Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stocking up and the pantry list.

Lot's of you have asked for the list and have had lots of questions. To clear a few things up:

The Pantry list does not include all my grains. That is in my year supply so I will always have that on hand. 

The Pantry list contains the ingredients needed to make the menu items. I still have lots of other things in my pantry for everyday use and for some snacking. I also keep more on hand than I would need for my 120 meals.

The meals list contain 20 recipes that I time by 6 to get 120 meals. That gives you about 4 months of meals. I do a breakfast and a dinner. I figure we could be fine without a lunch or just eat some snacks and bread if it came to that.

Where do you store it all? I have always had a year supply even when I lived in an apartment. Things are under beads and in closets along with the pantry. We have added extra shelves in our closets. Most closets and pantries have a top shelf with plenty of room to add an additional shelf above that. We have added those. I have a notebook indicating where the items are so I know where to go when I need them.

There are lots of sources. I love Preparing Wisely, LDS.org, MRE depot and Costco online. Costco has some great freeze dried and storage items online. Preparing Wisely will now deliver to you as well. It is also a good idea to stock up on garden seeds. Most of those sources have those as well.

You also need to think of water as well for obvious reasons. Add a good purifier to your list. My favorite one can be purchased from Preparing Wisely. YOu can link to them on my right sidebar.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!


Heidi said...

Are seeds something you need to replace after so many years, or are they good to keep forever?

Shari Goodman said...

The case I have has a 5 year shelf life. They need to be sealed properly but I plan to use them before then. Also, you want heirloom seeds because they will produce the seeds that you can replant.

Khuram said...

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