Hello, and welcome to Stocking My Pantry!

My Mission

My mission is to provide content that helps preppers living in apartments, condos, or small homes increase their food security. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn low-stress prepping regardless of their living situation.

You’re In the Right Place If…

If you’ve ever wondered if you can prep at all if you don’t have any land, or a lot of room to store food, the answer is yes! You can still grow food indoors and stock your pantry with food that doesn’t require a lot of space.

You can also find creative ways and places to store food that you canned, dehydrated, or purchased from the grocery store.

What to Expect

Because I believe that everyone should do what they can to increase food security, I provide content on canning, dehydrating, indoor gardening, and prepping for people who live in small spaces. I know that when it comes to food security, size doesn’t matter!

My Story

Since starting in late 2020, I’ve published dozens of blog posts and YouTube videos on food security for those who live in small spaces.

I created this site out of my own desire to record my journey in learning how to prep even though I don’t have land or a large prepper pantry.

I View Prepping Differently

I’ll admit that I often live vicariously through the content of “real homesteaders.” You know, those people who grow enough food to feed their entire community and have three years’ worth of food stored in their basement.

I have nothing against them, but I’ve noticed it’s easy for those of us who don’t have the same resources to fall into despair and a feeling of being “less than.”

Small space preppers aren’t second class citizens

But here’s the deal. Living in a small space doesn’t mean you’re relegated to second-class citizen status compared to those who live on a homestead.

In fact, my blog is dedicated to helping those who live in small spaces become better prepared for whatever life throws their way. I believe that everyone has the potential to be a prepper, no matter how much space they have to work with.

It’s important to do the best you can with what you’ve got, rather than wishing you had more room to prep

It’s human nature to compare yourself to others, and wish you had what they had. You know what I’m talking about – the “if only” thoughts that flood our minds:

  • If only I had more money
  • If only I had a large pantry
  • If only I had land to grow an abundance of food, to raise chickens or. . .

The bottom line is that while none of those things are bad, and there’s nothing wrong with working toward that dream, it’s important to do the best you can with what you have, rather than putting off prepping until you have the perfect setup.

With creative planning, you can grow and store food even if you live in an urban apartment

Balconies are a great place to grow food if you live in an apartment.

One of the best ways to save money and be more sustainable is to stock your pantry with food you’ve purchased, or preserved, and to supplement your pantry staples with food you grow yourself.

But what if you don’t have a lot of space, or live in an urban apartment? No problem! You can still increase food security with a little planning and creativity.

Meet Rebecca Livermore

Hi, I’m Rebecca. It’s so nice to meet you! I’m an author, blogger, and YouTuber. My husband and I currently live with and care for my 90+year-old mom, in her small home.

At the end of 2021, we sold our home in a south-Denver suburb to our daughter and her husband. We then used the money from that to pay cash for a condo in Colorado Springs. We plan to live in that condo after my mom passes away.

I don’t have a lot of room to grow or store food here in my mom’s place, and I know I won’t have a ton of space once we move into our condo. Because of that, I’m on a mission to learn how to increase food security in a small space.

Celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday!
Part of the main floor of our condo. Somehow everything looks better when it’s paid for!

My desire to increase food security in spite of living in a small space is what led me to master indoor gardening, not to mention learning creative ways to stash food. It’s also why I focus on small batch canning and dehydrating.

I also feel passionate about helping others with limited resources acquire the skills and tools they need to store up food and grow at least some of their own food.

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