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Food Storage–September 2013

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Month Five

food-in-buckets

Food Storage plans are intended to feed one person for one year:

Here are the year’s totals for all of the plans:

The Bare Minimum      $500 for the year, with monthly purchases averaging $42

Expanded Storage     $1870 for the year, with monthly purchases averaging $155

Gluten-Free Storage       $1017 for the year, with monthly purchases averaging $85

We hope this is helpful!

The Bare Minimum

30 lbs dry beans     $30  (lds cannery, costco, winco)

TOTAL $30.00

Expanded Storage

300 multivitamins   $16.19 (vitacost, Nature Made Multi Daily*)

4 #10 cans rolled oats   $10    (lds cannery)

125 lbs hard red or white wheat   $57.25  (lds cannery)

4 5-gallon food grade buckets and lids    $24  (lowes)

1 #10 can powdered margarine     $13.95  (emergency essentials–10.99 each if you buy 6)

4 #10 cans instant potatoes   $13    (lds cannery)

1 8 oz. bottle black pepper   $5

TOTAL  $156.59

Gluten-Free Storage

50 lbs white rice     $24  (lds cannery, check costco)

25 lbs popcorn   $30 (walmart)

2 lbs xanthan gum   $30  (augason farms)

TOTAL  $84.00

*Contains iron.  This can be helpful in women of childbearing age and children, but not desirable in other groups.

(Store names provided when I thought they might be helpful in keeping costs down.  If you are having a hard time finding items for the price listed, leave a comment by clicking on the link at the top of the left sidebar and I will give you my pricing info. Pricing is subject to change…as anyone shopping these days can testify!)

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