Tag Archives: food storage

Prepare for Food Inflation

We have seen just the beginning of food inflation. The price of food is certainly going to continue its climb. Don’t be surprised if it goes up fast. In my blog, QE and Your Food Budget, I list three factors why this is so. Any one of them is enough to cause the price of […]

Don’t Be Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To give her poor dog a bone: When she came there, The cupboard was bare, And so her poor dog had none. My little dogs, Phoebe and Mille, never have to worry about getting a dog bone. Although ol’ Mother Hubbard’s dog wasn’t as fortunate. In my last blog, “Food […]

Pantry Clean-Up

Get Space I was walking along the perimeter isle of WalMart the other day, when I noticed their plastic storage shelves. I took a closer look, because my pantry needed serious organization. A sturdy 36” X 18” X 73” shelf unit was under $40! It has a 625 pound capacity: 125 pounds per shelf. That’s […]

Bad Irene…

But Not As Bad As Feared Worldwide (so far in 2011) we have seen tornadoes, earthquakes, fire emergencies, volcanoes erupting, flooding, a massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and hurricanes. We have seen thousands of dead birds and fish across the world for unknown reasons. Hurricane Irene is just the latest in natural disasters. Thus […]

Rainy Day Food Insurance

In my last blog, In Case of Emergency, I covered items to consider for emergency preparedness. Included, was a recommendation of a minimum of 3 days (preferably 3 months to a year) of food provisions. Food storage is right up my ally. I love having a well-stocked pantry. If I’m in a pinch for dinner, […]

Waste Less…Save More

YIKES: An estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption, according to a government study, ends ups as waste. This includes food purchased at the supermarket, in restaurants and cafeterias, and food stored in your kitchen. It works out to about a pound of food every day for every American. Wasted food equals wasted […]

Food Storage: A Crisis Savings Account

Unless your cupboard is bare, you have food storage. Most families in America can eat from the food stored in their pantries and freezers for three days to a week (depending on when the last trip to the store was made), some even more. Because food is readily available, most of us don’t think about food […]