Part of simple living is not having to go to the grocery store all of the time. Creating a stockpile eliminates this need. It also enables you to stock up on great bargains so you don't have to pay full price later! The Little House Living stockpile stays full at all times to be prepared for any emergency that comes our way!

Creating a Stockpile

How to Stock Up
Keeping Inventory
Stockpiling 101
Stockpiling for Winter
Why Do You Stockpile?
Stockpiling Water
Rotating Your Stockpile
Creating a 3 to 6 Month Supplies List
Being Realistic About What You Need
Stockpiling Non-Perishables
When Buying in Bulk Isn't Best
Building a Whole Foods Stockpile
Small Space Storage
How to Build a Stockpile Quickly

Practical Uses for Stockpiles

Eating from the Pantry Stockpile (Part 1)(Part 2)
Eating Cheap from the Pantry
Sprucing Up Boxed Meals

Cold Storage

Pantyhose Onion Storage
Frugal Cold Storage
How Long Will Produce Last in Cold Storage?

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1 Stephanie carpenter February 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Great site!


2 debbie donnelly November 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I am in love with this site,we are country folks,big gardens,canning,if I can learn something new I am always eager,anything natureal,or healthy is what we strive for,in Western Canada we have to stock up.


3 Melissa November 21, 2013 at 5:52 am

Ooohhh I think I just found a new favorite blog to stalk! Thank you for putting this information out there! We already live quite frugally but I love reading about other people’s journeys to see where I can cut back more and find new ways to do things for ourselves. Sometimes for me its just getting past my own mental blocks other times its hurdling over my resistant hubby or my persistent MIL who means well but doesn’t always get it.
We have come pretty far from where we started and have made some excellent and some really poor choices along t he way. Overall we are on the right track and have a happy marriage and 4 phenomenal kids to share it all with!


4 Bonnie Bourdage January 3, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Thank you so much Merissa, I love this blog


5 Anna Kay October 27, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Merissa, I happened upon your website by looking up canning apples. I’ve kept it up on my computer for two days…because I was busy canning apples and haven’t had time to look at it, until tonight. Oh my! I wish I could do so many of the things I’m finding here. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day of making deoderant and lip balm, sugar cookies in a jar, organizing your essential oils and countless other things you do, to manage your website. It’s wonderful! I told a friend about it while talking to her on the phone. You are my idea of wonder woman! Please add me to your list to receive your newsletter. I look forward to exploring more. I’m needing to get back to basics…


6 Merissa October 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

You’ve been added Anna, I hope you enjoy the newsletter! 🙂


7 Lori January 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Hello there!

I happened upon your site from Pinterest and am loving all the wonderful information you are sharing!

For this 5 minutes I’m a single mom of 4 in suburban Southern California working a corporate 9-5. However, my retirement plan includes homesteading & 10 acres in Oklahoma which I own. This is why I fell in love your site!

Your tips and tricks are perfect! Thank you for your time & diligence in sharing. Best wishes to you and your family!



8 martha July 25, 2015 at 6:45 am

Hi have just found your site. Think I will love it. Please sign me up.


9 jeannette lussier July 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

sign me up…getting ready to retire and i need to downsize after 30 yrs in one home any all tips and advice welcome thanks


10 Sherry Mattox July 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Please sign me up. Just lost my job and very interested in learning how to save. Thanks!!


11 Amanda February 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

Great site! Please sign me up for a newsletter .


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