Week 46 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.

40 Pounds Rice / Nuts

40 pounds rice, Wal-Mart has 20 pounds of rice for 8.13. You can store in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers in buckets. Or in buckets, I put a couple bay leaves in my buckets of rice to help keep out unwanted critters. I am able to store a lot of things in just buckets because they are stored where they stay frozen all winter, if you don’t get a good freeze then it is best to store things in Mylar bags inside buckets.

Nuts, Store what you like and use, You can store extras to use to make nut butters. store in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers or canning jars that are vacuumed packed. 

How is your learning to sew coming along? Even if you don’t know someone to teach you, there are a lot of u-tube videos that can get you started. As I mentioned start with an easy pattern, something like pillow cases where it is just straight seams so you can learn the basics then work your way up. If you don’t have a sewing machine try and learn how to sew a little by hand so you can at least mend and sew on buttons.

Have you been able to get some extra fuel put away? Don’t forget to add fuel stabilizer and store in a well ventilated area away from any flames or sparks.

What I was able to get done.

Since it has been a couple weeks since I have posted what I have got done this will be for the past few weeks.

The tin is up on the shop so all that is left to put on is the two large roll up doors.

We went and got 750 pounds of potato’s while there we also picked up 200 pounds flour, 200 pounds wheat, 100 pounds whole corn ( for masa), 100 pounds cracked corn ( for corn meal), 50 pounds rice and a gallon of olives. 

I also bought 4 turkeys while they were on sale one I used for Thanksgiving the others are in the freezer to use to can soup with. City Market was running a great sale I got 15 pounds of butter, 20 cans of tomato paste, 2 cases of green beans, 2 cases sweet peas, 5 pounds macaroni,and 5 pounds spaghetti. I think that is about it.

What were you able to get done this week?


4 Replies to “Week 46 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge”

  1. Lady Locust

    Wow! Where do you keep that many spuds? Nice stocking up. We have been filling fuel tanks – ugh. It’s expensive, but nice to have if we can’t make it to town.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Lady Locust,
      Right now we are having to keep them in a very cool room, These I will have to work up pretty quick, they are not as good as in years past where if kept cool would last until march / april.
      It is nice having full fuel tanks but I completely understand about how expensive it is to fill. I like to keep ours full but sometimes we just have to wait.
      Have a great day