If you and your family want to have a complete storage system, you could store everything imaginable! However to finance this kind of supply in the short term (just like your food storage) would present financial difficulties. You don't need to do it overnight though. It is a long term project within the financial and time capacity of the family. It probably should also be done in an orderly, systematic manner and not strain your income.
The following will give you some ideas of what you could store:-
Okay, so I'm not a huge fan of paper plates being used constantly, but when you have no water for a week, it is a blessing! You don't want to use your precious drinking water on washing up.
Poles for staking veggies
HEAT AND LIGHT
Torch and batteries
Brushes and combs
Baby products (if you have a baby)
First Aid Kit
Laundry Powder (if you don't want to make your own)
"How to" information books
Radio (battery or wind up)
Small parts (nuts, bolts, screws, nails etc)
Clothing (ready made)
Pins and needles
Have I forgotten anything? These are basics, so if there's anything else that your family would use (that isn't food), write it on your list.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Store $10 worth of Sandwich Spreads
Store $20 worth of Sandwich Spreads
I love the freedom of this challenge. You get to store whatever tickles your fancy. We have already stored quite a bit of honey, but you don't want to be eating only honey on your bread if you have to rely on your food storage. These spreads go really well with damper or flatbreads if you don't have yeast to be able to make your own bread (as I didn't when I was living on my food storage - now I know you can store yeast in the freezer ;D ).
Here are some ideas on what to store:-
Nutella (or equivalent)
Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)
Jam - so many varieties to choose from (conserve or 'chunky')
Vegemite (or equivalent)
Tuna Spread (plain, sweet corn and mayonnaise or tomato and basil etc)
Jellies (mint and garlic, port and clove, lemon and thyme etc great on a cold meat sandwich such as roast beef or lamb.)
There are some really weird spreads out there too. I have to confess that I DO have a strange looking American product called 'Baconnaise". It really is bizarre but tastes oh so good warm cold cooked potatoes and sprinkled with chives when I'm craving something salty. Not telling you to go out and buy it though as mine came with a chocolate offer I just couldn't refuse! It does taste just like bacon flavoured mayonnaise. Two flavours I like very much! I also have assorted mustards in my pantry cupboard as well.