Archive for the ‘Silly Me’ Category

I have been researching, compiling my ideas and creating a map of this site. It is just taking longer than I realized it would. I’m a busy girl. I don’t mind it taking a while…. But I am reminding you just as I am reminding myself that this website is far from finished.

I have kids, and D and work, and everything else I have going on like cooking, canning, dehydrating, reorganizing. I like blogging, I like sharing what I am learning. I am making notes and creating the outline of the greater part of the site. In the next few weeks I will actually start to implement the plan.

Happy storing! :)

I went to Costco yesterday. I spent ummmm $386 I didnt get any frozen stuff except the steaks for dinner (We were having a BBQ and D had forgotten to take the Elk steaks out) and a few things the children requested that they make on nights that we go out or I’m to lazy to cook. I only cook 3 or 4 times a week honestly. I am trying to be better about it, but its a fact of life with me having a full time job and D not cooking anything that doesnt involve a BBQ grill. I don’t mind it and my kids aer old enough to make chicken bakes, soup, chili and other things on their own….. And by the way, my kids LOVE oatmeal, the plain kind that they can add fruit and nuts to.

I currently have a deep freezer and one of our fridge freezers full of stuff from costsco and then the other one is more than half full of elk meat. Sometimes we have venison or wild pig and other various game that D’s customers have bagged and don’t have room to store all of in their freezers. I would prefer my freezers be full of that anyhow since I know it isnt full of chemicals and water weight.

I digress.

So I get home from my shopping expedition and realize just how out of space I am. Now, I knew for the last 6 or 8 grocery trips that I have had to rearrange things EVERY time I come home with more food. But the amount of stuff I brought home yesterday was just more overwhelming than I realized. I started moving things and realizing that I had nowhere else to actually move them to.

At this point, as a fair assessment, I would say I have about a total of 3 months of normal consumption, maybe 4 if strapped. I’ve enlisted D’s Shop Helper to build me a FIFO shelving system, but he probably ownt get around to it for maybe a month… So for now what I plan to do is take some boards and create some additional shelving in an area that normally contains gun cases (Empty) and put the cases in the gun room where the guns are hanging on the walls. I think there is room in the closet in there.

You have to realize, it isnt just me and D, we have 5 children between the 2 of us and we have a fat ass roommate who I prefer not live here, but he does. This is why a 4 month food supply would such a large amount of space. I need more food service shelves. Wish they weren’t so stupidly expensive. I REALLY with the Shelf Reliance Shelves werent so expensive because I would totally buy those.

I am sure you have heard about the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan.

I woke up in the middle of the night last night with the overwhelming need to go out and buy at least a hundred pounds of rice.

Do I know where we get our rice from? Nope but I guess in my middle of the night haze it was Japan. I’m going to have to check on this because I swear we grew a bunch of rice here too.

This isnt really a blog that is useful to anyone but I think its kind of funny to have been sooooo panicked at 4 in the morning when I should have been happily sleeping. I hope that I am not the only prepper who has strange moments of “Ah Ha! I need to add that to my list” in the middle of the night….. Or any other time for that matter.