Best of Food Storage Made Easy 2013

Site News
We are so excited to start a new year of building our food storage, learning new skills, and helping our families become more prepared. Next week we will be sharing our 2013 New Year's Resolutions with you and encouraging you to work on your own. But this week we wanted to give you a recap of some of our most popular posts from last year in case you missed any of them along the way. 3 BIGGEST HIGHLIGHTS THIS YEAR Our entire website organize and categorized to make it easy to access everything in one place. Complete revision of our Emergency Preparedness Plan with more detail and better format. Brand new 3-Part eBook program to help you build your food storage and learn to use it. Other Helpful Posts Homemade…
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Happy 5th Birthday to Food Storage Made Easy!

Events, Just For Fun
We passed our 5th blogiversary this summer and still kind of can't believe we have been at this for 5 YEARS! It's amazing how much changes in 5 years (like adding 4 more kids between the two of us), and how much we still have to learn. To celebrate this event, we wanted to say thank you to your our devoted and faithful readers with 3 PRETTY AWESOME surprises that we put together. Has Food Storage Made Easy helped you? We would really appreciate if you shared some of these things with your friends and family who may be interested. Pin them, share links on facebook, or forward our monthly newsletter on. It helps us get new readers and be able to teach even more people about getting prepared, which…
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Sunday Soup: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bean Recipes, Recipes
You know the drill... You get home from church (or wherever you may be) STARVING, nothing really planned, and eating out isn't an option. Well this is what happened to me on Sunday. We changed times for church and you'd be surprised how much more hungry you are at 2:00 instead of noon. I needed a meal relatively quick that felt hearty, and since it's FREEZING here... Soup did the trick. Now if you follow our Facebook page, and saw me talking about chicken quinoa soup, that one I still need to make again and measure out the ingredients... This is a different one. I had some black beans that I had pressure cooked for another recipe I needed to use. If you don't know about pressure cooking beans- check…
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Food Storage Made Easy Best of 2012

Site Highlights
Welcome to 2013! We've been pretty quiet around here for the last 2 weeks as we were enjoying the time off with our families. We spent a lot of time playing, eating, and sleeping. Now it's back to business, and we're excited for 2013! We wanted to do a fun little recap of some of our most popular stuff from 2012. Check out some of your favorite, and our favorite posts. We'll be back next week with our 2013 resolution posts, and to see how we did with our 2012 resolutions! Most Popular Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness Posts: How To Create An Emergency Binder 50 Last Minute Ways To Prepare For An Emergency Don't Say I Told You So Canning 101 Everything You Need to Know To Get Started…
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Price Changes and Sales Coming in November

Recommended Products
When the earthquake/tsunami hit Japan back in early 2011 it shocked everyone into realizing the importance of being prepared. Food storage and related preparedness items were in high demand and experienced huge backorders. This was very frustrating for people at a time when they were feeling anxious about getting ready for future disasters. Hurricane Sandy in combination with droughts and higher food prices this year could cause a similar situation to arise in the near future. We are already seeing price increases among some suppliers and a few products on backorder. We wanted to let you know about a few upcoming price increases as well as some holiday promotions that would be ideal to take advantage of now before supplies become limited. We'll add to this list as we hear…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 7 (TUESDAY)

7 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. Today you felt a prompting to do an act of service for someone in need. A dear friend is really struggling and it would be very helpful if you brought him/her a meal or a special treat. You have a super busy day with no time to run to the store, but you still want to…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 6 (MONDAY)

7 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. A horrible hurricane (or earthquake, or other disaster) is about to hit your area. You have to evacuate within minutes and eat out of your 72 hour kits today. While you were gone your house was destroyed. Lots to think about today. Goal: Test your family's evacuation plan and 72 hour kit foods
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 5 (SUNDAY)

7 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. A drunk driver struck a power line near your house today. Power is out in your entire neighborhood all day long. You must cook meals for your family using no electricity, and make a NICE Sunday dinner! You must also entertain yourself (and your family members) without electronics (the HORROR). Goal: Practice living without electricity
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 4 (SATURDAY)

7 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. One of your elderly parents (or grandparents, or dear friend, or child) is having severe health problems and can no longer afford home health care. You were asked to come and live with them for 2 months to help out with their day to day living and have to leave TOMORROW. Today you must help your…
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The 7 Day Challenge: DAY 3 (FRIDAY)

7 Day Challenge
Welcome to the 7 Day Challenge. For 7 days, we are testing our Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage Plans. Each day will bring a NEW mock emergency, or situation that will test at least one of the reasons "WHY" we strive to be prepared! REMEMBER: No going to a store, or spending any money for the entire 7 days! And please feel free to adapt the scenarios to fit your own family and situation. Health care costs in your country have gone through the roof. Battles are waging between government, doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies. All doctors have gone on strike leaving a gaping hole in available medical care in your community. Today will focus on what you will need to do to prepare your family for all kinds of…
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