We Heart Pinterest Day 6: Food Storage Gifts

Gift Ideas, 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 Food Storage Gifts board. This board highlights some gifts we've found around the web, and some gifts we've made ourselves for people that have or use Food Storage. The best gifts, are those that are useful! To see the whole board, click here. PIN 1: One of our favorite gift ideas. #10 can stoves are great for anyone because they can provide people with a way to cook food. Make this with items you already have on hand.…
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12 Days of Food Storage Christmas!

Gift Ideas, Just For Fun
We shared this in our monthly newsletter last week but wanted to post it on the blog in case anyone missed it. Share your love of food storage and the peace that comes with being self-reliant by doing our 12 Days of Christmas for a loved one this year. This has been a favorite feature of our blog for a few years now and we continue to update it with other ideas each year. There are tons of gift ideas you can do for FREE or very inexpensively to help people get started on their journey. IDEAS FOR EVERYONEYou can chose to do all 12 days (you'll have to start asap or you won't be done before Christmas) or just choose a gift that you think would help make this…
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Valentine’s Day and Food Storage 2011…aka Jodi’s HOT DATE!

Gift Ideas
Valentines day is kind of a funny/touchy subject around Julie's house. Julie and her husband celebrate Christmas, New Years (the day they met...aww how sweet), BOTH birthdays, their wedding anniversary, AND then Valentine's Day, all within 6-7 weeks. Needless to say by the time Valentines day rolls around, Julie and her husband are STARVED for creative ideas. Some years Valentine's Day goes uncelebrated due to sheer celebration exhaustion. Jodi had a great idea for this year that Julie might just modify a little ... JODI'S HOT DATE PLANThis year Jodi decided that instead of "encouraging" her husband to buy her chocolate and flowers ... and to bring her to a restaurant (where the line up will be entirely too long), she would suggest something a little different. Jodi's husband really…
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Birthday Baggie Surprise

Birthday Baggie Surprise

Gift Ideas, Just For Fun, Recipes
My sister Andrea not only just had a BIRTHDAY, but she also just had a BABY (a cute one). Well since I live a couple hours from my sister, I couldn't just drop over a meal to help with the adjustment. Instead, I did something kinda fun, kinda food storage dorky"ish" but hey - what else would you expect. Andrea has been talking about how she really wanted to make the Ezekiel Bread I posted about a few weeks ago because it's so yummy, easy, and healthy. Andrea has a Wondermill but didn't have all the different kinds of grains and legumes the recipe calls for (it's not just a typical recipe). This is us... when we got our Wondermills for Christmas a couple years ago - thanks mom! (Andrea…
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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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