Tuesday, November 27, 2012

stocking up for $5/week

With all the recent things going on in the world, I decided its time to seriously stock up our shelves and prepare for an emergency.  We live in a tornado area and also could get blizzards, so I need to be prepared.

I found a list on pinterest on stocking up your shelves for only $5/week.  I had a couple of issues with the list.  First, if food and meals are a top priority, I certainly didnt need 180 pounds of sugar by the end of the year.  Second, my hubby and I are the only ones who eat tomato soup and so 12 cans was a little extreme.  Thirdly, they didn't have any water on the list.  We live on a well and if it freezes, no water, so that is a priority for us.

I made myself a new list and put in things that I thought we would need and eat.  I also upped the amount to $7.50, I know I'm a wild woman.  And I added on $5 a week for non-food items.

Next week is the first week and I'll be getting:

5 gallons of water
3 lbs of salt
1 package of toilet paper
Doesn't look very exciting does it?


  1. Ha, ha, ha! Some of the things on those lists are a bit strange.

  2. Yes, and she has tons of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup. I agree you could use them to make soups and stews, however, without any veggies on her list I'm not sure how she's going to do that. Many people don't have gardens or can their veggies. I'm looking forward to doing that this year!

  3. Like the dollar amout put toward stocking up. We have hit the same point with the economy situation. Wanting to also work on gardening more. Merry Christmas. Glad the hubby gets to come home.


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