Week 10 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 to fill 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.

This week you need,

50 pounds flour or wheat / 25 pounds oats

Flour or wheat, If you don’t have a grinder there is no point in getting wheat so get flour. Flour at Wal-Mart is 8.44 for 25 pounds. Whichever you get, flour or wheat, if any way possible freeze it for at least 48 hours this will kill all the little pest in the flour.  I store mine outside in a shed and it stays frozen all winter. I have some from 08 that is still good. If storing in the summer, put in the freezer for 48 hours before storing.  If you live in a warmer climate you will need to use oxygen absorbers, and put in Mylar bags.( Unless you get flour or wheat that is already in long-term storage containers).

Oats, Wal-Mart has oats for 13.58 for 10 pounds or 1.68 for the 2 pounds 10 oz. containers, I get mine at IFA ( our local feed store) they have them for 30.00 for 50 pounds. When storing oats use the same methods as you would for flour or wheat.

The action item for this month is to learn C.P.R. and some 1st aid. A lot of fire departments and Red Cross centers will offer CPR and basic 1st aid classes for a small fee and sometimes for free.

The extra item this month is packs, we use our hunting packs for this and we take them where ever we go. Each one of us has our own. These would be the same thing as bug out bags. I will try to get a post up soon on what to put in them.

Add some more money to your money stash, even if it is a very small amount it all adds up in the end.

Put back some more water.

Continue planning your garden and getting it ready.

What were you able to get done this week?

5 Replies to “Week 10 Deep Pantry/ Food Storage Challenge”

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      I have 3, The one I use the most and have on the kitchen counter is a nutriMill I really like it. I also have an old one that my Aunt gave me it is all steel (no plastic) from around t3he early 70’s it is an “All American Grain” it is super heavy duty but you almost need to use it outside or in a very well ventilated area as it gets dust everywhere. Then I have a hand grinder in storage I believe it is an American Harvest I used it for a little bit before getting my electric one you do get an arm workout with it though haha. Eventually, I would like to get a better hand grinder I’ve seen a few I like but not sure yet what I want.
      Have a great day

      1. NRP

        I have seriously been considering the GrainMaker® Grain Mill Model No.116
        BUT having a heart attack each time I look at the price.

        Hence the question. I really don’t want to go electric, for obvious reasons.

        That’s for the reply

        1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

          I really want a good hand grinder but as you say they are a little pricey for the really good ones, on my want list though. I really hope to get one before it all goes to heck. I can’t imagine having to use the little one I have for everyday use haha.
          Have a great day