It’s that time of year…everyone is making resolutions and planning for 2013. In all of your thinking and planning, don’t forget about setting a few Prepper Resolutions for the upcoming year as well! Here are some simple prepper goals and resolutions for the New Year!
Food Storage: Check Expiration Dates
Now is the perfect time to take stock of your stockpile and see what you have, where you’re running low and what is expiring. Make an inventory list of what you have and a list of what you want to buy to round out or replenish your stockpile. This year, take advantage of that inventory list to better utilize your stockpile and reduce waste. Rotate older items to the front of your stockpile and incorporate those ingredients into your meal plan over the next few weeks. Don’t waste your money!
Water Supply: H2O Expires Too!
Do you have a water supply on hand for emergencies? Have you checked expiration dates? That’s right. Bottle water does have a “best if used by” date that you monitor regularly.
If you fill, treat and store your own water bottles at home, you need to check the last date that you processed water. It may be time to do another batch of water for your supply. Another great idea, if you don’t already have it as part of your stockpile, is to incorporate some shelf-stable water into your supply and some water purification tablets so that you can stretch your water supply further if need be.
Inspect Dried Goods
The beginning of the year is the perfect time to inspect your dried goods for any insect, moisture, or packaging issues. Look for signs of bug infestation in your rice, flour, and wheat products. Watch for condensation as well. Condensation will cause dry goods to quickly turn rancid.
Consider purchasing some buckets and oxygen absorbers to better preserve your supplies.