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We’re Jodi and Julie, two busy moms who love blogging, and love Food Storage. Welcome, come on in and find out how we got started!

When we started our food storage journey, we realized the vast amount of information out there was so CONFUSING. We started this blog to share what we learned and accomplished along the way. As we made progress, we broke down the whole process into 10 BabySteps. By breaking down the process into BabySteps, we have realized Food Storage doesn’t have to be so hard. In fact, we think it’s EASY and FUN!

ABOUT JODI

# of kids: 4 (boy girl boy girl)
favorite color: PINK
hobbies: hockey, reading, cross-stitching, cooking
talents: flute, piano, html
work: web design and internet marketing
favorite food storage food: fresh ground popcorn
biggest food storage struggle: organization

 

ABOUT JULIE

# of kids: 4 boys
favorite color: lime green
hobbies: workout, hockey, making food healthy
talents: graphic design, excel, eating
work: blogging, hockey business
favorite food storage food: all sorts of grains
biggest food storage struggle: dehydrating and canning

 

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  • sandy

    Jodi and Julie, I ordered and paid for your binder buts can’t open it, I have adobe reader, don’t understand why I can’t get it. Sandyfletcher05@yahoo.com

  • Ron Forzani

    Your site is well organized and user friendly. Bravo, Ron Forzani,

  • Alison

    Oh My Edward, I’m sooo glad that I found your blog.  My husband said the words Food Storage and I looked at him like he was an alien from another planet.  I was trying to research things on my own and just as you said, chaos and stress followed.  Then I found your site, clicked on sign me up for e-mails and immediately had a step by step PDF to fill out and check things off…made my life sooo much easier.  I also have two kids and a full time job so I can not explain how grateful I am to you both for making this so much more stress free 🙂   Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Alison P
    Utah

  • Bebe

    Hi ladies,

    I just ordered the oven, are the dehydrating racks still included?

  • Gloria C. Stowe

    I am 74, and have wanted a wheat grinder since our CoOP days, but never could free up $’s to buy one. I have never won anything in my life, so I do not expect that I will on this one either, but it is worth a try. 
    God Bless

  • Mary Urbanek

    I am 64 (August 14) and a single . I live in the garage apartment in the back of my youngest daughter (& husband plus 9 kids) property. I am Mormon and haven’t been able to do food storage. I am not ready financially now but am trying to do my research. I worry about power outages and water pollution. I know we are in the last days and every day seems to get worse. I am on a fixed income with Social Security. Do you do payment options or take PayPal? I am just trying to get a feel for what is out there.

  • Shari greenfield

    I sure hope you two lovely girls will be of help to me.  I’m a late starter and need lots of catching up. I just have to know where to start.  Thanks, Shari

  • Lellobeetle

    It’s just a little thing, but it made such a difference to me to see some comforting colors, instead of camo. I knew I would be able to relate to you guys and not be so turned off by all the confusing choices.  Thanks ladies!

  • Katwatts58

    Tried to purchase the binder but got an error when entering the paypal site. (I have a paypal acct.
     

    • The link seems to be working now? Is it still not working for you? Let us know at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we can figure out a different way if it’s still not working for you.
      Thanks 🙂

  • David Jeppson

    I read the following on your website. 

    Mar 18, 2009 … I found a set of clear plastic food storage containers of 3 different sizes that all nest onto a lazy susan base.
     
    This describes what I  have been using for years for left-overs..  I love it but most of the containers with blue lids are now cracked or warn out.  I bought them at Wal-Mart but can no longer find them. Can you tell me where I can get replacement containers or the whole unit?.  The base is still in good shape.  Thank you very much!

  • Rachellmm62

    Hi gals,
    I contacted you a little while ago and asked if I could buy additional copyrights to the food storage book because I had already purchased one and I wanted to offer it to my ward. So I have the count now and I need to print them by Tuesday night so I wanted to know what I need to do now to be able to dot that.
    Thanks so much
    Rachel

    • Rachel,

      You can go ahead and make the copies using the original copy, then go ahead and visit our ebook page here: http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/products-we-recommend/binder/. From there, scroll down to the bottom and it will say multiple copies. Choose the option that fits how many copies you have made and you can pay there. It will say you need to purchase a full price copy, but since you already have, don’t worry about that .
      Let us know if you have any other questions
      Jodi and Julie

  • Lois

    Hi.  New to your site.  Married 36 years.  I have been cooking and canning a very long time.  I’m looking to get back into food storage, bread baking and grinding flour.  Spring and Summer is always a canning frenzy for me.  So glad I found you girls and I look forward to staying in touch with your site.  🙂

  • Damama78521

    A small comment on the pop-top can lids that have become available, they don’t store as long as regular lids that need can openers. Take it from a person who has been storing food for a long time. Married mother of 4, husband and I both teach. Married 40 years.

  • Amber, Your blog looks GREAT! I hope we get to enjoy many more trips together in the future 🙂

  • Hey Girls!  I feel like we are buddies since we got to go to Cancun together.  I love your blog so it was fun meeting you.  I am sure we’ll get to chat again at convention.  I was talking to you about my adventures in blogging so I wanted to give you the link since I have finally launched it.  Bare in mind that I am an amateur but I’m working on it!  http://www.thrivequickdish.com

  • Hiker

    I have been onto food storage for a couple of years now and have to tell you all that your site is the best yet.  Thank you so much for helping me to feel more organized about this big task. 

    Keep up the good job!

