I wrote recently about how a water outage inspired me to get back on the preparedness horse. It’s been a week or so since I last did anything that would count as productive in this arena so tonight is the night.
I’ve just been paid. I have to do a grocery shop this weekend. Now would be a good time to find out what I have vs. what I need to be ready for a month – excluding Fresh Fruit and Vegetables. In case of Emergency, I figure we can deal with Scurvy as a secondary concern!
So tonight I shall INVENTORY our foodstuffs.
Then I shall knock up a quick meals plan and see if we would have the required ingredients to meet that.
Whatever I don’t have which could be bought in one shop is what I need immediately.
If they have BOGOF (buy one, get one free) sales on the products I’ve identified as being a requirement, I shall pick up the spare and put it in the “storage” section.
I’ll also pick up a few bottles of water and set them to the side. I have water purification tablets now, but if you have no water it’s difficult to purify anything! 🙂
I have a tiny kitchen with only two small cupboards for storing food and cooking implements. I’ve been keeping an eye on “dead spaces” as I’ve been walking around our house and I have found a lot of places that with minor and reversible tweaks, because it’s a rental, we can have places to put and easily rotate our provisions while keeping them out of sight.
I’m getting excited. Can you tell?