We Heart Pinterest Day 13: Food Storage Planning Help

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 the Food Storage Planning Helps board. There are so many tools out there to help you plan your Food Storage! Why re-create the wheel. Take a second to see if there's something on this board that can help you in your planning. PIN 1: These lesson plans are great for personal use, or if you're asked to teach a lesson on a variety of food storage topics. PIN 2: Use this 3 Month Supply Worksheet to plan out your…
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Food Storage Calculator FAQ

Food Storage Calculator FAQ

Long Term Food Storage
We have been getting a lot of questions lately about our food storage calculators so we wanted to answer them in a post rather than just in individual emails and comments. Hopefully this is helpful to everyone! Why do you have two food storage calculators? In BabyStep 3 we have a 3 month supply spreadsheet which allows you to enter in specific meals/snack items to get an exact amount of food to store for exactly 3 months worth of meals that your family normally eats. This is a great way to get started if you are worried about starting to build a food storage full of weird things like wheat, dried beans, and powdered milk that your family never eats. In BabyStep 4 we have a long term food storage…
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Jodi and Julie’s Food Storage New Years Resolutions

General
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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BabyStep 4: Long Term Food Storage Education (revised)

7 Day Challenge, Long Term Food Storage
In order to get you ready for the Seven Day Challenge, we are going through revising and cleaning up all our BabySteps. We created the BabySteps to break down the vast amount of information in the "food storage world" when we first got started last summer. From the BabySteps, we developed the BabySteps Checklists as a way to split up the 10 steps over a one year period. We decided it would be good to revise each BabyStep as part of our Summer Crash Course. So jump in and get started ... it's not too late! This week we are covering BabyStep 4: Long Term Food Storage Education (click here to view the full step) Updated the key points and split them into categories Added tutorial video for Food Storage…
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Long Term Food Storage Calculator Q&A and Video Tutorial

Long Term Food Storage
Alright, alright we've had enough requests, so here you go: We updated the calculator to allow you to define the number of months of food you wish to store. It now not only includes # of adults and # of kids, but it also includes # of months desired. Julie also tells you how to use, and now alter the spreadsheet. In the training tutorial, she goes through how to: -Add foods -Change foods -Delete foods -Change quantities -How to use the cost/unit field -General tips on the NEW spreadsheet So if you have had a question about any of those things, go ahead and watch the tutorial. Milk Recommendations: Many of you have asked about why we recommend storing so much milk. There are basically two schools of thought…
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Checklists All-In-One and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Giveaways
Video will show here Food Storage Made Easy Binder What is the Food Storage Made Binder? Since so many readers have asked to have our series of free email reminders BabyStep Checklists (which you can still SIGN UP for, and will stay FREE) available all at once, we decided to incorporate them into a useful manual that would help people to be able to organize and store all of their food storage information in one place. The Binder is available for purchase as a downloadable eBook that readers can print and assemble. Think of this book as the best of Food Storage Made Easy's site in a book. What is included in the Binder? Instructions for how to make it cute and functional, exactly like ours! ALL 26 BabyStep Checklists…
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Long Term Food Storage Calculator

Long Term Food Storage
We're so excited to be giving you, your very own Long Term Food Storage Calculator. By simply inputting the number of adults (including children over 7) and children under 7 into the spreadsheet, you will automatically have a printout that tells you the quantities of Long Term Food Storage you will need to store. From there you can also put in prices and use it as an inventory tracker of what you have versus and what you still need ... all in one place! This is a very simple yet handy food storage calculator to help you easily determine how much food you need to store, and keep track of how your Long Term Food Storage is coming along. Download it today and enjoy! Remember to read our post from…
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