  • Victoria

    I am new to food storage and saw your website while reviewing long term food storage online.  I subscribed for your steps and feel they will be very helpful.  I am sure I will have questions after I read step 1. 

  • Su Heflin

    please HELP !!! While priting out my eBook, the computer was turned off. How can I get the rest of the book – beginning with checklist 15?? I’ m a novice at computers and have no idea how to continue.  Thank you, Su Heflin   Pay Pal  receipt # 3477-1467-3019-9212
                                               sheflin2003@yahoo.com

  • Diane Sample

    I think I’ve made a mistake – I’ve saved the checklists, but they’re in a form that I can’t access. I believe that I bought the binder waaaay back when. Now that I want to print everything out, I can’t. I don’t suppose you could help me straighten myself out? Thank you!! Diane Sample, michigandiane@hotmail.com

  • Marciemcentire

    Hey girls,

    I have been unable to get my by bi-monthly ck lists. I got the first one, and second, but it’s been almost a month since #2. HELP! I am ready for the third…

    Thanks, Marcie
    Marciemcentire@me.com

  • anna jenkins

    Jodi…fresh ground popcorn?  Tell me more!

    • Oh yes, I use my wondermill to grind popcorn so I don’t even store cornmeal any more. It makes everything taste extra fresh and delicious, plus the shelf life of popcorn is awesome!

  • tricia

    I too do not like pressure canning.  But I can and dehydrate all the time.  It’s way easy. Nice to you two gals.  Thanks for sharing such a great blog.

  • Joan Rude

    in the 7 day challenge a person could use a bucket for a poop container and then after each time it is  used sprinkle some Bokashi on it.   That is a good way to compost it.   joan

  • I’m scared of pressure canning too!  I’ve done it a few times with great results, but I remain fearful.:-)

    • Dixean

      Pressure canning is so easy!  All you need to do is do it.  Make sure you use the correct pressure for the altitude you live in.  You do have to baby sit it during the pressure time, but what are good books for?    Dixean in Idaho:)

      • Lois

        Pressure Canning is very easy.  It does command respect, thus the babysitting the canner.  The pressure is easy to regulate and instructions are easy to follow.  After you “just do it” once, the fear factor will be gone – however, keep the respect.  🙂

        • I have finally gotten over the fear and I LOVE pressure canning now!

        • I have finally gotten over the fear and I LOVE pressure canning now!

  • Melissa in Indiana

    Jodi & Julie: I am using your FSME binder with a class that I am teaching on basic preparedness. I have purchased my copy and will be making about 20 copies for members of the class. Would you allow me to make the copies first and pay you when I know how many student I have (and have their $$ in hand to pay for the fees & copying?) Funds are short and when my students pay me, then I will have funds (and an exact number) to pay you. Until then, I just don’t have it to front the money……Help!!!!!

    Melissa in Indana

  • cks5929

    Just wanted to say “Thank You” for sharing your Excel FoodStorageCalculator… after nearly two days of frustration, it was exactly what I needed.

    Then, I spent an hour of so looking around your website. Very well done. I will be back.

  • Laura

    Jodi, please tell me about the fresh groundpopcorn.

    • Laura, I just buy bulk popcorn and grind it in my WonderMill to make
      fresh cornmeal. Any recipe that uses cornmeal tastes sooo much better
      with fresh ground, plus the shelf life is MUCH longer. I love it!

  • Victoria

    I learned to can (pressure can) over the last year. It’s not much to be afraid of. In fact, it’s quite easy and helps with food storage. Thanks for your help.

  • Patience Atkin

    You two are amazing! Thank you for taking the confusion out of Food Storage! Everything is so user friendly and I appreciate that I can choose to order from you or just use all your terrific ideas!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

  • I work customer service for Direct Commerce Academy. I understand you went through them to put this together. Is this true? It would be cool to have a business like this. Bobby

  • I work customer service for Direct Commerce Academy. I understand you went through them to put this together. Is this true? It would be cool to have a business like this. Bobby

  • Sherryterry1

    I’ve been looking @ trackmyfoodstorage. Undecided. I will look @ your spreadsheets, I didn’t really explore them as I noticed they were labeled “printouts”…..if they are spreadsheets I can download & use on the computer, right?

    Thanx for your reply…
    Sherry

  • Sherry, We do our inventory lists using excel spreadsheets. If you want more of a computer program you could try trackmyfoodstorage.com. We have experimented with their system a little bit and it seems adequate. Hope that helps!

  • Sherry, We do our inventory lists using excel spreadsheets. If you want more of a computer program you could try trackmyfoodstorage.com. We have experimented with their system a little bit and it seems adequate. Hope that helps!

  • I bought a #10 can of popcorn at Macey's in the emergency preparedness section. I bet you could also find it at some of the Walmarts in the area. Yellow dent corn works too, I just prefer popcorn personally.

  • Comishfamily

    just new to your site. can you tell me where you buy popcorn for grinding (salt lake area) or do you buy yellow dent corn??
    thanks

  • Nikki

    Who do you all use for your web hosting? I don't think I've every seen you all have a problem with a downed server. I'm just curious. You all do a great job on your website! Do you think one web server is better than the others?

    P.S. love your site and I come to it often. Nice work!

  • I'm not sure about this one, try posting it as a question on our facebook fan page and maybe someone will be able to help out! http://facebook.com/foodstoragemadeeasy

  • Zelda

    What is recommended for storing charcoal briquettes? Do the easy light store okay or are the regular ones recommended? I heard somewhere that the easy light briquettes are not recommended for storage, but I don't know why. Please let me know what is best. Thanks!

