6 Paper Products For Survival-How I Store Mine
Sometimes we need a friendly reminder that we need to stock up on the 6 paper products I have shown today. We could use all six for any disaster or any unforeseen emergency.
I also have 32 white plates (not shown) that I could use and wash if I need to serve the biggest breakfast out in my front yard after a disaster. Just saying, please check through your stuff and you might find you need some spoons. Or more forks, or whatever.
Today I started with the 6 paper products below that we can throw in our shopping basket, one package at a time. This is the bare necessities we need. I have toilet paper and paper towels in another cupboard.
Here are the 6 Paper Products I suggest:
I do have several Corelle white plates I can use, but if I need to feed 200 people breakfast I can do it with my paper products. I like to have both paper and washable plates. Can you imagine washing plates, cups, and silverware for 200 people?
I just pick up some extra paper plates when I see them on clearance. The Dollar Store is a very good place to buy them, sometimes. They are not always the cheapest place to buy stuff.
I do not store paper bowls because I decided I could use the larger, heavier paper cups for cereal and milk. I picture fixing more pancakes or biscuits in an emergency. I can make those from scratch or a packaged pancake mix. I will need plates to serve most meals.
Peanut butter and jam sandwiches will be a great lunch to serve on paper plates! I picture using my Dutch oven to make meals to serve on plates as well. So please stock up on paper products.
I love straws, what can I say. I have paper cups with lids (hole in the top) and I could make hot chocolate for 200 people or more if I had too. I want straws for hot chocolate or hot cider. I love straws for cold drinks as well.
My grandkids love using straws, you can buy like 3000 straws for under $20.00 at the box stores. Yep, I love straws! We could make crafts with these straws to divert the stress level of the small kids in a disaster situation.
3. Large & Small Cups
The thing with cups (not waxed-they melt in the garage) is you can buy so many different sizes. Some are for cold drinks and some are for hot drinks. I like to buy some of the little tiny cups because they are perfect for kids drinking juice.
They are little for little hands. Its a grandma thing, and it saves on the drinks too, since less goes to waste. One perfect item is to buy those huge boxes of hot cups with matching size lids. Hot cocoa or hot chocolate would rock!
I really was unaware that I was out of knives when I went to pull out my paper products. So I just added plastic knives to my grocery list. We will need knives to cut the pancakes, spread the peanut butter and jam on bread, and so much more. Yep, knives have got to be in my stash!
Forks are a given because we need them to eat the pancakes, the scrambled eggs, macaroni, and cheese, etc. Those cans of beans, vegetables or freeze-dried veggies we can eat with our forks!
We need spoons for pudding, fruit cups (freeze-dried) or canned fruit. Mark would want his cold cereal with instant milk, yep, we need spoons for so many things!
These are just a few reasons why we need to have at least 6 paper products stored so we are properly prepared for the unexpected.
My Storage Cabinet for 6 Paper Products
FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency
I hope this picture helps you see how I store more than my 6 paper products but you get the idea, right? I’m a visual person and I like sharing pictures so you can see how I store my preps. I buy those zippered bags on Amazon or at Bed Bath and Beyond to protect my stuff from dust.
6 thoughts on “6 Paper Products For Survival-How I Store Mine”
Harbor Freight frequently has a box of 5 vacuum sealed space bags on sale for under $5. They have 3 or 4 sizes in the package, with the smallest being a roll up bag for travel. I put that one in my go bag and use to bring extra shirts or sweaters along, then use for soiled clothes later.
I like the Harbor Freight bags better than the brand name Space Bags! I use them to store paper products, give extra protection to our long term freeze dried food supplies, store extra bedding, fabrics, off season clothing. They hold their seal for at least a couple of years. whether I’m just using the bag to protect items or whether I vacuum them down to reduce the size of the item… like clothes or bulky bedding.
Hi BDN, I love hearing about the bags from Harbor Freight!! Thanks for sharing where you get your bags!! Linda
What about toilet paper?
HI Dare, I mentioned toilet paper in the article that I store toilet paper and paper towels in another area of my house. Today it was just about these six paper products. That’s why the cabinet picture in the article only shows the items I talked about today. Toilet paper is critical! Great comment, Linda
In the garage or on top of the cabinet above my drier at my house. I don’t keep near the quantity that you do. I do bowls (I see them in your picture). Cups can be reused time and time again if you buy the better quality. When Christmas is over you can often find the heavy duty cups- sometimes with lids- on sale…. I think they were purchased for office parties. No use for them this year! Hope to get a few packs. (Now I am wondering when they normally go on sale!)
Hi Janette, paper plates and cups go on sale go almost every month after every holiday. July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day typically the stores stock up and after the holiday they go on sale. OR in the middle of the month so people can BBQ. Also, you can get holiday plates for pennies on the dollar after Easter, Halloween, St. Patricks Day, or Christmas. Even New Years Day has plenty drastically marked down. Oh, and don’t forget the dollar store. Some are too cheap and flimsy BUT sometimes they had soem of the nicer sturdier ones. Linda