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Stocking Food Calendar
« on: April 20, 2011, 08:20:01 AM »
Found this checklist from LDS  I will post the link at the bottom.


If you are just starting out, this calendar can be used any year.
Just start with the current month’s items.
We have tried to keep the costs down to between $40 and $50 per week. This might seem rather costly, but if you want to build a
good food storage in only one year, it will cost you more each week than if you spread out acquiring it over several years. Be certain to buy only items your family will use, and rotate and use the items in your storage throughout the year. Milk is an expensive
item and prices keep soaring, so you might need to invest in a bit higher food storage bill to buy it right now.
* The items in the i rst few months are basic essentials and are the most important to purchase and store.
It is vital to get WATER - STORAGE . If you don’t have water, you will not be able to use many of the foods you
have that are dehydrated or require water to cook. Many times in natural disasters, the electricity goes down and
you will not be able to access your water. Sometimes the water is contaminated from fl ooding and cross-contamination from sewage. You will need water, at very least, you will need 3 days worth.
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January
Week  #1   1 case canned fruit
    2 #10 cans instant potatoes
Week  #2
    3 #10 cans dry milk
Week  #3
    3 #10 cans dry milk
Week  #4
    9 pounds yeast
Week  #5
    Anything you have missed from above
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February
Week  #1
Water Storage Containers-buy either 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon water containers (available at all emergency preparedness stores and
some super markets) and spigot, or start to save water in pop bottles and plastic juice containers. Also purchase 100 lbs. hard white
wheat and three plastic storage buckets with tight i tting lids. Check out the local mills in your area for best prices.
Week  #2    25 lbs of sugar or 20 lbs of honey
    5 lbs salt per person
    bucket opener
Week  #3
    4 #10 cans shortening or 4 - 48 oz bottles oil
    2 #10 cans of dry instant milk
Week  #4
    2 case canned beans (like refried pinto, black, kidney, white, pink etc.) or
    25 lbs dry beans (preferable) and bucket to store them in.
    50 lbs dried corn or popcorn
        (about $10.00 from a mill or food storage company) and a bucket to store it in.
    (Can be ground into cornmeal as well as for popcorn.)
        (All grains and beans can be put into #10 cans at the LDS cannery.)
    (If not, the buckets work well.)
March
(please note that many of these items are repeats because we want to be SURE you have enough of the essentials!)   
Week  #1   Enough water containers for 14 gallons per person in the family.
    (This was mentioned last month-but we want to be sure you have this)
        (Water is your most important item!)
    If you didn’t get enough containers last month, you can get them this month.
    White Rice, at least 15 pounds per person in the family and if possible buckets to store it.
        (Brown Rice goes rancid faster.)
Week  #2      2 jars mayonnaise
    1 gallon oil
    2 tubs shortening
Week  #3      25 pounds sugar
    1- 25 pound bag of legumes (pinto, lentils, white, pink etc.)
Week  #4     Salt 5 more lbs
    2 bottles of bleach
    1 #10 can or 1 box of dry milk.
Week  #5      Check your list for the last 8 weeks and purchase any items you fell short on.
    These items are essential ones and you will need to be sure you have enough.
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April
Week  #1       100 pounds wheat
    10 lbs. brown sugar
Week  #2      2 #10 size cans dried fruit or 1 case canned fruit
    1 pound yeast
Week  #3      1 case tuna or salmon
    2 #10 cans milk
    3 lbs sprouting seeds
    1 80 oz can Rumsford baking powder
Week  #4      2 large jars peanut butter or
    1 #10 can peanut butter powder (last longer)
    2 cans dried whole egg (keep in a cool dry place)
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May
Week  #1    2 to 3 bottles of multi-vitamins
    2 #10 cans of rolled oats
    (if #10 cans are not available in your area, buy the largest packages available)
    (in your local store, and also purchase a small bucket to store it in.)
Week  #2      100 lbs. of wheat
    3 buckets
Week  #3      #10 can margarine powder - or shortening if marg. powder is unavailable
    2 #10 cans rolled oats
    (or equivalent, and a storage bucket)
Week  #4      4 #10 cans instant potatoes
    1 bottle black pepper
June
Week  #1  2 cans dry milk, 2 boxes of Rennet
   (used for making cottage cheese and other dairy products from dry milk.) 
   1 bottle lemon juice,
   1 bottle vinegar. (also used in making dairy products from dry milk
Week  #2    100 lbs wheat
   25 lbs. white fl our
Week  #3    Baking soda (try to buy in bulk in places like Sam’s Club or Cosco) Buy about 10 lbs.
   25 lbs. or legumes (choose those you are willing to eat.
   Remember you can sprout legumes and almost quadruple the nutritional value of them.
   Buy one large box Knox or other gelatin to be used in place of eggs in baking.
Week  #4    Tomato products (try to buy them by the case in normal size cans. Spaghetti sauce, tomato   
   sauce,  and whole and chopped tomatoes. Buy a combination of l avored and not l avored tomatoes. 
   Buy paste if you can get a good deal on it. It is less expensive to add water to paste to make sauce   
   than it is just to buy sauce sometimes. Buy three cases if possible.)
Week  #5    Be on the look out for garden seeds that are NON- Hybrid.
   That way you can use the seeds from the plants you grow to grow a garden the next season.
   A good price for them is about $18-20 per can with about 10 varieties per can.
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July
Week  #1    200# wheat
   (buckets to store it in if needed)
   [keep i lling pop bottles, Gallon syrup containers, etc. with water - basically no cost to this)
Week  #2    20 lbs. Peanut butter
   [keep i lling those water containers]
Week  #3    4 #10 cans shortening
   2 # 10 cans dry milk
   [keep i lling water containers - make this a habit - when you empty something worthy of water   
   storage, wash it and i ll it right away]
Week  #4    6 #10 cans dry milk
      [more water!]
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August
Week  #1   25# rice
   25# sugar
   1 # 10 can instant potatoes
   5 lbs. salt
Week  #2    1 case tuna or salmon or other meat
   2 # 10 cans dry milk
Week  #3    2 #10 cans dry milk
   2 cans shortening
   1 #10 can instant potatoes
Week  #4    Note* In late August and early September, many stores have sales on canned fruits and vegetables.
   Ask your local store when these sales will be, and switch the weeks of this calendar as needed.
   2 cases fruit
   5 lbs. salt
Week #5    2 cases canned fruit
   1 case misc. vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
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September
Week # 1September 5 - 12 cases canned fruit
   1 case misc. vegetables
Week # 2    2 cases canned fruit
   2 cans shortening
Week #3     2 cases fruit
   1 case vegetables
Week #4     2 cans shortening
   25# rice
   buckets to store rice if it did not come in #10 cans
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October
Week #1    100 lbs. wheat and 3 buckets
Week #2    1 case tuna or other meat
Week #3    25 lbs. Sugar
   2 large cans fruit juice powder
Week #4 3 #10 cans dry milk
Week #5    9 #10 cans potato fl akes
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November
Week #1   4 large jars peanut butter
Week #2 1 case canned fruit
   15 pounds rice
Week #3    7 #10 cans shortening
Week #4    50 pounds rice and buckets to store
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December
Week #1 100 lbs. wheat and 3 buckets
Week #2    1 large can fruit juice powder
   3 large jars peanut butter
Week #3    3 #10 cans dry milk
Week #4 50 pounds of rice, oats, or barley
   buckets to store
 
