Monday, July 16, 2012

Food Storage Goals: Week #29

Here is what we are working on this week:

INVENTORY: Freezer. Count what you have. Decide what you need. Hang a dry erase board on the outside of the door to keep an inventory like this. And check out this organized and nicely labeled freezer.

3-MONTH FOOD STORAGE per person:
Food bars - 12 ea. Breakfast or granola bars your family is used to.
Popcorn - 1 box microwave or 1 small bag kernals
Chocolate syrup - 12 oz. (opt.) Can flavor powdered milk.

2-WEEK'S WATER: Accumulate 14 gallons of water per person (or 4x24 ct. cases per person). Sales on 24 ct: Albertson's $2.49 ends 7/17, Macey's & Dick's $2.99 ends 7/21

EMERGENCY FUND: Add $2.00 or more per person each week.

HOME STORAGE: Facial tissue, 1 box

72-HOUR KIT: Waterproof matches.

AUTO KITWaterproof matches.

EQUIPMENT: Canning jars & lids.

PREP GOAL: Collect 2 canning recipes. Perhaps 1 jam, and 1 peach. A few canning sites: Food In Jars, Canning Granny, and  National Center For Home Food Preservation

How to Use This List:
1. Decide on a monthly home storage budget.
2. Decide what you want to gather or do from the list.
3. Multiply amounts by number of family members.
4. Adjust amount for younger children.
5. Adapt, adapt, adapt. These are only suggestions. Pick and choose.
6. Each week look for store sales that match your goals.
7. Carry your list with you or put it on your cell phone notepad.
8. Here is a link to a list of items for the entire month.

You are never behind if you take one step forward!


  1. It just so happens that the items on this list are the same items that are hard to find around the house. Maybe I should print this out and pin it up on out reminder bulletin.

  2. I actually buy Ovaltine (regular kind) for flavoring our milk. It's healthier than the chocolate syrup and it has a long shelf life

    1. Great idea! What is the shelf life?

    2. The canisters I bought a few months ago show they expire in July 2013, so it looks like they have around 15 months or so

  3. O.K. so I am going through all the Weekly Food Storage Goals. I can't see past week #29 how do I find those and also weeks 1-7. Thank you. This is a very informative site and I really enjoy reading it. Very useful information to the beginner.

    1. I didn't start the online weekly lists at the beginning of the year. You can look at the monthly lists at the top menu of my blog. Sorry


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