Now that you have read the basics in food storage on my previous blog post, you now need to take in consideration in making a list of all the foods your family needs and likes. In your food storage store only what your family eats...do not store items no one is going to eat. Remember to buy essential and sustaining items like the one I have posted below. Here is a list of the essential items all food storages must have.
1. Survival Food
shelf or powdered milk
sugar & rice
Can meat, powdered eggs, hash, sausage, weiners...etc...
peanut butter, tuna & dried beans
3. Fruit Products
apple pie filling
4. Vegetable Products
canned soups or soup mix
7. Househould Items
dish washing fluid or granules
household desinfectants...bleach & lysol
Essential items like these can sustain your family through an emergency like an illness, company strike, hard financial times, loss of work or an accident. These emergencies do not warn us ahead of time, they just come unexpectedtly. By being prepared we are being self reliant and responsible adults.
My food storage has all of these essential items and every month I try to continuously replenish the items that are low on my shelves. I make a list of all my grocery needs but additional to that list I make another list of the items I want to stock up that month or are on sale that week. Take advantage of sales, food coupons, rebates & store price matches. Most stores will try to match another stores sale price for that week in order for them not to loose a customer. Just ask...they may consider it. Until next week...start stockn'.
Next week...A monthly purchase list to help you stock up for one year, including medicine & water.