About Us

We long for simpler times–when you knew what was in your food & you had an active part in bringing it to the table to enjoy with your family.

Paratus is latin for “ready” or “prepared”. It is our desire to see everyone think seriously about what the family is eating, where it comes from, and how they can preserve their surplus and prepare that pantry for the lean times.

Kane & his family. Photo courtesy Joshua Huston / Seattle Child.

We endeavor to equip and to teach pantry preparedness–healthy, wholesome food to nourish the family from the inside out, today and in the future.

Pantry Paratus was founded in January 2011 by Chaya & Wilson in Montana. In 2018, Pantry Paratus made its way a bit further West when it was acquired by Kane Jamison and the team at Insteading.com. Kane is a certified permaculturalist and lives on a small urban homestead with his family in West Seattle.

Pantry Paratus remains family-owned and operated since day one. Thank you for visiting our website and for shopping with small, family-owned businesses!


Chaya & Wilson have shared their collective wisdom in various magazine articles over the years and still contribute to the Pantry Paratus blog when they have time, but you can also find some of it in online places like these:

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