Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Food Storage on $5.00 a week

With all this wonderful (insert sarcasm here) SNOW and cold winter weather we are getting lately I thought I would share some info that might help you start to build your food storage

.The great thing about food storage is that it takes the stress out of an already stressful situation.
Baby Steps is where you want to start so it doesn't become so overwhelming. 
So here is a baby step that I hope you will find easy to make so that you can have food storage as well.

 Wanting to build your Food Storage BUT you think it just cost too MUCH? IF you can spare $5.00 per week you will have this by the end of the year.
You will end up with:
500 pounds of wheat
180 pounds of sugar
40 pounds of powdered milk
12 pounds of salt
10 pounds of honey
5 pounds of peanut butter
45 cans of tomato soup
15 cans of cream of mushroom soup
15 cans of cream of chicken soup
20 lbs. sugar
24 cans of tuna
21 boxes of macaroni and cheese
500 aspirin
1000 multi-vitamins
 6 pounds of yeast
 6 pounds of shortening
 12 pounds of macaroni


Some weeks you will have leftover change. Save the change
each week in a kitty to be used for the weeks you may exceed $5.00 (for example, as when purchasing wheat or milk)

Week 1 : 6 lbs. salt
Week 2 : 5 cans of chicken soup
Week 3 : 20 lbs. of sugar
Week 4 : 8 cans tomato soup
Week 5 : 50 lbs wheat
Week 6 : 6 lbs. macaroni
Week 7 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 8 : 8 cans tuna
Week 9 : 6 lbs. yeast
Week 10 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 11 : 8 cans tomato soup
Week 12 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 13 : 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 14 : 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 15 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 16 : 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 17 : 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
Week 18 : 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 19 : 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 20 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 21 : 8 cans tomato soup
Week 22 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 23 : 8 cans tuna
Week 24 : 6 lbs. shortening
Week 25 : 50 lbs wheat
Week 26 : 5 lbs. honey
Week 27 : 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 28 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 29 : 5 lbs. peanut butter
Week 30 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 31 : 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 32 : 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 33 : 1 bottle 500 aspirin
Week 34 : 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 35 : 50 lbs wheat
Week 36 : 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 37 : 6 lbs. salt
Week 38 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 39 : 8 cans tomato soup
Week 40 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 41 : 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 42 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 43 : 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
Week 44 : 8 cans tuna
Week 45 : 50 lbs. wheat
Week 46 : 6 lbs. macaroni
Week 47 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 48 : 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
Week 49 : 5 lbs. honey
Week 50 : 20 lbs. sugar
Week 51 : 8 cans tomato soup
Week 52 : 50 lbs. wheat



This should be enough to sustain 2 people for 1 year. For every 2 people in your family, add $5 more and double or triple the
amount of the item you are buying for that week.

9 comments:

  1. WOW! That's an amazing plan. Now I just need somewhere to put all the extra stuff. Guess Hubby needs to clean out the garage/play room. :)

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  2. this seems like an easy, doable plan. of course, i have absolutely NOWHERE to store all this :o(
    thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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  3. I will be babystepping all the way. I'll channel my Bill Murray from 'What About Bob?'

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  4. When I first started doing food storage I used the floor of my linen closet :) I have kept it in a 4 sided shelf, spare bedroom on an old desk, shelves in a BIG inside storage room to inside a small pantry closet with only 2 shelves(I found a nice shelving unit at a thrift store to add to it :)

    Thank you for posting this. I just recently found my hard copy of it, but am saving this one on my computer in case I loose the other one again LOL

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  5. That is crazy!
    Did you come up with that!!?
    I wish I had the ROOM!!!

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  6. I've done this plan before and it was so satisfying seeing my food storage grow each week!

    Thanks for posting this, as I lost my copy when my old laptop crashed!

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  7. Is that your pantry? Wow! Somebody really thought this out. I'm pretty impressed!

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  8. Awesome plan! We have a little bit going but need to add another few months worth - baby steps I guess!

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