Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 28 How much food is Realistic?

For one person to have a three month supply basics that last 20-30 years, it is recommended to have -- 100 pound of grain (including rice, wheat, oats, flour, canned corn, flour, etc...), 4 pounds dried milk, 15 pounds of legumes(beans and dried peas), 15 pounds sugar, 2 pounds salt, and 3 pounds oils and fats. I now have a months of use under my belt so I can weigh these suggestions with what I know our family is using. I am going through 1 bottle of oil a week that is 1 quart and 1 pint, a little less than 25 pounds of white flour a week, less than 5 pounds of salt a month, about 10 pounds of rice a month, along with 60 pounds of fresh potatoes as an alternate starch. We could use more pasta's but I have not purchased them yet.

By the end of this challenge I would like to have: 25# oats ($7.60), 50# rice ($15.00), 200# wheat ($46.40), 25# pasta($25.00) 25# dried milk ($35.40), 25# beans ($14.50), 25# white beans (14.10), 25# salt ($3.00), 60# sugar ($22.56), 35# oil ($18.00). Total $201.60. Is it possible? We are eating about $50.00 per week in fresh produce. Household supplies also need to be renewed, a wheat grinder purchased and possibly a mixer. This may be too aggressive but for 10 people, it is a start and we have a net $750.00 left in July and August (prorated to end mid month). To date, we have oats, beans, salt, sugar a little rice and wheat.

My long term goal is to have a 15 months supply of food on hand while constantly rotating 3 months worth of food with fresh produce (like potatoes).

Breakfast: Ham, toast, banana muffins, milk and orange slices
Lunch: Chicken stir fry over rice, ice water
Dinner: Macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. (Macaroni cooked from scratch velveta cheese added) Apple crisp baked in the crock pot.

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