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Building a Starter Food Storage

by Molly on December 5, 2007

Keep in mind that this is NOT a full years supply of food but it will help greatly and is cheap. Place on your fridge for handy referral…

1) You will find below, 48 weeks/coupons to buy suggested items.
2) When amounts are given, that is the approximate amount needed by one person for a year. (Just purchase what you’re able to as any amount will help).
3) Get a marker and write the purchase date on each item to aid in rotation. The best Food Storages are used on a regular basis, replacing the food as used.
4) Set aside an affordable amount of money for each week. If you have money left over from one week–use it to help purchase the next week’s item.
5) Make a substitution if the item is one you would never use.
6) Buy in quantity when you can. If you can’t — it’s ok! For example, if you cannot afford 30 lbs of oatmeal, buy 3 containers to get a start.

*** EVERY SINGLE WEEK! ***
Water is your number one item you will need to survive in an emergency.

You will need to store away at least 2 gallons of water each week in 2 liter pop bottles, 5 gallon water containers, or other food safe containers. (NOT empty milk jugs as those will biodegrade.)

Week 1: Chlorine Bleach – 1 gallon per family

Week 2: Matches and candles

Week 3: 10 cans Tuna, salmon, or chicken Week 4: Multiple Vitamins (especially A,C, and extra calcium)

January (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Hot Cereal: wheat and rice

Week 2: Shortening – 5 lbs

Week 3: Yeast -1/2 lb or 20 cans of corn

Week 4: Honey 3 lbs or a gallon of Pure Maple Syrup for sweetener

February (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Potato Flakes or pearls

Week 2: 3 lbs Raisins and dried apricots

Week 3: Dry Milk – 14 lbs

Week 4: Oatmeal – 30 lbs

March (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: 20 pkgs of vegetable seeds, various types that will grow in your area. 5 boxes of Bisquick or Jiffy mix.

Week 2: Corn Meal – 30 lbs

Week 3 – Canned Vegetables and dried apricots

Week 4 – Enriched White Flour – 15 lbs. (best stored in freezer)

April (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Canned Fruit (Be sure to buy what your family will eat.)

Week 2: Canned Baked Beans

Week 3: Brown Sugar – 3 lbs

Week 4: Vegetable Oil – 2 gallons

May (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Baking Soda – 2 lbs (can be used for cleaning) and alfalfa seeds to sprout.

Week 2: Wheat berries sprout

Week 3: Peanut Butter – 5 lbs

Week 4: Candles – 100 hour candles are terrific to have on hand. But any candles will provide light.

June (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Jams and preserves – 6 lbs

Week 2: 10 lbs dried peas or beans or both

Week 3: canned soup

Week 4: dried lima beans

July (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Spices and multi-vitamins

Week 2: Salt 8 lbs

Week 3: Vegetables – canned as frozen will not store in an emergency.

Week 4: Baking Powder – 1 lb

August (WATER!)

Week 1: Canned Tuna, chicken or Salmon

Week 2: Canned Milk (12 oz cans) – 12

Week 3: Nuts (freeze them)

Week 4: Toilet Paper

September (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: 3 boxes Corn Starch

Week 2: White Enriched Rice – 50 lbs, 10 lbs brown rice (brown rice spoils faster but it’s better for you.)

Week 3: Fruit Juice (canned)

Week 4: Vinegar – 2 gallons

October (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Dry Soup Mix – 5 lbs

Week 2: Dried Beans/legumes

Week 3: Dried green or yellow Peas

Week 4: Popcorn

November (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

Week 1: Tomato Sauce, or spaghetti sauce.

Week 2: Pasta: Spaghetti, macaroni, etc., – 30 lbs

Week 3: Crackers 2 lbs, and dehydrated vegetables or do your own.

Week 4: Dried Bananas, figs, or other dried fruit

December (WATER! – as much as you can buy and store- each month!)

It is also important to remember that if you live on Food Storage that you will not be eating like you do now. So buy things for your food storage that are nutritious and incorporate them into your current diet. There is no point in having a large supply of beans if you are all allergic to them! Also remember to buy single items each week, and build slowly and carefully, using the products as you need to during the year. Good rule of thumb, if you go shopping and you have one jar of peanut butter on your list, BUY 2! Same applies for anything you can afford. Build slowly. TIP excerpt from the LDS Provident Living site: ”

The following tips will help you begin storing food:
* Protect food storage from heat. Store all products away from heat and sunlight. Food stores best at 70 degrees or cooler.
* Protect food from moisture. Store products on shelves or raised platforms, rather than directly in contact with concrete floors or walls, to avoid moisture damage.
* Protect products from rodents and insects. Bulk dry food storage products store well in #10 cans, foil pouches, glass canning jars, PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles, and plastic buckets. “

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One comment on “Building a Starter Food Storage

  1. Pure acai berry on said:

    Just wondering what made you wanna create this blog? :)

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