  • Spunkymom

    Hi — I thought you might like to see a can rotating system that I built using an idea off your blog. Here's the link:
    http://all6greenstreets.blogspot.com/2009/05/no

  • Donjones3945

    Karen,

    I live in SW MO and and the Food Storage Consultant for this area. Where in SW MO do you live? I am going to the cannery in Oct to do food storage with a group from this area. Would you like to come with us? Email me at donjones3945@sbcglobal.net.

    Kathy

  • Donna Sattley

    I have been seeing photos, on this website, of food stored in basements with the food in cardboard packages and paper sacks (sugar). I haven't read through your entire website but what I have read doesn't mention rodent control. I don't know about where you live but I would have more mice than food if I stored my food the way some of your photos show. I now know after loosing much to mice and having a nasty mess that you must be careful how you store food . If they're hungary plastic doesn't stop them . A poison to control mice might also be a good thing to store although I realize you'd have to be careful with children and pets.

  • Dan Kelly

    Hi,
    Wood like to put on a local food storage day for our town.. Have you done anything like that. Looking for ideas. Please let me know if you could help me.

    Thanks, Dan

  • Amy Tirre

    Hi
    I was wondering if you had thought about or plan on having a “3 Month Food Supply” App. for the itouch/iphone? Thanks for all you do. Love Amy

  • Brilynn59

    Regarding wheat storage: I am not a memeber, but I am going to the local LDS cannery next week and want to buy some of the 25 lb bulk bags of of the hard white wheat. I know that most items at the cannery need to be dry packed in the #10 cans, but with the wheat in-bulk bags, can I just keep them in the original bags? or is it best to dry pack them as well? What is the shelf life of the wheat in just the bags? do you know? vs the dry packed cans…

    Thanks!

  • Brilynn59

    Regarding wheat storage: I am not a memeber, but I am going to the local LDS cannery next week and want to buy some of the 25 lb bulk bags of of the hard white wheat. I know that most items at the cannery need to be dry packed in the #10 cans, but with the wheat in-bulk bags, can I just keep them in the original bags? or is it best to dry pack them as well? What is the shelf life of the wheat in just the bags? do you know? vs the dry packed cans…

    Thanks!

  • Kassy Leishman

    On March 5, 2010 I ordered through Pay Pal 5 FSME-small group copies for $25.00 for the better price, not realizing at the time that I had to purchase the !sst copie at the regular price. I'm not sure if that is what messed up the order but I have not received anything in the mail. Receipt#3728-6076-4004-0124 Invoice#1897d38d2fld12cdf7vdnk1y8goc04woskwg8ck So if I could receive what my $25.00 will cover. Thanks Kassy

  • Hi Karen, I would look for an LDS cannery near your area. Most times you don't need to be a member in order to use those services. Also members of the LDS church in your area might be able to direct you to more resources nearby. You could try asking on our Facebook page if there is anyone local that knows more. Sometimes you can get good response on there. http://facebook.com/foodstoragemadeeasy

  • Hi Chris, We no longer run the fun with food storage forum. We have moved most of our discussions over to our facebook page which can be found at http://facebook.com/foodstoragemadeeasy

  • We sent you an email about this. Were you able to get your download to work?

  • Chris Messerschmidt

    Why can't I access the food storage forum. If you click on your link above it tells me internal service error and to contact site administrator. It dont matter if I click on it here or at work. Thank you for all you do

  • Karen

    I am not of the Mormon faith, but still believe very strongly in food storage. After reading your activities such as the Expo and Food Fair, it makes me wish I could take a jaunt to Utah and participate. Do you know of contacts or resources available in SW Missouri for newbies to food storage.

  • Pam

    Does anyone have a good raw granola that's chewy and not crispy? I bought one with nuts and other goodies but I want to use my own storage to make it.

  • amos3mick

    I just purchased the Binder ebook, but I cannot find anywhere to download it. How do I download all of the checklists? Thank you.

  • I emailed you Suzanne. Thanks!

  • suzanne Stuchbery

    How do I get a response to my question about calling to order something on your site?

  • coramorgan

    Interesting site. I will visit it more often

  • suzanne Stuchbery

    Is it possible to call and order some of the can storage packs? I am not able to give a credit card no. online.

    Love your website

  • Karee

    I have a question about storing food in food safe buckets. We are using PETE safe buckets with oxygen absorbers, but not using Mylar bags inside the buckets. Our buckets are stored in a dry storage room that is usually dark and about 65 degrees. Is this ok, or do I need to add the Mylar bags?

  • jellobarry

    I saw a pattern with instructions for a wooden wall food storage unit that had corkboard on one side and I thought it was on your website. Could you help me locate this?

  • If you email us at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net we can troubleshoot for you.

  • shortyg

    I can't seem to use your 3mo supply calculator. It is telling me it is in read only mode. Any ideas how to fix this, I am sure it is on my end but not sure what to do. Thanks so much!!!
    Shorty

  • teriwhisenhunt

    Please contact us for more info
    I do sell wholesale and will be on DR. Pepper on the 29th of this month at
    7:pm
    Thanks Teri

  • Renee_C

    I'm looking for some really great tasting dried (sliced preferred) strawberries for my food storage. Anyone know of a company that's good?

    Thanks, Renee

  • Tiffany

    I did not recieve the baby steps checklist #9 Is there any way you could please resend it to me? thank you.

  • teriwhisenhunt

    Carey,

    We have a sister site at http://www.glutenfreeemergencykits.com that sale nothing
    but gluten free survival kits. You can go to this site and check out our
    product line. If you any questions, please call or e-mail me.

