Starting My Own Food Storage from Scratch




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One important aspect of living frugally is to become self-reliant and be prepared for any emergencies or calamities that may happen any time. Emergencies don’t only include natural calamities like earth quakes, storms, floods, and the like. Job-loss, economic recession, becoming a victim of thieves, helping your neighbors in dire need, are also part of these emergencies. And, take note, I’m not even talking about TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) here as I don’t believe in that kind of stuff (hello NatGeo!).

My Basic One-Month Food Storage Plan

As I’m still a neophyte in this kind of prepping task, I decided to create a very basic monthly plan in stocking my food storage. Since I only go to the supermarket every week, I will buy the items that I will stock in weekly basis. I will only buy a few items so that it won’t affect my weekly budget.

1st Month (December)

Week 1 – 4 canned goods, 5-kilo rice

Week 2 – 4 packs dried goods (viand), 4 packs pasta

Week 3 – 4 canned goods, 1 dozen noodles

Week 4 – 2-kilo sugar, 2 boxes of flour, 2 bottles bothane gas

I’m not sure if I will religiously follow the items listed above but I will surely note it in my next food storage post so that I can keep track of my progress.

Top Foods that You Can Stock in Your Food Storage

As I already mentioned, I’m still new to this food storage stuff and I am still doing my own research. When I did some googling a while ago, I found a list of foods that can be stored for a very long period of time, there shelf life can last for a few decades. Check them out below.

9 Foods That Can Outlast You from StillTasty.com

1. Honey

2. Rice

3. Sugar

4. Hard Liquor

5. Maple Syrup

6. Pure Vanilla Extract

7. Distilled White Vinegar

8. Cornstarch & Salt

More details about this list by visiting this link.

Have you thought of building your own food storage? Or, have you already built one? Share your tips and suggestions by commenting below.

About the Author Agnes Embile Jimenez


Agnes often finds herself either lost inside her mind or lost in beautiful scenic places. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to people everything that she is passionate about.

Agnes does not absolutely conform to any beliefs or philosophies. Though she's writing about frugal living and is currently embracing the minimalist lifestyle, she doesn't want to define her existence based on these realities alone. For her, life is too diverse, too colorful, too mysterious, it would be a waste of experience (and time) to imprison herself to a few sets of ideas. Google+ | Twitter

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  4. Thomas says:

    I always believe in making a list of things I will need for any particular task I am doing. That is what exactly you have sopken about here in the post. A list makes it easier to gather stuff and keep it safely. The food storage you have prepared looks very useful and storing food will be convenient in that space.

  5. Shaun says:

    You should always have lots of storage in your house for the purpose of storing food and other necessary material. I like the way you have created that food storage for yourself that will save a lot of space in the other parts of the house. You can easily acces the material store in this storage.

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