Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Goals: Flour, Sugar & Batteries!

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I really can't believe it is December and that means we have concluded a whole year of food storage goals!  If you didn't finish look on the right side of the blog for the monthly goal list.  For our last goal this year we are going to store FLOUR & SUGAR.  



FLOUR:  75LBS PER PERSON (yearly amounts)
  • STORES 8-10 YEARS IF KEPT DRY AND BUG PROOF
  • USE 5 GALLON BUCKETS WITH GAMMA LIDS 
  • EVEN IF YOU WANT TO ONLY COOK WITH WHEAT YOU SHOULD STORE WHITE FLOUR AS WELL. YOU MAY FIND OUT THAT WHEAT DOESN'T AGREE WITH YOU AND YOU MAY NOT FIND OUT UNTIL YOU EAT WHEAT.
SUGAR:  60LBS PER PERSON (yearly amounts)  AND INCLUDES:




  • WHITE SUGAR 40LBS PER PERSON
  • BROWN SUGAR 3LBS PER PERSON
  • MOLASSES 1LB PER PERSON
  • HONEY 5LBS PER PERSON
  • CORN SYRUP 16OZ PER PERSON
  • JAMS OR JELLIES 3LBS PER PERSON
  • POWDERED FRUIT DRINK MIX 6LBS PER PERSON
  • FLAVORED GELATIN 1LB PER PERSON
 Storing granulated sugar is really easy!  If it is kept dry it will last 30+ years.  If it gets damp and clumps, put it in a blender and blend until sugar again! Honey may crystallize but it is still safe to use.  Warm the honey jar in warm water and use as usual.  To keep brown sugar from hardening, place a small terracotta piece that has been soaked in water in the bottom of your container and the brown sugar will stay fresh!  **We are counseled to have a 3-month supply, but sugar and flour are long lasting and easy to store. The amounts listed for flour and sugar are all yearly amounts.**




The non-food goal for December is to store BATTERIESA  good idea would be to go through the batteries you have now and look at the expiration dates on them.  Then watch for sales and purchase enough batteries to last at least a year.  Store extra batteries with all flashlights, radios, and for smoke detectors. 


Emergency Essentials "Bee Prepared" from the Festival of Trees
**Have a Very Merry Preparedness Christmas!** Give the gift of preparedness!!! 
  • "100 Day Pantry" by Jan Jackson (100daypantry.com)
  • "The Essential Food Storage Cookbook" by Tami Girsberger & Carol Peterson
  • buckets & gamma lids
  • porta potty: bucket and lid with all the goodies that go with it :)
  • water containers
  • fun food in #10 cans (dried fruit, veggies, etc.)
  • manual wheat grinder
  • sleeping bags/tents
  • 72-hour & emergency car kits
  • shelves for the storage room (check out stevessos.com)
  • The Ideas are limitless!!

Enjoy the journey!
Enjoy the blessings!
Feel the PEACE!

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