I think this is a great idea! Better than buying so much variety every week.
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Weekly Food Storage Buildup Program
Week 1 Nuts–get them on sale after Christmas. Drug stores are often a good source. Dry roasted keep best. Freeze bagged ones. 21 lbs. per person
Week 2 Detergents, Bleaches, Cleansers. Bleach 1 gal per person. Laundry soap, 20 lbs per person.
Week 3 Medicine Chest – feminine products, Pepto bismol, cough syrup, Tylenol, Calamine lotion, Kaopectate, Ipecac, sun screen, etc. Dispose of all outdated medications
Week 4 Canned meats – Tuna, Spam, Dried Beef
Week 5 First Aid supplies – Band aids, antibiotic ointment, Ace bandages, steri-strips. ..
Week 6 Fill your water jugs
Week 7 Peanut butter 10 lbs per person
Week 8 Solid vegetable shortening lbs. per person
Week 9 Juices – Avoid watered products. Get 100% juice.
Week 10 Toothpaste, floss, razors, shaving cream
Week 11 Mixes, cake, pancake, muffin, etc. Purchase or make your own. Counts for part of grain requirement. you need an annual total of 300 lbs of grain products per person.
Week 12 Spices and herbs—look for bargains at health food stores or ethnic food stores.
Week 13 Rice buy 10, 15, or 20 pounds. Counts toward grain total
Week 14 More First Aid: gauze patches, swabs. Cotton balls, tape, etc.
Week 15 Pasta. Select a variety. Counts toward grain total
Week 16 Dry Milk. 100 lbs per person per year
Week 17 – Assemble emergency sewing kit: thread, pins, needles, buttons, snaps, zippers, tape measure, scissors.
Week 18 – Flour. Consider your families needs. 50 lbs per person? counts toward grain
Week 19 – Dry or canned soup
Week 20 – Gelatin or Pudding mixes
Week 21 – Buy garden seeds locally, if you haven’t mail ordered them. Get only what you will plant and eat. Also consider what you can preserve and eat.
Week 22 – More Flour! 50 lbs per person total. counts toward grains
Week 23 – Cord, twine or light rope. Flashlights and batteries.
Week 24 – Freeze cheese. Grate and freeze for casseroles or soups.
Week 25 – Paper towels, aluminum foil, garbage bags, freezer bags, etc.
Week 26 – Vinegars: If you make pickles, have several gallons on hand
Week 27 – Condiments: mustard, mayo, relish, Worcestershire
Week 28 – Jams and jellies. Buy what you will not make yourself.
Week 29 – Canned goods. Buy what you eat.
Week 30 – Canned milk
Week 31 – Back to school supplies and office supplies
Week 32 – Baking powder, soda, cornstarch. Baking soda – 2 lbs per person.
Week 33 – Tomatoes juice, sauce, whole or paste. Buy it or make it. part of veggies
Week 34 – Canned Fruit, buy or can 80 quarts per person
Week 35 – More canned fruits and veggies 150 total per person per year
Week 36 – Buy an extra 25 pounds of sugar 100 lbs per person total
Week 37 – Can or freeze veggies from garden or fresh purchased, or buy more canned 150 lbs per person per year
Week 38 – Dried beans, peas. 100 lbs per person
Week 39 – Sweeteners. Honey, Molasses, etc. counts toward sugars
Week 40 – Iodized Salt. Ten or more containers. For canning use, get canning salt.
Week 41 – Personal products: soap, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. Hand soap, 15 bars/bottles per person, TP: one roll per week per person.
Week 42 – Canned soups: counts toward veggies
Week 43 – Can something with apples.
Week 44 – Hard candy for Halloween. Leftovers will make a good addition to your 72 hour emergency kit.
Week 45 – Vitamins. Get some extra C and Calcium. 365 vitamins per person.
Week 46 – Treats for baking: Cocoa, coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, etc
Week 47 – Rolled oats, corn meal, cream of wheat…Part of grains
Week 48 – Sugars, brown, white, powdered. Counts toward 100lbs per person total
Week 49 – Vegetable and olive oils. Get a good quality. 12 lbs. per person
Week 50 – Candles and matches. Put in a cool place and in a sturdy box (preferably fireproof) that you can locate in the dark.
Week 51 – Popcorn. Go for the big bags. Counts toward grains
Week 52 – Merry Christmas. Give yourself a great gift–security for an extended period