Thursday, September 25, 2008

“Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food … and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free.”
President Thomas S. Monson
Food storage and being prepared isn't about "Doomsday", it's about the next life changing event; be it, sickness, loss of job or a decline in the economy. But, if you are prepared you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be OK!
The White House Web site notes that bad guys may already be out to get us, and government-sponsored billboards and TV ads will soon urge us all to "Be Ready." Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge says Americans should keep a three-day supply of food, water and medical supplies on hand. "We can be afraid, or we can be ready," he said. By Greg Toppo, USA TODAYPosted 2/27/2003

So there is this blog: that has updates available about anything that has to do with canning...or better word(s) Being Prepared! Mindy's husband did this amazing stacking water barrels....great idea!!

Also check out They have cheaper prices on water barrels, pressure cookers everything pretty much, maybe because they are located here in AZ. Anyhow they DO PARTIES!! really cool, I might do this, or for an enrichment would be awesome!

This site has recipes and PRINTABLES for your food storage! She has alot to offer and has great ideas!
Here is another cool site called: is also super amazing and has several tutorials, recipes and PICTURES of everything she does...WOW!!! She is all about changing the stigma of Food Storage and making it kind of gal..woohoo!!

I will be adding more updates as I found them, I know there are many but this is such an important thing and I am really on a kick to get prepared for my family! Any insights or info would be greatly appreciated!!


gigi said...

I have my years supply of staples. I just wish I had a years supply of all the wonderful extras! Being prepared does bring great peace of mind. I'll check out your recomendations :)

Tiffany said...

I am so glad you did a post about food storage it is one of my many obsessions right now. I really enjoy reading your blog, and I wanted to let you know that you are one of my crafty blogs this week!

roseanne said...

My dad is the ward perparedness specialist and used to be the stake specialist. So you'd think we'd be prepared... I have all the items we have on a Excel spreadsheet so I can see what we have and where it's location is!I find it to be so hard because so many things go out of date with in a year or two.