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Building food storage on a dime.

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By now you know me well enough that I am not a big fan of ‘cheap food’. but neither am a I a fan of expensive food! Some people feel as though they have to get shelves and shelves of food that is quick and easy to fix (cheap foods with preservatives and artificial colors and a shelf life of a cock-roach). Other people think they need to get the ready-to-eat meals that are simply the ‘add water’ foods (not many of them are healthy either, but they are often quite pricey as well) and are willing to pay more […]

Frugal budgeting and planning vs. being stingy and hording.

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Oh sure, we know what Ebenezer Scrooge is like. He could bleed a nickel of it’s very last cent and then still not use it!  Is that what the ‘storage’ or preparation mentality is like? May it NEVER be! To be very sure that as we develop more of the preparedness mentality we don’t cross that line from frugal to stingy, there are a few other distinctions we will need to look at on the journey. We can live simply and frugally and still be giving and hospitable, but where those lines blur requires being on our toes at all times, to proceed with care and […]

Bulk buying 101

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You may be a tried and true veteran of this longstanding homestead traditon or you may be new at it and ready to take the plunge.  Either way, it doesn’t matter if you live in the country or the city, buying in bulk can be a money (and time) saver if you do it right. If, like us, you are preparing your long term pantry for whatever reason (weather, gas savings, economic future) there truly are some key points to keep in mind when learning to buy in bulk. First, just a little explanation on bulk buying? Well, it’s not just […]

Food Storage

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