    Thanks,

    Teri

  • careypayne

    Teri, do you have a website? We are a gf house as well and it makes food storage trcky. I would like to chekc out some of your products.

    Carey

  • SD

    A section on Gluten Free food storage would be fantastic! We have 5 gluten intolerant people in our house. Seems like Gluten-Free is taking over the world sometimes!

  • We would definitely be ok with that. Just click on the button on the sidebar and it will give you instructions how to add it to your blog!

  • Tori

    Can I copy your button to my blog page?

  • Rebecca

    Shelf-Reliance has TONS of gluten-free foods!! Check them out. They are my absolute favorite. They do home parties now so you can try everything out!

  • Lisa

    ALL canning lids have BPA in them. So do food grade plastics. the FDA has literally made it impossible to avoid BPA. The big white food grade plastic buckets have it in them too.

  • teriwhisenhunt

    Hello, we are a gluten free food MFG, we offer 72 hour food storage kits, and bulk foods. We are a certified gluten free plant, all dry mixes .
    I would like to offer a product for review and giveaway. Please contact me . Teri

  • We wrote a post just for this situation. Check it out. http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/11/03/alter

  • Jennie

    Has anyone ever broached the concept of Wheat/Gluten free food storage? As my family has severe to mild allergies to the gluten in the grains wheat, barley and rye, step 5 in your baby step to food storage gets a bit sticky. Any advise?

  • We are not currently expanding our network, but if you are interested in linking/advertising opportunities on our site feel free to email us at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net. Thanks!

  • Stephen Simister

    How do I become a part of your network?

  • The emails are designed to last for 1 year, and are sent every other week. So it is 26 lists total. The lists have taken each of the babysteps and broken them down even smaller so that you can space out your steps over a whole year and budget accordingly. Hope that makes sense!

  • Hi – I love your site and subscribe to your babysteps – we're on #6! 🙂

    I was just curious how many emails there are. I thought there were 10 babysteps, but now I'm up to email #17. Just curious how far it goes up. Thanks!

  • debbieedwards

    I ordered your book for $17.00. The money cleared my account but I did not recieve the book. Please let me know. Debbie Edwards
    1092 E Grambling
    Sandy, UT 84094

  • I wrote an add on comment farther down but so it isn't missed I'll say it again. You gals need gamma seal lids if you're having problems opening buckets, they're a life saver making it possible to work day to day from your buckets.

  • Lisa

    Nothing wrong with storing multiple items in buckets, just make sure everything is labeled. I have half a dozen buckets of varying soup mixes, with lists on the side so I can find what I want. 🙂

    Also, Jodi, if you can't open your lids, you really need to invest in gamma seal lids!!! The inner lining of the lid goes around the lip of the bucket and the inside of the lining is threaded with a threaded lid that you just screw on and off. Pure genius!!!

    We have a collection of buckets with gamma seal lids that I work out of saving our harder to open buckets for longer term items.

  • Great resource for Self Reliance and Food Storage for the rough times ahead.

  • prepper

    I decided to really jump in and do some emergency preparedness at our house (72-hour bags, water storage, food storage, etc.), and I keep reading “eat what you store, and store what you eat”. My problem with this is that canned foods – a staple of many people’s home storage – use Bisphenol A (BPA) in the can lining. (Even the white lids for home canning have it.) This is a dangerous additive. I need some ideas for BPA-free packaging!

  • Susanne

    I started with mylar bags, but mice easily broke into them when we moved. The mice problem is long gone but I have since switched to #10 cans. FYI: I live in a dry, cool climate and storage is in basement.

  • Lynnda

    I made the homemade macaroni and cheese last night following your recipe. Everyone loved it! It was so quick and easy!

  • lindasorden

    yea I won a prize THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hi guys my email is messed up can get but not send so hope you will screen this
    here is my adress
    Linda Sorden
    409 S Adams
    Burlington iowa 52601

  • how often will you be doing these 7 day challenges? b each day i wait for the next day's challenge and then i mourn the previous days challenge.

  • That sounds like a great idea to me. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I would see nothing wrong with storing different foods together, especially if you separate them into bags. If you can buy in bulk and save money that's a bonus. It would also be nice only having to deal with one open bucket at a time. My buckets are REALLY hard to re-open and close and I always have to make my husband help.

  • LGCS

    I have been watching several vidoes on using mylar bags & large buckets. I need only store for 2 people. I had a thought & did not know if it would work. My husband & I use about 5lb rice, 5lb wheat, & varing amounts of other food. Is it possible to put different items into one bag/bucket if they are individually vacume sealed first then placed in & O2 absorbers placed in mylar bag? That way when I open a bucket it will contain approx 1 month or so of rice, wheat, beans & oats. The remained of the year supply will be in approx 12 buckets. Please let me know what you think of this idea. I have approx 8-9 month so far except for the wheat, rice, oats & beans for approx 4-5months for us. I use a combanation of #10cans & vacume sealing other dry items. If this will work I could buy in bulk from the church & repackage into buckets. If not I will have to get most of my longterm storage in #10 cans. I south Louisiana I will not use a full bucket before it goes bad. Too much humity.

  • Jody, the rebate period ended last Saturday. Sorry! But the free shipping will be good through the end of this month at least. Hope that helps 🙂

  • jodymccleery

    I see the $20 rebate on your site and the free shipping for the handmill. Is this still avaliable and if so till when? Jody

  • Watch your email box this week!

