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5 Steps to Inflation Proof Your Prepper Pantry
Learn these five essential steps to inflation proof your Prepper Pantry so you can stock up now and stay ahead of rising food prices!
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What is a Prepper Pantry?
If you haven’t heard of a Prepper Pantry before, this term refers to the part of your pantry where you store your backup supplies. This area is also referred to as an Extended Pantry. Your Extended or Prepper Pantry is part of what is known as the Four Corners Pantry, which includes your:
- Working Pantry (what you access every day)
- Extended Pantry or Prepper Pantry
You can use your Prepper Pantry to restock your Working Pantry and as a fallback for supplies in an emergency. The backup supplies you can buy on sale or in bulk and store in your Prepper Pantry will help you stay ahead of inflation as food prices start to rise.
The Steps to Inflation Proof Your Pantry
In my educational pantry video, I talk about the five steps you can follow to inflation proof your pantry. I walk through each step in detail, including steps on how to conduct an efficient pantry inventory and the best way to store your food to extend its shelf life. Plus, I share a bonus tip you don’t want to miss!
Prepper Pantry Basics
Now is the best time to create or restock your Prepper Pantry to inflation proof your Four Corners Pantry. To learn more about how to get started with your Prepper Pantry, watch the videos below where I discuss:
- What is a Prepper Pantry and why we all need one
- How to stock your Prepper Pantry with real food, and
- How to stock your Prepper Pantry starting with only $5 per week
Have more questions about the Prepper Pantry? Be sure to watch the following video where I answer the most common questions I have received.
Storing Food in Your Prepper Pantry
And once you begin to stock your Prepper Pantry, you will want to make sure that you store your food properly to preserve its shelf life. In the following videos, I show you the best food storage supplies and how to use them.
Still have questions about food storage? I’ve got you covered in my Food Storage Questions video below, where I answer the most common questions I receive.
What Types of Food to Store in Your Prepper Pantry?
What types of food should you choose to inflation proof your Prepper Pantry? When it comes to flour, I am a firm believer that it’s always best to store whole grain and then grind your own flour. Flour has a relatively short shelf life, but whole grain has a very long shelf life.
In the following tutorial video, I share the best way to store your whole grain and show you three options for how to grind whole grain to make fresh flour.
When it comes to buying whole sweeteners for your pantry, you may be overwhelmed by the selection available in your grocery store. In the following video, I review all the major whole sweeteners to take the mystery out of which sweeteners are best. After watching my video, you’ll be able to choose the sweeteners you like for your long-term storage.
What I Missed Stocking in My Prepper Pantry
I try to always be prepared, but I learned the hard way about what I missed during the terrible winter storm we had here in Texas this past February. We lost power, and temperatures dipped to an unheard-of 5°F for extended periods in Central Texas. In my video below, I share with you what I overlooked and the products I found to fill the holes in my Prepper Pantry.
More Prepper Pantry Resources
- Preserve the Harvest (Utah State University Extension Service)
- National Preparedness Month (US Department of Homeland Security)
- Longer-term food storage (Latter Day Saints)
Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List
When it comes to stocking your Prepper Pantry, having a list and a plan can be a lifesaver. But you don’t need to go it alone. Be sure to download my FREE 36-Page Essential Traditional Foods Pantry List.
This list will provide you with the real foods you should be thinking about adding to your pantry. Selecting the right foods is especially important if you are making the transition from a processed foods kitchen to a Traditional Foods Kitchen. My comprehensive pantry list eBook also provides you with links to video instructions and printable recipes so you can turn your pantry staples into delicious and nutritious meals.
Learn How to Save with Treasures and Hauls
Ready to get started on stocking your Prepper Pantry and saving money? Be sure to watch the video below for ideas on the bargains you can find on real foods at Costco.
If you need a few tips on how to save money on kitchen supplies, be sure not to miss the video below where, yes, I share my best ideas for finding amazing kitchen treasures in the garbage! The thrift store, junk shop, and garbage provide you with additional ways to inflation proof your pantry.
Have you started a garden—even a windowsill garden—to grow your own food and herbs? A garden full of delicious vegetables and fragrant herbs is a great way to inflation proof your pantry! Starting a garden does not need to cost you a lot to get started, and I show you how in my 10 vegetables to regrow from kitchen scraps video.
And in the following video, I share how to find some surprising treasures to use in your garden, especially from the garbage!
Kitchen Academy Videos
Are you looking for more traditional foods videos? I invite you to join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy. Members of this optional paid YouTube community get access to exclusive videos, live streams, and other members-only perks. Plus, your YouTube comments include a special members-only badge.
In the following members-only video, I talk about How to Stock Your Traditional Foods Pantry.
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Favorite Prepper Pantry Supplies
- All American Pressure Canner
- Ball Electric Water Bath Canner
- 5 Gallon Buckets with Lid
- Gamma Lids – White
- 1 Gallon Mylar Bags
- 500CC Oxygen Absorbers
- 10g Silica Gel Packs
Favorite Kitchen Supplies
- Favorite Aprons
- Silica Gel Packets (Helps keep moisture from building up in your mix)
- Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- 8-Quart Slow-Cooker
- Fat Separator (Clever kitchen device to help you decant bone broth)
- Flour Sack Towels
- Masontops Fermentation Kit (promo code below)
- Mockmill Grain Grinder and Whole Grains (promo code below)
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