Week 35 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


A deep pantry a good thing to have.

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.

500 Aspirin or another pain reliever / Bleach, Cleaners

500 Aspirin or another pain reliever whatever you and your family use. If you have small children be sure to get get some children’s pain reliever

Bleach and cleaners I like to have a little bleach around to disinfect some things. It also works to purify your water but keep in mind it will lose its potency after a while so you do need to rotate it. You can also get the powdered bleach which has a much longer shelf life. ( Make sure it is 100% )

Cleaners You can make these yourself, if you do then you need baking soda, bleach, vinegar, dish soap,( most of this stuff you will already have) and whatever else you use to make your own.

Don’t forget to add to your water and money stash. Every little bit adds up.


The action Item this month is to learn all you can about medicinal herbs, especially the ones that grow in your area. Then if you are unable to seek medical attention you can use herbs. They are also better for you than most pharmaceuticals and have been around and been used for thousands of years. There are a ton of books and information on the internet. Start with just a few from your area then gradually start learning about more.


The extra item this month is a wheat grinder if you don’t already have one. This way you can store wheat which lasts a lot longer than flour. You can pick up a nice hand grinder for under 100.00 dollars. I got a hand grinder and used it for a few years before I got my electric one. I did keep my hand grinder then if I have no power I can still grind wheat.

What I was able to get done the last couple weeks.
I got all the plums in the freezer ( ran out of time to get jelly made), I bought 40 pounds of potatoes although we took half of them to the music festival,


We had our annual music festival over Labor day weekend which we cook breakfast for everyone and cook the main dishes for the potlucks. Andy buys all the food for it so it doesn’t come out of my grocery budget but I do get all the leftovers.


So I came home with 5 dozen eggs, 2 bags of pancake mix,1 & 1/4 of large bottles of syrup, a bag of onions, a tub of butter, 3 packs of hotdogs 2 large packs of polish sausage, 2 pounds of bacon, 6 pounds of bacon ends and pieces, 2 packs of hot dog buns,3 loaves of bread,and 3 pounds of chopped green chili.