Prepping- Dark Days Ahead, Are You Ready?

 In Cuisine, Domestic, Economy


The power is out…the grocery store shelves are empty…people are rioting over food. But you have prepared and you are ready for anything- you have “prepped.” This is the first of a few articles on prepping for those who may not have done it before. But you won’t be just for prepping for a disaster or emergency, you can prepare for long term needs as well.

Long Term Sugar Storage

During the time where people do not have a steady supply of groceries, you may want to store items bought in bulk. Learning the principles of long term food storage is vital. Many people that are in the prepping community discuss the same types of items to be stored like rice, beans, flour, and a few other items that are more common.

How do you store sugar for long term supplies? Or if you have bought it in bulk, how do  you protect it from nature? There are a few easy ways you can store sugar, but it mainly depends on what type of sugar you have purchased.


White sugar, powdered sugar, and brown sugar are the types you may want to store. The first step is to use a container that has an airtight seal. Many people use 5 gallon buckets, while others use mason jars. These are both available in stores. When you use items made out of plastics, make sure they are food grade and or food safe.


Wash the container to make sure it is clean and dry.  The white sugar and powdered sugar are stored the same, since they do not turn into a solid block while in storage.

The brown sugar is moist and will dry in long term storage and will become a large solid block. You can chop it up or grind it down again to return it to its original granulated form. This is very simple and a great way to buy in bulk to save some money. Use what you need or store long term for when society has its rainy days.

And those rainy days may be closer than we think.

  • Andy

    my quick 2¢ worth-

    1 only buy sugar that states 'Pure Cane Sugar', anything else is rendered from GMO sugar beets.

    2 unlike other 'dry' food storage, do not use an oxygen absorber in sugar.

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