Pantry and Fuel Preps
Pereping your pantry full of foods your family likes to eat is a great start for anyone wanting to become more prepared. However, it’s really important that you stock up on ways to cook and heat the food in your pantry. Here are a few Urban Prep Lists to help you to stock up and prep your pantry and fuel preps.
Pantry Preps To Buy
- White rice in bulk quantities
- Beans in bulk quantities
- Wheat in bulk quantities
- Oats in bulk quantities
- Sugar in bulk quantities
- Salt in bulk quantities
- Bouillon granules in bulk quantities
- Powdered milk in bulk quantities
- 2-gallons of cooking oil
- Metal fuel storage containers
- Seasoned fire wood (ample supply)
- Fuel of choice to run generators, appliances, provide electricity for 1-3 month duration (if legally allowed to do so)
- Fuel for cooking (ample supply)
- Fuel Pucks
- Survival Fuel Tablets & Stoves
- Alternative cooking source (a solar oven, Korean cook stove, Volcano Stove, reflector oven, Dutch Oven, Rocket Stove, propane grill or stove)
- Propane (one weeks worth two weeks if you can afford it)
- Long burning jarred candles (You never have to many add candles to your Amazon Subscribe and save)
- Extra wicks for candles (can be purchased on Amazon or Ebay)
- Solo Stove
- Matches (Normal and Water Proof)
- Calculate the amount of food your family will need for a month long disaster.
- With the food storage items purchased last week, begin assembling Mylar bags and storage containers and pour food contents in and seal for long-term storage. Have a print out on hand on the directions for packing food long term to ensure that you are storing food correctly.
- Ensure that food lids are sealed correctly.
- Store sealed food containers in a cool, dark, and dry area of the home.
- As a reminder, remember not to forget your pets in your long-term food storage plans and ensure that you have packed enough food away for your pets. Dog and cat food can also be stored in food grade plastic containers for long-term use.
- Read about the different types of fuel and decide which fuel choice(s) is best for your family.
- Find an appropriate area outside of the home where the fuel can be stored.
- Ensure that you rotate your fuel regularly and check to make sure there are no signs on leaking.
Need an excuse to dig or purchase a fire pit? Well your families back yard fire pit can become a great place to grill or cook in an off grid situation. Practice cooking on open flame as it’s an art form and a little different than your BBQ. This is a great way to spend some time out doors with your family. Just remember if your in an off grid situation you may want to be careful cooking outside, as the smells can attract those that are hungry and unprepared. I bet a steak would smell great to someone that is starving!