Book Review: Survival Mom

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Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.  Survival Mom How to Prepare Your Family by Lisa Bedford Background: We first met Lisa a couple of years ago when she was on Glenn Beck talking about food storage. Ok, we didn't MEET her, but we saw her on TV. Politics aside, the topic that week was food storage...so we were tuned in. We emailed her telling her great job on the interview and stayed in touch since then. Lisa is a mom who knows her stuff when it comes to preparedness. We have learned a lot from her and have appreciated her expertise in many areas of preparedness. When we heard…
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Book Review: Bread in a Bag

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Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.   Bread in a Bag: A Creative Way to Store Bread! by Pam Emick  Background: We reviewed the book Dinner is in the Jar a couple of years ago ... and when we were first approached by Pam Emick the author of Bread in a Bag we knew we would love her book too since it's a similar concept. Rather than have to pull out all the individual ingredients for your bread every time you bake it, you simply stockpile the ingredients in the correct proportions all in one mylar bag or mason jar. GENIUS idea! She offered to give us a copy of…
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We Heart Pinterest Day 3: Books We Love

Book Reviews, food storage books, Pinterest
Since we LOVE Food Storage, and LOVE Pinterest (see post here), each day until February 14th, we'll be showing you some of our favorite Pinterest boards and neat things we have found and have pinned there! It's so great to see and share what others have done. Today we are highlighting our Books We Love board. This board is full of books we love and like to keep on hand in case of emergency. While the internet is great, you can't always count on it being there in case of emergency! To see the whole board, click here. PIN 1: We've pinned our ebook to our Books We Love board, since it's been such a great resource for helping people plan, buy, and use their food storage. PIN 2: The…
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New Binder Updates

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For those of you who have purchased our Food Storage Made Easy Binder eBook, we have just released the next batch of FREE UPDATES to the binder. These are some of our best and most informative posts from the past few months put into a nice printable format to match the rest of your binder. You can add them in to the relevant sections of your binder thus you are always improving the materials you have available in case of a powerless emergency where you can't access these things online. If you have purchased a binder in the past and did NOT receive an email from us today with the updates, please email us at info@foodstoragemadeeasy.net and we will trouble-shoot the problem for you. If you haven't purchased your binder…
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Book Review: Yes, You Can!

Book Reviews, Self Reliance
Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.   Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too by Daniel Gasteiger  Background: The "Yes, You Can!" book is like a Ball Canning Guide meets "The Pioneer Woman" meets "Our Best Bites". Thus it equals total heaven for me. Up to date recommendations on modern processing times and proper procedures like the Ball guides include, beautiful picture tutorials like I love from The Pioneer Woman, and helpful tips along the way like Our Best Bites provides with so many of their recipes. Whether you are an expert at canning and other home preservation techniques, or a beginner who is a little intimidated to…
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Food Storage Book Review: Cooking with Food Storage Made Easy

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Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here. Cooking with Food Storage - Made Easy Hundreds of tasty, money-saving recipes your family will love by Debbie G. Harman Background: Obviously the name of this book is what initially caught my attention when I stumbled upon it at Wal-Mart (yes they really do have food storage books at Wal-Mart in Utah). Since our whole philosophy is to try to make food storage "EASY" I was hoping that this book would be right up my ally. When I flipped it open I fell in love. There is only ONE other cookbook that I have ever sat and just READ through the entire thing…
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Book Review: Emergency Food in a Nutshell

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Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.    Emergency Food Storage in a NutshellSimply Planned and Simply Deliciousby Leslie D. Probert and Lisa L. Harkness Background: A few months ago we presented at a food storage fair and had the chance to meet tons of great people in the food storage industry. We happened upon Leslie Probert and she told us that she thought what we were doing with helping people get their food storage was great. This was a huge compliment coming from Leslie as she as a long-term food storage expert who teaches at BYU Education Week, has a regular column in the MormonTimes and is the author…
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Healthy Food Storage, Book Review, Conference Discount

Book Reviews, food storage books, Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress
Julie doesn't normally ramble... but when "Healthy Food Storage" is the topic- she does. Keep reading, the end is the best! Remember our "Why Food Storage?" series we did awhile back. Lately I have been learning a LOT about two of the reasons for Food Storage that would surprise you. It's not the natural disasters, economic, or even every day reasons. What I'm learning about more lately is the health benefits and religious reasons but it's shocking to me how intertwined they actually are! In our series we mentioned that the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints counsels it's members to build a food storage. On our facebook discussion page, we were thrilled to hear from readers who are not members of the LDS church who likewise have…
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Jodi and Julie’s Food Storage New Years Resolutions

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If you've been following us for awhile, you know at the beginning of  last year we had some New Years Resolutions. Well it's a new year, and it's time for new resolutions. We both have a big goal to help Jodi's mom get her food storage in order, as well as some of our own resolutions. My sweet mom (Grandma Lori) donated her food dehydrator to me when we first started to learn about food storage. However, I haven't been ambitious enough to use it yet. We have had some great tips and resources sent in by readers and I am determined to put some of it into action. When first getting started in food storage, all of the disaster/emergency prep stuff really overwhelmed me. Now that I have food…
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Extreme Makeover – Food Storage Edition

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, General
For months now Jodi's mom has hinted that she would like us to help her get her food storage organized, under control, and finished! So for Christmas we decided to give her an "Extreme Makeover" - food storage style. We're going to be documenting the process for you so you can come along for the journey. So let's get started: Based on our initial conversations with Jodi's mom, we have come up with the following game plan to help her achieve her Food Storage Extreme Makeover: Fill out Family Emergency Plan Purchase/Compile Disaster Kits and Car Kits Increase water storage 3 month supply plan Purchase 3 month supply foods Work on alternative cooking methods for long term storage We will be updating the Extreme Makeover Index Page with all the…
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