Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For Your Eyes Only! Top Secret! Destroy After Reading!

As the owner of an ever-increasing food storage supply, I worry about keeping my supplies both private and secure. In addition to The Unprepared thinking that we're whacked-out zombie-obsessed fools, there's the risk of those same people returning to our doorstep if TSHTF.

I tell only select friends and family members about our supplies. In reality, I would certainly help those same people in times of a crisis, so I don't really mind them knowing about my wheat supplies. By the same token, my extreme extroversion causes me to want to spread the word about the joys and comfort that prepping has provided my family. I'm thrilled that my open discussions have led several close friends to begin implementing their own food storage plan.


There is one thing aspect of my storage that is so vital, so personal, so sacred that I will only show the 3 other members of my household. Its revelation is so potentially devastating that I will even lie to cover up evidence of its existence.

But you, my Internet friends, can be trusted, right? Right?!?!

Come with me, please.

Do you see it? Check behind Drawer #1:

This, my friends, is a sneak-peek into my super-secret Decadent Drawer of Deliciousness.

And today, thanks to the combination of post-holiday sales and coupon wizardry, the entire contents cost me ... nothing. Zero. Zilch Zippo.

As the kids and I were returning home with our bags o' booty, I experienced a heart-warming moment beyond compare. My daughter (13) piped up while peering into our stash, "You know, Mom, this means that we should probably rotate our Halloween candy!" What a thrill that my discussions about proper Food Storage Rotation have been internalized so well! Oh, what a proud mama am I. And now, with pride, I'm off to rotate some York Peppermint Patties ...


  1. Or vacuum seal them....

    I'm getting the hang of the coupon business. I'll never have huge scores because of the stores I have available, but I'm getting things for free here and there. Of course my husband points out that they are not actually free - I still have to pay tax. Kill joy.

  2. You might want to look into putting a lock on the drawer. To keep out the kids, of course.

  3. If you need assistance I would be happy to help you rotate some of those Snickers.....
    I love these kinds of posts though because they remind me that a) couponing = magicial goodness and b) I need to add candy to my food storage.

  4. Hi! I've been following your blog for a while and love reading it.
    I must say though, I don't know if I could have a stash of chocolate like that in my house. Sure, I could hide it from the kids, but I'm not sure if I could trust myself. No, I'm certain I couldn't trust myself.

  5. Got any Reese's in there? Love your blog, and that is a fine storage closet you got there!

  6. The only people I tell about my preparations are a select few people who live nowhere near here and couldn't get here in an emergency anyway. They just think I am crazy anyhow.

    But, if I had a draw like that one I wouldn't even be able tell myself about it :D

  7. I agree with Lace. I would love to help you rotate those snickers. :)


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