Tag Archives: pantries

What Did You Do To Prep This Week?

31 Aug

One of the more popular Prepper blogs asks this question every week and with the drama between the US and Syria I started to rethink my prepping. I am in pretty good shape prep wise, but I have a lot more I want to do. I have plans for next week, next month, next year and even plans for 5 years from now.

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Two weeks ago Lowe’s got in a supply of really nice fruit trees so I bit the bullet and went ahead and paid full price for some trees instead of waiting until they went on sale. I bought 18 trees and added them to the orchard. Today I went in and they had their vine crops marked down to $6 each for the 1 gallon pots. I bought Blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and concord grapes to plant in the orchard. I am going to leave these in the pots for a few weeks until we have cooler weather. I had been wishing for hot weather and we got it! It has been in the mid to upper 90’s the last 2 weeks and I have been scrambling to keep water to the fruit trees I planted. It will be easier to water the new vines if I keep them in the pots for the time being.

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I went to the grocery and added some items to the pantry like this 1% milk in a sealed wax carton that you can keep on the shelf with no refrigeration required until you open the carton.

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I picked up some Mexican salt, you have so many uses for salt besides eating!

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I also picked up some additional Lamp and Candle oil at a good price. What did you do to prep this week?

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Stocking Your Pantry

20 Feb

I went to the grocery store today and while I was there I picked up a few extra items for the pantry.

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I just keep adding to the pantry slowly, bit by bit. But some things I always make sure to have plenty on hand. Many years ago when Sweet Thing and I first got married, I gave her a clear set of instructions to keep the pantry stocked especially with three things. We should ALWAYS have a supply of ketchup, Pork and Beans, and toilet paper. Those are three of the basic necessities of life. I told her if I ever discovered we were running short of any of those items I would not be able to sleep until they were restocked. She one of us might have to run to the store to restock even if it was 10:00 at night. So always keep those pantries stocked. What supplies do you insist on always having on hand?