  • debmcl37

    When are all of the updates to the babysteps/binders going to be made available for those who purchased the binder before the updates.

  • Great site! Keep it up. Came across this doing my own research (to be honest)

    I think there's a definite market for what you guys are at.

  • We actually haven't done a lot of research on that yet as our whole intention with food storage is to really use and rotate through the items we've bought, so we didn't care TOO much about ensuring REALLY long shelf lives. However, we have had a lot of questions about this lately so it is definitely something we will be looking into and posting about in the future.

  • gferann

    Is there any information on this website about the pros and cons of different ways to store food such as mylar bags, buckets, or seal-a-meal bags. Also where do you buy your bulk foods?

  • I am so glad I am not doing this alone!

  • Barbara Olson

    Is there any way I can purchase more than 1 binder. I have gone through the whole process and nowhere is there an opportunity to change the # of binders. I could like to purchase 3.

    Thank you

  • Barbara Olson

    Is there any way I can purchase more than 1 binder. I have gone through the whole process and nowhere is there an opportunity to change the # of binders. I could like to purchase 3.

    Thank you

  • JA Neigel

    Qution about storing vanilla and other flavorings and spices. I would like to store about 10 bottles of vanila but do not have the space for that many little bottles. I was wondering about decanting them into a glass bottle with a very tight screw top to it. Do you think that would be ok?
    Also, what about bulk amounts of spices. Could you store them in “tupperware” air tight containers I would label everything properly.

    You site is a life saver as I am not worrying like I use to Thanks for all the other helpful hints like the newspaper flower pots. Do you know that you could plant the pot also and it would break down in the dirt and the roots will “brust:” thru.
    Thanks for your help.

    Judi

    • Jodi — Food Storage Made Easy

      Judi, I think you would be ok to store the bulk amounts as you are suggesting. I would just think it would make it harder to rotate through things. So it might be worth at least splitting it into two containers so you can be depleting one while the other one remains sealed. Then when one gets emptied you refill it and start depleting the other one. Just an idea! Hope that helps.

  • JA Neigel

    Qution about storing vanilla and other flavorings and spices. I would like to store about 10 bottles of vanila but do not have the space for that many little bottles. I was wondering about decanting them into a glass bottle with a very tight screw top to it. Do you think that would be ok?
    Also, what about bulk amounts of spices. Could you store them in “tupperware” air tight containers I would label everything properly.

    You site is a life saver as I am not worrying like I use to Thanks for all the other helpful hints like the newspaper flower pots. Do you know that you could plant the pot also and it would break down in the dirt and the roots will “brust:” thru.
    Thanks for your help.

    Judi

    • Jodi — Food Storage Made Easy

      Judi, I think you would be ok to store the bulk amounts as you are suggesting. I would just think it would make it harder to rotate through things. So it might be worth at least splitting it into two containers so you can be depleting one while the other one remains sealed. Then when one gets emptied you refill it and start depleting the other one. Just an idea! Hope that helps.

  • DJ

    Hey I will be teaching a home canning and long term food storage class at our Ladies Day Out event at our church on Saturday. I will be sharing your site (My favorite!) and your Youtube and FaceBook sites too. Keep up the good work girls.

  • DJ

    Hey I will be teaching a home canning and long term food storage class at our Ladies Day Out event at our church on Saturday. I will be sharing your site (My favorite!) and your Youtube and FaceBook sites too. Keep up the good work girls.

  • Chrysta

    Anne Marie, Tang is a powdered drink mix fortified with Vitamin C and a few other vitamins, like B6. It was originally orange-flavored, but now comes in many other flavors as well. I’m sure you can find something similar to substitute in Europe.

  • Chrysta

    Anne Marie, Tang is a powdered drink mix fortified with Vitamin C and a few other vitamins, like B6. It was originally orange-flavored, but now comes in many other flavors as well. I’m sure you can find something similar to substitute in Europe.

  • Lyndi

    Do you ever do Relief Society enrichment classes to talk about food storage ideas?

  • Lyndi

    Do you ever do Relief Society enrichment classes to talk about food storage ideas?

  • I was wondering how you open your #10 cans? regular can opener doesnt really do the job easy at all!

    • Jodi

      Amie, I just use a hand can opener and it works fine for me!

  • I was wondering how you open your #10 cans? regular can opener doesnt really do the job easy at all!

    • Jodi

      Amie, I just use a hand can opener and it works fine for me!

  • Susan Larson

    Help, I can’t find “Beanie Weenies” in the almost 8 oz can anywhere in Spokane. I haven’t been to Walmart yet but that is the only store I think I’ve missed .

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Sue

    • Jodi

      Susan, I actually found them at Wal-Mart. If you can’t find them it would be fine to substitute with something like an extra beef stew.

  • Susan Larson

    Help, I can’t find “Beanie Weenies” in the almost 8 oz can anywhere in Spokane. I haven’t been to Walmart yet but that is the only store I think I’ve missed .

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Sue

    • Jodi

      Susan, I actually found them at Wal-Mart. If you can’t find them it would be fine to substitute with something like an extra beef stew.

  • I absolutely love this site!

  • I absolutely love this site!

  • Anne Marie

    I am just wondering if you have any way to convert from US to European measurements, and also some of the items in the 72 hour kit are completely unknown to me – Tang – if you could describe it I could put in my own subsitute. I love this site, thank you so much for your hard work I appreciate it. I’m a Relief Society President in a small branch and this really helps us and connects us. Thanks again. Anne Marie.

