Friday, October 23, 2009

Stock Up For Your Family

There has been a lot of talk of stocking up food and necessities for your family. I have started to stock up..but have a long way to go. I found a great quick list to start with. This should be enough for your family for a year.. or longer.


  1. 25 lbs flour
  2. 25 lbs cornmeal
  3. 25 lbs sugar
  4. 25 lbs rice
  5. 25 lbs dry beans
  6. 5 boxes dry milk
  7. 5 boxes tea, coffee, kool aid, etc.
  8. 5 boxes pasta
  9. Powdered eggs if no chickens
  10. Medications for everyone in the family. Prescriptions can now be bought in 3 month supplies at Walmart and Sears.


All of these items need to be placed in dry places. Containers with a seal is the best. If sealed properly they can last for years, I am told. Paint Buckets from Walmart or other Paint Stores a good. Apple Juice containers from the store are great containers for Water Storage. Most of these items can be purchased inexpensively from Warehouse stores!


Don't forget other items like Diapers, Shampoo, Soaps, Wipes. If you need help calculating what your needs will be for your family go to this Food Storage Calculator!


I found this list here! A great website put together to help in the endeavor of preparation.


Please let me know if you have any other ideas for proper preparation! :)









1 comment:

Hyla said...

Why in thed world are you stocking up? What is going on?

A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

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