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What is a stockpile?
A stockpile is extra food and supplies put aside for when needed. A common stockpile is canned goods or frozen produce and meats. Some people will stockpile household paper products or dry goods.
Why stock pile?
People stockpile for numerous reasons. People who can produce during the summer and fall stockpile to feed their family the bounty of the farm harvest. People who stockpile household paper products and supplies do it to save money and to ensure they don’t go without.
Stockpiling food and other supplies is a great idea if you have the room. Even a few shelves of stockpile will save you money. Stockpiling will help you and your family in a time of job loss or economic uncertainty. It will also save you money as the price of goods rises through out the year.
How do you start stockpile?
Starting a stockpile is real easy every time you go shopping you purchase a little extra and set it aside. Common practice for stockpilers is to buy in bulk, divide the goods for storage and repeat this process over and over again. An example would be buying 5 pounds of ground beef on sale and dividing it up into half or one pound portions and freezing it.
Some people will stock up on toilet paper when it goes on sale. Couponers will stock up when they can stack coupons with store sales and get items for almost free. Who wouldn’t stock up when you can get items for almost free?
Canners will stock up on fresh in season produce and preserve the produce by canning, freezing or dehydrating the goods for use throughout the year. I have done this with apples and pears. I love canned pears but in the grocery store where I live they cost $3.99 a jar. I can make 6 jars of vanilla pears for less than a $1.00 per jar when the pears are in season. This is a great savings. A few weeks ago we stocked up on apples for $0.70 a pound. If you have the time during the summer to grow your own garden and preserve its bounty, do it it will save you money.
Start your stockpile today!
Get out a piece of paper or mentally take note of items you buy on a consistent basis. Now frequently check your store flyers and clip coupons for these items. If you can buy them in bulk, great. Make sure you have room to store your stockpile, a few shelves, some freezer room or if your going big a closet or spare room will do. Once you build your stockpile you can “shop your stockpile instead of the grocery store and save money.
Happy stockpiling and have a great day.