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    Default Deciding what to stockpile and how much...

    I am working on getting my list together for what I want to stockpile (although I am having trouble figuring out what is a good price anymore ) I am just listing for freezer and pantry:

    Pantry:
    peanut butter
    pasta
    pasta sauce
    flour
    dried beans (pinto/black)
    flour
    chocolate chips
    popcorn
    honey
    seasonings
    marinade
    canned fruits (mainly pineapple and madarine oranges)
    soup
    crackers/pretzels



    Freezer
    meat/chicken
    butter
    homemade refried beans
    shredded cheese

    What else do you all stockpile? Maybe we can share lists
    Frugalista Mama to DD 14 & DS 10
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    We have a huge pantry & shelves in the cellar - so far we have:
    canned fruits & veg
    mayo (great deal on Hellman's with Olive Oil)
    Tuna
    Canned Chicken
    Salad Dressings
    Crackers/Pretzels/Popcorn
    Bottled Water (2 cases)
    Pastas & Sauces
    Hamburger Helper - got 6 boxes for free so even tho we don't usually use it it will be good in a pinch
    Peanut Butter, Jelly
    Baked Beans
    Mustard/Ketchup/BBQ Sauce/Taco Seasoning/McCormick Grill Seasonings/Spices
    Dry Cereal for DS
    Some soda not much. I do always like gingerale in the house in case someone is ill feeling
    Ziploc bags
    Case of TP and Case of Papertowels
    Cat, Dog, Rabbit and hermit crab food
    Case of Progresso Soups
    Cans of corned beef hash for DH (YUCK)
    Cans of Sardines for DH (YUCK)
    Not dessert people, but I do have 2 box cake mixes.
    Some juice not alot. 4 - Crystal light lemonade.
    Case of Oikos yogurt in fridge for my lunches at work. Case of Seltzer for my lunch at work.
    Tons of shampoo/deodorant/toothpaste/mousse/hairspray

    Freezer is mostly meats, couple packs bagels, shredded cheese.
    I buy roasts when on sale & grind my own meat. Package up for meals.

    That's pretty much it. I do try & keep the oldest stuff in the front of the shelves. I also try to keep "like" items grouped together - doesn't always work tho.

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    Oops, forgot tons of frozen veggies in freezer too.

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    In addition to many items on your list:
    frozen veggies
    canned tomato
    mayo
    sugar
    hot cocoa
    ice cream (short term)
    Popchips
    natural juice that keeps at room temp
    cured meats (bacon, bratwurst, kielbasa, hot dogs)
    baking items: brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit
    Use it up, Wear it out,
    Make it do, Or do without. ~unknown

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    But if you try sometimes you just might find
    You get what you need ~Rolling Stones

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    tomato sauce
    diced tomatoes
    tomato paste
    rotel--store brand cheaper
    creamed soups for cooking
    rice
    condiments--soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings
    cooking oil
    tea
    coffee
    Terry

    Aug grocery 203.24/217.00
    Aug coupon 31.72
    YTD grocery 2057.20
    YTD coupon 410.52


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    1. clean/organize linen closet 2. organize/purge medicine cabinet 3. make at least one new recipe a month 0/12 4. learn to make 3 items from scratch 5. tame kitchen freezer 6. read To Kill A Mockingbird 7. watch Gone With The Wind 8. limit on-line game time to 30mins a day 9. write a letter monthly to MIL 10. make AND mail Christmas cards 11. repurpose 3 old items into something new 12. participate in monthly photo hunt 13. make 1 rag quilt 14. use exercise bike 4x wk 15. lose 3lbs a month 16. make work plan for camper 17. learn to back-up camper 18. participate in 1 SOTF get-together 19. complete dental work needed 20. say I Love You to loved ones daily

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
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    Even cheaper than store brand Rotel, what about store brand diced tomatoes with green chilies? I can't tell the difference, and often my local store has good sales on their own brands.

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    Great suggestions. I also want to get some frozen fruits and veggies in there
    Frugalista Mama to DD 14 & DS 10
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    This what I have in our basement stockpile..all memorized

    Shelf #1

    peanut butter
    jelly
    canned clams
    canned tuna
    canned corn,cream corn,green beans,spinach,carrots,potaoes
    tomato sauce
    a-1 steak sauce
    worchestershire sauce
    hot sauce
    soy sauce
    relish
    mustard
    ketchup
    cocoa
    jarred mince garlic
    nestle chocolate drink
    honey
    apple juice
    crisco
    batteries(variety)

    Shelf #2

    tang
    lipton green tea (powdered)
    lipton green tea /pomagranet sp?(powdered)
    peach tea(powdered)
    4-c fruit punch (powdered)
    lipton tea w/lemon
    kleenex
    sandwich bag's
    foil
    cold cream
    bodywash
    deorderant
    shampoo
    conditioner
    cling wrap
    wax paper
    parchment paper
    dishwasher tab's
    scrubbies
    wipes
    alway's pad's
    baby powder
    garbage bags

