Week 49 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.


40 Pounds rice / Batteries

40 Pounds of rice, Wal-Mart has rice for 8.92 for 20 LBS. When storing I just put in a bucket and add some bay leaves then put the lid on and store in my shed. We do get hard freezes in the winter so the rice gets froze to kill all the bugs. You might want to put in the freezer for 24 hours before you put in buckets if you don’t get hard freezes or it won’t be stored where it will freeze. Also adding a couple bay leaves will help deter bugs.


Batteries, All sizes Rechargeable would be great and remember you can charge the AA in the outside solar lights. also get regular batteries for when you don’t have a way to charge. Something else that would be nice if you could afford it is a solar battery charger.


Are you getting any do it yourself books? If you can’t afford books look online for downloads there is a lot of free information that is downloadable out there.


How is the crocheting or knitting coming along? Remember if you don’t have anyone to teach you U Tube has some great videos.


Put back a little more money into your money stash.
Add a little more water.

5 Replies to “Week 49 Deep Pantry/Food Storage Challenge”

  1. NRP

    A couple of things if ok?
    Rice, only store White Rice, flavored rice and Brown Rice will only have 1/4 to 1/3 the shelf life as White Rice.
    Also make sure you let the rice thaw 100% before you seal it into a buck or whatever, freezing “can” attract moisture, so it needs to thaw and dry totally.

    “Put back a little more money into your money stash.”;
    Here is a simple idea.. Only ever use $$$ for purchases and only use $20’s or larger to pay for things, when done shopping and a home, take all the One’s and Five’s and put them in a Binder Clip, put them away “out of sight”. you will be surprised how fast those one’s will add up to a nice little hidden stash. After you have a bundle of $100 in ones’ vacuum seal them and drop them to the bottom of the freezer. put a date on the sealed $$$ and you’ll see how your doing.

  2. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

    Very good point about the rice, I need to be a little more clear on that.

    haha, You read my mind my next Frugal Challenge is to use cash to pay for everything. I do like the idea of saving what is left and putting it in your money stash.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      You could also try leaving a light on in your pantry the heat from the light bulb will help to keep it from freezing. Unless you are off-grid then that wouldn’t be an option.
      Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to looking through your blog.
      Have a great day

  3. sheri

    great info. Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and more Link Party last week. I pinned this! Hope to see you again this week.