Do you smell that? You know what I’m talking about…. It’s the aftermath aroma to a bowl of beans that knocks you straight to the floor. In my family with four older brothers, it was so thick you could cut it with a knife. But (no pun intended) have you ever wondered what you would really…
WHY FOOD STORAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life not a sudden, spectacular program. Living a truly prepared life offers many benefits including:
CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY
Saving for rainy days, preparing for the difficult times, and putting away for emergencies will help you to withstand the tides of life and to better care for your family.
GIVING TO OTHERS
One of the greatest reasons to store food is ultimately to help others. Giving back to neighbors, communities and food banks makes the world a better place for you and your family.
It's not simply about accumulating food. It's also about relieving stress and worries about the future–about putting yourself in a place that enables you to enjoy life now as well as in the future.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Our job is to test out the latest preparedness products, discover new ways to use them, and compile the newest, smartest, most authoritative information on food storage available and share it with you!
The urge is strong. The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy and you are in the mood to fill your house with spicy, sweet smells from your oven. And we don’t blame you! Fall is the perfect time to fill your house with the delicious smells of pumpkin, apple and cinnamon… But there’s more…….
Earthquakes are scary, but preparing your children for them doesn’t need to be! Make sure your children have the skills they need to survive with these 5 easy and fun ways to prepare your children for an earthquake. Discuss the safest places to be in an earthquake. Start in the family room and discuss what to…
Strawberry freezer jam is the best, isn’t it? Whether it’s spooned on fresh-from-the-oven-warm rolls dripping with butter. Or heaped on a scoop of cool and creamy vanilla ice cream on a warm Summer’s day. Or drizzled on a crisp-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside waffle topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Or to make a simple,…
EASY FOOD STORAGE SOLUTIONS....FINALLY!
Food storage can be confusing and down-right daunting, but it doesn't have to be so. With these incredibly easy and helpful resources you can solve the common food storage frustrations of what to get, where to put it and how to rotate it–and finally get prepared!
STORE THIS, NOT THAT!
Store This, Not That! takes food storage from frustrating and confusing to insanely easy!
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FOOD STORAGE
A simple step-by-step plan for cooking with your food storage and making rotation automatic!
ULTIMATE EVERYDAY MENU PLANNER
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FREE ONLINE CLASSES
For us, helping you learn new ways to use your food storage (and enjoy cooking) is practically a mission statement. Now, no matter where you live you can join us for 30 minute classes each month right in your very own home!
STORE THIS, NOT THAT!
We help you quickly decipher what you should and should not be storing, empowering you with the savvy tricks and insider information it takes to store the correct food, get the best prices, and make something your family would eat!
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FOOD STORAGE
Learn how to cook with your food storage every day in your own recipes! Crystal walks you through a step-by-step plan for successfully cooking with your food storage!
EVERYDAY BEANS COOKBOOK
Get our best recipes for using beans for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert! With beans a major part of your long-term supply, it’s important to know how to successfully use them in more than just chili and burritos!
NUTRIMILL GRAIN MILL
Our favorite mill! It has a large hopper for grains, is quiet (as quiet as a grain mill can be…) and easy to use! Be sure to never grind nuts or oily grains as it will damage your machine.
This is the best Sun Oven for the price on the market. It can heat unto 400 degrees, is easy to set-up and align with the sun, and can cook an entire meal. Plus, you can pasteurize water in it as well! We’ve made pizzas, cookies, baked brie, casseroles, beans, rice, boiled eggs…you get the idea. Cooking with the free power of the sun is awesome!
NOT THAT: Tube Sun Ovens
It’s a grill, it’s a stove and you can dutch oven cook in it as well! It’s like three cookers in one and because of it’s design, it only uses a few coals for ultimate efficiency!
NOT THAT: Alcohol Stoves
Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary non-electric, portable slow cooker. Wonderbag’s clever insulation allows food that has been brought to the boil to continue slow cooking or warm while in the bag. No plugs. No Fuss. No electricity required, so it’s worry-free.
MAKE YOUR OWN: You can also find free patterns online to make a similar product.
A rocket stove’s unique design combines fuel and oxygen to create a very hot fire that uses very little fuel. In fact, you can cook a big pot of food with just a handful of twigs!
HELPFUL HINT: These are available commercially but you can also make your own from a #10 can, 5 gallon cans or even bricks!
ALL-AMERICAN PRESSURE CANNER
Made of heavy cast aluminum and no rubber gasket. Plus the weighted gauge makes rattle sound to help you regulate pressure. comes in a variety of sizes to fit your canning needs!
NOT THAT: Dial Gauge Only Pressure Canners
WATER BATH CANNER & CANNING TOOLS
These are used for high-acid foods like jams, jellies and most fruit. Plus, having the correct tools can make any job easier! All of these tools will make your life easier!
NOT THAT: Steam Canners
OFFICIAL BALL CANNING BOOK
It’s important to use TESTED recipes that are up-to-date with the most current information on safe canning!
NOT THAT: unsafe recipes like canning your own butter…not everything on the Internet can be trusted!
Don’t lose all of your hard work in an earthquake! These storage boxes will help keep your jars safe in an emergency.
HELPFUL TIP: You can also place rubber bands around your bottles to keep them from breaking in an earthquake.
These are the best bang for your buck when it comes to dehydrating. They have fans in the back (which dry food evenly as opposed to those with fans on the top or bottom), adjustable thermostat, flexible polyscreen trays to prevent foods from sticking.
NOT THAT: Outside air dehydrators
FOOD SAVER WITH STARTER KIT
Having a good vacuum sealer is a must for storing your dehydrated foods! Pack foods in amounts that can be used all at once to avoid early spoilage.
HELPFUL HINT: Plus, they work great for the food you’re storing your freezer, helping to keep freezer burn away from your foods.
FOOD SAVER JAR SEALER
These are great for removing air when you want to store your dehydrated goods in glass jars!
HELPFUL HINT: These are also great for adding storage life to chocolate chips!
We are Debbie Kent and Crystal Godfrey, a pair of women on a mission to change how you view preparedness and self-reliance.
Between us, we’ve been in the preparedness industry for over 18 years, which makes us the perfect team to give you the inside scoop on what you should really be storing.
Together, we have a fun, lighthearted, no-nonsense, can-do approach to preparedness and food storage. We know that the world of preparedness can be confusing, frustrating, and downright daunting and it’s our job to simplify it for you.
We believe in helping you make the best choices for your family by empowering you with the unbiased information it takes to store the right food at the best prices, and in the end, make something your family would actually eat.