Feb 22, 2014

Let's Talk About Food Storage

My smart and savvy friend, Ann, asked me if I'd help her do a presentation on food storage.
I just so happen to know a thing or two about food storage, and it's always good to learn more.
In the process of updating our knowledge, Ann suggested I share our info here.

"We become self-reliant through obtaining sufficient knowledge, education, and literacy; by managing money and resources wisely, being spiritually strong, preparing for emergencies and eventualities; and by having physical health and social and emotional well-being." 
Julie B. Beck

Where to start??

There's SO much info out there, I'll just give you a summary of the best links we've found, and you can go right to the source and get just the info you want!



I love this no-nonsense video that gets right to the point of why and how to have food storage, and where you can hide it in your house!
QUICK FOOD STORAGE VIDEO

BRILLIANT way to hide and rotate your cans!
YouTube Video...hide your food storage





The why's, what's and hows of food storage:
WHY HAVE FOOD STORAGE?

WHAT SHOULD YOU STORE?

HOW CAN YOU AFFORD FOOD STORAGE?

SHOULD YOU SHARE YOUR FOOD STORAGE?




Did you know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has it's own food storage store??
I didn't realize until now that you could have the staples shipped right to your door from the cannery!
Up until now I thought you could only buy it on location at a church cannery.
ORDER LDS SELF-RELIANCE HOME FOOD STORAGE

If you'd rather buy it directly from the LDS canneries on location, here's the map of where you can find one closest to you:
HOME STORAGE LOCATIONS

PRICE LIST OF HOME FOOD STORAGE




Do you have any idea how much to store for children?
Age                  Percentage of Adult Portion
3 and under    50%
4-6                   70%
7-10                 90%
11+                  100%


Some really great FAQ's on the LDS Church website:



RECIPE BOX:

This is a great little pamphlet put out by the LDS Church:
FAMILY HOME STORAGE BASIC RECIPES

Save money and have a little fun making your own instant oatmeal packets from items that you probably already have in your food storage:
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BROWN SUGAR 
INSTANT OATMEAL PACKETS
plus you can find lots more variations online.
Do you know the difference between instant oatmeal and rolled oats?
Instant oatmeal is just rolled oats that have been run through a food processor!
Yep, that's right, they cook faster because it's in smaller pieces.
That's it!

12 Unusual Whole Wheat Recipes From My Vault







I'll be adding lots more to this post later, 
but needed it live RIGHT NOW for demo purposes.  lol ;)


1 comment:

  1. What a great reference! Thank you for putting all these resources in one place! I, too, am LDS, and am working on building my food storage. :)

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