What's In Your Ark?

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Gathering and Using Your Food Storage

#1- Gather Water
  • 14 gallons per person-MINIMUM
  • Use a variety of containers & store them in different places in your home.
  • Keep water away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Use 2 drops of bleach to 1 quart water to purify. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before drinking.  Water should smell like chlorine if it's properly treated.
#2-Gather a 3-Month Supply
  • Start with a one-week menu and buy a few extra items (on sale!!) when you go to the store
  • Store only the foods YOUR family EATS!!!
  • Make an ingredient list of foods from your menu and that becomes your shopping list. Only buy items when they are on SALE!!  
  • You will gradually build up a home store.
#3-Financial Reserve
  • Reserve a little money each week and put it in your food storage savings.
  • Use the money to shop the case lot sales (April & September), buy food in bulk, buy emergency supplies, etc.  
  • Save money for emergencies as well!  Be prepared!
#4-Gather a Longer-Term Supply
  • After getting your 3-month supply all stored you can work on storing a longer-term supply.
  • This includes #10 cans of food that will last for 20-30 years if stored in a cool, dry, area. 
  • I use all of these items in my daily cooking, that is how to rotate it.
  • The items include rice, beans, wheat, pasta, oats, and powdered milk
Don't forget about the necessities!!
  • Baby needs-diapers, wipes (good to have for more than just babies), formula, cloth diapers, baby food (can be used in cooking!), bottles
  • Paper products-paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, bowls, napkins, paper towel, and toilet paper.
  • Toiletries-feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, deodorants, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc
  • Batteries, cleaning supplies, sanitizers,etc
"The first step is to begin.  The second is to continue.  It doesn't matter how fast we get there so much as that we begin and continue according to our abilities." -Bishop Burton
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