Food Storage WAKE UP Call

With the recent earthquakes, I have been thinking about my food storage and preparedness plan and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I am guilty of a little procrastination over here! It seems like anytime Jodi and I do progress updates, they turn into confessionals, but bit by bit we make improvements and feel much more prepared then when we started our blog!

Anyways, as my little picture story will show, I hadn’t put my food away since I bought it… ahem ahem over a month ago. I finally got around to it this weekend and I also got around to building (or having my husband build) these awesome cardboard rotating racks from Can Organizer. Check Them Out!(I like the shorter ones for my size shelves, but they have different options) My son shoots hockey pucks in our basement and is CONSTANTLY tipping over my neatly organized cans and it drives me crazy! I am just getting started on turning the tipsy stacks into perfectly sound racks and I love it already!

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I’m also happy to report that while I was watching the news this weekend, I realized I actually do have a few things going for me! They were saying that the people should evacuate because of the tsumami threats and to take only important documents and GO! In our emergency plan we suggest this and even have a whole plan for creating an emergency binder. I was happy to know in case I needed to evacuate, I would have all my important stuff together – all ready for me to go!


  • Momservingchrist

    Hockey fan here too!! Just wait till the shot in the basement shatters the pipe that takes the water from upstairs to the sump pump……messy!!

    How do you make your own ‘can boxes’? This is a great idea!!

  • Excellent idea–I have been stressing storing several months' worth of food for a while in my food writing. In my new book What Recipes Don't Tell You, I devoted a section called Disaster Preparedness to this topic, listing all foods and equipment a cook should stock so even in case of disaster when supply trucks stop running, the cook can feed the family healthy and flavorful foods for months.

  • Excellent idea–I have been stressing storing several months’ worth of food for a while in my food writing. In my new book What Recipes Don’t Tell You, I devoted a section called Disaster Preparedness to this topic, listing all foods and equipment a cook should stock so even in case of disaster when supply trucks stop running, the cook can feed the family healthy and flavorful foods for months.

  • georgeerdosh

    Excellent idea–I have been stressing storing several months' worth of food for a while in my food writing. In my new book What Recipes Don't Tell You, I devoted a section called Disaster Preparedness to this topic, listing all foods and equipment a cook should stock so even in case of disaster when supply trucks stop running, the cook can feed the family healthy and flavorful foods for months.

  • Cindy

    My son is on a mission in Hawaii and he was evacuated. He didn’t have much time to grab anything but he filled his suitcase fast and then went to pick up the bike missionaries. It was pretty intense and Hawaii stores were actually limiting some food items to only so many per customer as people were emptying the shelves (saw that on the news). Those who have the food in an emergency won’t have this problem and can concentrate on other things. There is so much wisdom in so many ways to food storage. I do believe it’s inspired.

  • Cindy

    My son is on a mission in Hawaii and he was evacuated. He didn't have much time to grab anything but he filled his suitcase fast and then went to pick up the bike missionaries. It was pretty intense and Hawaii stores were actually limiting some food items to only so many per customer as people were emptying the shelves (saw that on the news). Those who have the food in an emergency won't have this problem and can concentrate on other things. There is so much wisdom in so many ways to food storage. I do believe it's inspired.

  • Where are the boxes from?

  • Where are the boxes from?

  • Who knew my brother could be so handy (Julie's hubby = my brother, lol) –Jodi

  • Who knew my brother could be so handy (Julie's hubby = my brother, lol) –Jodi