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Stock Your Pantry

Challenge ~ WEEK 7 ~

There is a conflict arising that will affect U.S. citizens. We are in a vulnerable position in regards to the Russia and Ukraine situation. In addition, we are in conflict with China and many other countries which will bring the battle to U.S. soil. It is very important that we prepare "Just In Case". It's time for you to step up your preps.

This week we are going to focus on the home pantry by purchasing long shelf life foods. First, take inventory, again, and make note of what you need or want in the future. Go get it, now!

Here is the challenge.

Customize the items by substituting them to suit the people you are planning for. Research for the sales in your area. Only buy what is on sale and purchase enough items for everyone you are planning for. If you are buying canned foods for long shelf life, DO NOT buy cans that have tabbed openers as shown in the picture below. If you stack the cans on top of each other, they can easily puncture and could be deadly if eaten.


Here is a list of suggested items. 

Food Storage Purchase

Water (1 gallon per day per person) for each person you are planning

for. If you can store more, do it!

Oatmeal ( Steel-cut and/or Rolled Oats, etc.) 

Beans (Pinto, Red, Black, etc.)

Salt (Kosher, Sea, Himalayan, etc.)

Pepper (Granulated Black or White and various Peppercorns, etc.)

Pasta (Spaghetti, Elbow, Egg noodles, etc.)

Sweeteners (Sugar, Honey)

Coffee/Tea (If you drink it. If not, this could be used to Barter.)

Extra Item Purchase

Hand Sanitizer

Aluminum Foil

Sewing Kit

Disposable Wet Wipes

Rubbing Alcohol ~ 70% or greater 

Hydrogen Peroxide


Food Grade containers to store food.

The items above can be found at the Dollar Store.

Family Preparation

Locate your Fire Extinguishers or purchase one.

Skill or Drill:

Learn how to use a Fire Extinguisher.  Click the link for information on choosing the proper fire extinguisher.


Save $7 as your budget allows. Save something. Here is a 52 Week Money Challenge Printable Spreadsheet

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