12 Days of Food Storage Christmas

Christmas Gifts
If you have family, friends, or neighbors who you have been wanting to introduce to the world of preparedness, this could be a fun way to do it. We've put together 12 days of free or inexpensive (under $1) gifts that follow along our 10 Babysteps to help someone get started and hopefully peak their curiosity to learn even more. Feel free to adapt this to meet your needs. Spread the gifts out over 12 days, or you can do all 12 days at once as a "getting started" package. Each day has some recommendations for some more advanced gift ideas if you'd like to check them out. Don't forget to download the tags and labels for each day and Merry Christmas!Download tags and labels for all 12 days here…
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FOOD STORAGE BLACK FRIDAY 2012

Christmas Gifts, Recommended Products
Black Friday is a fantastic time to stock up on food storage and emergency preparedness items at some of the best prices of the year. Whether you purchase these things as gifts for your loved ones, or simply to add to your own supplies, you can definitely get the most bang for you buck over this weekend. We already have talked a little bit about the Shelf Reliance Sale yesterday and also the Prepare My Life Planner sale on Friday. If you're just getting started, we strongly recommend purchasing our eBook which only goes on sale twice a year! Check out the flyer below for more details on all of these great sales and deals! The sale begins Friday morning (although some of the deals are already active), and lasts…
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12 Days of Christmas: Get Your Friends Involved

Christmas Gifts, Gift Ideas
There are many reasons to have a Food Storage. We go over these in our "Why Food Storage" Series. No matter the reason you choose to have it, often times you wish your family and friends would get on board. This Holiday Season, we're doing our 12 days of Food Storage again, but this year we're giving it to you with plenty of time to join the fun. There are tons of things you can do for FREE to help people get started on their journey. IDEAS FOR EVERYONEYou can chose to do all 12 days or just choose one gift. The point is to share your love of food storage, and the peace that comes with being self-reliant. Each "day" will have a theme, and have 3 gift ideas…
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12 Days of Food Storage Christmas

Christmas Gifts, General, Gift Ideas
Our Christmas present to our readers this year, is a 12 Days of Food Storage Christmas with a TWIST - it wont be 12 days, it will be 12 hours... Rather then drag it out for 12 days, and to allow you the TIME to get going on this - we will be posting all 12 "days" TODAY! Every hour, we'll post another one of the 12 "days". Each post will have gift ideas you can use for family, friends, or people you know that are in need. We thought it would be a good idea to help you, help others with their Food Storage this year. Feel free to use the ideas how you want. Whether you do all 12 days, or just choose one gift, the point is…
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Day 12: Food Storage Christmas (checklists)

BabySteps, Christmas Gifts
Once you have complete the first 11 days for a friend, or family member, it's time for them to keep the journey going themselves. To help them do that, we have our BabyStep Checklists: Options that are Free or Under $1 Free Email Checklists Have the person you are giving to sign up for our free email checklists. You could even sign up for them with their email address and print out the first checklist for their gift. The checklists last for one year and are sent every 2 weeks. After following the 26 checklists they will have a full food storage for one person. An Option that is $5-$30 Food Storage Made Easy 3 Part eBook Program Compiled into a 3 part ebook program is all of our 26…
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Day 11: Food Storage Christmas (non-food items)

Christmas Gifts, Non-Food Items
Although Food Storage (and Christmas for that matter) are a lot about food, we can't forget the non-food items that are important and necessary to store! Remember to share some of these ideas and cuten them up with ribbons and the Day 11 Tags: Options that are Free or Under $1 Tube of Toothpaste Do we need to explain much here? An Option that is $5-$30 Package of Toilet Paper Again, enough said :) First Aid Supplies A nice gift would be a simple First Aid Kit. If you want to expand on that you can also include other basic medicines or first aid tools that don't normally come in a kit. Don't forget your Day 11 Tags, especially if you bought them toilet paper. hehe. A More Expensive Option…
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Day 10: Food Storage Christmas (comfort foods)

Christmas Gifts, Comfort Foods
NOW THIS feels like Christmas. We had plenty ideas for this part of the 12 days of Christmas. Feel free to use some of these, or choose your own. Comfort foods are definitely things people need in time of any type of crisis: Options that are Free or Under $1 Candy Bar or Pudding Mix Even just a candy bar or 2 in your storage for just in case scenarios are great. Pick up the person's favorite one and surprise them with a little treat to have in time of need (and tell them they can't eat it right away, they have to store it ;) Tie a cute ribbon around the candy bar and add the Day 10 Tags and you're all set. An Option that is $5-$30 Holiday…
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Day 9: Food Storage Christmas (fruits and veggies)

Christmas Gifts, Dehydrating, Fruits and Vegetables, Gardening
While not critical for sustaining life, fruits and vegetables are a welcome addition to any food storage program for the health benefits, variety, and to help you save money on your day to day grocery shopping. Include the Day 9 Tags to complete today's gift ideas: Options that are Free or Under $1 Gardening Seeds Gardening is a great way to become more self reliant. Try giving a few packs of gardening seeds to help motivate people to get going on gardening. If you know the person doesn't have a lot of space, pick herbs, or things you can grow on kitchen counters. An Option that is $5-$30 Canning Supplies A fun way to start using foods you garden, or buy in season for great prices is by canning them.…
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Day 8: Food Storage Christmas (baking ingredients)

Baking Ingredients, Christmas Gifts
Baking Ingredients are necessary for you to be able to make a lot of recipes using your grains and legumes. There are a variety of ingredients found in this category, so be creative if one of these ideas isn't available in your local stores. Add the Day 8 Tags to whichever option you choose: Options that are Free or Under $1 Extra Container of Salt Salt is one of those things that you run out of, and don't necessarily think of storing. Find or buy a container of salt and make it cute with ribbons, or put it in a gift bag, and remind them Food Storage isn't just grains and legumes. An Option that is $5-$30 A #10 Can of Powdered Milk or Powdered Eggs Powdered Milk can be…
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Day 7: Food Storage Christmas (legumes)

Christmas Gifts, Legumes, Sprouting
Next up on our list is Legumes! Legumes can be very intimidating to a lot of people so this is a great one to help people realize they aren't so bad. Here are some ideas to help people use, and understand legumes a little better: Options that are Free or Under $1 12 Bean Soup Purchase a 1 lb bag of 12 bean soup mix from the grocery store. Tie a ribbon around it and include the Day 7 Tags. If you want to be really ambitious you can include this 12 Bean Soup Recipe on a cute recipe card too. It's delicious! An Option that is $5-$30 Sprouting Kit Ever tried sprouting? Well if you know someone who wants to get into the really good stuff, give them this…
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