Guidelines For Stocking The Pantry

12 11 2008

George asked about getting some guidelines for his pantry. I had been thinking about creating some spreadsheets for this, based on the excellent book Making the Best of Basics by James Talmadge Stevens, but thankfully someone has already done this!

Go visit SimplyLivingSmart and download their Food Storage Spreadsheet.

You will input family information, and if you prefer to store more than the recommended amounts, and then you will enter and update amounts on hand for each food group. Then the spreadsheet will tally the totals on the main page and you can see how your stored amounts compare to 1, 3, 6, and 12 month supplies.

So download this and get to work! But don’t get overwhelmed… if you’re new to food storage, just work on getting a one-month supply built up. Don’t try to do twelve months all at once.

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12 11 2008
Ummm, How Much Grain?! | WildCraft

[…] that should be able to work with it.  I found this spreadsheet while reading a great blog called ‘In Due Season’.  The spreadsheet can be downloaded from ‘Simply Living Smart’.  I havn’t had […]

8 12 2008
In Due Season…

[…] It’s a great resource and primarily covers food storage – why, what, how, how much, and what to do with it. It explains how to calculate your storage needs based on the size of your family, and there is a spreadsheet to help make the process easier. […]

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