01 October 2008

Food Storage

So food storage and 72hr kits have been on my mind a lot lately, not just recently because of the economic "crisis" everyone keeps on insisting needs to get stuck in my head, but because for the past year or so I have been trying to figure out the best way to do it and go about it and I kept fretting the fact that I didn't have anything and I didn't know where to start, pretty much not doing anything and freaking out about it, making it a bigger deal than it really was. So one of my 'intranets' posted a list and it got me thinking what do I have that we don't use everyday that I'm calling my food storage? So let me preface this by saying instead of freaking out about what we don't have and never buying anything or doing anything about it I decided that everytime I went to the grocery store I would spend at least 25$ on food to put in my front closet. I recently looked through it today and this is what we have:

72 Hour Kits - (I have one for each of us and one that stays in the car)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tuna Lunch Kits
  • Can of Denty Moore Stew
  • First Aid Kit - 170 items
  • Portable Cup
  • Hooded Poncho
  • Emergency Candle
  • Hands Free Small Lantern
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Pack of Wet Wipes
  • Ibuprofen
  • Baby Powder
  • Food for my cat for 3 days
  • Deodorant
  • Flashlight
  • Lotion
  • Razor
  • Cough Drops
  • Purel
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo
  • Bar Soap
  • Vaseline
  • Laytex Gloves
  • Womanly Things
Food Storage Items
  • 10lb pinto beans (need to dry pack)
  • 10lb rice (need to dry pack)
  • 6 boxes of various noodles
  • 5 boxes water only Hamburger helper
  • 2 boxes granola bars
  • 6 jars spaghetti sauce
  • large container Peanut Butter
  • 20 cans tuna
  • 10 cans chicken
  • 2 cans spam
  • 2 cans vienna sausages
  • 2 jars jam
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • salad dressing
  • 9 cans kidney beans
  • 3 cans black beans
  • 3 cans pinto beans
  • 3 cans garbanzo beans
  • 5 cans green beans
  • 6 cans corn
  • 9 cans mixed vegtables
  • 3 cans carrots
  • 2 cans spinach
  • 2 cans beets
  • 9 cans peas
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 6 cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cans tomato paste
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes
  • 9 cans potatoes
  • 10 single serving cups dinty moore
  • 5 single serving cups mac and cheese
  • lots of different cans of fruit
  • 3 jars salsa
  • 2 boxes onion soup mix
  • taco/chili seasoning packets
Non-Food Items
  • EZ Crank Flashlight/Radio
  • 2 sleeping bags
  • Tent
  • 1 HUGE battery operated lantern
  • Propane
So there's our list so far, there is so much more to always do, I have just had to not try to stress myself out about it and just do the best I can always have a little extra on hand and know that everything will be okay in the end as long as I do my best, not try but do. Do the best I know I can even though it may not be the best or the greatest.


Rebecca said...

You are doing great! A great resource for building up your food storage is www.shelfreliance.com.

Hannah said...

Awesome list so far!

Found your blog when I was googling about food storage. My friend and I have a website that might help you out! Good luck with food storage - it's a challenge but it's so rewarding, as I'm sure you know.


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