10 Common Mistakes People Make When Stockpiling Food

by Simplify

If you want to know everything there is to know about stockpiling food, the content creators behind Living On A Dime make the perfect go-to resource on this topic. In a recent video, their top 10 tips were shared for reducing your stockpile costs and limiting stockpile waste.

The first mistake they often see people making is buying items when they’re not on sale. A surefire way to get the best sale price in your area is to monitor the prices at your three favorite stores on a weekly basis and only purchase these goods when they’re the best deal.

Second, freeze-dried items, and a freeze dryer itself for that matter, are very expensive and should be purchased sparingly. To save even more, avoid buying any specialty prepping foods like MREs. The best foods to stockpile are those you buy on sale and prepare yourself hands down.

Another thing to note when stockpiling food is that it’s always a good idea to store food items in a bucket. This keeps them safe from pests as well as water damage in the event of a flood.

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Sprinkling Diatomaceous Earth around your stockpile room is the best way to keep bugs away from it while putting steel wool dipped in peppermint oil around the perimeter of the room will keep mice away.

Another mistake often seen is not buying enough food to ensure your survival. Having a year’s worth of food can help you get by after a job loss, during a health crisis, or in the event of a catastrophe. It can also help you save money during times of high inflation.

Remember, stockpiling food takes a bit of thought and some work upfront. But in the end, you’ll be glad you did it. And your bank account will be too.

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For more frugal food ideas, discover these 13 upcoming food shortage predictions for 2023 or how to make recipes using just your pantry.

To see more videos, check out the Living On A Dime YouTube channel.

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