In the last few weeks, mom and I have been discussing emergency food storage and have been rapidly filling up our little kitchen hutch down in the basement with sustaining food.
So far we have staples such as sugar, tea, rice, salt, marinades, flour, dried pinto beans, bullion cubes, a huge jug of oil, rice pilaf mixes, & pasta.
We have canned vegetables, tomato paste, pasta sauce, & packaged whole milk. We also have hand sanitizer, fruit juice, vinegar, energy vitamin drinks, spices, many condiments, canned soup, crackers, chicken broth, canned chicken, canned salmon, boxed pancake mix & syrup and oatmeal etc, etc. And we are still adding to it.
This is only a couple of weeks worth of food for our family, but I think it's a good start. We also have plenty of wheat and pork. Lord willing, in about 4 months we will also have a large amount of fresh, organic beef.
We would love to raise some meat chickens, perhaps soon. The pigs in the backyard were made into what we raised them for several months ago, so we already have a freezer full of pork. But that is quickly diminishing.
All together, most of the food, not including the meat, cost us under $40. Much of it Mom buys on sale along with coupons. What we don't put in the pantry goes down to the hutch.
I'm wondering if any of you have been doing something similar to this?
I would love to hear about what you're doing!