Monday, January 9, 2012

Resloution #4......Keeping stocked.



I have always been pretty good about keeping a year supply of food on hand but in addition, I like a 3 month supply, at least, of meals as well. I want the ingredients for us to eat well for at least 90 days before we would have to live on our beans and rice. This last year, I have let my pantry run a little low. 




     I have had lots of people email me about crazy things they have been hearing urging them to get a year supply and 3 month meal supply going. Some of the info is nothing new , but the info seems a lot more pertinent these days. There are some crazy rumors going around and regardless if they will ever come to be, it doesn't really matter. It will always be a good idea to be prepared. We may need our food because of unemployment. We may need it if there is a temporary trucking issue. There are so many reasons why we may need to depend on the food we have. It just is a good idea to take stock.


     My resolution this year is to always stay on top of my food supply. Always. We had planned to take a rather expensive trip with our kids this spring break. We have been saving and they were all excited. As the time has been approaching, I started to get a nagging feeling that the money should not be spent on one week of entertainment. I finally told my family that I thought we didn't have any right to do that when we didn't have a complete stock of food in the house and other necessities. To my surprise, I found little resistance. With much relief, I went on a shopping spree and stocked the house. I feel so much better and promised to keep it up. I am not a worry monger. I don't dwell on things that might happen. But, we can't go wrong with being prepared. Ever. It just feels good.


     To keep up on my storage, I have a dry erase board right inside my pantry. If I use something on my storage list, I immediately write it down so I can get it on my next shopping trip.




    To organize my 3 month supply; I keep a binder with menus, recipes and a pantry list. You can check out some of my ideas and see my binder under the year supply link on the right side bar. I would be happy to email you the pantry list that you can amend for your own use. Just shoot me an email or leave a comment.


   I know we will all be blessed if we are prepared. We never know what lies ahead. It is our obligation to take care of our family. 

19 comments:

Bobbi Jo said...

I would love the list sent to me if you could please do that! Hugs, Bobbi Jo (calledtoscrap@yahoo.com)

Sommer said...

I would love to get a copy of your list! This so great and inspiring :) Thanks so much!

Sommer said...

sorry, sommerh9@hotmail.com

RPH said...

well, if you are emailing out lists....send them my way too! You are inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

I would love a copy of your list! melgud(at)cox(dot)net
I would also love some ideas (or photos if you have them ;) ) on how to organize/store food storage when you don't have a basement, etc.

Terri Burges Hirning said...

You know I want the list, LOL!! Thanks in advance dear friend!

GrainCrazy said...

I would love to have your list. Thank You for sharing your ideas. schets9@yahoo.com

Alisha and Josh said...

I would love a list too- you are amazing!! brandonfam@cox.net

Heidi said...

I would love a copy of your list!
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[BrookeO] said...

Oh that would be great! bmoldroyd at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

me please!!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of your list.
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Thank you!

Jessie said...

A copy of your list would help so much. Thank you. holyoakj@gmail.com

Jilynn said...

I would love the list!!! jilynnb@yahoo.com Thanks!

The Johnsons said...

I would love a copy of the panty list. Thank you for sharing! Kris(mom2hrz@gmail.com)

Marilyn said...

Pantry list for me too, please. tlarsen1 at cox dot net. Trying to accumulate a whole foods food storage and I'm always looking for inspiration. Thx!

Scarbs said...

I'd love to get a copy of your list as well! Thanks for all your information and wonderful knowlege that you always share. I love every post...
janascarbrough@yahoo.com

Stacy Hoyt said...

Thanks for being willing to share! I would love a copy as well! stacy.hoyt@gmail.com

JoEllen said...

I would love your pantry list/3 months supply/recipes please! I always love the things you share =)

joellenwoods at gmail dot com