What to Know When Buying “Just Add Water” Meals

Long Term Food Storage
We used to consider storing Just-add-Water meals to be "cheating". However, over the years we have come to realize that there is a time and place for this type of food storage. If you go through a short term disaster or need to grab some food and go, having a bucket or two of this kind of food will be invaluable to you. We learned this in our 7 Day Challenges over the years. Also, for people who will not rotate traditional food storage (for whatever reason), or do not know how (or want) to cook with traditional foods, these type of meals can be a great option. If you choose to store "Just Add Water" meals there are several things to consider as you determine what you need to…
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Best Ways to Purchase Traditional Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
When referring to traditional food storage, the food items typically include grains, legumes, sugars, oils, etc. These foods provide a life-sustaining diet and at the very least these should be the ones you store. These items also have a long shelf life thus they are ideal for long term food storage. We recommend including additional foods such as fruits, veggies, meats and powdered dairy products in your traditional food storage to add a variety to your diet, and to allow you more flexibility to make your regular recipes using foods you have stored. A lot of people like to shoot for a goal of storing a one year supply of long term food storage, so buying a big chunk of that at one time when you come across some "extra"…
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#10 Cans and 5 Gallon Buckets: How Much Can They Hold?

General, Organization, Shelves
Don't you hate it when you buy your foods in bulk along with some buckets and then end up with one bucket too few when you repackage it all? Or how about when you get your food storage calculator all filled out and it says to buy 600 pounds of wheat and you have NO IDEA how many buckets or cans that equates to? We HAVE come up with a handy chart for you that includes the most common items recommended for long term food storage and how many pounds you can store in both #10 cans and 5 gallon buckets. Please note these are estimates depending on how you are packaging (i.e. using mylar bags or not) Food Item#10 Can5 Gallon Bucket   Wheat5 pounds37 pounds White Flour4.5 pounds33…
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Long Term Food Storage Part 2: BUYING FOOD

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today is the fun day where we show you all our tricks on where to find your long term food storage items for the cheapest prices. While these things occasionally do go on sale (and we try to warn you when they do), we have found where things are generally the cheapest so that you can feel good about buying your bulk foods at any time. Option 1: Home Storage Centers If you live in North America near an LDS Home Storage Center (or cannery), this is generally the least expensive place to purchase your bulk grains and powdered milk. Some…
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Long Term Food Storage Part 1:  Assessing and Making a Plan

Long Term Food Storage Part 1: Assessing and Making a Plan

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today we're going to talk about Assessing your Long Term Food Storage- and how to make a GAME PLAN from there. There are really only 2 things you need to know when you're assessing and making a game plan. Remember, you may wish to consider your 3-month supply foods as part of your "year supply" so you would only need 9 months of traditional long term food storage. Method 1: Food Storage Calculator The Long Term Food Storage we're talking about - is the basic survival foods. Grains, Legumes, Baking Supplies, Fats, and Dairy. There are a lot of calculators that…
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Welcome to Food Storage Made Easy!

About Us
We originally wanted the name Food Storage for Dummies as we feel like we are kind of the dummies and are trying to share the knowledge we gain as we research this process. However, we researched it a bit and decided it wasn't worth risking a trademark infringement so here we are at foodstoragemadeeasy.net! Welcome to our food storage blog! We are two young moms trying to navigate through our crazy goal of getting a year’s supply of food storage put together. With the struggling economy we have really started to feel that the time is right to get this project underway. As we started the process we realized there was SO much to learn and we got overwhelmed. So we decided to start this blog to keep track of…
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