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  • Lynn

    Fist of all I appreciate the idea vey much of buying off the grocery shelves and rotating the items for food storage. Much more logical and cost effective.

    My husband and I had purchased commercial food storage products to last a family of 4 for1 year. The food was targeted to last 7-10 years. We opened a can of oatmeal after 8 years and it was rancid. The temperature of our basement was less than 70 and the cans were off the floor on shelves. I was not surprised, but we spent a lot of money and I need to revamp what I am going to do next.

    • Yikes! That is a total bummer that it went bad. That’s a little surprising, oats usually have a pretty good shelf life. Was everything else bad also?

  • Jenna

    Great site! I’m unfortunately preparing for the inevitable financial collapse all the while living paycheck to paycheck. There are great solutions here for apartment living and families/ couples of little means. Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated!!

    • It’s definitely harder to do on a limited budget, we’ve been there! Sounds like you are doing all you can in your situation. Keep it up!

    • Eric Jurgens

      It sounds a bit stupid to say something is inevitable. Having food is just a good idea, good insurance against losing a job or natural disaster. Something bad will happen to you in your life time, and food will make it an easier time. But inevitable (specific event) sounds like chicken little.

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  • Chrisnox1

    Hi! Just found your site. Looks like I will be using your site a lot. Great job! I have a question. On your “Long Term Food Storage Calculator and Inventory Sheet”, the printable, the standard per adult amount, is that for 1 year?

  • Nziliox1972

    Β I love your site it so easy to use and you explain it so simply..thank you

  • jary lubinski

    I’ve been working with your web site for several months now. Of all the available sites I find this one the easiest most well-thought out one around. Congrats ladies…and thank you!!

  • Lacie

    I just found your site this week, and I’m LOVING it! I thank you for all of your hard work, and want you to know that the info you have posted is making a daunting task seem manageable. πŸ™‚

    My question is this…with your Long Term Food Storage Excel Calculator, how many calories per day are we getting? My plan is for 2 adults, 3 children, for 12 months. I haven’t been able to find information to know if this will be a bare minimum of 1200 adult calories per day, or a heftier amount which I need to supplement with other foods to feel more like normal.

    Again, I think you ladies are doing a great job, and I look forward to discovering more on your site. πŸ™‚

  • Jacqueline

    Also, do you know of any great instructional videos or books on cooking on top of an earth stove? We live out in the country in Oregon. Worst case scenario, long term, no power… solar ovens wouldnt work around here, thinking aside from a camp stove/propane, why not learn to cook on top of the wood stove? Keep the house warm and make dinner too.

    • I don’t have any experience with earth stoves. Maybe someone else can
      chime in here!

    • Wilddreams5

      Β I lived in a home in AZ last year for three months with only a wood burning stove. Its not practical during the day since its so hot but evening until morning we had it going to heat the house as well as cooking.

  • Jacqueline

    Hi, wondering if you have a gadget checklist? Something that has a list of recommended kitchen gadgets that will be needed with your food storage? Such as a manual wheat grinder, manual can opener, etc… I’m still new to the site and searching, printing, saving, filling out. Who knew this would be fun, right?

  • Becky

    This is awesome, you ladies have done excellent work here. Thank you so much for sharing. Bless you.

  • Anonymous

    I have filled in one month’s worth of meals and listed most of the ingredients. I haven’t checked recipes. I don’t understand how it calculates how many of them I need for the month. Or do I have to figure that myself? I also haven’t counted how many on hand.

  • Melissa

    I am having problems opening and viewing the 3month Excel worksheet. Adobe says that not the correct file type or damaged. Can’t open in Office 2003?

    • It should open in Excel, not in Adobe? Your version of office may be too old. You could try downloading the free software OpenOffice and it should be able to open excel files as well. If none of that works you can email us and we can try to send you the file and see if it can open that way instead of through the download.

  • Chicago Forklift Training

    thanks for all these cool and useful tips!

  • It depends on the individual cannery but most of them seem to be ok with it although sometimes they require a member to accompany you.

  • Karen

    Do you know if non LDS members are allowed to help and purchase from canneries?

