Sunday, October 24, 2010

Living on Preps

I always knew there'd come a time when we lived totally on our preps. That time has arrived.

Based on our balance sheet and the likelihood that our land contract will be foreclosed on, we're belt tightening now.

Canned meats, soups, vegetables and fruits will be supplemented with dried pastas and beans and instant potato flakes. I have sauces, flavorings, gravy mixes and baking mix and pancake mix too and even powdered egg, butter, powdered milk, canned juices and 12 cans of coffee.

There have been times in my life when I ate nothing but pasta and soup for weeks on end. Thankfully, wise prepping will give us better fare.

So, from here on out, no grocery shopping. Our fridge top freezer here has 3# of hamburger, a beef roast, 30# of blueberries, some frozen veggies and a package of chicken breasts. Gonna clean up the freezer meat first instead of packing it in a cooler for the trip south. The blueberries will be transported on ice for use in pies, muffins and bread through the winter. Even if they thaw some, blueberries re-freeze well.

Our cleaning, personal care and medical supplies are in good shape too. The thing I'll miss is my caffeine free diet coke. But, sacrifice we will.

Occassionally I'll give updates as to how our diets are faring.

Well, it's late and I've been yawning long enough. Later, Treesong


Calandreya said...

Been there - the pasta and soup route. I wish you better times.

Stephanie said...

Keeping you all in prayer as you work though this transition.

Sixbears said...

We dipped into our preps pretty heavily for a year and a half. That's how long it took for my wife's SS disability settlement. We've restocked most of it already. Darn good to have.

Good luck!

WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Times like these are WHY we prep, Treesong. Sounds like you are well organized and well prepared.

: )

Stephanie in AR said...

Oh my - so much has happened since I last checked in!!

We've been living on our preps too. I am so glad we have them but worry about the expense of rebuilding once our old place sells. There is quite a price difference & I never knew how bad it was until the past few months. Family drama is best watched from as far away as possible which is partly why we moved from IL to Arkansas. Good Luck with the taxes & sale and family drama.

HermitJim said...

I'm glad you have the preps to fall back on!

Not so crazy as people think, are we? Hang in there, my friend!