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Dry Goods Storage

bowhunter1023

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One nice thing about this house is my dad didn't waste any space. There's tons of spots to dedicate to particular types of surplus items. These shelves are over the steps to the basement. Below the steps is my "Armageddon Room" which has built in bunks that serve as shelving and it's dedicated to tornado/safe room space. All my canning supplies and stuff I make from the garden go in there. I cleaned and organized above the steps today since I stocked up. Curious what other dry food/canned/long storage items folks prioritize?

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giles

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I don’t see any kid snacks. You know the type “here, shut up and take this” crackers and cheese, fruit snacks, cans of nuts, revolving stock that will last for a year or so.

We buy all of these type items in bulk from built style stores. I ain’t paying the regular store $5 for 5 fruit by the foots...but I’ll pay $12 for a case of individually wrapped snacks. (Bad example as all those are wrapped individual, but you get my point.) Trail mix would be a better example. But I buy that in big ass bags and individually wrapped.
 

Jamie

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if you have the space, buying dry goods in bulk is a great way to save money and be prepared for whatever disasters may befall us and keep us from shopping. important to keep stuff in containers that will keep mice and bugs out of it for weeks or months of storage. we've been buying jasmine and basmati rice, sugar (browns and white), flour, condiments, paper and plastic stuff, soap(bath, dish, shampoo), toothpaste, oils, salt, spices, etc. in bulk for years. Costco makes it really easy to do. it's a rare occasion for there not to be 10-20lbs of rice, 25lbs each of flour and sugar, 10lbs of coffee beans and on and on. all this on top of the 20+ quarts of home grown beans, 20-30 quarts of canned squirrel and venison, 40-50 pints of canned shrooms. my wife is a closet food hoarder. I swear, with the food we have on shelves and in our freezers, I know we could live for 3 months without a trip to the grocery store all the while trying to keep less food around here. it really is great to live in a time and a place where I'm more worried about having too much food instead of not enough.
 

bowhunter1023

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Kid's stuff is in the pantry in the kitchen where they can access it. But, it could use bolstering. I moved some stuff out of there yesterday to make room for more of that stuff and things with slightly shorter shelf lives.
 
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