How to Create Your Own Prepared Pantry
What is a Prepared Pantry?
It’s a 3-month supply of meals your family eats on a Regular Basis
It also includes a 3-month supply of household & bathroom supplies you use on a Regular Basis
How do we create our own Prepared Pantry?
First, you need to create your Master Menu Ingredient List, which becomes your Master Shopping List
Determine your family’s top 25 meals • (include breakfast, lunch and dinner) • Enter your family’s recipes in Chapter 9 of this Preparedness for Life Series Cookbook • Drag-n-drop your recipes into the Menu Planner (four meals per day to create a 28 meal master list) • Print your new Master Menu Ingredient/ Shopping List Use your space bar To navigate this slide
Next, you need figure out what supplies you should have and how much you need for Your Family
You most likely know how much household and bathroom supplies your family uses on a regular basis • Start watching sales for those products and stock up when it’s a “great” deal • Build up enough for at least three months • Tip: You can easily get a year’s supply of items like toothpaste or deodorant in one trip for FREE just by watching sales! Use your space bar To navigate this slide
After you have your 3-month supply of household & bathroom items, you should start working on your Other Supplies
Prospering Families has found a great tool to figure out what supplies your family needs: Food Storage Planner The
The Food Storage Planner (FSP) lists food, equipment & supplies needed to be prepared • FSP prioritizes items in survival, standard & luxury categories • We recommend that you work on gathering & obtaining “survival” items while you work on your Prepared Pantry TM Use your space bar To navigate this slide
By simply entering a little information about your family…. You can have a complete list of Needed Supplies Use your space bar To navigate this slide
Now, you need to inventory your food and supplies to know what you already have On Hand
Print copies of the Pantry Inventory & Freezer Inventory worksheets from this Program • Inventory everything you have in your pantry, fridge, freezer, cabinets, closets, storage, etc. • Compare your Inventory Lists with your new Master Menu Ingredient/Shopping Lists from both the Preparedness for Life Series and FSP Use your space bar To navigate this slide
Later, in chapter 6, we’ll teach you how to become a savvy shopper by using shopping strategies to quickly build up your Prepared Pantry
And finally, we’ll teach you how to plan your meals around sales to maximize your Food Budget
Ready… Set… Go!