We should all still be in preparedness mode. Prices are going up and things continue to be hard to get in some areas. I am thankful there are not really many shortages in my area (except canned cat food). Prices have gone up a little here, but there is something to be said about living in the mid section of the country. Our cost of living is much less than other areas and we seem to be the last place to experience all the crap!
What do you have in stock that you do not have to worry about at this point? Is there something that you are super stocked up on?
My SUPER stock levels include:
salt - all kinds
dried beans - huge variety
jelly and jams
yeast (in freezer)
season packets - variety
bath - bar soap
My GOOD stock levels:
I then have a good supply of canned beans of all sorts and other veggies
I have a good year or two of laundry detergent and fabric softener (don't really use)
TP - good supply
spices - variety
wet wipes - bunches and bunches
antiseptic wipes - bunches
toothpaste and tooth brushes
Shampoo and deodorant
Sugar and baking soda
WHAT do I need more of??
fruit - canned or frozen
dried /dehydrated goods
probably more garden seeds (I do have a good variety)
cat food - supplies
canned/shelf stable & dry milk
vitamins and herbs
I know we all eat differently and have different wants and needs. I can get by very simply. I could actually eat beans, rice, pasta and tomato products for ages and be happy. I have lots of other goodies to add to those things - so I am doing pretty good. I also have my freezer. (I do have a great back-up for electric)
Years and years of prepping has paid off and I know what is important and what isn't (in my pantry).
I love having cookbooks and country living books on hand. I have books on natural living and medical books. I have books to read. I have craft stuff I can do.
Life can throw us some curve balls for sure. We need to be ready.
I know many don't have a lot of extra space for storage. Folks, do anything and everything you can!!!! Store under, behind, on top of - where ever you can. Under beds, behind and under couches and furniture, floors of closets, on top of shelves, behind doors............................ get creative.
Add what you can - when you can.
You don't have to spend a fortune all at once. Get a few extra cans or bags when you shop. Spend an extra $5, $10, etc. whatever you can each shopping trip.
Whatever you can get today and tomorrow is going to be cheaper than next month or in 2 months!
You future and that of your family is worth it. It like money in the bank.
Do you HAVE to live with lots of variety or are you one that could live with the basics? Simple or complicated?
I know beans and rice could get boring - but I figure I can do boring a long time if it keeps me alive!
Do you know what you are set with? What you need to get?
Get that inventory done now and shop for what is missing in your inventory.
Preparedness is your future!