Week 40 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.

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.

A deep Pantry is a good thing to have.

500 Aspirin / Pest Control

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.

Pest Control, Depending on you area get what you need if you live in an area of mice get traps and poison for outside, Bug spray, sticky traps for flies, ant killer.  Whatever you need to combat the pest in your area.  

How is the heating alternative coming along?

If you are in a smaller space you might try the tea candle and clay pot heater. I haven’t tried one yet so don’t know how well they work ,but some people are saying they work pretty good. You can find the instructions on the Internet.

Are you getting your grab and go binders put together if you don’t already have one. If you do have one already go through it and make sure it is current.

Add more to you water and your money stash.

What I was able to get done.

Since it has been a few weeks since I shared this,this will be from the last few weeks.

What I bought,

Two cases of green chili, tea, apple cider vinegar, dried chopped onions, Chicken base, beef base, tomato base, butter, pasta, pasta sauce, strawberry and root beer extract, raspberries, mushrooms. Coconut oil, and dish soap.

What I preserved, I dehydrated rice, spinach, kale, and zucchini fruit roll ups.

Canned 7 quarts rotel, 6 pints rotel, 12 half pints mushrooms, 10 pints green chili, 8 quarts lard, 12 quarts beef tallow, and 7 quarts cracklings (for chicken feed).

In The freezer, 9 cups chopped bell peppers, plain sausage, smoked sausage, bacon, hams, 12 stuffed peppers, 2 meatloaf’s, and 8 pounds grated cheese.

I also got 3 half gallons of raspberry mint infused sweet vodka (should be ready by Christmas). And I poured up 6 bottles strawberry kombuchia.

What were you able to get done this week?



2 Replies to “Week 40 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge”

  1. Lady Locust

    I love these updates/reminders. I would not have thought about aspirin. We seldom if ever use it, but I do keep some on hand just in case. I should probably check the expiration of our bottle:-)
    I processed about another 45 lbs of tomatoes. It was also hunting season for me. I sure hope my tag tastes good, ’cause that’s all I’ve got. Phooey!
    Also, I’ve used the clay-pot warmer a couple of times. Our bedroom is large and the farthest room from the woodstove. It does seem to help take the chill off, but I wouldn’t want to depend on it as a sole source of heat.
    You’ve certainly been busy. I bet your pantry is looking fabulous. Also, I didn’t comment earlier, but I’m glad you’re back. It’s inspiring to learn what and how other are preserving.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Lady Locust,
      Thank You, I also use these as reminders to check to see if I need to add more or if I am out. Good luck on your tag. We are hunting the first of next month really hoping we get something it seems like forever since we have gotten anything. I may have to try teh clay-pot warmer in my room it to is teh farthrest room from teh wood stove and all we heat with is wood so it gets a little chilly.
      Have a great day and thanks,