Stockpiling food for the long-term can be expensive, especially if your goal is a stockpile that lasts not weeks, but months.
Building a stockpile, though, doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. In fact, you can build a large stockpile for only $5 a week, if you simply know which foods to buy.
That’s the subject of this week’s episode of Off The Grid Radio, as we talk to author and homesteader Merissa Alink, who has put together a popular list on how to build a food stockpile for merely $5 a week.
A homesteader in South Dakota, Alink says a food stockpile is critical, especially when you live in a rural area susceptible to crippling storms.
Alink tells us:
- How families can easily decide which foods they want to stockpile.
- Which 10 or so foods she believes should be in every food stockpile.
- Why so-called “comfort foods” should be part of any stockpile.
- Which non-food items she recommends homesteaders stockpile.
Alink, the author of “Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Simple, Frugal, and Self Sufficient Life,” also tells us the unique challenges she faces homesteading in the unique climate of South Dakota. If you’re wanting to build a food stockpile but don’t know where to start – or you’re simply wanting new ideas – then this week’s episode is for you!