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Stocking Up Again!
I glad to say that I didn't worry about the toilet paper when the virus started, in fact I was able to give 1/2 of my stockpile to my daughter. I'm not bragging or anything and I admit that I had a few holes in my pantry but overall I did pretty well.
But...like I said there were holes in my pantry and I had to get a few grocery pickups and make a few runs for meat. Here is what I found myself mostly getting pick up orders for:
1. I crave fresh fruit and vegetables and that is a problem that I need to find a solution for in the winter. There is nothing like fresh!
2. Fresh milk: I need a cow because unless it's a dire situation no one will drink dry milk. Dry milk is good to have on hand and use in recipes though.
3. Junk food- there is a craving for the sweet things. Although you need healthy food to keep your immune system running great until you get a grip on things, you will be needing some comfort food.
4. We still like meat and I found out that my freezer was not as full as it should have been. We worked it out though.
How did I learn about stockpiling? I always had extra but without a rhyme or reason. Oh, I might have a lot of shampoo but I'm pretty sure a couple of years ago that I wouldn't have enough food to last us for at least 6 months.
My first thought, that brought me on this journey of stockpiling was with the wild weather, that we would have a food shortage and I needed to be prepared (I had no idea what was coming my way). So, with that foreboding thought, I found myself searching and finding out what I needed to build my pantry from a variety of people and places. One of my favorites was the community I found at Patsy's classroom. She is having another class soon so that more people can learn how to stock pile what's important. She will guide you through the steps to building up your pantry a little at a time. The best part is that it is free! You can find out more and sign up here.
So, yes I'm stockpiling again when I'm able to find things. I'm replenishing things that we used more of..just in case. If your not ready, you should too!
Please leave a comment and let me know how it's going in your neck of the woods.