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.
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.
25 Pounds Sugar / Tomato products
25 pounds sugar or 5 pounds of honey, whichever you choose to use. Even if you use honey for everything it would be a good idea to have a little sugar on hand. You can use raw sugar if you don’t want the processed. I keep some of my sugar in 5-gallon buckets and some of them I just leave in the bags (Don’t leave in the bags if bugs or rodents can get to them). My honey is in quart jars. I buy my honey once a year from a local beekeeper, you bring your own containers and they will fill, I usually just bring quart jars since they are easier to handle than 5-gallon buckets.
Tomato products, paste, sauce, whole, crushed, rotel and whatever else you use. I can most all my tomato stuff with the exception of sauce, I never seem to have enough tomatoes for that. Even if you can all your own tomatoes it is a good idea to have extra on hand just in case your garden doesn’t do well one year. You can buy the # 10 size can and recan into smaller containers also, just make sure it is cheaper than buying the smaller sizes.
How is the cooking from scratch coming along? If you already cook from scratch you might look into making your own mixes and spice blends if you don’t already do this.
The extra item this month is alternative lighting. Oil lamps are very affordable and you can use Kerosene and it keeps for a very long time. You will go through batteries in your flashlight pretty quickly so be sure to have lots of candles, oil lamps maybe even some solar-powered lights and other light sources in addition to extra batteries.
Put back some more water. Store-bought or containers that you fill yourself.
Add more money to your money stash. Even if a small amount it all adds up.
What were you able to get done this week?