Here in Utah, the LDS Church has a place we call the Dry Pack. Every so often I try to add a few of the #10 cans from the Dry Pack Cannery to our long term food storage. I sometimes want to go crazy and order TONS - but really, I want this to be the stuff that we keep around for a loooong time in case the world ends or something. I have a few #10 can of Fruit Loops I made up for my kids should that ever happen. (I'm not kidding....)
There is a woman in our ward who has the title of "Food Storage Specialist." Is that the coolest thing or what? When the powers that be are wanting me done with Cub Scouts, I TOTALLY want the Food Storage Specialist calling. I would be awesome at it!!
This time around I ordered some dried carrots and apple slices, rice, quick oats, hot cocoa, refried beans, etc. I came home and there were all my cans neatly placed on my front porch! How easy is that?
The food in these cans can last for YEARS. Dan and I went with a few other couples to the Dry Pack on a date a few years ago. We all filled the orders for the ward and went out to dinner afterwards. It sounds nerdy, but we had a really great time!
I also picked up some pancake mix to use - hard to pass up for $3.50 per bag.
I love building my food storage without breaking the bank - I didn't spend more than $50 on this order!
Case Lot sales are starting this week around here....now is the perfect time to stock up on items like cream soups, wheat, flour, sugar, salt, canned veggies and fruit, oil, powdered milk, canned beans,tomatoes and paste, etc. I'm getting my list together for some serious shopping this week!
How is your food storage doing? Do you have a three month supply? We are looking at stocking up on both food items and non-food items as well, sometimes you need things in your home for an emergency. A good place to find things is CentrSource.