Buying In Bulk For Stocking The Pantry
Great article on buying in bulk to stock up your pantry. here is a great list to help you keep track of things you may want to have on hand in case of emergencies when there are no supplies left in the store.
I know some people will right away start thinking, oh brother, more doomsday theory stuff. No I do not mean stocking up for the end of the world, I am talking about being prepared for emergencies, and those emergencies are happening to folks all over the country.
We have had hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires in many different states and these natural disaster create shortages of food items. The stores clear out ahead of any major storm because most folks wait till the storm announcement to think about stocking up or the disaster closes roads and stores run out of goods that can’t be replaced for a while.
If you have the room why not stock your pantry to have enough supplies for at least three days or a week. We have had folks that have gone through some of these disasters write in and thanks us for the info they found on our blog because when disaster hit their area they were stocked and prepared to wait it out. Some were grateful they didn’t have to leave their homes while all the chaos was happening in the streets and they felt it would be unsafe to go out.
If you would like to be able to stock up your pantry so that you could be prepared in case a natural disaster or even a major storm happens in your area Ogocaj has a great list of items to stock and shows some pictures of just how much food you can get for less money by buying in bulk.
The best two places that I know of for buying in bulk for the pantry are bulkfoods.com and Honeyville.com both sell items in bulk, Bulk foods has more products but Honeyville has more organic items. Both ship for $5.00 no matter what size order, even if you ordered 1000 pounds it would still be $5.00 for shipping. As for the prices, doing a comparison of yellow cornmeal, for 25 pound bags Bulk Foods is on sale right now for $31.99 while Honeyville has the same amount for $28.99. Then you can break it down into jars or mylar bags with oxygen absorbers for storage.
If you want to stock up on grains and even dehydrated items, buying in bulk is the most economical way to buy. If you would like to buy bulk for stocking up but are not sure where to put it check out 16 Food Storage Tips for the Space Challenged House.
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