Now’s the time to stock up on food storage

Between now and Christmas, you’re going to see some really good sales on various food items. Take advantage of these sales to bulk up your food storage.

With the holiday season approaching, many folks are looking at parties and family dinners. This being the case, most grocery stores start using staple items as what are called loss leaders. These are things the store is selling at or below their cost, just to get you in the door and hopefully sell you other stuff. So, turkeys for example will start selling at $0.48/lb or maybe even less. Spend six or seven bucks and you’ll have a pretty good size turkey. After it is cooked, you could can the meat itself or use it to make soups and such, freezing or canning it in smaller amounts.

Baking staples like flour and sugar will go down to mere pennies. Pick up a few pounds of each and store them in tightly lidded containers. Toss ’em into the freezer for a few days first so as to kill any potential bugs that might have found their way into the packages.

Canned and frozen veggies also typically go on sale this time of year. Obviously the canned ones are pretty much ready for storage as is. The frozen veggies can be canned up as well.

Shopping these types of seasonal sales is a great way to stretch your prepping budget. If you watch the sale ads closely and pay attention, you can easily spend not much more than say $15.00 and get enough food to feed a family of five for a week.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

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