Feb 06

Prepping: Getting Started-Food Pantry

by ReadyMom


Prepping: Getting Started-Food Pantry
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Preparing to increase your home food storage is a critical part of preparedness. Read this from the American Trucking Associations:

When Trucks Stop America Stops

Significant shortages will occur in as little as three days, especially for perishable items following a national emergency and a ban on truck traffic. Minor shortages will occur within one to two days. At convenience stores and other small retailers with less inventory, shortages will occur much sooner.

Federal & Emergency agency recommendations are for a minimum of two (2) weeks. Read more HERE. Consider the possible response time of federal response agencies, the type of emergency situation that you are preparing for, your financial situation. Then consider preparing for a minimum of two (2) weeks and increasing your preparations as you are financially able.

The rule of thumb for food stocks is “Stock what you Eat. Eat what you Stock.” This will ensure that you are rotating foods that have a shorter shelf life than other foods in your storage. It will also help you maintain some semblence of ‘normal’ in a stressful situation.

From Food-Getting Started (GetPandemicReady.org):

How can I ever do this? Start NOW, but don’t defeat yourself.
Break the task of stockpiling down into stages. Getting your pantry stocked for two weeks is a good initial goal. Simply write down what you eat over a two-week period. Then add a few extra items on each shopping trip. Look for specials and bulk purchases. Remember to add lunches for children who are normally at school,
as well as infants and toddlers.

Once you’ve reached this goal, go for four weeks of food, then eight, and then twelve. In a few months, you will have a full pantry full of you kind of food.

Remember, the idea is NOT to always have gourmet meals, but to feed your family and keep them sustained as long as : To read the reast of post and make comment follow the link:


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  1. Kevin

    I have found going too the food store that offer a bargain for cheaper canned food, just because the date on the food goes bad is a year or so away. You can get certain canned food for as low as .50 a can with it being good still with 1-2 years left to be considered eatable in my book.The other day I picked up cans of ravioli (4 serving per can) for $1 each. just keeping an out for the deals can make or break yeah=).

    1. Punk

      Who does Palestine need to defend ietslf from? Not any of the Arab states. And Israel is always going to have a military advantage. And if it’s Israel Palestine wants to militarize ietslf against, well, that’s a good reason for Palestine to be demilitarized. So hophmi & his beloved Israel want to always have the right to invade an Arab country because Israel is always going to have a military advantage. and that is why they are occupying the Palestinians & continue to build & expand for Jew only settlements & roads because Israel needs defensible borders eh!!! Nice hasbara sense!!! Israel, on the other hand, has been threatened by its neighbors many times. Israel has invaded several Arab countries many times & slaughtered tens of thousands civilians & caused traumatic destruction to cities, towns, villages, schools, hospitals, UN centers, food warehouses and on and on True. And funnily enough, none of its neighbors seem to really fear it; they fear Iran much more. Ask yourself why that is. Hmmm how funny can you get!!! How many countries has Iran invaded in the last 60+ years when compared to your beloved Apartheid Israel?Which country in the ME has several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons in its warehouses/stockpiles and with NO outside inspections?Its NOT Iran Its NOT Iraq Its Israel!!! Eh? I can pretty much assure you that if Israel signs a peace agreement, aid will likely increase, not decrease. Don’t bet on it more & more Americans are waking up from their long slumber & are getting their eyes opened to AIPAC & Israel’s massive deceptions. Those hard earned US taxpayers dollars that go to Israel each year are needed right here in these USA. Those spineless politicians can be voted out & replaced with ones who are loyal to the US each & every time and NOT to a parasitic foreign country like Israel.

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