I’m working really hard to build up a food storage. The earthquake in China and higher gas/grocery prices have made me happy to have rice and wheat in the basement. But I’m trying to be more organized about it.
I decided to think of 7 meals I could make with mostly non-perishable items and then calculate how much of each ingredient I’ll need to have a year supply of each meal. I’ve used the Daily Home Planner to help (because you can put in your menu and it will generate the shopping list for you).
The plan then becomes my food storage inventory log. After I get what’s on the list, I put that portion of the list in the basement and mark it off when I remove something so I know what I need to replace.
So far, it seems to be a pretty good plan. I have a year’s supply of two meals; spaghetti and pancakes. I can’t tell you the peace of mind this is giving me.
I figure with this 7-meal plan and a stock of Peanut M&Ms (plain for my son and husband), we should be able to weather any market fluctuations or natural disasters.
I’ve been wanting to have some food storage for a long time but I had to figure out a plan that would really work for me. This seems to be the one. It doesn’t break my budget and I’m storing things I know I’ll eat.
I took an Economics course recently and my instructor talked about how she invests in stocks and then diversifies by storing wheat in her basement. I must not be the only one who needs the added security.
If you had to survive on the food in your home what do you wish you had an unlimited supply of?