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What is a Prepper Pantry? And why we all need one!
Today, I am starting a three-part Prepper Pantry series that you won’t want to miss! This first video covers:
- What is a Prepper Pantry
- Why We All Need One
My following videos in this series will cover:
What is a Prepper Pantry?
A Prepper Pantry is simply a place to store backup supplies, primarily food. You can use this extra food to refresh your main working pantry when your everyday supplies run low. Plus, these extra food supplies can be crucial when you’re confronted with small or large emergencies, such as bad weather, illness, or job loss.
How to Start Your Prepper Pantry
If you do not presently have a prepper pantry, the thought of starting one can seem daunting. But don’t worry. In my introductory video, I share an easy way to create a “prepper pantry grocery list” based on what you already buy at the grocery store during your regular shopping trips.
This list will make it easy for you to start shopping for your backup food supply. You’ll be able to keep track of what you have purchased and what you still need to purchase on future shopping trips. Little-by-little, as your time and budget allow, you’ll stock your prepper pantry in no time.
Why Do We Need a Prepper Pantry?
There is no substitute for being prepared. Preparing ahead of time will give you peace of mind knowing that you have extra food on hand in case an emergency hits.
But most important, being prepared to take care of ourselves, our family, as well as our friends and neighbors, enables food banks and other governmental agencies to provide more resources to take care of the most vulnerable in our society.
Pantry Food Storage Estimator
In my video, I share a simple way to create a prepper pantry grocery list that I find easy to manage and implement. It never seems overwhelming because I focus on building a backup food supply one week at a time.
However, if you would like to know exactly how much food you need to feed everyone in your household for any given amount of time, such as over a 52 week period, try out this Food Storage Calculator.
For additional detailed information on how to stock up on food and water to be prepared for an emergency, download the following free printable booklet from the United States Department of Homeland Security:
Don’t Get Overwhelmed!
Don’t let this process overwhelm you…especially when you see the recommended amounts of food needed by the food storage calculator. Just take a deep breath and focus on building your prepper pantry one week at a time.
You will be amazed at what you can do in a few months. And after one year of working on your prepper pantry plan, I am confident that you will have a sufficient supply of backup food to feel a real sense of security when an emergency strikes!
Pantry List for Your Prepper Pantry
If you haven’t had a chance to download your free pantry list, be sure to get the “How to Stock Your Essential Traditional Foods Four Corner Pantry” eBook now! You will find it invaluable as you create your Prepper Pantry plan. And watch the accompanying video for more tips on how to create your “Four-Corners Pantry” that includes your Prepper Pantry.
Prepper Pantry Series
UPDATE: In case you haven’t seen them yet, here are the other videos in this special Prepper Pantry series.
As you begin to stock your Prepper Pantry, you can also think about adding a few Forever Foods to your supplies. (These Forever Foods have an indefinite shelf life.) The part of your Prepper Pantry where you store your Forever Foods is often referred to as a Survival Pantry.
Since these Forever Foods generally can last forever or for at least 30 years, they are great additions to any long-term food storage. And in the event of a dire emergency, your Survival Pantry will be a lifesaver.
And as I show you in the following video, the good news is that you can easily find all the Forever Foods I talk about at your local grocery store. You do not need to buy any fancy dehydrated or freeze-dried foods.
As you are making the transition from a processed foods kitchen to a Traditional Foods Kitchen, you’ll find my essential foods video below to be a helpful guide. Rather than worrying that you have to rush out and buy lots of food, I focus on the 10 best foods to start adding to your pantry gradually as your budget allows.
When it comes to stocking a pantry—and especially a Prepper Pantry—don’t forget about simple everyday medical supplies, which include those foods that are considered time-honored home remedies. In the video below, I share 10 foods that you can find at any local grocery store. These items can help when you have indigestion, a small cut, a minor burn, and more. I even share my mom’s favorite (and tasty) remedy for stopping the hiccups!
As you start putting together your plan to create your Prepper Pantry, be sure to keep all your notes in one easy-to-find place. I highly recommend putting together what I like to call a Kitchen Journal. I share how I put mine together in the video below.
The contents of my journal will give you ideas how to create your own journal. My Kitchen Journal provides a one-stop, go-to reference for all my kitchen needs, including my Traditional Foods Pantry List!
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