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Stockpiling Groceries

People start stockpiling groceries for many reasons. But whether you are stockpiling for 3 months or for much longer terms this article will help you find out if stockpiling food is for you.

In simple terms, storing food allows a person to buy in bulk when things are on special, or buy items on bulk that they use it and store these items for future use.What is stockpiling?

While we are only talking about stockpiling groceries in this article, there are many other things that people stockpile if they are wanting to “survival stockpile.”

Survival stockpiling is for apocalyptic mindset where natural disasters, war, end times etc are the main reason for stockpiling food and water. This leads to…

Why people start long term food storage?
~Religious reasons
~Economic downturns
~Power outages
~Natural Disasters
~Frugality
~Simplicity
~Seasonal stockpiling (e.g. get through winter)
~Isolation
~Fears of epidemics (e.g. swine/bird flu)
~Peace of mind

How to start your stock pile

stockpiling groceriesThey way I did it was to buy extra each time I was at the grocery store of the things we used most. I slowly built up my non-perishable groceries and grains as well as toiletries.

As we get vegetables from our garden and a butcher to deliver our organic meat I needed to just keep my pantry stocked with the raw materials that I use in meal preparation.

Coupons are not a big part of life in our country but in other countries many frugal people save a lot of money on grocery shopping by wisely using coupons as part of their stockpiling process.

Each weekend these moms buy the different papers known for carrying coupons.Watching grocery sales and stockpiling groceries are also a good match. You can buy up products you use in bulk when they are on sale. However, be sure to check the “sell by” and “use by” dates so that you do not end up with a lot of food that is past its expiration date.


A Really Simple Way to Beat Inflation!

Here is a site dedicated to saving money by dehydrating foods for long-term storage – the best way to beat the ravaging effects of high-inflation and a possible food shortage. We also have information on how to store your food! Visit Easy-Food-Dehydrating.com for lots more information about this valuable way to preserve foods for long periods of time while using less energy.


Other helpful pages related to stockpiling food:
Pantry food list
Canning for beginners
Setting up a vegetable garden

Further advice on stockpiling can be found at the very helpful website Food Storage Made Easy where you can sign up for a free ecourse which will take you through all the basics of stockpiling and beyond.

 

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Updated: October 13, 2013 — 2:24 pm

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