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
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.