Today was grocery delivery day. After putting groceries away, I started peeling 15 lbs. of potatoes and 2 lbs. of carrots. In the morning they will be diced into 1/2-inch dices, blanched and set to dehydrating.
I am experimenting with dehydrating raisins. I know that others have made their own raisins by dehydrating grapes, but grapes are a bit pricey here and it is more cost effective to dry store bought raisins for a longer term storage.
Every two weeks I get two 5 lb. bags of flour and two 4 lb. bags of sugar. I had fallen behind on repackaging these into Ziploc bags and stored in 5 gallon buckets, so that was my next project. Into the pantry closet they went.
I found two large bags of pancake mix still in their paper packaging that I had forgotten about. Bugs like paper packaging, so into Ziplocs went the pancake mix. I have been big on making my own mixes or making foods like pancakes from scratch. That's fine under ordinary circumstances. But I got to thinking that in an SHTF situation I might not be able to get eggs to make pancakes. Cans of powdered eggs are not within my budget, so having pancake mix that requires only water makes sense to me.
I have found that in my area, instant powdered milk has gone way up in price. I use powdered milk for many of the mixes I make, but with the increase in price, it is becoming cheaper for me to buy some ready made mixes rather than make my own.
All we need do is watch about a half hour of news to see how completely crazy our world has become. I don't know about the rest of you, but I plan to continue to add as much food to my preps as I can before we go completely off the rails.