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    Default food storage list?

    If you were going to begin storing foods...what would you begin with?

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    I would store:

    -rice
    -couscous
    -canned chickpeas and kidney beans
    -beans
    -powdered milk
    -sugar
    -flour
    -canned chicken
    -tuna
    -canned vegtables
    -canned tomatoe sauce
    -coffee, tea
    -salt, pepper
    -baking powder
    -peanutbutter
    -jam
    -bottled water
    -juice
    -cereal boxes
    -oil
    -canned fruits

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    Here is what I started with. When I first started I spent $25.00 per pay just on prepping because my pantry was already stocked. Had it not been for a full pantry and all the prepping I had done, when dh was without work for over a year, it would have been impossible to do what we did with the few $$ we had.

    - grains
    - rice
    - beans
    - peanut butter
    - honey
    - yeast
    - canned fruit
    - canned tomatoes (I use a lot of tomatoes in dishes)
    - powdered milk

    Thats just a start. From there I would store canned milk, canned veggies, canned meat. I would also make sure I had batteries, small propane cylinders, band-aids, those types of things on hand.


    I had stored water but it went to salt crystals all around the pail, so now I will purchase bottled water instead. We have very hard water.

    Here are a couple of links that help in the storing of foods:

    http://backwoodshome.com/articles/tate55.html

    http://waltonfeed.com/self/handout/index.html

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    Start with stuff you alread eat! It does not good to stockpile stuff you will never eat.

    We started with:

    peanut butter
    tuna
    canned soups
    canned veggies/fruits
    flour
    sugar
    shortening

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    I agree with Sunshine....but would like to add...the items to bake with..here's some of what we did
    soups
    sugar
    powered milk
    flour..in freezer
    p-nut butter
    tuna
    rice
    beans
    canned veg's & fruits
    salt/baking powder/ baking soda
    I'm sure I"m forgetting more...

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