Podcast Episode 2 – How to Plan a 3 Month Supply of Food

Podcast Episodes, Three Month Supply
In case you missed the announcement a couple weeks ago, we have a radio show now on the Survival Mom Radio Network. Every 2 weeks, we upload a new podcast that you can listen to on your computer, ipad, iphone etc. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 2 now! This week's episode featured a topic we get asked about all the time. The topic was "Questions To Ask Yourself When You Are Building a 3 Month Supply". A 3 month supply of food is typically foods you regularly eat. Generally people don't consider items like wheat, beans, salt, sugar etc (your staples) as part of the 3 month supply. Listen to the podcast to see why Julie may or may not agree with that! For a complete run…
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Buying a 3 Month Supply in Bulk

Three Month Supply
Ideally, you will purchase your 3 month supply little by little, while taking advantage of sales. However, maybe you haven't gotten around to it, you haven't been able to afford it, or you don't trust your ability to stay on top of sales. You might not live close to regular grocery stores, or you could have any other reason to not add to your 3 month supply little by little. If any of those reasons to not add to your 3 month supply bit by bit sound like you, you may choose to use your tax refund (or a big chunk of change) and buy a lot of it all at once. When we were helping Grandma Lori with her Food Storage Makeover, she did a big bulk buy for…
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Jodi’s Three Month Supply Problem

Jodi's Progress, Organization, Three Month Supply
Basement junk making it difficult to reach long term food storage buckets Bags of groceries dumped on the floor BESIDE the shelves Canning supplies scattered in multiple places Shelves for 3 month supply are hard to access, hard to see, and hard to reach My big excuse is that I had a baby 7 weeks ago. So for probably a good 5-6 months I avoided going down to the storage area like a plague. My sweet hubby would refill my containers upstairs with my long term foods. And my sweet 5 year old son would run down and grab cans of veggies or soup when I needed them for a recipe. The problem could no longer be ignored when I sent my son down to grab a can of tomato…
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Grandma Lori’s 3 Month Summary and Label Tutorial

Extreme Food Storage Makeover
As a part of Grandma Lori's Extreme Food Storage Makeover, we posted the results of her 3 month supply shop storage room mothers day gift. When we did, we got asked a lot of follow-up questions ... so here we go with the answers: We went into great detail in how we made the plan in this post here. Since we had the 3 month planning spreadsheet tell us exactly what we needed for her recipes, the shopping list part was simple. This was the surprising thing to all of us! As a disclaimer- we only bought foods for 90 dinners not including meats (on that day). Grandma Lori's kids are mostly moved out now so they eat a lot of leftovers for lunches, and she didn't feel the need…
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Grandma Lori 3 month supply SHOP!

Extreme Food Storage Makeover, General, Three Month Supply
If you're following Grandma Lori's Extreme Food Storage Makeover, you know that last time we left off with a "to be continued" after Julie made Lori her full shopping list based on her recipes she wanted to use in her three month food supply. The post was titled "We have a Plan" Well last week Julie was running out of ideas for Mother's Day presents so she called up Grandma Lori and said, lets get this shopping trip done! (Because once the shopping was done, she could do the real present - which is organizing the whole food storage room) Grandma Lori wanted to go ahead and buy all the food up front, then replace through normal use, and sale shopping.... So it made for a big shopping trip to…
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Questions to Ask Yourself….3 Month Supply

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When it comes to getting a 3 month supply of food together, we have found that a lot of people get so much anxiety over the whole thing that they don't do it at all. We're getting ready to help Grandma Lori with her 3 month supply in our Extreme Food Storage Makeover. In doing so we have compiled a list of questions to ask her that will help us formulate a plan. Ask yourself these questions, and as you do so you'll see a plan start to form - with some resources on our site to help. Are you storing a 3 month supply of food for a potential job loss? For a potential natural disaster? For meal planning purposes? Whatever it is that you are doing this for…
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BabyStep 3: Three Month Food Supply (revised)

7 Day Challenge, General
In order to get your 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 3: Three Month Food Supply (click here to view the full step) ADDED ADDITIONAL features to the 3 month food supply spreadsheet! Common Foods Sheet included on spreadsheet!…
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3 Month Food Supply Planning Tools

Helpful Tools, Three Month Supply
We now have tools for EVERYONE to plan their 3 month food supply (and it only took 3 full days to get it all ready for you - so we hope you USE them ;). Up until now we have had this intense and "awesome" spreadsheet. However we're excited to announce two new ways to plan your three month supply - a new and improved excel spreadsheet, and printable forms. The new excel spreadsheet is a lot more intuitive and easy to fill out with the same end results of the old one. We also created printable forms you can use to fill in with good old fashion pens and pencils for those of you who may not have access to excel. The NEW Excel To download the new excel…
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Why Food Storage Should Be Part of Your Financial Plan

Budgeting
Have you ever been out of work for a week, a month, even longer? Do you wish you could buy foods ONLY when they are on sale and with coupons? Do you wish you had a stockpile of grains now that the prices are getting so high? In light of the current economic situation, we thought we'd share with you some ideas on how having your food storage in place can help you financially in both the short term and long term. Short Term Food Storage Your short term food storage consists of getting a 3 month supply of foods that you eat on a day to day basis. Once you have this in place you can start to grocery shop from your food storage and only replenish those items…
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