    • It depends on the individual cannery but most of them seem to be ok with it although sometimes they require a member to accompany you.

  • Lonandmic

    I know this might be a while, how about an apple apps?

  • Lonandmic

    I know this might be a while, how about an apple apps?

  • tamerasergent

    I am looking for a good resource to purchase Mylar bags from. I get the gallon size at LDS storehouse but I am looking for 5-6 gallon for buckets.

  • tamerasergent

    I am looking for a good resource to purchase Mylar bags from. I get the gallon size at LDS storehouse but I am looking for 5-6 gallon for buckets.

    • Mari_backtonature

      I found Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers on amazon.com
      They were inexpensive and shipped right on time.

  • tamerasergent

    I am looking for a good resource to purchase Mylar bags from. I get the gallon size at LDS storehouse but I am looking for 5-6 gallon for buckets.

  • Anonymous

    Just found your site. Thank you for all your hard work!!! The Excel spread sheet REALLY opened my eyes. I THOUGHT I had a lot of food, but now I see huge gaps. I’m heading to Walmart ASAP to start balancing my menus better! Keep up the good work ladies!

  • rightwingmom

    Just found your site. Thank you for all your hard work!!! The Excel spread sheet REALLY opened my eyes. I THOUGHT I had a lot of food, but now I see huge gaps. I'm heading to Walmart ASAP to start balancing my menus better! Keep up the good work ladies!

  • This is alot of great information. The site is very well done. I will be making more stops at this website as my internet tour con’ts.

  • This is alot of great information. The site is very well done. I will be making more stops at this website as my internet tour con'ts.

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  • Molly

    Hi,
    I love the idea about the 3-month food supply excel worksheet, but when I click on the link it gives me a blank page. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks!

  • Molly

    Hi,
    I love the idea about the 3-month food supply excel worksheet, but when I click on the link it gives me a blank page. Am I doing something wrong?
    Thanks!

  • Wanda

    I was just printing a “handout” from a list of handouts on this site. When I finished, I returned to print another, but I have been unable to locate the list of handouts again!! 😐 please help!

    • Jodi — Food Storage Made Easy

      Wanda, you may have been over on our network site http://funwithfoodstorage.net We have a whole list of helpful tools from all three of our websites that are found over on that site.

  • Wanda

    I was just printing a “handout” from a list of handouts on this site. When I finished, I returned to print another, but I have been unable to locate the list of handouts again!! 😐 please help!

    • Jodi — Food Storage Made Easy

      Wanda, you may have been over on our network site http://funwithfoodstorage.net We have a whole list of helpful tools from all three of our websites that are found over on that site.

  • Elizabeth Golly

    My husband thinks I’m crazy I am basicly abosessed with foodstorage now. You guys make it so much fun and so easy. I always thought it was to hard to even start. now I have so much stuff from the cannery. My honey do list has gotten ALOT longer.
    thank you again.
    have a great day. !!

  • Elizabeth Golly

    My husband thinks I’m crazy I am basicly abosessed with foodstorage now. You guys make it so much fun and so easy. I always thought it was to hard to even start. now I have so much stuff from the cannery. My honey do list has gotten ALOT longer.
    thank you again.
    have a great day. !!

  • This is a wonderful site and service. You all are doing a wonderful service for all those who want to protect their families from the storms that are gathering. I will be sure to send this out to my network as a solution to a subject that can be very confusing as well as expensive.

    I look forward to having the confidence that this will bring to all of my family and friends. I have an e-mail list of over 400 people. We are all admonished to warn our neighbors. This allows us to help our neighbors that will bring untold blessings.

    Thanks once again!

  • This is a wonderful site and service. You all are doing a wonderful service for all those who want to protect their families from the storms that are gathering. I will be sure to send this out to my network as a solution to a subject that can be very confusing as well as expensive.

    I look forward to having the confidence that this will bring to all of my family and friends. I have an e-mail list of over 400 people. We are all admonished to warn our neighbors. This allows us to help our neighbors that will bring untold blessings.

    Thanks once again!

  • Linda

    Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!! Thanks for all that you guys do. Love your site.

  • Linda

    Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!! Thanks for all that you guys do. Love your site.

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