12 Days of Food Storage Christmas

Gift Ideas, Podcast Episodes
We love giving the gift of preparedness to our family and friends. We have come up with this fun little 12 Days of Christmas activity that we revamp each year that includes tons of great ideas, even if you don't do it as a full 12 days event. For each day we include a free (or under $1) idea, as well as a mid-level and a higher-priced item that goes along with that theme. We also have cute tags and labels you can use if you want to highlight the preparedness aspect of the gift. If you want to hear us chat about each day and some of our favorite gift ideas, you can check out this week's podcast episode where we explain these ideas in detail for each day…
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Jodi’s Backyard Chicken Adventures {{new podcast}}

Podcast Episodes
Backyard chickens can be a fun adventure and don't have to be HARD. A few weeks ago Jodi shared 5 reasons why she thinks everyone should have backyard chickens, and we got a lot of questions email to us about going into more detail about the experience. So we decided to have her talk about it on the podcast. Hope you enjoy it! Click the banner above to listen to Episode 13 now! Jodi spends this episode sharing about her experiences with raising two different sets of chickens in two different houses. She talks about how easy it is to get started, what problems you might run into, and reasons why she thinks it is a fun thing that everybody should give a try. My First Baby Chickie I named…
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All About Wheat Grinders {{NEW PODCAST}}

Podcast Episodes
Wheat grinders are one of the staple appliances that people need to own if they are planning to actually USE the foods they are storing for emergencies. We get asked a lot of questions about what kind to buy, should you buy manual or electric, what can you grind, etc. So this week we decided to cover EVERYTHING about wheat grinders in our podcast. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 12 now! In this week’s podcast we go over all of the main brands of wheat grinders/grain mills that you may have heard of. We talk about the pros and cons of each and how they compare to each other. We go over different models in different price ranges and help you decide what will work best for…
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NEW PODCAST – Frequently Asked Questions Part Two

Podcast Episodes
This week for our Survival Mom Radio Network Show we are featuring part two of our show on frequently asked questions that we get asked from our readers and listeners. Many of them come from our Facebook page, blog comments, or email submissions. We cover topics like healthy food storage, home canning and dehydrating, and food storage equivalents. To listen to part 1 of the FAQ's click here. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 11 now! Here are a few links to things we mentioned in the show. Make sure to LISTEN and it will be more helpful to you! Healthy food storage The alternative food storage calculator for people who are looking for a healthier alternative can be found on our Healthy Food Storage page. There are…
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7 Day Challenge 2013 Recap

7 Day Challenge, Podcast Episodes
We are so glad to be through this year's 7 Day Challenge. It is such a fantastic learning experience every year but it sure is exhausting! We appreciate everyone who joined in the fun and participated whether it was through actually practicing the scenarios each day, or thinking through them and still discussing on facebook or on the blog comments. DAILY SUMMARIES Day 1: Economic Crisis - "Meal Prep and Planning" Daily Challenge and Comments on Day 1 Facebook Discussion about Day 1 DAILY PRIZE: Soup in a Jar Kit (6 Thrive Foods) and the book It's in the BagWINNERS: Rowena (shared facebook photo) and Leesa (blog comment) Day 2: Terrorist Attack - "Water Contamination" Daily Challenge and Comments on Day 2 Facebook Discussion about Day 2 DAILY PRIZE: Set…
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New Podcast: Frequently Asked Questions (part 1)

Podcast Episodes
This week for our Survival Mom Radio Network Show we are featuring a set of questions that we get asked from our readers and listeners quite often. Many of them come from our Facebook page, blog comments, or email submissions. We cover topics like how we got started with our blog, best ways to store dried goods, how to prioritize your food storage spending, and how to store food in small spaces. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 9 now! Here are a few links to things we mentioned in the show. Make sure to LISTEN and it will be more helpful to you! Help for getting started: Our free Babystep Checklist program, 26 checklist that come straight to your email every other week with purchasing assignments and…
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New Podcast:  8 Ways to Practice Preparedness in the Summer

New Podcast: 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness in the Summer

Podcast Episodes
A couple of weeks ago we posted about 10 Ways to Practice Powerless Cooking in the Summer. We realized that there are lots of other ways you can work on a variety of preparedness items as you go about your natural summer activities so we wanted to focus on that for this week's podcast before the summer is over! Click the banner above to listen to visit our Radio Network page and listen to Episode 7 now! In this week's podcast we cover 8 different situations where you can practice or work on preparedness things this summer. As promised we've included links to all of the things we mentioned in the podcast in our show notes below. CAMPING: If you are camping with your family, grab your 72 hour kits…
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New Podcast: Whole Wheat Bread from Start to Finish

Podcast Episodes
Today our sixth podcast episode went live over at the Survival Mom Radio Network. We’ve had a fun time with these shows and hope that you guys enjoy hearing from us in a different way every now and then. Click the banner above to listen to visit our Survival Mom page and listen to Episode 6 now! In this podcast we discussed the benefits of using wheat, types of wheat and of course shared our favorite whole wheat bread recipe along with some great tips. Visit the links below for the recipe and more information. Benefits of Wheat Wheat provides you with a whole grain Wheat can be stored for over 30 years if kept in a cool, dry place Whole wheat retains all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber…
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7 Sneaky Ways to Use Food Storage – Podcast!

Podcast Episodes
Today our fifth podcast episode went live over at the Survival Mom Radio Network. We’ve had a fun time with these shows and hope that you guys enjoy hearing from us in a different way every now and then. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 5 now! In today's show, we give you 7 little sneaky ways you can put some food storage into your family's diet without them even realizing it! We listed the 7 ways below, along with any posts or links we mentioned in the show. Enjoy! 1. Cook your regular family meals Julie's Enchilada Pie Recipe 2. Make a dessert! Great Cake Debate 3. Don’t be afraid to bake Best Bread Recipe Bread-Making Tips Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe 4. Mix half and half Introducing food…
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NEW Radio Show: Emergency Preparedness Plan

Podcast Episodes
Today our fourth podcast episode went live over at the Survival Mom Radio Network. We've had a fun time with these shows and hope that you guys enjoy hearing from us in a different way every now and then. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 4 now! In this week’s podcast we cover creating your basic emergency preparedness plan. We talk a lot about the WHY of food storage here, and how to plan, buy and use it. However before getting into that, we recommend being prepared for a short term crisis. Maybe it's a natural disaster, or an issue where you have to rely on yourself with no outside help for a couple of days. This episode will help you make your plan and you might be…
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