If you are noticing the prices of your usual grocery items are creeping up, you are right. Commodity prices for such items as wheat, corn, coffee, sugar, etc. continue to increase; we will soon see even higher prices at the grocery store than we are already seeing now. At the same time, incomes are either getting slashed or staying flat, causing more pain in the pocketbook. Just look at a few of these links: Global Food Crisis Sweeps Commodity Markets; Spill the Beans: Coffee Prices on the Rise ; This is Starting to Get Very Real
What shall we do to deal with this? We wanted to increase our food storage for staples such as rice, beans and sugar while prices are still fairly reasonable and not out of control. We checked out the food storage stores online and there are some deals, but the budget is limited. I did some calculations and figured it would be cheaper to buy in bulk and pack it ourselves. So this week we are going to try our hand at “do it yourself” long-term food storage. We will buy rice, beans and sugar in bulk and purchase five gallon buckets, mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, for storage.
Once I’ve actually done it, I will post about the process in a later article.