How to Overcome Food Storage Challenges

General
The other day we posed this question to our facebook group: What is your biggest Food Storage Challenge? Click above to see all the answers. We love when you guys share like this :) So it took everything in me to not respond to each person individually and give them some advice on how to overcome their challenge. Instead, we decided to take the top five challenges and address them in a post that we will share with everyone. Hopefully it will help all those who responded, as well as help the rest of our readers who struggle with one of these areas. Challenge #1: NO SPACE One of the most common problems people have when tackling the task of building a food storage is lack of space. Trust us-…
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Incorporating Meat Into Your Food Storage

General
Meats are something that many people to do not tackle early on in their food storage adventures because they can seem intimidating. There are many different ways that you can add meats into your food storage plan to add a little bulk, protein, and variety to your meals. We love that by storing meats, you can continue to make many of your favorite recipes even in the case of an emergency where you can only live exclusively on your food storage. Incorporating Meats into Your Food Storage Meats are generally not included in basic Long Term Food Storage Calculators. It is expected that you will get your protein from legumes. However, if you can add some form of meat into your storage it opens up a lot more possibilities for…
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Happy Labor Day!

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Hope everyone is having a great long weekend and not stressing about the upcoming 7 Day Challenge too much ;) Keep watching your email as it will be coming on a surprise day sometime this month! We will be back tomorrow with a regular post so make sure to check back. We have lots of fun and exciting things we will be covering this month so you won't want to miss it.
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Using Less Energy to Cook in the Summer

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A couple of days ago, we got an email from a reader asking if we had any information on our site about tips for cooking with less power in the Summer. We didn't have a very good answer for her, but we knew our readers would! We asked our facebook fans for their tips and here are just a few of the answers. We went through and tried to delete duplicates, so if you don't see yours, its because someone else had the same answer. The most common tips included cooking with a Sun Oven, cooking on a bbq grill, or other type of grill, and eating lots of fresh foods. Since cooking with food storage tends to cause you to cook a lot more from scratch, we thought this…
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#10 Cans and 5 Gallon Buckets: How Much Can They Hold?

General, Organization, Shelves
Don't you hate it when you buy your foods in bulk along with some buckets and then end up with one bucket too few when you repackage it all? Or how about when you get your food storage calculator all filled out and it says to buy 600 pounds of wheat and you have NO IDEA how many buckets or cans that equates to? We HAVE come up with a handy chart for you that includes the most common items recommended for long term food storage and how many pounds you can store in both #10 cans and 5 gallon buckets. Please note these are estimates depending on how you are packaging (i.e. using mylar bags or not) Food Item#10 Can5 Gallon Bucket   Wheat5 pounds37 pounds White Flour4.5 pounds33…
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Merry Christmas from Food Storage Made Easy

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! We will be taking the next two weeks off from posting (however we won't be taking a real break since we have too many fun things to plan for the New Year). Make sure you stay tuned on Facebook because it's pretty likely we will be dropping hints about all the fun that is coming up in January over the next two weeks. If you're bored or have extra time over the holidays season, check out some of these great posts to refresh and get motivated on making 2011 a great Food Storage Year! WHY FOOD STORAGE: A 5 PART SERIES This fun series answers the question: “Why do people build a food storage?” It gives the different reasons…
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Halloween Surprise

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On October 31st, our site will DISAPPEAR! Don't get too spooked, or filled with fear. The site will be back up, sometime next week It's not a trick, so don't be saddened and bleak It's sure to be a treat, you'll think is sweet! Let's just say we've been up late almost every night this month getting this organized for you... HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! p.s.  While the site is down it would be a great time to make sure you are caught up on your reading of "One Second After" for our group discussion.  We are both going to get started on it this weekend! (Note: we have heard that there is some language in the book, but it was highly recommend by a lot of people during the 7…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 4 (FRIDAY)

7 Day Challenge, Emergency Preparedness, General, Long Term Food Storage, Recipes
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. Due to job loss and the slow economy, a family that you are close friends with was just evicted from their home. You offer to let them stay with you overnight. You must feed and provide shelter to a family of 6 on short notice. When they arrive, you also discover that they are vegetarians. Assume…
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Healthy Food Storage Workshop

Events, General, Healthy Food Storage
So here's the report of the Healthy Food Storage Class I went to that I told you about a couple weeks ago in this post. I learned so much! It brought back memories of when I first started food storage. I was a little overwhelmed, but this time I know through BabySteps I can slowly implement the things that I choose. So here's a little disclaimer, this is not necessarily for everyone right now! I'm on a personal journey of trying to change some of the foods I eat. By doing this- I have to think about food storage a little differently. Since some of you asked to hear about what I learned I'm sharing this... The speaker was Yvonne Salcido, who was from the School of Natural Healing. When…
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