Week 8 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 to fill 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.


This first month was a jump start to get a little ahead so if things go south before you can get everything you want, at least you have something to survive on.


The amounts are for two people If you have more just double to what you need.


This week you will want to get.

Week 5: 8 cans soup or can your own / First aid supplies.

8 Cans of soup, get what you and your family like to eat or can your own.

First aid supplies such as Band-aids, First aid cream, Benadryl (I like to have some of this on hand if someone has an allergic reaction to something you have something to help lessen the reaction.) etc.

You can go here for a more detailed list of what you should have on hand.

Don’t forget to plant herbs so you can make a lot of your own medicines.

Also while you are doing this if you see something on sale that you think you will need to pick it up. You can catch up with the list later. Always better to buy when on sale than not.


The Action Item for this month is to get your garden planned, even if you only have a small area, you can plant a lot ( there are all kinds of information on the web for small area gardening). If you have already had a garden try to expand and add a few more things, maybe even some things you haven’t tried to grow before. You might want to look into berry bushes and fruit trees also. If you have landscaping in your yard you might want to think about replacing some things with edibles (If you have to water might as well water something that gives something back).


The extra item for this month will be garden seeds, bushes, trees, and herbs. After you get your garden planned try to start ordering the seeds and things you need for it. Also, start getting your seeds started.


Every week you will want to put back water. You can buy it, or fill your empty juice and soda bottles. You can also store water in your empty canning jars, as you empty your jars just add some water and put the lid back on. You don’t have to can this water but if you wanted to you could. You can also put water in bleach and detergent bottles ( this will be non-potable but you could flush and wash dishes with it.). You can go here for more information water


Every week you will also want to put back a few dollars, even if it is a small amount it will add up. Save your ones and if you can your fives and all your loose change from paying with cash. It will add up pretty quickly.


What were you able to do for your deep pantry?


2 Replies to “Week 8 Deep Pantry/Food Storage Challenge”

  1. NRP

    Good afternoon all, Connie, hope your feeling better.
    I wanted to share this with y’all, I posted this over on another BLOG I frequent, take it for what it’s worth….

    Hey all;
    Just did a Deep Pantry infusion at Sam’s Club aka Wally World bulk food store. This will be my last trip there for several months.
    Remembering I’m in the middle of Podunk Four Corners a Small city of around 35k and a few small towns around.
    People around are fairly independent; Farmers and Rancher sort of place.

    Anyways, what I found was interesting.
    Zero White Rice, normally several pallets on the floor and in Racks.
    Beans were hit HARD
    Pastas and Sauces also hit hard as were soups and “quick” ready to eat foods.
    TP and other paper products I would say….. Down to 30% left
    Very few 3-packs of Bleach left
    Hand Sanitizer in the 4 Pak were set everywhere as were “free to use” opened Sanitizers
    Meats and Vegetables section was good to go
    Liquor was hit hard (I helped, hehehe)
    A lot of bottled water was in carts along with Paper Products
    I was surprised to see so many “Flat Bed” carts completely full, a LOT of merchandise moving FAST

    What was most surprising was the number of folks there at 11:00AM on a Friday, that’s usually the slower time, hence is why I went then. Sam’s actually had ALL of their checkout cashers on line, and the Self Checkouts were 80% full…. A LOT of buyers.
    I did ask the Checker how it was going, she just rolled her eyes… looked tired.

    The Sam’s Club here also has Fuel, it was packed busy but not a rush type thing

    Also it seems there is a lot of traffic on the roads, Most of the Strip Malls had a lot of people there also, did not pass WW and have NO intentions of going there.

  2. Kellie

    Looks like lots of people are stocking up! I ordered the n95 masks a month ago, as they were out locally, but had my ordered cancelled, reason they gave, had to supply to hospitals, first responders, etc.

    I am still adding a little here and there for our family… need that tree that grows money! 🙂

    Take care Connie, and hope you feel better real soon.