How Much Do I Need In My Stockpile?

When building a stockpile the first thing you want to do before you get started is figure out how much your family uses. This will help you determine how much you need to buy to fill your stockpile. You'll also want to think about how many months worth of supplies to you want to store. This will depend on your purpose for building a stockpile. You'll need to determine how large a supply you want to have on hand. Do you want to have 3 months worth of groceries? 6 months? A year? Each families goal will be different based on family size and the time frame in which they'd like their stockpile to last. To get started determining your stockpile needs, think about the foods you eat in a months time. The easiest way to figure this out is to look back at your previous menus.In your menus you'll find a recurring theme. Let's take a look at a single item to see how we are to determine our families needs. We will use Family A, as an example. Example #1: Looking at Family A's previous … [Continue reading...]