It's already Week Seventeen and your General Store & Food shelves should be filling up. How are you doing?
Week 17: Food
This week store 4 cans of soup per family member. Plan before you buy. You may want to store a few cans of soup to eat and a few cans to use as ingredients in casseroles and sauces. You can survive on rice and beans but think how much better they will taste with a sauce made from soups and spices? Yes, we will be storing spices, but this week get the creamed soups you use for sauces and casseroles and the soups you love to have on hand for illness or just to enjoy.
Week 17: General Store
Let’s stock up on shampoo. Just as we did with toothpaste determine what you need for your own family and store a few more for those who may land in your home during a crisis. This is not something people will be breaking down your door to get but the question is, will you be ok living without it?
Shampoo takes up very little room but remember it should be stored in a cool area. While shampoo is not consumed it can become a gummy mess if it gets too hot. Proper storage of all our preparedness items is important. It would be awful during an emergency to go to your General Store shelves only to find an item had spoiled. It would also be awful to go to your store shelves and realize you had just wasted money because you were not vigilant in your storage methods.