I have been brainstorming ideas to “find” food and resources for our pantry and 72 hour stash. One thing that keeps coming around is the 72 hour stash is designed for no power, or infrastructure for 72 hours. That is really not uncommon as you might think. I grew up in severe thunderstorm/tornando country in the summer and snowstorm/ice storm country in the winter. 3 days no power happened a couple times a year.
One cheapskate idea hit me going through a fast food joint. We don’t eat out very much but when we do they always ask… do you want ketchup with that? or sauce?
This can be a great find for several reasons:
1) The ketchup, Mayo, BBQ…whatever sauce given is free with your meal
2) By using a package of sauce for your meal you cut down drastically on the possiblity of food poisoning by bacteria etc. from lack of refridgeration.
3) Packages of sauce are much lighter than a full bottle of sauce
4) A bottle of sauce can be a mess if it come unscrewed. Small packages can be saved in a ziploc baggie to contain any possible mess.
Look around and use ALL your resources!