Extreme Makeover – Food Storage Edition

For months now Jodi’s mom has hinted that she would like us to help her get her food storage organized, under control, and finished! So for Christmas we decided to give her an “Extreme Makeover” – food storage style. We’re going to be documenting the process for you so you can come along for the journey. So let’s get started:

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Based on our initial conversations with Jodi’s mom, we have come up with the following game plan to help her achieve her Food Storage Extreme Makeover:

  • Fill out Family Emergency Plan
  • Purchase/Compile Disaster Kits and Car Kits
  • Increase water storage
  • 3 month supply plan
  • Purchase 3 month supply foods
  • Work on alternative cooking methods for long term storage

We will be updating the Extreme Makeover Index Page with all the posts we do – so make sure you check it out.


  • mrsdomestica

    This video just made me giggle. It is a lot like my mom's food storage, except she has cases of the 30+year old freeze dried veggies that she claims are still good.

    I can't wait to see more.

  • Anonymous

    This video just made me giggle. It is a lot like my mom’s food storage, except she has cases of the 30+year old freeze dried veggies that she claims are still good.

    I can’t wait to see more.

  • mrsdomestica

    This video just made me giggle. It is a lot like my mom's food storage, except she has cases of the 30+year old freeze dried veggies that she claims are still good.

    I can't wait to see more.

  • I wish there was a way of organizing my food so that it could be rotated without a lot of hard work. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

  • I wish there was a way of organizing my food so that it could be rotated without a lot of hard work. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

  • Rice Krispie Squares with Dried Craisins give them an amazing taste and a boost in nutrients.

  • Rice Krispie Squares with Dried Craisins give them an amazing taste and a boost in nutrients.

  • I would rotate them every year at the longest.

  • She usually has down time in the winter, and starts up again in February/March as she starts planning her garden and starting seeds.

  • Anonymous

    I checked out your site, and I can’t wait to get started on my food storage fun. You have a great site, with a ton of info.

  • susanoveson

    I checked out your site, and I can't wait to get started on my food storage fun. You have a great site, with a ton of info.

  • vickyyanoshaw

    My food safety guide says rotate yearly. If you stagger the storage by adding every month and labeling the bottles then when the year rotation starts you just change out the oldest bottles every month. That's what my friend does. Me I'm just lazy and buy my bottles and use them as I go.

  • vickyyanoshaw

    Ya know it can't hurt to bug the Wal-Mart near you. After all you can say “I know that the stores in Idaho and Utah carry a emergency food storage supply.” Because I'm in Idaho and I get eggs, milk, butter, different fruits, veggies, soup bases, etc. All at Wal-Mart. Can't hurt to look up where the LDS cannery is too. I'm sure there must be one. Oh the Army/Navy Surplus in Long Beach had tons of this stuff when we lived there. (of course that was 20 years ago) Give them a try.

  • you found powdered eggs at walmart? must be because your in utah. cause i didn’t find them here in los angeles.

    • Anonymous

      Ya know it can’t hurt to bug the Wal-Mart near you. After all you can say “I know that the stores in Idaho and Utah carry a emergency food storage supply.” Because I’m in Idaho and I get eggs, milk, butter, different fruits, veggies, soup bases, etc. All at Wal-Mart. Can’t hurt to look up where the LDS cannery is too. I’m sure there must be one. Oh the Army/Navy Surplus in Long Beach had tons of this stuff when we lived there. (of course that was 20 years ago) Give them a try.

  • congratulations jodi!!! your mom looks very young.

  • you found powdered eggs at walmart? must be because your in utah. cause i didn't find them here in los angeles.

  • congratulations jodi!!! your mom looks very young.

  • Josie

    Wonderful gift for your mother and for all of us, Jodi! Thank you so much for sharing your storage concerns, Lori. We are working on our storage and this will really help us. Great website.
    Josie

  • Josie

    Wonderful gift for your mother and for all of us, Jodi! Thank you so much for sharing your storage concerns, Lori. We are working on our storage and this will really help us. Great website.
    Josie

  • Congratulations Jodi!! I LOVE this website! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for all that you ladies do πŸ™‚ I have a question-do y’all know when your square foot gardening friend will be blogging again? I wanted to sign up for email newsletter too, but I noticed she hadn’t blogged in a while (for good reason of course w/a new baby)
    Thanks!
    Aimee

    • She usually has down time in the winter, and starts up again in February/March as she starts planning her garden and starting seeds.

  • Congratulations Jodi!! I LOVE this website! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for all that you ladies do πŸ™‚ I have a question-do y'all know when your square foot gardening friend will be blogging again? I wanted to sign up for email newsletter too, but I noticed she hadn't blogged in a while (for good reason of course w/a new baby)
    Thanks!
    Aimee

  • Anonymous

    I feel like your mom, the rotation scares me. So, I will be really interested in following you all this year.

    I see all that water your mom has in juice containers which is how I store mine. How long are those good for? as stored in juice containers. I thought you were suppose to rotate them every so often but how long are they good for?

    • Anonymous

      My food safety guide says rotate yearly. If you stagger the storage by adding every month and labeling the bottles then when the year rotation starts you just change out the oldest bottles every month. That’s what my friend does. Me I’m just lazy and buy my bottles and use them as I go.

    • I would rotate them every year at the longest.

  • Anonymous

    Love it, but it’s always fun to see people you know on “tv.” One thing I did this year, since I’ve been feeling awfully guilty about my own food storage, is ask for it for Christmas. We got a few boxes of cans from Welfare Square, some frozen foods, some bagged freeze dried foods, and a Victorio Grain Mill. Probably the most useful presents ever!

  • LorieAnn

    I feel like your mom, the rotation scares me. So, I will be really interested in following you all this year.

    I see all that water your mom has in juice containers which is how I store mine. How long are those good for? as stored in juice containers. I thought you were suppose to rotate them every so often but how long are they good for?

  • Anonymous

    A– I would like to know how your mom managed to reverse the roles that my daughters and I have in food storage πŸ˜€
    B–I am so glad that you are doing this. i am the canning specialist person n our ward and I have a hard time getting down to the real basics since I grew up doing this with my mom and had to live by rotating my food storage for years, it really is a money saver!
    C–Thanks for post this step-by-step so that I can refer others to it!!

  • martamay

    Love it, but it's always fun to see people you know on “tv.” One thing I did this year, since I've been feeling awfully guilty about my own food storage, is ask for it for Christmas. We got a few boxes of cans from Welfare Square, some frozen foods, some bagged freeze dried foods, and a Victorio Grain Mill. Probably the most useful presents ever!

  • smhuish

    A– I would like to know how your mom managed to reverse the roles that my daughters and I have in food storage πŸ˜€
    B–I am so glad that you are doing this. i am the canning specialist person n our ward and I have a hard time getting down to the real basics since I grew up doing this with my mom and had to live by rotating my food storage for years, it really is a money saver!
    C–Thanks for post this step-by-step so that I can refer others to it!!

  • great I can't wait! Jodi I am thrilled for you.

  • great I can't wait! Jodi I am thrilled for you.

  • this sounds like a lot of FUN!!! And congratulations Jodi πŸ™‚ I always love being pregnant! I hope your pregnancy is easy and you glow and float!! πŸ™‚

  • this sounds like a lot of FUN!!! And congratulations Jodi πŸ™‚ I always love being pregnant! I hope your pregnancy is easy and you glow and float!! πŸ™‚