“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.
8 Bars of soap/ Vinegar
8 Bars of soap, if you make your own stock up on lye (or learn to make your own) and fats (lard, tallow, or shortening). If you plan on making your own learn now if you don’t already know how, so you know what you are doing when you have to make it. During a crisis is not the time to be trying to learn how to make and do things.
If you buy your soap get the kind you like. Bar soap will store for a very long time, it will get harder and dried out but it is still usable and it actually will last longer.
Vinegar, White for cleaning and canning. Cider vinegar for cooking. You can also make your own for cleaning. Remember though you have to have at least 5% acidic for canning. I hope to have a post this week on making your own vinegar. You can go here to see how to make your own vinegar.