  • Anne Marie

    I am just wondering if you have any way to convert from US to European measurements, and also some of the items in the 72 hour kit are completely unknown to me – Tang – if you could describe it I could put in my own subsitute. I love this site, thank you so much for your hard work I appreciate it. I’m a Relief Society President in a small branch and this really helps us and connects us. Thanks again. Anne Marie.

  • I live in Puerto Rico. We get hit by huricanes to tropical storms and they cause havoc; no water, or elec for 6-8 weeks! I am LDS and help church with info for all aspects of preparedness. Have you ever thought of having all this information in spanish? You will help all Central, South America, Carribean, and European spanish countries,oh, and Filipines, too. It would be okay for me to translate to my sisters and family, but how awesome it would be for all to be blessed with your expertise. Thanks for your talents. Heidi

  • I live in Puerto Rico. We get hit by huricanes to tropical storms and they cause havoc; no water, or elec for 6-8 weeks! I am LDS and help church with info for all aspects of preparedness. Have you ever thought of having all this information in spanish? You will help all Central, South America, Carribean, and European spanish countries,oh, and Filipines, too. It would be okay for me to translate to my sisters and family, but how awesome it would be for all to be blessed with your expertise. Thanks for your talents. Heidi

  • I first want to say, THANK YOU!
    I am a grandmother, with 5 sons and 5 grand daughters. I have been working on my storage for YEARS.
    Now that the family has flown the coop I have let this storage idea fall through the cracks. You two very smart and inspired young ladies have, re sparked my desire to get my act together.
    I have just begun to explore your web site and see you have done very much work.
    I have one question, for the time being. Since I have let my old bread mixer go and the wheat grinder as well. I wondered what bread mixer you use to make our good hearty wheat bread? I found the Bosch to be efficient, but because I made such large batches, sometimes the dough would raise and get into the holes at the top of the bowel where the mixing arms attached, and goodness that is a mess to try to get out.
    Can you tell me please what you have found is a good machine and relatively in expensive. I’m open to suggestions.
    Keep up the good work.You gals are an inspiration!

  • Linda

    I first want to say, THANK YOU!
    I am a grandmother, with 5 sons and 5 grand daughters. I have been working on my storage for YEARS.
    Now that the family has flown the coop I have let this storage idea fall through the cracks. You two very smart and inspired young ladies have, re sparked my desire to get my act together.
    I have just begun to explore your web site and see you have done very much work.
    I have one question, for the time being. Since I have let my old bread mixer go and the wheat grinder as well. I wondered what bread mixer you use to make our good hearty wheat bread? I found the Bosch to be efficient, but because I made such large batches, sometimes the dough would raise and get into the holes at the top of the bowel where the mixing arms attached, and goodness that is a mess to try to get out.
    Can you tell me please what you have found is a good machine and relatively in expensive. I’m open to suggestions.
    Keep up the good work.You gals are an inspiration!

  • Tim

    Hi to you all I have found your site great and I thank you for the effort you put into it. I notice you don’t have many men respone but I am sure that will change. Can you tell me if food grade buckets have the hdpe #2 on the bottom. I thought I seen it on your site but not sure. Thanks again

  • Tim

    Hi to you all I have found your site great and I thank you for the effort you put into it. I notice you don’t have many men respone but I am sure that will change. Can you tell me if food grade buckets have the hdpe #2 on the bottom. I thought I seen it on your site but not sure. Thanks again

  • Hi! Love what you have here. It has been such a huge motivation for me when I was starting to get bogged down with food storage anxiety. I signed up for the Baby Steps reminder emails about a month ago and haven’t gotten any yet. did I do something wrong?

    • Jodi

      Megan, Try signing up again and make sure to add info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net to your safe address list. If you don’t receive an email right away when you sign up please email us and we can troubleshoot the problem for you. Thanks!

  • Hi! Love what you have here. It has been such a huge motivation for me when I was starting to get bogged down with food storage anxiety. I signed up for the Baby Steps reminder emails about a month ago and haven’t gotten any yet. did I do something wrong?

    • Jodi

      Megan, Try signing up again and make sure to add info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net to your safe address list. If you don’t receive an email right away when you sign up please email us and we can troubleshoot the problem for you. Thanks!

  • Loa Andersen

    Wow! What a great site! I just “found” you and am very happy about it! I’m the E-prep specialist for my ward and stake, so will be referring everyone to your site!
    I’m a “lol”…little ole lady…single and a preparedness fanatic! Having never baked bread in my life, I’m anxious to learn “new tricks”. Thanks for all your hard work. Loa

  • Loa Andersen

    Wow! What a great site! I just “found” you and am very happy about it! I’m the E-prep specialist for my ward and stake, so will be referring everyone to your site!
    I’m a “lol”…little ole lady…single and a preparedness fanatic! Having never baked bread in my life, I’m anxious to learn “new tricks”. Thanks for all your hard work. Loa

  • oops, I thought the website would show up in the comment–leve and learn. The website is http://www.marketamerica.com/bbates this particular article will only show on the front page today.

  • oops, I thought the website would show up in the comment–leve and learn. The website is http://www.marketamerica.com/bbates this particular article will only show on the front page today.

  • There is a good article on the above website about how built ins help with storage. some good ideas that creative people can use almost instantly.

  • There is a good article on the above website about how built ins help with storage. some good ideas that creative people can use almost instantly.

