Three Month Supply – Short Term Food Storage

Think of it as the savings account you can eat!

Key Points:

  • Make a list of foods you eat on a regular basis, and determine how much you would go through in three months.
  • Gradually purchase these foods in bulk as they go on sale (see below for more details).
  • Use and rotate these foods in all your daily cooking.
  • Constantly replenish the stocks of these foods as they go on sale again.
  • Don’t forget to include non-food items in this step as well. Get a 3 month supply of NECESSITIES such as diapers, medications, toilet paper, toiletries, etc. Remember, only the essentials for now.
  • Benefits include: saving money by buying foods on sale and having foods you normally eat in times of economic or any other type of hardship.

Helpful Tools:

  • The Pantry List Handout Download great list I compiled to get your family’s 3 month supply of food storage started! This list will help you know which items you’ll need to make ANY recipe. Compare it with what is in your cupboards to see what you should be stocking up on TODAY!
  • 3 Month Food Supply Excel Spreadsheet– Visit my sister site, Food Storage Made Easy.NET to download their 3 Month Food Supply Excel Spreadsheet (and view their how-to video) that will allow you to enter recipes and catalogue your family’s personal needs for a 3 month supply of food storage.
  • Purchasing a Three Month Supply– Visit my sister site, The Food Storage Shopper.NET to learn the system on how to purchase the items you’ll need to make your 3 month supply of food storage complete.
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  • John

    love your site,but you forgot one thing(i think).If you have animals(dogs,cat etc),they need food to! I try to keep enough food for them as for us.It`s a little easier with our dogs and cats.We kepp a supply of dry food,and keep them in big plastic buckets/barrels,and mix with liquid as needed.

  • brumbegirl

    I often wonder where are the recipes that go with the pantry list……?  and if there is no electricity, how are we going to bake?

  • Stephanie

    To date, I have never needed to use my food storage due to power outage, but I have needed to use it during 4-6 month long stints of unemployment. For power outages, though, you may want to buy a camp stove and store extra propane.

  • Dallas Gombash

    why do you have the same video x2 on the same page?

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