Angela’s reasons for stockpiling

Hope everyone is able to get groceries from their stockpile pantry during this winter deluge.   I love the snow but ready for it to leave now.  However, days like these are reasons why I keep a stockpile at my house.  After surviving the big ice storm a few years ago with no electricity and trees down all over my yard and one on my roof, I learned the blessing of keeping a stockpile.  Of course, I buy when things are on sale and I have a coupon.  It is important to be able to take care of your family and your needs from the warmth and safety of your home in times like this.  I was out on the roads on Monday and Tuesday driving my Subaru.  I did not have any problems in the snow but passed many people that did.  Some cars are just not able to handle this deep of accumulation.  Even the bus service limited their routes.  On my trip to Kroger on Tuesday I found empty shelves in several areas.  There was no bread, very limited milk and OJ and the produce was sparse.  Truck deliveries were having a difficult time due to the road conditions.  I was blessed to know that I did not have to panic when I found empty shelves.  I have a stockpile at home.  I had checked with my elderly neighbors to see if they needed anything while I was out, also.  They did not want anything then but called later and asked if I had two items at the house.  I did, in my stockpile, and was able to share.  I have milk in the freezer as well as eggs that I had frozen so don’t have to worry about that.  I have plenty of canned goods, frozen foods, toiletries, toilet paper and pet food.  Please don’t forget about your pets.  I always keep an extra bag or two of food in rotation for my zoo since they are our responsibility too.  The wonderful thing is that I know I have these things that I can feed myself, neighbors and anyone in need if that time comes.  I bought it all on sale at dirty cheap prices with my coupons.  Don’t forget that your pantry stockpile should always include food for your family and pets, toiletries and hygiene items, water, emergency lighting like candles, batteries and matches,  shovels and salt for the ice, and OTC medicine.  It is also handy to keep a small charcoal grill with charcoal in the garage in case you need to cook out in the yard.  Never use these in the house or for heat.

Start working on your stockpile this coming week.  Kroger is still having their Mega event sale with several great bargains that can go in the pantry to start building on .  Always check Kroger digital coupons, the newspaper inserts and online coupon sites before heading to the grocery for matchups.

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