Best Ways to Purchase Traditional Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
When referring to traditional food storage, the food items typically include grains, legumes, sugars, oils, etc. These foods provide a life-sustaining diet and at the very least these should be the ones you store. These items also have a long shelf life thus they are ideal for long term food storage. We recommend including additional foods such as fruits, veggies, meats and powdered dairy products in your traditional food storage to add a variety to your diet, and to allow you more flexibility to make your regular recipes using foods you have stored. A lot of people like to shoot for a goal of storing a one year supply of long term food storage, so buying a big chunk of that at one time when you come across some "extra"…
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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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What to do with Extra #10 Food Storage Cans

General, Helpful Tools, Long Term Food Storage
We recently asked our facebook readers what they are doing with those extra #10 cans lying around. Well we had some great ideas and wanted to share them with you. You guys are so awesome and we appreciate you sharing your experience and creativity! Decorate them with printed paper, ribbon, and anything else to make them cute. Fill them with fun stuff (candy, lotion, soaps, etc.) and give them out as presents. Make a #10 can stove for yourself or a gift. Decorate them and then fill them with flowers for center pieces at a party. Use them to store all sorts of things like flour, and wheat from the big plastic buckets, trail mix, homemade crackers, gluten flour, etc. Have your kids decorate them and make drums out of…
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