Week 39 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.


50 pounds wheat / Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Bouillon Cubes, Base.


50 pounds wheat/flour

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 we have very cold winters 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).

If you store wheat put it in an airtight container with some dry ice. My dad stored some wheat this way about 20 years ago he opened one the other day and it was still good and bug-free. Or you can store in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers.


Bouillon cubes or bases in chicken, vegetable, and beef

These are handy to have you can make a hot cup of broth or add to noodles or rice for a little flavor. You can also use these instead of broth.

Have you found a wheat grinder?


You can find some smaller hand grinders for under 100 dollars.

Are you getting information on medicinal herbs found? Be sure to learn what is in your area first then if need be you can harvest at home and in your area.


Be sure and put back more water and add a little to your money stash.


What I was able to get done these past couple weeks. I got a lot of canning done, my Aunt came over and helped me a couple days and it was a tremendous help that and we set up the camp stove outside so I could run two canners at a time, I will be doing that from now on makes it go so much faster.


I got 21 quarts of Watermelon-Lemomomaid juice concentrate, 34 pints and 11- 1/2 pints of watermelon jelly, 8 pints & 10 1/2 pints watermelon rind jelly, 42 quarts Rotel, 13 pints sweet pickle relish, 12 pints watermelon rind pickles, 10 quarts peaches,7 pints and 7 quarts  pickles, 20 quarts grape juice, canned 4 gallons shredded zucchini, 5 gallon bags bell peppers,10 pounds of chicken taco meat in the freezer and several trays zucchini fruit snacks in the dehydrator.


 Bought 9 gallons of local honey,  several pounds of wheat, 75 pounds of sugar, Found several #10 sized cans of tomato sauce and whole tomatoes on clearance sale bought several, 6 pumpkins, and picked about 3 bushels of apples from a friend’s I think that was about it for the last couple weeks.


What were you able to get done?