Yesterday my grocery delivery service called to take my order. This time in addition to the normal stuff I ordered 4 heads of cabbage, 10 lbs. of carrots, 10 lbs. of onions and 10 lbs. of potatoes. I have another 10 lbs. of potatoes here from the previous order. All of this is going into the dehydrators. I have another 12 cans of diced tomatoes I found when I was moving some store bought canned goods from the closet pantry to the new shelves. Those I will drain this evening, saving the juice to drink, and dehydrate them overnight. The dried food takes up much less space than canned and even with the new shelves, I think I will be doing a juggling act trying to store it all.
Oldest Son Duane and his friend Lori (I don't know why I haven't used their names. My sons names are already on several comments, so I'm not fooling anybody.) made another Sam's Club run. This time they brought me one 25 lb. bag of sugar and the same of flour, 2 boxes of instant mashed potatoes (each weighing 3.25 lbs.) and 2 10-packs each of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup.
I am also ordering cases of bottled water (24 packs). And yes, I know it is silly to buy water. But my apartment is on city water. City water doesn't taste very good. I do fill from the tap the 2 ltr. soda bottles and the empty large juice bottles from when the store has had apple juice on sale. I moved my sofa out about 12 inches from the wall so I can get two rows of water bottles hidden away there. I have water stashed all over. I think I can fit 5 cases of bottled water on the bottom shelf of the new shelving unit. Water is important. Three days is considered the amount of time person can survive without water, although there have been cases where some have lived 8 - 10 days or longer. From what I have read, much of that depends on climate, conditions, etc. Water is the chink in my prepping armour. I have no place to store the big blue barrels of water, so I do the best I can with what I have to work with.
I don't think I am the only one who feels like time is running out. I have felt that way for a while now. I have worked hard to put away some cash each month so I can take advantage of Sam's prices and sale prices to fill in my preps where I am low on some things. I don't know what will happen. I don't know if anything will happen. But no matter what, my family will not go hungry.
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