Monday, January 30, 2012

How Quickly the Numbers Change When You Add People

So, in order to be realistic and not deluding myself, I re-analyzed our food storage.

I added my parents, who live less than 5 miles away and don't have any food storage.

I added my husband's grandparents, who are probably coming live with us on April 1st.

And, excitedly, I added aother child because I'm pregnant (due end of July)!

So now my food storage plan is suddenly designed for 11 people, not 6.


When I used the Emergency Essetnials Food Storage Analyzer, I learned that I have 6 months of food stored for the entire needs of 11 people. This means, not supplementing with a garden or a grocery store, we are ALL set for 6 months.

However, I am running at 35% for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Fat.

A multivitamin will help with most of that. Fat.... that's another story. I store coconut oil and olive oil. We don't eat a lot of meat, so I store what we eat: tuna fish, salmon, and chicken. I should can some sausage.

I'm planning this year to really take off in the goat and chicken farming I've been plotting/ coveting. So that should help a little, but I don't like to count on "when I's."

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Chief Instructor said...

First of all, congrats on the new baby. Absolutely awesome!

I can a lot of burger/sausage. Generally, I do it in pint jars as that seems to work best for most of the recipes we use around the house - pasta sauce, soups (potato and sausage is to die for!), lasagna or anything where you add ground meat.

It includes my Italian Sausage recipe.

Chief Instructor said...

Sorry for the double-posting, but I forgot to leave links to my posts on making link sausage:


The Harried Homemaker said...

Congrats on the baby on the way! I think you're doing pretty well to have 6 months for that many people already. Like you, I have issues with Vitamin C in our food storage.