http://www.abysmal.com/LDS/Preparedness/Preparedness.pdf

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 09:22:37 AM »
BK this is great, thank you for posting,
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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 05:30:17 PM »
Barb

I just tried the link at the bottom of my 1st. post here and while the info listed is still good the link now takes you to another site that wants you to join $$ to get the info.

I will try to find another no cost link.

Thanks, Bob

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 05:45:30 PM »
Barb,

        Here is a new pdf link that seems to work

The Monthly Food Storage Purchasing Calendar starts on page #28

http://www.green-trust.org/freebooks/Preparedness.pdf

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 10:14:02 PM »
Here is October & Novembers list


October

Week #1 100 lbs. wheat and 3 buckets

Week #2 1 case tuna or other meat

Week #3 25 lbs. Sugar 2 large cans fruit juice powder

Week #4 3 #10 cans dry milk

Week #5 9 #10 cans potato flakes


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November

Week #1 4 large jars peanut butter

Week #2 1 case canned fruit 15 pounds rice

Week #3 7 #10 cans shortening

Week #4 50 pounds rice and buckets to store


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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 11:33:09 PM »
Here is Dec. list

December

Week #1 100 lbs. wheat and 3 buckets

Week #2 1 large can fruit juice powder 3 large jars peanut butter

Week #3 3 #10 cans dry milk

Week #4 50 pounds of rice, oats, or barley

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 07:38:29 AM »
Here is the Jan. list

January

Week #1 1 case canned fruit, 2 #10 cans instant potatoes

Week #2 3 #10 cans dry milk

Week #3 3 #10 cans dry milk

Week #4 9 pounds yeast

Week #5 Anything you have missed from above

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 02:31:43 PM »
bk, thanks for your post. I think this makes the whole thing a bit more confrontable.

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Re: Stocking Food Calendar
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 10:29:16 PM »
Feb. list

February

Week  #1

     Water Storage Containers-buy either 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon water containers (available at all emergency preparedness stores and some super markets) and spigot, or start to save water in pop bottles and plastic juice containers.
     Also purchase 100 lbs. hard white wheat and three plastic storage buckets with tight fitting lids.
Check out the local mills in your area for best prices.

Week  #2
   
25 lbs of sugar or 20 lbs of honey
5 lbs salt per person
bucket opener

Week  #3

4 #10 cans shortening or 4 - 48 oz bottles oil
2 #10 cans of dry instant milk

Week  #4

2 case canned beans (like refried pinto, black, kidney, white, pink etc.) or
25 lbs dry beans (preferable) and bucket to store them in.

50 lbs dried corn or popcorn (about $10.00 from a mill or food storage company)
and a bucket to store it in.(Can be ground into cornmeal as well as for popcorn.)
   
(All grains and beans can be put into #10 cans at the LDS cannery.)
(If not, the buckets work well.)