Well there is not too much to say about it. I multiplied 3 members of my family X 1 gallon per day X 14 days. That's 42 gallons. I got 8, 6 gallon water jugs. So I think I'm covered. The trip to Walmart was exciting though. My baby thought he needed to help throw each jug out of the cart.
4 people in my family X 1 gallon of water per day X 14 days = 56 gallons I bought 10 jugs (6 gallons each) just to be on the safe side. Confession: I went to fill them and realized I only had SCENTED bleach (see Step 2 page) so I couldn't do it. They are still empty :( Don't tell Julie though, she thinks I'm all on the ball since I bought them first!
We added a BabyStep! Check out the BabySteps 2 main topic to learn more about getting your Water Supply. View our blog posts coming soon to view our progress on accomplishing step 2.
I did it! I went to Walmart and bought a shelf. The shelf was $24.88, "heavy duty" plastic. My dad said metal shelves can sometimes cave in around the center and that he has been happy with his plastic shelves. I had the option to do all 5 shelves tall, or 3 and 2. I thought the 3, and 2 were cuter for now. Once I get more stuff, I'll probably have to do 5 shelves high - and get another shelf, but this works for now. I even got my basement cleaned out in the process.
We added a BabyStep! Check out the BabySteps 1 main topic to learn more about getting your Three Month Supply of Normal Foods. View our blog posts coming soon for our progress on accomplishing step 1.
Here is what I have in my food storage so far: Water - 6 two-liter bottles 72 Hour Kits - 3 complete kits (over 2 years old) Baking Goods - 10 lbs flour, 1 can salt, 2 lbs each brown and powdered sugar Baby Items - 1 can formula Grains, Cereals, Rice, Pasta, etc. - 1 lb white rice, 13 lbs dried beans, 3 boxes instant oatmeal, 2 boxes cream of wheat, 2 boxes of cold cereal, 2 boxes kraft dinner, multiple sprouting seeds, several spares of common spices Commercial Soups - 2 chunky campbell's, 5 tomato, 4 chicken noodle, 1 cream of chicken Canned Fruits and Veggies - 6 qts. peaches, 1 can fruit cocktail, 1 can mandarin oranges, 5 qts. tomatoes Psychological Foods - 3 qts. pickles, 3…
How to Make a 72 Hour Kit: Instructions Step 1 – Make sure you have saved 1 milk jug and 3 2-liter bottles per person. Wash them all out with soap and let dry. Step 2 – Multiply the number of kits you want by the items listed in the shopping list and purchase the food items from Walmart or your neighborhood grocery store. All the food will cost around $8-10. Step 3 – Purchase a wing stove and fuel pellets from an emergency preparedness store such as Emergency Essentials or if one isn’t available in your area follow the links below to order online. Only one stove is NECESSARY per family, but they are pretty cheap so if you’d like to have one per kit that is fine too.…
We originally wanted the name Food Storage for Dummies as we feel like we are kind of the dummies and are trying to share the knowledge we gain as we research this process. However, we researched it a bit and decided it wasn't worth risking a trademark infringement so here we are at foodstoragemadeeasy.net! Welcome to our food storage blog! We are two young moms trying to navigate through our crazy goal of getting a year’s supply of food storage put together. With the struggling economy we have really started to feel that the time is right to get this project underway. As we started the process we realized there was SO much to learn and we got overwhelmed. So we decided to start this blog to keep track of…