    Shelf #3

    vegetable oil
    canola oil
    crystal light
    molasses
    kidney beans
    black pepper
    corn starch
    sweetened condense milk
    evaporated milk
    jarred marmalade
    canned peaches,pears,mixed fruit, crushed,sliced $ chunked pineapple,manderine oranges,cherries
    canned olives
    canned bake beans
    canned chunk,crushed,paste tomatoes
    saurkraut
    canned black bean's
    canned cream of mushroom,chicken soup
    canned chicken noodle soup
    paper plates, bowl's
    black silk coffee
    maxwell house coffee
    bbq sauce
    pineapple juice
    toothbrushes
    toothpaste
    lysol cleaner
    nyquil
    alchohol
    hydrogen peroxide
    vinegar
    ammonia
    apple pie filling
    applesauce
    berry pie filling
    canned pumpkin
    canned cranberry sauce

    Shelf #4

    canned ravioli (variety)
    canned chunky soups(variety)
    canned spaghettio's(variety)
    #10 can's powered milk
    progresso soups
    tomato sauce
    canned corn beef hash
    canned hot peanuts

    Shelf #5

    paper plates
    pecan's
    walnut's
    silvered almonds
    oatmeal
    cream of wheat
    salt
    brown sugar
    orzo
    cranraisins
    powdered milk
    milk chocolate chips
    dark chocolate chips
    peanut butter baking chips
    spam
    deviled ham
    #10 can powered milk
    #10 can powered eggs
    #10 can powered butter
    tomato sauce
    peanut butter cup's (miniature)
    peppermint patties
    hershey's kisses
    dunkin donut's coffee
    starbuck's coffee

    most that is listed above are vacuumed sealed into 1/2 gallon & quart jars.

    5-gallon buckets (3) all purpose flour


    Tote #1

    several varieties of pasta

    Tote #2

    noodle pouches
    lipton tea bag's
    variety of pasta

    Tote #3

    junk food like..doritoes

    I didn't mention how many of each I have stocked..wink..wink..
    Wife to Keith
    Mom of 3 boys

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    The most important items to stockpile are items your family WILL use. Don't forget that items such as HBA may not have expiration dates. So you can definately create a good stockpile on things such as toothbrush, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, q-tips, etc.

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    yes, I stockpile HBA items too. I figure toothbrushes are good forever
    Frugalista Mama to DD 14 & DS 10
    Crazy Boxer *Sadie*
    **Debt Free Minus the House**

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    Nice lists! Here @ my home I wouldn't be putting anything in the basement a mouse could get into. Esp with fall coming.
    Ali

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    My stockpile is kind of low due to a bad year so far but here is what I like to keep.......(I'm working on getting it built back up)

    Canned soup- cream of chicken and mushroom, tomato and chicken noodle
    Canned veggies - green beans, corn and peas
    Canned fruit - peaches, pears, pineapple and fruit cocktail
    Canned beans - pork and beans, kidney and butter
    Tomato sauce and paste and a few cans of diced tomatoes
    Canned Tuna
    Treet
    Canned Deviled Ham and chicken
    Canned pumpkin
    Peanut butter
    Manwich
    Mayo and Miracle Whip
    Salad dressings, bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard
    Cake Mixes
    Chocolate chips
    Oatmeal
    Yeast
    Flour
    Sugar
    Spices, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder
    Jello mixes
    Pudding mixes
    Pasta
    Pasta sauce
    Rice
    Hamburger Helper
    Rice a Roni mixes
    Snack foods
    Soda
    Pop tarts
    Bottled water
    Juice
    Powerade/Gatorade
    tea bags
    hot chocolate mix
    kool aid
    Dried beans
    Cornmeal
    Boxed potatoes
    Vegetable oil and cooking spray
    Paper towels
    toilet paper
    Tissues
    Toothpaste
    Razors
    Advil
    Chlortabs (allergy med)
    Benadryl
    Body Wash
    Shampoo
    Paper plates, cups, napkins
    Plastic silverware
    cold meds
    Dishwasher tabs
    Dishwashing soap
    Ivory soap
    Laundry detergent


    Freezer
    Chicken, beef and pork roasts, hamburger, venison
    Broccoli with or without cheese
    cheese
    Sausage
    Bacon
    Hot dogs
    French fries
    Tator tots

    There is probably more but I've had a long, rough morning and can't think of it right now lol. Most of what I buy is off brands.
    Last edited by WV_mom_of2; 08-10-2012 at 08:35 AM.

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    I also always have several boxes of cereal here. My mom gets it free or close to it and gives me tons. We don't eat much for breakfast but dh and ds like to snack on it dry and I use it as snack for the daycare girls too.

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