the last couple weeks.

We had our annually music festival over Labor day weekend which we cook breakfast for everyone and cook the main dishes for the pot lucks. Andy buys all the food for it so it doesn’t come out of my grocery budget but I do get all the leftovers.

So I came home with 5 dozen eggs, a bag and a half of pancake mix, ¾ of a large bottle of syrup, a bag of onions, a tub of butter, 10 packs of hotdogs 4 large packs of polish sausage, 8 pounds of bacon, 5 pounds of bacon ends and pieces, 5 packs of hotdog buns, and someone gave us several pounds of cucumbers.

I bought 2 # ten sized cans  of dried bell peppers, 2 more cases of green chilies, 3 pounds of Kale/spinach ( was on clearance sale and I will dehydrate it), 3 large boxes of 30 gallon trash bags, 2 each of gallon and quart sized zip lock bags, 4 gallons of vinegar  and 2 brooms.

I got six trays of strawberry/ zucchini fruit roll ups dehydrated these are super good, recipe soon), 9 quarts of beef tallow canned, 11 quarts of beef cracklings canned ( I will use these for chicken feed), 7 quarts and 12 pints of breakfast burrito filling canned (just add eggs and cheese), 14 pints of green chili canned, 9 pints of green chili soup canned, and 14 quarts chicken broth canned.

My milk goat is paid for and ready to bring home as soon as I get a pen built for her. My chickens are ready, and I went ahead and ordered 6 more so I will have a dozen layers. Have to also get their coop ready.

I think that is about it for this past couple weeks.

What were you able to get done?