Blasts from Past: The Three Month Supply Debate

Throughout the last two years we have really discovered that there is definitely not a one-style-fits-all approach to food storage. When this first became apparent to us was in our second month of running the blog when we were researching how we were going to get started on our three month supply.


Julie posted her approach first which was to just purchase extras of the foods she normally buys. I left a comment on that post about how the foods she eats are weird and I wouldn’t know what to cook with them. Well a lot of people liked her style AND her foods so I got embarrassed to post my approach later on that week. I made my own little excel spreadsheet with all of my meals planned out and I thought everyone would make fun of me for being SOOOO detail-oriented. Well according to the comments on that page a lot of people liked my approach too!
 

   

By now most of our readers know that Julie is the “excel queen”, so when she realized there were a group of people who really liked my initial 3 month plan she decided to be a wonderful sister-in-law and make me a fancy, auto-calculating version that we ended up posting on the blog. Our deluxe 3 Month Food Supply Excel Worksheet is now one of our most popular and helpful tools and it is fantastic even if you don’t feel the need to plan for specific meals. Check out how lovely my new 3 month plan is using our awesome spreadsheet. To fill out your own blank sheet, and watch some tutorial videos on how to do it, go to the Three Month BabyStep Page. Thanks Julie!


  • Smhuish

    Great timing for me! I am the ward cannery person and it has truly died on the vine. I have decided to start back at basics and teach and encourage everyone to address the three month supply. I am amazed how hard everyone seems to want to make it!

    Thanks for reposting this!!

  • Smhuish

    Great timing for me! I am the ward cannery person and it has truly died on the vine. I have decided to start back at basics and teach and encourage everyone to address the three month supply. I am amazed how hard everyone seems to want to make it!

    Thanks for reposting this!!

  • I know this may sound simple and dated but your story reminds me of the old Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial. "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter, you got your peanut butter on my chocolate." Both of you had a good thing separately but together it is even better. My wife and I are using your spread sheet and yes…Julie is a queen of spread sheets. That thing is fantastic! Thank you both for helping spread self reliance and self sustainability.