Do you want to start storing food and do not know how? This article is your solution.
From biblical history we can learn, without a doubt, many correct principles. However, today we are going to implement a food and other storage project that Noah himself and his family would be proud to follow. Fortunately, we have not had to face a world cataclysm like the one that Patriarch Noah had to experience; But we can prepare ourselves to overcome complex situations in daily life such as illness, loss of employment or damage due to natural phenomena. So get to work! We are going to start our storage project!
1. The Noah Project is organized to carry it out for a whole year
Do not despair of wanting to gather everything in a single purchase, or if, on the contrary, time passes and you make little progress. Having a warehouse with enough is a long-term project, so please be patient and constant, that is the key.
2. Find a place in your home where you can start storing the items you are acquiring
It should be a place where there is not much light, that is not within the reach of animals, without humidity and that is safe for young children. You can allocate a closet, closed boxes under the bed, or if you are a creative woman, you could design a complete room, stools and even the base of a bed made of boxes with food inside. The important thing is that they are safe places for our food.
3. Organize your budget
Don’t spend more money than you can. Only allocate a portion that does not significantly affect family finances; Perhaps it is a modest amount, the important thing is perseverance, do not forget it.
4. Make a shopping plan
I suggest a list of items but you are the specialist in your home, so feel free to make the pertinent modifications according to the needs of your family.
5. Put the date
As soon as you get home with your storage items, you will need to mark the packages and bottles with the date of purchase. That way, when you go to use them you can keep a chronological order and use the oldest.
The amounts listed are calculated per person (multiply by the number of members living at home).
January 5lts water and 1 kg dried fruits or seeds: raisins, blueberries, sesame, etc., (one kilo among several of them).
February ½ kg of sugar and 2kg of a cereal of your choice (oatmeal, rice, etc.).
March 1lt of honey or 2 energy bars and 2lts of cooking oil.
April 3 packages of gelatin (2 flavored and 1 natural) and 1kg of powdered milk.
May 1kg of corn flour, 1kg of wheat flour and 1kg of beans, lentils, broad beans or the legume of your choice.
June 4 cans of canned vegetables and a first aid kit.
July 1lt of chlorine, 1kg of soap powder and 10 kg of whole wheat per family
August 3kg of textured soy or quinoa and 6 cans of tuna or sardines.
September 10 cans of soups or stews of your choice and 2lt of fruit juices.
October 5kg of charcoal, 5 boxes of matches and 20 rolls of toilet paper.
November 5 packages of dehydrated mashed potatoes, 5 packages of pre-cooked pasta or rice soup, and 2 packages of napkins and aluminum foil.
December 2 sachets of oral or hydration serum, 4 cans of fruit in syrup, 2 boxes of feminine sanitary napkins, a menstrual cup or diapers and 1 blanket or bedding.
Don’t forget: Adapt the plan according to your needs, your income and the tastes of your family.
Having water is essential, save as much water as possible. With salt, oil and flour you can make bread; Soy and quinoa are high-protein foods, if you don’t know how to cook them this is a good opportunity to learn. If it is within your means, include chocolates or some food that your family likes a lot.
Once your warehouse takes shape, do not forget to rotate the food, that is, when the time near the expiration of the food arrives, you consume it and supply it again. On the internet you can find many good suggestions to organize your warehouse and make it something that really improves your economy and gives security to your family in difficult times. It requires work and effort from all members of the family but it is worth it, I assure you!
If you want to delve further into this topic, I invite you to read the following articles:
Read: Storing food at home is not a hoarding or apocalyptic issue
Or you can read: Reducing the budget for food is a matter of planning and saving