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.
- peanut butter
- 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:
I agree with Sunshine....but would like to add...the items to bake with..here's some of what we did
canned veg's & fruits
salt/baking powder/ baking soda
I'm sure I"m forgetting more...
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