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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Preparedness Part 2

I never labled the first blog as "Part 1" because I didn't realize I would continue the topic. Sunday night I ordered a few cans of food from Emergency Essentials along with 5 mylar bags for 5 gallon buckets. I intend to do long term dry good storage. After my appointment Monday I went to the container store here and bough 5 buckets with lids for $21.



Then I headed to Sam's Club to buy dry goods in bulk. When stored properly these foods can keep for up to 30 years in sealed mylar bags within the buckets. I grabbed some sugar, flour, baking soda, water & rice (from Wal-Mart).



I also grabbed some other essentials like Nesquik, fruit cocktail, broth and canned veggies.



I've started it. I feel better about things now. I was quite surprised at how little it cost to get this small stash going.


12 Comments
merritttise
That looks like lots of stuff. I'm impressed with how much you have already.
Merritt   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
RAGrise
It occurred to me later that I've got some other stuff in the pantry that needs to be moved over to the same closet as this stuff. I'm not sure how the cans of food will be packaged when it shows up; hopefully it will be boxed and easy to store.
Richie & Ashley   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
runt
I missed the first blog. Why are you stocking up? And will you really use that big of a can of fruit cocktail? That thing is huge. lol
runt   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
igna83
I'm with runt...why the stockpile? Are you and Richie secretly planning to live underground for the next 30 years??!! HA!
Angi   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
RAGrise
Here is the first blog. http://www.humzoo.com/RAGrise/blog/43/
Yes, the can of fruit cocktail is huge, and I'm sure if we were hungry we could certainly eat it all before it were to go bad. LOL We aren't planning to live underground. But it seems to me that this ecomony is becoming increasingly unstable. There are lots of reasons for "Preparedness". Traditionally it is a Mormon practice. We're not Mormon but agree that being prepared for the unknown isn't a bad idea.

I'll do some research and see if I can't find some easy reading on it for y'all.
Richie & Ashley   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
runt
Aw that makes sense. We are co-oping a garden this summer and canning a ton of stuff. I also am always stocked up. We won't starve to death for a looong time if for some reason we couldn't get more food. I have always stocked up and has nothing to do with the economy. It is a mixture of I hate to shop and I have been really really poor before and don't ever want to have to go without food ever again. I also buy in bulk but I don't think i would buy that big ol' honkin' can of fruit cocktail. lol
runt   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
RAGrise
LOL you are too funny runt. We are in the process of transforming our office closet (which does NOT look like Denny's http://www.humzoo.com/dennydeaton/photos/3/214/) into a storage space for food. Might just even ask Dave if we can contract him to work on our closet and make it spiffy like his: http://www.humzoo.com/daveheinzel/photos/60/15/
Richie & Ashley   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
runt
Hey I have a question about the bags...where did you get those? I hadn't considered mass quantities of dry goods like that. I would be interested in more info for that.
runt   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
RAGrise
Sams club had the large bags of flour, sugar and rice. I found the rice to be cheaper in the 20# bag at walmart instead of sams. I'll gather some info for you later.
Richie & Ashley   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
runt
I meant the mylar storage bags but then looked and realized you had posted a link. I am starting a blog to show you my stock up. lol
runt   Wednesday, March 11, 2009
mrsshoo
You are going to be such an awesome mom!! I can't wait to find out that you and Richie have a little one on the way.
Sarah S.   Sunday, March 15, 2009
RAGrise
That totally made my day Sarah, thank you!
Richie & Ashley   Sunday, March 15, 2009
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