52 Weeks To Preparedness – Week 38


From the standpoint of food production, storage, handling, and the Lord’s counsel, wheat should have high priority. Water, of course, is essential. Other basics could include honey or sugar, legumes, milk products or substitutes, and salt or its equivalent. Ezra Taft Benson

Salt Everything

Salt is a staple that should be in every pantry. It is very inexpensive, and useful for so many things. Salt is in fact an essential element that is vital for your survival.

Salt – regardless of what kind you want to use – but I am talking about just your normal table salt, is recommended that you store 10 lbs per person for a one year supply.

It has an indefinite shelf life. If it is stored properly it will not lose it’s potency or flavor. It simply needs to be stored in a cool, dry, place, in a water proof container, like a bucket, and it will last forever.

Pink Himalayan Salt is personally the favorite in my household. We purchase the large containers from Costco, and if it is kept in these original containers, it has an indefinite shelf life. That is what I am doing is building my supply of these salts. I already have a years supply of iodized salt, so now moving onto to my 10 lbs per person of Pink!

Canning and pickling salts also have an indefinite shelf life, if they are kept dry, and dark.

Basically any salt in it’s pure form has an indefinite shelf life and is relatively inexpensive. Don’t delay stocking up on this vital ingredient.


Along with wheat, rice is one of the staples of long term food storage and falls into the grains category. Most of the white rice varieties store well and can be stored easily for 30 years, especially if stored in a dark, cool, dry place.

Rice is the most eaten food in the world. It is the staple diet in many countries. It can be eaten in a variety of ways and is a healthy grain, and protein choice.

If you are not keen or storing much wheat as your grain guides tell you to store, then rice is another perfect grain option. Regardless of which grains you store, choose the ones you will use, and the ones your family will eat. Otherwise you will sit there and stare at that wheat one day and wonder how you are going to make it palatable. Rice is a good choice.

Happy and Healthy Prepping


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