Hello everyone! It’s a good time to think about food storage! Organic whole grains can be stored indefinitely in the right conditions and are a great way to add raw materials to your food supply that can be stored and made into healthy breads and cereals in case you can’t buy those things in the store at some point – whether due to shortages, or closures, or just not being able to leave your home.
I think that this year is a great illustration of how things can change very suddenly, when simple things like toilet paper became scarce overnight and not because of a natural disaster, but due to the pandemic when a lot of businesses had to suddenly shut their doors and the panic buying began 🙂 For a few weeks there it was really uncertain as to when we would be able to just go and buy more of some really basic items. Costco is still imposing limits on several things, and for good reason, but If it gets any worse, I don’t want to be caught short.
I was especially grateful for my chickens and my local farmers in the first few weeks of the pandemic, because grocery stores were completely sold out of eggs and milk along with some other basic grocery items! Even more reason to be prepared with what you need to live without needing to go to the store if necessary, and do it in a logical controlled way that doesn’t leave you racing around Walmart with three carts filled with milk right as disaster is at your door! 😀
If you are going for a years supply, according to preparedness pro, a good rule of thumb is to have 300 to 350lbs of grains per person per year, no matter the person’s age. If you don’t feel you need that much, and want to try stocking up for just 2 to 3 months of emergency food storage, you can divide that number by 4 for a 3 month supply.This would include Rice, Wheat, Oats, and any other grain based items that you wanted to store, such as pasta, cereals, mixes, etc – a good article to read on this topic can be found here.
For a one year supply per person in your household, they also recommend 75 lbs of legumes, 75 lbs of milk (dry, evaporated, etc.) 65 lbs of sweeteners (honey, sugar, molasses, maple syrup) per person, 2 gallons of cooking oil, 2.5 pounds of leaving agents (yeast, baking soda, baking powder, etc.), 5 pounds of salt, and 45 gallons of water per person. They also recommend 4lbs of shortening, but that is something I don’t personally use – we have purchased canned butter and coconut oil for our storage, both of which have a fairly long shelf life if stored properly.
For this order please order online from this page or send me an email with what you want and then send your payment via paypal at https://www.paypal.me/AnjiSandage or through venmo (preferred) @Anji-Sandage All orders need to be submitted by July 31st. After our order is submitted, I will keep you posted on delivery etc – when it comes in, orders can be picked up at my house at 2634 Kamas Drive in Taylorsville where you will be able to come and pick it up once it arrives.
It is very important that anyone who commits to participate pay on time, as the special prices that I get for group orders are often contingent on the quantity that our group buys at one time. For the most part, grains are non-perishable, so I am somewhat flexible with when you can pick it up, as long as my hubby’s garage isn’t blocked for too long ;D. Thanks!