A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
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. The 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. If you are just starting you will want to go back and start with January’s challenge. The amounts are for two people If you have more just double to what you need. 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 the with the list later. Always better to buy when on sale than not.
1000 Multi-Vitamins / Canned Vegetables
Get a good multivitamin I get mine at Puritans Pride they always have some good sales. This will help to ensure you are getting all the vitamins that you need if you are not eating right or all the correct foods.
Canned Vegetables Can your own or buy them get the ones that your family likes. Don’t get things that they will not eat just because they have certain vitamins if they won’t eat them they won’t do any good. Try to buy these by the case for a cheaper price. Also, watch for when they come on sale and pick up a couple of cases if possible.
This month’s action item is to learn where the shut-off valves are for your water and gas. And where your main breaker is for the electricity. Learn how to close and turn them off.
The extra item for this month is Games, puzzles, and books. If you have no power it will be nice to have some games, puzzles, and books to help pass the time. You can pick up a lot of these at yard sales. If the games don’t have all the pieces you can usually go online to the company and for a small price get the missing pieces. Puzzles you do have to be a little more careful with when buying used. I very seldom will buy a puzzle from a yard sale or second-hand store I try to get these when they have been marked down at the store or on clearance sale. Books you can get at second-hand stores, yard sale and used bookstores. Get a variety of books not everyone is going to want to read what you think are the best books.
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.
Any time you have a chance to pick up something extra do so. I think we are running out of time to have things put together, the stock market is at all-time highs, every time in history that it has done that it eventually falls way back down. From what I can see we are following the same path as they did right before the great depression. So the more prepared you are the better you will be able to deal with things.