Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where Can I Get Food Storage?

I'm amazed at how many options there are for food storage these days. There are TONS of different companies you can order from. Many companies have also made their way into Walmart and Associated Foods Stores. Most sites have a food calculator and you can plug in what you want to eat and for how long and it will calculate what you need per person. There are even ready made "kits" you can buy. I was amazed that for $1,999 I could purchase every thing I needed to eat for 6 months. Wow! That seems like a hefty price tag to me. There is also another company out there that will give you a years amount of food and put you on a monthly payment plan. Hmmmm.......I thought we weren't supposed to go into debt for our food storage. However you look at it, food storage and emergency preparedness has turned into big business.

Personally, I like the LDS cannery. You can get a current price list at the church's website and I RARELY ever find food storage cheaper anywhere else. That's because there is no markup- it's not a business, it's just a service they provide to the community. That's right- the community. You don't have to be a member of the church to use the cannery. The only thing I've noticed is that they don't carry everything. No oil, eggs, butter and stuff like that.

I also like to watch the case lot sales at the grocery stores and stock up on canned food when it's at the lowest price. For instance, I usually only buy pears or corn once a year. When stuff like that gets really cheap- buy as many cases as you will use and can afford.

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