  • Just found your site through the Millionaire Compass and I think it is great. We are sailors and plan to spend longer and longer times on our boat. Food planning and storage it always an issue. I’ll definally use your page!. thank you

  • Just found your site through the Millionaire Compass and I think it is great. We are sailors and plan to spend longer and longer times on our boat. Food planning and storage it always an issue. I’ll definally use your page!. thank you

  • jweiss08

    TIFFANI!
    YOU GET IT! We often get comments from people who don’t understand that we’re not the intense fanatics! We love learning and sharing as we go.

  • jweiss08

    TIFFANI!
    YOU GET IT! We often get comments from people who don’t understand that we’re not the intense fanatics! We love learning and sharing as we go.

  • Tiffani

    Hi, Girls!!

    Thank you so much for putting this website together. It is so nice to visit a website where I feel like I am among likeminded friends who take the protection and preparedness of their families seriously without making me feel like I’ve warped into a world run by crazies! There is a fine line between the two as I’m sure you know!! I am a mom just like all of you, and I am thankful to have found you all more than you know. Please continue your good work and know that you are blessing many other families around the country. Blessings to you all!

  • Tiffani

    Hi, Girls!!

    Thank you so much for putting this website together. It is so nice to visit a website where I feel like I am among likeminded friends who take the protection and preparedness of their families seriously without making me feel like I’ve warped into a world run by crazies! There is a fine line between the two as I’m sure you know!! I am a mom just like all of you, and I am thankful to have found you all more than you know. Please continue your good work and know that you are blessing many other families around the country. Blessings to you all!

  • Debra

    Iam so excited about the storage rotation using a old dresser. I can’t wiat to find one and convert it. I love this site already.
    THankyou

  • Debra

    Iam so excited about the storage rotation using a old dresser. I can’t wiat to find one and convert it. I love this site already.
    THankyou

  • I just found your website and am so excited to get started! Thank you for doing this for us all! Keep up the good work!!!

  • I just found your website and am so excited to get started! Thank you for doing this for us all! Keep up the good work!!!

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the info on your site, it’s been very helpful to me in organizing our food storage and helping us plan to do better. We’ve always had a good short term food supply but just recently have tried to increase our long term and making our short term work for 3 months…

    I just wish I’d gotten started when living in Utah with all the great resources there AND when I only had two kids! We now have seven great kids but… it just makes the project bigger!

    Anyway, thank you!

  • I just wanted to thank you for all the info on your site, it’s been very helpful to me in organizing our food storage and helping us plan to do better. We’ve always had a good short term food supply but just recently have tried to increase our long term and making our short term work for 3 months…

    I just wish I’d gotten started when living in Utah with all the great resources there AND when I only had two kids! We now have seven great kids but… it just makes the project bigger!

    Anyway, thank you!

  • Angel

    I stumbled across this site and LOVE it and your sister sites.
    I have just started to put together a website to direct people to because I have gleaned a lot of info but needed it all in one place AND NOW I DONT HAVE TO!!!! You all have done it for me.
    Thank you. You guys are doing a great job and I cant wait to continue reading your site and the other gals.

  • Angel

    I stumbled across this site and LOVE it and your sister sites.
    I have just started to put together a website to direct people to because I have gleaned a lot of info but needed it all in one place AND NOW I DONT HAVE TO!!!! You all have done it for me.
    Thank you. You guys are doing a great job and I cant wait to continue reading your site and the other gals.

  • jweiss08

    Misty, Jodi and I both get emails to info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net. We appreciate all your awesome contributions you have made in your comments lately.
    -Julie

  • jweiss08

    Misty, Jodi and I both get emails to info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net. We appreciate all your awesome contributions you have made in your comments lately.
    -Julie

  • Misty Sutton

    Jodi is there any way I could get your e-mail address? I have TONS of information I would love to share with you ladies, and I don’t think posting it in a comment is the best way to do it. Currently I am working on a flyer with a 5 year Emergency Preparedness and Provident Living action plan to hand out among our Stake members as part of our effort to increase “motivation” about Emergency Preparedness. It will be broken down by month including information for getting out of debt, finding storage space, water supply and purification, 3 month normal food storage and budgeting for it, a 12 month purchase plan for long-term storage items for only $125 a month for a family of 4, building your emergency cash, emergency savings, and 3 month savings funds, and beginning the road to provident living including larger purchase items such as gas generators, kerosene heaters, a wheat grinder, pressure canner, and other essential items. I am an Emergency Management/Homeland Security major living in Northwest Arkansas and have an 8 month old son, so I am currently not in classes and have quite a bit of free time. I love doing this stuff and am very passionate about sharing it with as many people as possible as well as helping to motivate them to, “awake to a sense of their [awful] situation”.

  • Misty Sutton

    Jodi is there any way I could get your e-mail address? I have TONS of information I would love to share with you ladies, and I don’t think posting it in a comment is the best way to do it. Currently I am working on a flyer with a 5 year Emergency Preparedness and Provident Living action plan to hand out among our Stake members as part of our effort to increase “motivation” about Emergency Preparedness. It will be broken down by month including information for getting out of debt, finding storage space, water supply and purification, 3 month normal food storage and budgeting for it, a 12 month purchase plan for long-term storage items for only $125 a month for a family of 4, building your emergency cash, emergency savings, and 3 month savings funds, and beginning the road to provident living including larger purchase items such as gas generators, kerosene heaters, a wheat grinder, pressure canner, and other essential items. I am an Emergency Management/Homeland Security major living in Northwest Arkansas and have an 8 month old son, so I am currently not in classes and have quite a bit of free time. I love doing this stuff and am very passionate about sharing it with as many people as possible as well as helping to motivate them to, “awake to a sense of their [awful] situation”.

