Food Storage Made Easy Turns FOUR Years Old!


This month we are celebrating our “4 years of Blogging” Birthday. It’s crazy to think only 4 short years ago we had no food storage or even any idea of what food storage really was. We started this blog as a way to document everything we were learning, and since then, have come a long way. While we have learned a lot over the last 4 years, we still have so much we want to figure out. We never expected how much we would enjoy this adventure, and are thrilled at the many friendships we’ve built, and things we have learned from YOU our readers! So today, we’re celebrating with all the typical things you would celebrate with at a Birthday Party as we look back on the last 4 years.

Make sure you check out the whole post, because we have a PARTY FAVOR for you at the bottom… hint hint – something that only happens 2 times a year – you DON’T WANT TO MISS!


With a Blog called Food Storage Made Easy, of course we’ve had some experience with food. Here are some of our favorite recipes, and adventures with food we’ve had over the last 4 years:

  • Enchilada Pie: The Ultimate Food Storage recipe! We love this recipe because of how many food storage techniques we’ve been able to learn from making it.
  • Sneaking Food Storage into Your Recipes: This is a great post with lots of ideas on how to incorporate Food Storage into your families meals. You can’t expect eating from your Food Storage to be a habit that you develop overnight./li>
  • Shelf Stable Cook Book: One of our favorite projects with food was putting together the FREE Shelf Stable Cook book, made using recipes submitted from all our readers. It’s so much fun to try some of each other’s recipes.
  • Blender Wheat Pancakes: One of the very FIRST Food Storage recipes we tried. It’s a recipe we still use often today!
  • Food Storage Fast Food: We have enjoyed finding ways to make using our Food Storage more convenient making smoothie packets, and pizza pockets.


Some of our favorite posts have been ideas for Food Storage gifts you can make for free, or super cheap, for friends and family. Helping your friends and family become more self reliant and prepared is one of the best gifts you can give. Here are some of our favorite gifts we’ve put together:

  • #10 Can Stove: A great way to use extra #10 cans, and a thoughtful little gift. When it’s not in the budget to purchase some of the common cooking stoves, this is a great thing to have on hand.
  • Ezekiel Bread Baggies: Julie enjoyed making this little gift for her sister who wanted to try making Ezekiel Bread but didn’t have all the many ingredients that the recipe asked for.
  • Office 72 Hour Kit: We like posting this each year on Valentines day, to remind ourselves to help our loved ones who may be out and about at work in case of an emergency.
  • 12 Days of Food Storage Christmas: This post is FULL of ideas of gifts you can make, or buy for loved ones over 12 days. It doesn’t need to be at Christmas, or you don’t have to use the full 12 days!

We’ve had our fair share of activities, classes, and events over the last 4 years. We have learned so much from each of the activities, and look forward to them each year. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Food Storage Lesson Plans: One of our favorite things we have done over the last 4 years is get out and teach group lessons. Now that we’ve added 4 additional kids to our mix, we can’t do that so often but we are happy to give you the lesson plans to do the classes yourself.
  • Seven Day Challenge: We have a love-hate relationship with our 7 Day Challenge. 7 days of mock emergencies to test our preparedness levels is always a fun and DIFFICULT adventure!
  • Extreme Food Storage Makeover: Getting Jodi’s Mom, (Grandma Lori) more prepared through our Extreme Food Storage Makeover has been a blast, and we’ve shared a lot of what we’ve learned with her.
  • Powerless Cooking Class: Hosting a few powerless cooking classes has been a great way for us to meet our readers, and share our ideas on powerless cooking. We always try to put these events online afterwards to share with our non-local readers too!
  • Food Storage Fairs and Expos: Every now and then, when we lose our minds and think we’re super women, we commit to going to fairs and expos. We had fun at the Women’s expo in Provo, and a Food Storage Fair in Ogden (among other local events)

What’s a Birthday Party without party favors?!!? Here is our PARTY Favor for you. If you follow us regularly, you know we only put the ebook on sale 2 times a year, so make sure you pick yours up today, and tell your friends!


  • Abigail133

    Thanks so much!  I’ve referred so many people to you because of anyone out there, you make the process so easy!

  • Shellee

    You ladies do an awesome job.  Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Rio Rita

    You are amazing women!  Thanks for sharing all your knowledge, tips and experiences with the rest of us.  I love your website and visit often for such great ideas.  Happy Birthday and many more!

  • Lauraljohnson

    I am so thankful I found you girls. I purchased your book earlier this year Nd I have learned SO much! Thank you and Happy Birthday!

  • ALICE

    thank you for all the invaluable info on your bog!!!  your blogger service spreading the word about food storage is greatly appreciated!  congrats and well done!!!  happy birthday!

  • Anonymous

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have MANY more!

  • mom2grandma

    happy birthday you girls do a great job.  thanks

  • Fredster

    Happy Birthday! This has been fun!

  • Dpalmer242

    Happy Birthday to you and thank you for all you have accomplished in these amazing four years!!  Thank you for having vision and sharing with everyone.  Many blessings to you!

  • Tracy in SC

    Awww, happy birthday friends. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with all of us. I wish  you many many more successful and rewarding years.

  • Peggy Selden

    Happy Birthday gals!  You both look great and I know you are working hard to share all that you learn.  Thanks from all your fans now and I am still spreading the word to my connections.  They will be thanking you too!

  • Sherry Levesque

    Happy Birthday! Until I started reading your blogs and getting your FSME binder, I had not idea about food storage and how to do it. We now have a good three months worth of food to use if the situation ever occurs. Thanks so much. I could not have done it without you.

  • happy birthday! you gals do a great job and thanks so much for your commitment of helping others to learn as well!

  • Beckyagne

    Happy Birthday. I love this site and have learned a lot ,you really have changed the way I buy and cook food, wish I had saved $5.00 on my food storage book !!!! But I wouldn’t had wanted to wait.

  • Obearladyo

    cool site well happy b-day new be here i am 4 months old here i in joy this site lost to learn & see and do ty have a good 1  

  • Veronica

    You are both AMAZING!  I’m so proud of you.  Your Baby Steps made it possible for us to get a handle on long-term food storage, and your demonstrations are exceptional.  Your website is a one-stop shop for anyone wanting to prepare.  Keep up the good work!

  • Lynette

    Happy 4th Blog Birthday!  Thank you for sharing all your knowledge, trials, and tips.  I love your website, and have found it invaluable to “getting started” with food storage and much more. 

  • Congrats! And keep up the great work.

  • VanMom

    Happy Birthday

  • Dalene

    Happy birthday and hope you have MANY more!!!  Keep going!
    Dalene

  • Debi Clark

    Happy Birthday!