Day 5: Food Storage Christmas (long term education)


A lot of people have a hard time storing all the “Food Storage” type foods because they have no idea how much to store, or how to use it. Use these great ideas to help people get going and don’t forget to add the cute Day 5 Tags:


Options that are Free or Under $1

Print-Out of Long Term Needs

Here is a handout that includes instructions and a food storage calculator that you can print out, tie a ribbon around, add the cute Day 5 Tags, and give to someone. This will help them determine quantities of foods to purchase based on their family size.


An Option that is $5-$30

Favorite Food Storage Recipe Delivered

Since it IS Christmas, try baking one of your favorite food storage recipes and bring it over to a friend. Who doesn’t love treats?! Tell them (after they have tried it) that you used Food Storage and they can too!

Shelf Stable Recipe Book

Buy a cute binder and some sheet protectors, and print out our free Shelf Stable Recipe Book for a loved one. This book is full of reader-submitted recipes that use all “pantry ingredients” so you can make them even if you lose access to your fridge foods due to a power loss. Don’t forget to add the Day 5 Tags to give it that final touch.


A More Expensive Option

Any Number of Food Storage Books

To really help someone learn about Food Storage, give them one of these great preparedness books:

I Can’t Believe It’s Food Storage
Country Beans
Food Storage 101
The Survival Mom
Dinner is in the Jar
Cooking with Food Storage Made Easy

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  • Kim Chapman

    This is so awesome. I have already done a 12 days but I can’t wait to do this next year or maybe at the beginning of the year and do the 12 months of food storage. I am not sure but I am going to use it. Thank you so much.

  • Kim Chapman

    This is so awesome. I have already done a 12 days but I can’t wait to do this next year or maybe at the beginning of the year and do the 12 months of food storage. I am not sure but I am going to use it. Thank you so much.

  • Kim Chapman

    This is so awesome. I have already done a 12 days but I can’t wait to do this next year or maybe at the beginning of the year and do the 12 months of food storage. I am not sure but I am going to use it. Thank you so much.

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    We like to purchase 5 gallon buckets for the long term food storage foods. You can add in oxygen absorbers, bay leaves, etc. to help with preservation and to prevent bug infestations. We haven't covered it in great detail on the blog yet but it's definitely something we will be getting more into this year!

  • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

    We like to purchase 5 gallon buckets for the long term food storage foods. You can add in oxygen absorbers, bay leaves, etc. to help with preservation and to prevent bug infestations. We haven't covered it in great detail on the blog yet but it's definitely something we will be getting more into this year!

  • Anonymous

    I love your website! What a wonderful tool. I was wondering if there is anywhere you address the best way to store long term food storage to make it last the longest. Do you use Tupperware containers? Leave things in their original packaging? I’m sure it depends a lot on the product, but I thought you might have talked about it somewhere and I missed it. I just want to make sure my long term storage lasts as long as possible because I’m sure we won’t rotate it as frequently as our 3 month supply. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!

    • http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net Jodi – Food Storage Made Easy

      We like to purchase 5 gallon buckets for the long term food storage foods. You can add in oxygen absorbers, bay leaves, etc. to help with preservation and to prevent bug infestations. We haven’t covered it in great detail on the blog yet but it’s definitely something we will be getting more into this year!

  • Dejah6

    I love your website! What a wonderful tool. I was wondering if there is anywhere you address the best way to store long term food storage to make it last the longest. Do you use Tupperware containers? Leave things in their original packaging? I'm sure it depends a lot on the product, but I thought you might have talked about it somewhere and I missed it. I just want to make sure my long term storage lasts as long as possible because I'm sure we won't rotate it as frequently as our 3 month supply. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!