Week 17 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.

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.


50 Pounds Wheat or Flour/ Canned Vegetables

Wheat/ Flour, Wal-Mart has 26-pound buckets of wheat for 15.28. If you have a flour mill you might check and see if they sell wheat. You can also use seed wheat just make sure it isn’t treated. If possible freeze it before you store it. I like to get mine in the fall then store it in buckets in the shed in the winter have never had a problem with it getting bugs. If that isn’t possible and you don’t buy it already sealed be sure to store in airtight containers with oxygen absorbers.
If you don’t have a grinder then get flour, store the same as you would wheat.

Canned vegetables, again get what your family will eat. Wal-Mart has cans for 68 cents a can. If you watch for sales you can find them for 50 cents a can.

Have you been able to learn anything about canning? If you don’t have a pressure canner start with boiling water bath just make sure that whatever you are canning can be water bathed.

Have you looked into any alternative cooking method’s?

Put a few more dollars into your money stash.

Add some more water to your water storage.

What were you able to get done this week? With all that has been going on, I wasn’t able to really get anything done.
Have a great week.

2 Replies to “Week 17 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge”

  1. NRP

    I wanted to comment on your opening paragraph (after the Photo).

    I like the saying “Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink” I believe 1000% this also goes to Food/Deep-Pantry, if one does have the year or two of food stored, do you also have 2 years of alternate cooking available?
    Does one have the means of cooking those 500 pounds of Beans, remembering how much ‘heat’ it takes to cook even one pound. How about that Coffee? And 99% of everything else you may have stored?
    Yes we all can eat cold canned Green-Beans for a few weeks, but in the long term what/if?

    Speaking of Water, do you have a 1000 gallons stored for when it’s declared a Drought and the water stops flowing out the pipe? Remember the Orange Animas River and the water scare a few years back? How about all the water contaminations that happen ALL the time in the USofA? Are you 100% dependent on the .gov for your water supply?

    One thing on storing Wheat, you’ll need a Grinder/Mill. Buy a good one, do NOT skimp on the Mill or you’ll probably be buying another after using one for a bit.

    I was able to ‘put away’ a couple of drums (with stabilizer)of Diesel this past week, kinda nice knowing the old Duramax will still have something to drink when/if, Also filled two 100# Propane tanks, stuff stores forever.
    Also added more to the Deep Pantry, as it’s said, “How do ya eat an elephant?” One bite at a time, same with a Deep Pantry, just add a little at a time and sooner that one thinks, there is a years of food there.

    PS; Welcome back, I know it’s been a hard week or two, I totally understand, been there done that.
    Wishing you and family well, and for some peace in your hearts and soul.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      First off, Thank you. I know you are one who really understands how the past couple weeks have been.

      And you are so right a deep pantry/ food storage isn’t just about “food” it is about being able to survive in a crises situation from the water to heat and everything in between. ” Do not depend on the government for anything especially during a time of crises “.

      I like your analogy of the elephant so very true, If someone would have told me I would have what I have today when I started I would have told them they were crazy haha.

      Have a great day 🙂