  • Thanks for all of the great tips! You are women after my own heart. I also am a food storage junky and have a blog I would love for you to check out 😉 It is: http://www.myfoodstoragedeals.blogspot.com. I would love to link share with your website to my blog (and website) if you are interested. I think your website would be beneficial to many of our customers and friends who visit our blog. Thanks again!

    If you live in Utah, I would LOVE for you to try our grocery service for FREE and see how we can help you obtain your year supply of food–one week at a time! We offer a grocery service that helps people know which items are on sale for great deals each week, tell them which items to add to their food storage, create a weekly menu planner for your family based around those items on sale and give helpful tips and information to help your family save time and money! Email me at Shandra@myfoodstoragedeals.com and I will set up a FREE account for you to try our service, if you are interested 🙂

  • Thanks for all of the great tips! You are women after my own heart. I also am a food storage junky and have a blog I would love for you to check out 😉 It is: http://www.myfoodstoragedeals.blogspot.com. I would love to link share with your website to my blog (and website) if you are interested. I think your website would be beneficial to many of our customers and friends who visit our blog. Thanks again!

    If you live in Utah, I would LOVE for you to try our grocery service for FREE and see how we can help you obtain your year supply of food–one week at a time! We offer a grocery service that helps people know which items are on sale for great deals each week, tell them which items to add to their food storage, create a weekly menu planner for your family based around those items on sale and give helpful tips and information to help your family save time and money! Email me at Shandra@myfoodstoragedeals.com and I will set up a FREE account for you to try our service, if you are interested 🙂

  • Jodi

    Corby, I think the 72 hour kit video was down for a few hours but it looks like it’s working now. The emergency checklist is a pdf document so you need to have adobe acrobat installed for it to display properly. I opened it just now and it seemed to be working for me. Here’s a heads up though, we are going to be putting out a new and improved checklist within the next few days so check back soon for the revised version!

  • Jodi

    Corby, I think the 72 hour kit video was down for a few hours but it looks like it’s working now. The emergency checklist is a pdf document so you need to have adobe acrobat installed for it to display properly. I opened it just now and it seemed to be working for me. Here’s a heads up though, we are going to be putting out a new and improved checklist within the next few days so check back soon for the revised version!

  • Corby

    Your 72 hr video is no longer available on youtube and your simple check list in your emergency blog is also gone. Please tell me I’m just looking in the wrong place, I wanted to watch your video again~! Your site is GREAT with covering all the basics! Thanks for all you’ve put together!

  • Corby

    Your 72 hr video is no longer available on youtube and your simple check list in your emergency blog is also gone. Please tell me I’m just looking in the wrong place, I wanted to watch your video again~! Your site is GREAT with covering all the basics! Thanks for all you’ve put together!

  • Jodi

    Sara-

    Thanks for linking to us on your site. I have been so busy I haven’t had a ton of time to look around it and comment, but from what I saw so far it looked really informative. How does it work with being “group bloggers”?

  • Jodi

    Sara-

    Thanks for linking to us on your site. I have been so busy I haven’t had a ton of time to look around it and comment, but from what I saw so far it looked really informative. How does it work with being “group bloggers”?

  • Jodi

    Hi Mindy. In BabyStep 4 we refer to a great site called trackmyfoodstorage.com which allows you to enter the number of people in your family and will produce a report that is customized for your situation. So you can find out exactly how much you’d need to store for one person. Also, under our Getting Started section those tips would be applicable to a single person as well. You would just need to make ONE 72 hour kit, your emergency plan will be simpler, etc. Other than that I haven’t seen anything that specifically is geared towards singles. But I hope you can find some value in the things we are teaching and apply them to yourself. Try cutting recipes in half, borrow a wheat grinder from a friend, etc. Maybe we will do some more research and write a few posts with some more ideas!

  • Jodi

    Hi Mindy. In BabyStep 4 we refer to a great site called trackmyfoodstorage.com which allows you to enter the number of people in your family and will produce a report that is customized for your situation. So you can find out exactly how much you’d need to store for one person. Also, under our Getting Started section those tips would be applicable to a single person as well. You would just need to make ONE 72 hour kit, your emergency plan will be simpler, etc. Other than that I haven’t seen anything that specifically is geared towards singles. But I hope you can find some value in the things we are teaching and apply them to yourself. Try cutting recipes in half, borrow a wheat grinder from a friend, etc. Maybe we will do some more research and write a few posts with some more ideas!

  • Mindy

    Hi.

    I’m 23 and single. Most of the websites I’ve been looking at are geared towards families. Have you found any great lists or websites that are geared towards singles? Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks!

    Mindy

  • Mindy

    Hi.

    I’m 23 and single. Most of the websites I’ve been looking at are geared towards families. Have you found any great lists or websites that are geared towards singles? Any information would be helpful.

    Thanks!

    Mindy

  • Thanks for the information on this blog! I really like the emphasis on the basics.

    We have recently started a food storage group blog, linked above. We have linked to your site from that blog. Come over, take a look, and participate! We are looking for other group bloggers.

  • Thanks for the information on this blog! I really like the emphasis on the basics.

    We have recently started a food storage group blog, linked above. We have linked to your site from that blog. Come over, take a look, and participate! We are looking for other group bloggers.

  • Jo-Anne Schindler

    I am excited what you have to say about this important topic in all of our lives.

  • Jo-Anne Schindler

    I am excited what you have to say about this important topic in all of our lives.

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