Week 26 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.

A deep pantry a good thing to have.

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.


Put back some more money in your stash. Try to set a weekly or monthly goal of how much you want to try and put back. You might even have a goal for every six months of how much you would like to have set back.

Add more water to your water storage.

One Reply to “Week 26 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge”

  1. NRP

    I like a specific soap called Kirk’s Original Coco Castile, stuff is really nice.
    So I get it at Wally World (yes I know so don’t remind me) for about $3.28 per 3 pack.
    The very few times I actually go to Wally World I usually pick up a dozen or so bars.
    To store it for long term, I use the good old Vacuum Seal-A-Meal and date it.
    Keeps for a very Very VERY long time.

    Like most I do keep a BUNCH (several gallons) of White Vinegar on hand, unfortunately it does degrade over time, so make sure to Date the Bottles and rotate the stock often.
    I might suggest to also get an Acidity Tester if you store and use for Canning.
    I also use a bit if Apple Cider Vinegar, I do like the Bragg’s Vinegar for the daily 2 TBLS shot, Very Healthy.

    Regarding the “Link” to “Starting your own Kombucha and Vinegar”;
    I must say I LOVE Kombucha…. A little hint, if your going to not use the Scooby for a bit, just drop it into a Zip-Lock bag with a cup of Tea, zip it up and set in the Frig, it will keep for a long time if kept cold.
    I make mine with only Sun Tea (don’t care for ‘Burnt Tea’ from boiling the water) 2 gallons at a time, remember you must use at least 25% Black Tea, so I make 75% Green Tea and 25% Black (I buy bulk tea on that other evil place, Amazon). I also like to Carbonate mine a little more, so I add 1 TBLS of Sugar to a 1 Liter Flip Top bottle, let it sit for a week than Refrigerate till drank.