Sunday, August 1, 2010

Food and Emergency Items to Shop for In August

Here are some ideas of items to stock up on during the month of August. You may find some of these on sale at this time of the year. Choose items that you think your family would use and you have a set aside a food storage budget for. Gather what you can afford, but never feel rushed.

Shelf Stable foods - Apple slices, dehy., Dry onions, Macaroni, Popcorn or dried corn, Dry potato slices or dices, Cracked wheat cereal, Hamburger helper, Food bars, Drink boxes, Hot pepper sauce, Cheese sauce, Powdered cheese blend

Toiletries (USE COUPONS)- Soap/body wash, Deodorant

Paper & Cleaning - Lawn trash bags, Lunch bags

Freezer Foods - Bread, Buns, Berry freezer jam (make your own), Hamburgers/hot dogs

Medical & First Aid - eye patch, ear drops, eye drops

Family Emergency Supplies part 3 -5-gal water carrier, filtered water bottle, water purification tablets, am/fm radio, spare radio batteries, pliers, vise grips, hammer, tarps, multi-function army knife

Equipment & Fuel - Sleeping bags, pads, family tent (On sale now!), Canning jars and equipment


  1. i just found your site and i am so excited i did. i want to start getting my food storage going. i've got a good start but i'm always lost as to what i need or what are the best things to have. i will definatley be looking over your site lots!! thank you!!!

  2. Although I live in the Netherlands and we can't get or use the products you do, it is very difficult to get freeze dried items here!
    Your blog inspired me to start a Dutch blog, so I hope you don't mind if I put things on that that i learned from you ofcourse I will always put the source with it!
    Keep up with the good work you're doing, God Bless you for your efforts to share the things you learn with us!
    your sister in the Gospel


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