1.23.2009

three-month supply summary

We've now completed the steps for gathering a three-month supply. Shopping for the items on your three-month supply menu can take as little or as long as you can afford.

"Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage." (All Is Safely Gathered In: Home Storage)

There are many ways to gather a three-month supply. You have to figure out which method is best for you. Though it may be tempting to copy someone else's menu or shopping list, it is important that your menu choices be based on your family's "normal, daily diet" not someone else's. You do not need to store wheat or beans for your three-month supply, though you can if this is the type of food that you normally eat.

Most of the supplies that you need for your three-month supply should be available at your neighborhood grocery store. There are some local and/or online retailers including but not limited to local recreation/camping stores, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Walton Feed, Shelf Reliance, and Emergency Essentials that sell dehydrated or freeze-dried products that you may choose to store in place of fresh products.

Here is a summary of our three-month supply goals:

Breakfast:
Create a breakfast menu.
Make a shopping list.
Go shopping.

Lunch:
Create a lunch menu.
Make a shopping list.
Go shopping.

Dinner:
Create a dinner menu.
Make a shopping list.
Make copies of your menus and shopping lists and keep shopping.

Let me know how you are progressing by checking in using the poll to the right.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for mentioning Shelf Reliance!! They are a great resource for GREAT tasting food!! If you use the code save15 you can also save 15% at checkout!!