National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 27

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Today’s Challenge

Today, let’s add one week’s worth of dinners for your family to the stockpile.

This can be done in multiple ways, and we’ll talk about one cheap one and one more expensive one. These aren’t necessarily the healthiest meals on the planet but if things get really tough, you’ll be happy just to have a hot meal.

  • If the budget is tight, grab 7 canned “meals” for each family member. This could be like Beefaroni, pork and beans, spaghetti, soup, or ravioli. You can get this conventional or organic. It will cost about $14 per person to put one week of conventional canned meals if you can’t find anything on sale, but sometimes you will be able to get these for as little as a buck per can. If things are really bad, you can eat these right out of the can without even heating them up. If you can’t get a week of food for everyone right now, add 7 cans per week until you have everybody covered.
  • If your budget is higher, there’s an even easier way to add to the stockpile. Buy at least one emergency bucket of food and all you have to do is put them away with the seal intact. If they remain sealed, this food will last up to 20 years.

Every time you add a little bit more food to your stockpile, it adds just a little bit more security for your family. Every little bit that you stash away will see you through the more difficult times.

What will you add?

What food will you add to feed your family for a week? Do you have a favorite inexpensive prep? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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