Top 10 Christmas Wish List Items

Christmas Gifts
We wanted to share with you the top 10 things on our Christmas lists this year! Leave us a comment below and tell us what YOU are hoping to get for Christmas. #10 Food Storage Books Julie needs a new copy of Food Storage 101 as it appears that her son Tyler has mysteriously misplaced her book (he has been really into throwing stuff in the garbage lately. Yikes!) Jodi loves cooking with recipes so she really wants to get some good food storage recipe books. One she's been eyeballing is Simple Recipes Using Food Storage. It starts out with recipes that only use SIX food storage ingredients! #9 Food Storage Shelves Jodi LOVES to have things organized for her easily and has been dying to get one of the…
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What is a Tweet?

Networking
What is a Tweet? A "Tweet" is a special message you get by using the service called Twitter. We send out tweets to our followers to share food storage tips, emergency and food storage related blog posts, interesting websites, updates to our own site, etc. The tweets come in 160 character messages and you can choose how often to check your tweets. It's a very easy way to communicate and get some great information. More About Twitter Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Each time you update your status it is called a tweet. You can also sign up to receive tweets from people and businesses you…
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Tweets of the Week: Nov. 23 – Nov. 29, 2008

Networking
Here are some tips and cool sites we were talking about on twitter this week Great site on keeping your family organized. http://is.gd/9wLj Organization is the key to success at any endeavor, even food storage! 2:34 PM Nov 29th from twhirl Whole Wheat Homemade Playdough http://is.gd/941E AWESOME IDEA!!! 10:35 PM Nov 25th from twhirl Retweeting @JayceHall: Reviewed the costco.com emergency kit deal: http://tinyurl.com/576gdc (GREAT thorough review! Thx for sharing.) 3:24 PM Nov 25th from twhirl RT @erinannie: getting closer to actually leaving my couch to get ginger ale, soup, and crackers. note to self- add those to food storage. 3:20 PM Nov 25th from twhirl OMGOSH if you really want the 55 gallon water barrels and live in Arizona ... this is your lucky day. Only $20! http://is.gd/8QNP 3:04 PM…
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Holiday Baking + Food Storage

Baking Ingredients, Long Term Food Storage
This time of year is an EXCELLENT time to stock up on your items in Step 7: Baking Ingredients. Mary Hunt, best-selling finance author, sends out daily finance tips in her Everyday Cheapskate newsletter which we LOVE. We encourage you to sign up for her newsletter and also to stock up on these items for your holiday baking AND your food storage. Here are Mary's thoughts on the topic of holiday baking from her newsletter: Holiday Baking on the Cheap Although baking sweets for the holidays is a joyful and gratifying project, it does take time and money. If you've got the time to build your baking stockpile, merchants are willing to help out with the cost as they begin to compete for our holiday food dollars. This time of…
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Grab Our Button For Your Blog

General
A lot of people have asked us if we have a button that they can add to their blog. Well we've always had one, but it wasn't very cute so we never really publicized it except to our family and friends. With our new "look" and several more requests, we thought now would be a good time to get a new and improved button and share it with ALL our readers. So if you like our blog, feel free to spread the word to YOUR family and friends by posting our button on your blog! To add the button just add an html widget to your layout and paste this html code inside of it. Make sure you give the widget a title... <div align=center><a href=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net target=_blank><img src=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/fsme/images/newbutton.jpg border=0></a><br><b><a href=http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net…
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Why Food Storage Should Be Part of Your Financial Plan

Budgeting
Have you ever been out of work for a week, a month, even longer? Do you wish you could buy foods ONLY when they are on sale and with coupons? Do you wish you had a stockpile of grains now that the prices are getting so high? In light of the current economic situation, we thought we'd share with you some ideas on how having your food storage in place can help you financially in both the short term and long term. Short Term Food Storage Your short term food storage consists of getting a 3 month supply of foods that you eat on a day to day basis. Once you have this in place you can start to grocery shop from your food storage and only replenish those items…
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Using Your Long Term Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Videos
We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Crystal from Everyday Food Storage tonight and we learned TONS of great ideas for actually USING your long term food storage items. We are using this information to help develop step 7 (coming soon!). We also filmed Crystal answering some of our questions about getting started on cooking with your food storage which we have added to the Step 4 page. The most surprising answer we got was to the question "What is your favorite food storage ingredient to cook with?" View the video to find out!
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