1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Article - 8 Ways To Quickly and Frugally Build Up Your Food Stockpiles and Pantry

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, May 5, 2019.

  1. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    This article is a good starting point for new Preppers. In our current society, stockpiling is looking more and more like a Necessity, not just a good idea.

    https://www.livinglifeinruraliowa.com/2019/05/8-ways-to-quickly-and-frugally-build-up.html

    DO NOTE the comment about being careful at Costco and Sam's Club. Prices may not always be the lowest in your neighborhood. We use Sam's Club for many foods because they're available in larger units at slightly better prices, usually... YMMV . Always use cash to avoid leaving a paper trail back to you.

    We Don't have Aldi's here, nor really any good alternative. We avoid Safeway like the plague because nothing is on sale without using a "club card" and losing our privacy.

    We do have several grocery stores, larger chain stores and groceries which cater to Hispanic foods. Their prices are variable and we only use them if they have a sale event. We get a weekly set of flyers in the mailbox which helps to track prices and sales. Some stores also have a website where prices are posted, but I tend not to use the Internet for shopping, particularly for food items.

    If you are a Prepper, and buy in quantity, I advise avoiding the use of Amazon because it costs you your privacy to place orders or to have items delivered. I don't want to have my account stand out because I might buy in large quantities... --> This Guy Is A Prepper!
     
  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    Winco is where to go. No cards or registration or membership.

    @DeanB this is a good article for you to take a look at!
     
    twp likes this.
  3. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    I like Winco, we have two in Reno, but they are outside of our easy travel range (foot, bike, bus). If I take the bike with trailer, one of us must guard the trailer (me) while the other shops. I'm good for about a three mile radius with a loaded bike trailer. The bus limits how much we can carry by hand and a small luggage dolly. Foot travel is the slowest and smallest radius of travel for shopping, fortunately we have Sam's and Walmart in close range.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  4. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    908
    the only way i'll buy any dented can food.is by accident or im gonna recan it.on account id rather not take a chance with um.
     
    Atlas and twp like this.
  5. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    35
    I did check out the article, well thought out and especially the part about gleaning, which I probably wouldn't have thought of.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  6. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    Do you have Winco stores in your area?
     
  7. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    35
    No, but I do have a Sam's club nearby. SO I do use them after determining if the prices are actually do represent savings.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  8. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    It is always good to check, because I have found that it isn't always cheaper. do you Do any canning?
     
  9. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    35
    No, I don't do any canning.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  10. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    908
    Your missing out on good eating then.and enjoyment as well..I've been home canning on a small scale a few years now.im not only eating what i can.but i beleave it's better for me.especially if you include store bought canned foods of any kind.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  11. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    35
    jimLE, twp and Atlas like this.
  12. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    twp likes this.
  13. DeanB

    DeanB Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    35
    Your welcome. I just found the site and thought it had a number of good articles with good information.
     
    Atlas and twp like this.
  14. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    908
    I'm planning on shopping at heb next month instead of Walmart..on account i plan on mostly buying meat.and some vegables in the produce section..then some roaming around for other good deals.they also have in store coupons as you enter the store.in which that'll be a extra savings for me..
     
    twp likes this.
  15. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    HEB are great stores. I wish we had them here.
     
    twp likes this.
  16. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    908
    took 2 ppl to town yesterday seeing how they needed the ride.so i took advantage of it by buying 2 box's of regular canning lids and 1 package of reusable wide mouth canning lids seeing how that's all they had in reusables.gonna continue to stock up on the reusables until im well stocked on them.then start canning foods for long term.i'll be going to a diff town today. might stop at the Walmart there to see what they have in canning lids.
     
    twp and Atlas like this.
  17. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2016
    Messages:
    4,969
    Likes Received:
    3,578
    That's a good deal @jimLE !
     
    twp and jimLE like this.
  18. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    @jimLE, What did those lids cost? I'm in the market for canning lids and jars myself.
     
    Atlas likes this.
  19. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2017
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    908
    the regular lids costed $2.18 for 12 lids per box of lids.the reusables costed $2.98 for 8 lids per package of lids.that's the large mouth lids.im hoping the regular is cheaper.

    edit

    gonna continue to stock up on the reusables until im well stocked on them.then start canning foods for long term.

    thought about that.i think those should be used for short term.seeing how i can reuse them..while i use the regular for long term.
     
    Atlas and twp like this.
  20. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2018
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    @jimLE, if you're rotating your stock, then the reusable lids are the way to go for everything, going forward. As the regular, non-reusable lids are opened and emptied, they can be replaced with reusable lids and reuse the jars.

    The long term storage jars still needs to be rotated, just on a longer cycle.

    I would still keep the non-reusable lids as those jars get opened and use them for short term food storage only. Right now, we have a set of flour containers which are not sealed tightly. They get used up in 1-2 months (short term), so I see no need to waste a good (airtight) lid on those containers, nor to spend the time to vacuum seal them.

    I'd like to have whole wheat berries in vacuum sealed jars, ready for milling, but we lack the space (apartment) to keep enough. No place to put 100lb+ of wheat berries unless we used them as pillow/mattress stuffing. :eek:
     
    Atlas and jimLE like this.

Share This Page

LINK CODE
We post links, such as those above, to websites which we like and which have content compatible with our website.

We particularly appreciate having a reciprocal link agreement with you, in which you agree to place a link back to us on your website.
For that purpose, we offer this HTML link code which you may place in your website.
Note that our logo image size defaults to 300 pixels width and 50 pixels height.
It looks like this:

You may use copy/paste in this box.