Have you ever been intimidated by those big grocery hauls that people do? Maybe you’ve seen them and felt like you could never do a big haul like that. You may even feel that you can’t build a solid prepper pantry because you don’t have the means to do big grocery hauls. That is one reason I decided to share my latest grocery haul, even though it’s small. You CAN build a prepper pantry with small grocery hauls. With that in mind, read on to check out my latest small Walmart prepper pantry grocery haul.

Small Walmart Prepper Pantry Grocery Haul

I’m going to use a bit different approach in this grocery haul article. I want to focus on strategies you can use to build your prepper pantry.

Strategy 1: Test a Recipe and Stock Up if You Like the Recipe

Lately I’ve been testing recipes using ingredients that are shelf stable. If I like the recipe, I buy enough of the ingredients to make the recipe twice. That way, I’m slowly building my prepper pantry with ingredients to make food that I know my family enjoys.

That’s why I bought two jars of Ragu cheese sauce, and two cans of Great Value Luncheon Meat.

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I used both of those in a casserole that I’ll be sharing in an upcoming Cooking from Food Storage video.

Strategy 2: Replace Groceries as You Use them

The second strategy is to replace items as you use them. Every time you pull an item out of your pantry to prepare a meal (or have a snack or whatever), immediately add it to your grocery list. That’s why I purchased the following items.

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An example of this is that I recently made some chili that was just meat and sauce. To make the leftovers go further, I added a can of beans, a can of corn, and a can of diced tomatoes. I also served some corn muffins with the chili. As soon as I made that chili, I added beans, corn, diced tomatoes and cornbread mix to my shopping list.

Strategy 3: Purchase Commercially Dehydrated Food

I love dehydrating food, but sometimes commercially dehydrated food is a great deal. They are also a great way to add dehydrated food to your prepper pantry if you don’t yet feel ready to dehydrate food yourself.

Even though the tomato powder was pricy at $30, it takes a LOT of tomatoes to make that amount of tomato powder. You can see how this works in this video. Now granted, if you grow tomatoes or if you are able to buy them on sale during tomato season, then by all means, dehydrate your own tomatoes. Otherwise, purchasing some tomato powder is a good way to go.

Regarding the bell peppers, I have dehydrated bell peppers a lot. They are one of my favorite things to dehydrate. But I’m waiting for a sale before I dehydrate more. In the meantime, I decided to pick up these dehydrated bell peppers since they were reasonably priced.

Grocery Haul Price List

Here are the prices of the items I purchased:

  • Ragu Cheese Sauce, 16-oz: $1.72 x 2 = $3.44
  • Great Value Luncheon Meat, 12 oz: $1.84 x 2 = $3.68
  • Great Value Black Beans, 15.25 oz: $0.48 x 1 = $0.48
  • Great Value Corn, 15.25 oz: $0.50 x 1 = $0.50
  • Great Value Diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz: $0.46 x 1 = $0.46
  • Great Value Cream of Mushroom Soup, 10.5 oz: $0.50 x 1 = $0.50
  • Martha White Cornbread Mix, 6.5 oz: $0.68 x 1 = $0.68
  • Augason Farms Bell Peppers, #10 can, $12.58 x 1 = $12.58
  • Augason Farms Tomato Powder, #10 can, $30 x 1 = $30.00

Total spent on this Walmart grocery haul: $52.32


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