My first stop was Honeyville Grain in Salt Lake City. I needed a few baking staples but while I was there these two cans caught my attention.
They are sealed cans of non-hybrid seeds, on sale for $10.00!!! I almost wish I had purchased more than just the two cans. They are shelf-stable for about 15 years. These cans sound like an amazing idea, but don't put them on the shelf and hope you'll never need them. Plan a garden and learn all you can now, before you have to use seeds to survive. Seeds in your storage are also perfect for people who are on specific diets and can't live off of starches and high carbs, such as pasta and rice.
I've always been an advocate for chocolate in my storage room. It is one of the main food groups in my house :), but did you ever want to be able to store ice cream long-term?
Freeze-dried chocolate chocolate chip ice cream! Just like the astronauts! I couldn't resist, and it is actually pretty good. It melts in your mouth and takes just like chocolate, with chocolate chips in it. Win, win in my book! The #10 can cost $16.99 on sale.
Towards the end of summer I like to stock up on seasonal items like pool shock and solar garden lights.
Pool shock is an essential item to have in your storage. A 1lb. bag of pool shock can purify 10,000 gallons of water. It doesn't expire like bleach and has a long shelf life. Check out my post on water purification HERE for more information. The box above was around $13.00 at Walmart.
Outdoor solar lights are a great addition to my preparedness supplies. These were only .97 at Walmart. Leave them outside to soak up the sun and bring them in at night for cheap emergency lights. I collect a few every year and add them to my storage supplies. They are inexpensive and easy to use!
These are the items that I added to my storage room this week. What have you done this week to fill in your storage gaps? Remember that smalls steps lead to big things!