52 WEEK LIST

(What to buy on a weekly basis to build up your food storage over the year)

Credit for this list goes to the Church of Latter Day Saints. A friend sent me this list with a note saying he'd gotten it from the Mormon Prep List. I'll add some word of advice: this is an outline, and a very good one; however, as with everything we suggest - the best thing is what works for you! If your family hates peanut butter or rice or Spam, substitute something else in the same category. Whatever you buy should be something you won't mind rotating out into your regular food supply.

Week 1

 

Nuts--get them on sale after Christmas. Drug stores are often a good source. Dry roasted keep best. Freeze bagged ones. 2 lbs. per person

Week 2

 

Detergents, Bleaches, Cleansers. Bleach 1 gal per person, Laundry soap, 20 lbs. per person.

Week 3

 

Medicine Chest: feminine products, Pepto-Bismol, cough syrup, Tylenol, Calamine lotion, Kaopectate, Ipecac, sunscreen, etc. Dispose of all outdated medications

Week 4

 

Canned meats: Tuna, Spam, Dried Beef

Week 5

 

First Aid supplies: Band aids, antibiotic ointment, Ace bandages, steri-strips, etc.

Week 6

 

Fill your water jugs

Week 7

 

Peanut butter 10 lbs. per person

Week 8

 

Solid vegetable shortening 12 lbs. per person

Week 9

 

Juices. Avoid watered products. Get 100% juice.

Week 10

 

Toothpaste, floss, razors, shaving cream

Week 11

 

Mixes, cake, pancake, muffin, etc. Purchase or make your own... counts for part of grain requirement. You need an annual total of 300 lbs. of grain products per person.

 Week 12

 

Spices and herbs---look for bargains at health food stores or ethnic food stores.

Week 13

 

Rice. Buy 10, 15, or 20 pounds. Counts toward grain total

Week 14

 

More First Aid: gauze patches, swabs, cotton balls, tape, etc.

Week 15

 

Pasta. Select a variety. Counts toward grain total

Week 16

 

Dry Milk. 100 lbs. per person per year

Week 17

 

Assemble emergency sewing kit: thread, pins, needles, buttons, snaps, zippers, tape measure, scissors.

Week 18

 

Flour. Consider your families needs. 50 lbs. per person? Counts toward grain

Week 19

 

Dry or canned soup

Week 20

 

Gelatin or Pudding mixes

Week 21

 

Buy garden seeds locally, if you haven't mail-ordered them. Get only what you will plant and eat. Also consider what you can preserve and eat.

Week 22

 

More Flour! 50 lbs. per person total. Counts toward grains

Week 23

 

Cord, twine or light rope; flashlights and batteries.

Week 24

 

Freeze cheese. Grate and freeze for casseroles or soups.

Week 25

 

Paper towels, aluminum foil, garbage bags, freezer bags, etc.

 Week 26

 

Vinegar: If you make pickles, have several gallons on hand

Week 27

 

Condiments: mustard, mayo, relish, Worcestershire

Week 28

 

Jams and jellies. Buy what you will not make yourself.

Week 29

 

Canned goods. Buy what you eat. Veggies: 150 lbs. per person, fruits, 80 quarts per person

Week 30

 

Canned milk. Check Dec 1989 Ensign for use Ideas

Week 31

 

Back to school supplies and office supplies

Week 32

 

Baking powder, soda, cornstarch. Baking soda 2 lbs. per person, soda 3lbs. per

Week 33

 

Tomatoes. Juice, sauce, whole or paste. Buy it or make it. Part of veggies

Week 34

 

Canned fruit. Buy or can 80 quarts per person

Week 35

 

More canned fruits and veggies 150 total per person per year

Week 36

 

Buy an extra 25 pounds of sugar 100lbs. per person total

Week 37

 

Can or freeze veggies from garden or fresh purchased, or buy more canned 150 lbs. per person per year

Week 38

 

Dried beans, peas. 100 lbs. per person

Week 39

 

Sweeteners. Honey, Molasses, etc. counts toward sugars

 Week 40

 

Iodized Salt. Ten or more containers. For canning use, get canning salt.

Week 41

 

Personal products: soap, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo, etc. Hand soap, 15 per person, TP: one roll per week

Week 42

 

Canned soups: counts toward veggies

Week 43

 

Can something with apples.

Week 44

 

Hard candy for Halloween. Leftovers will make a good addition to your 72-hour emergency kit.

Week 45

 

Vitamins. Get some extra C and Calcium. 365 vitamins per person.

Week 46

 

Treats for baking: Cocoa, coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, etc

Week 47

 

Rolled oats, corn meal, cream of wheat...Part of grains

Week 48

 

Sugars, brown, white, powdered. Counts toward 100 lbs. per person total

Week 49

 

Vegetable and olive oils. Get a good quality. 12 lbs. per person

Week 50

 

Candles and matches. Put in a cool place and in a sturdy box (preferably fireproof) that you can locate in the dark.

Week 51

 

Popcorn. Go for the big bags. Counts toward grains

Week 52

 

Merry Christmas. Give yourself a great gift--security.

 

 

 

A more simplified month-by-month list

January

 

Salt. 5 pounds per person; water, 14 gallons per person, and bedding.

February

 

Fat or oil. 20 pounds per person; flashlights; first aid supplies

March

 

Grains. 300 pounds per person (wheat, rice, corn, other); garden seeds

April

 

Grains (wheat, rice, corn, other); clothing/sewing supplies

May

 

Dry milk, 75 pounds per person; matches; candles

June

 

Dry milk; kerosene containers or other fuel containers

July

 

Sugar/honey, 60 pounds per person; kerosene or other fuel

August

 

Sugar/honey; wood/kerosene; cleaning supplies

September

 

Dried legumes, 60 pounds per person; personal hygiene supplies

October

 

Dried legumes; baby items, if applicable

November

 

Emergency kits; catch up on previous items

December

 

Emergency kits; catch up on previous items


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