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.
5 Pounds Shortening, oils, or lard / Canned meat.
Shortening, lard, or oils. Shortening will last longer than oils if kept in a cool place. I keep lard and just rotate it, same as shortening if keep in a cool, place it will keep longer. I also have some tallow and lard canned which helps to keep it longer. Wal-Mart has 8 LBS lard for 9.78, 2 LBS 10 OZ shortening for 3.98, and 1-gallon Vegetable oil for 5.96, Get what you use so you will be able to rotate.
Canned meat, You can can your own or buy store-bought. If you can catch a good sale on chicken, ground beef, stew meat or roast can your own it is super easy to can meat. You can go here to see how. If you don’t can, then just buy store-bought tuna, chicken, Spam, corned beef, or even freeze-dried. If you watch for sales you can pick up tuna for 50 cents. Wal-Mart has tuna for 78 cents a can and 12 oz spam for 2.64, I forgot to check the price of canned chicken but I don’t think it is too bad.
How is the garden planning coming along? Are you expanding or trying to grow some new things this year?
Have you ordered your seeds yet, or got your seeds found and maybe even getting some of them started.
Add to your water.
Put a little more into your money stash. Remember every little bit helps and adds up.
Have a great week.
What did you do this week for your deep pantry/ food storage?