“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.
10 Cans soup / Pet care
10 cans of soup, get what you and your family likes and will eat. Wal-Mart has soup from 1.00 on up. Also Kroger runs soups on sale pretty often. You can also can your own.
Pet Care, If you have pets be sure and stock up on food and the things that they will need such as vaccines and flea control items.
The Action Item for this month is to learn to sew.
If you know the basics then you can make your own clothes and your children’s clothes. There are a lot of easy patterns out there. It is really nice when you can also mend you family’s clothes be it fixing a hole of taking up something. If you know someone who sews they would more than likely love to teach you how. I saved so much money when my kids were smaller by making theirs and my clothes.
The extra item for this month is fuel.
You should have a little extra on hand especially if you have a generator. Be very careful when you store extra fuel. If at all possible you should keep it in an outbuilding, because there will be fumes from it. When you store gas for an extended period of time you need to add a fuel stabilizer to it, and if you can try to rotate it pretty often. Store what you use, if you have diesel vehicles you will also need to store some diesel.
You should never let your fuel levels in your vehicles get below ½ a tank (This is something I so need to work on, I hate putting in fuel so I wait until the last minute) I am thinking of putting a piece of tape on the half way mark so I cannot see under it. Then I will be more likely to get fuel when it is on the half way mark.
What were you able to get done this week?