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WHY WE BELIEVE IN FOOD STORAGE

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 OUR FAMILIES

Saving for rainy days, preparing for the difficult times, and putting away for emergencies helps us to withstand the tides of life and to better care for our families

GIVING TO OTHERS

One of the greatest reasons to store food is ultimately to  help others.  We are put here to make the world a better place and encourage you to give back to neighbors, communities, and food banks.

FREEDOM

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.

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FOOD STORAGE MADE SIMPLE

We seek to develop the most creative, innovative and simplest solutions and products for getting you prepared in the most practical and efficient ways.

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STORE THIS, NOT THAT!
$16, Amazon.com

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!

A simple step-by-step plan for cooking with your food storage.

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FOOD STORAGE
$16, Amazon.com

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!

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EVERYDAY BEANS COOKBOOK
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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!

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FOOD STORAGE CONVERSION MAGNETS
$7.50, STNT Shop

Add these helpful conversion charts kitchen. They hang easily from the fridge and make cooking with powered milk, powdered eggs and magic mix even easier!  Never heard of magic mix?  Check out Crystal’s class on it, HERE.

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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!

March 2016: Magic of Magic Mix Class
23 March 2016
Dry It, You'll Like It: Basics of Dehydrating
09 May 2016
Debbie's No-Knead Artisan Bread-Breads & Spreads Class
17 February 2016
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STORE THIS, NOT THAT!
$16, Amazon.com

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!

A simple step-by-step plan for cooking with your food storage.

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S FOOD STORAGE
$16, Amazon.com

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!

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EVERYDAY BEANS COOKBOOK
Coming soon!

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!

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FOOD STORAGE CONVERSION MAGNETS
$7.50

Add these helpful conversion charts to your arsenal for cooking with food storage!  They hang easily from the fridge and make cooking with powered milk, powdered eggs and magic mix even easier!  Never heard of magic mix?  Check out Crystal’s class on it, HERE.

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ADJUSTABLE MANDOLIN SLICER
$25, Amazon.com

It slices, dices, shreds and juliennes your favorite foods! These are great for everyday cooking and for preparing your food for canning or dehydrating!

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BOSCH MIXER
$380, Amazon.com

If you’re a bread maker (or want to be, view our bread class to get inspired!) this will make your life so much easier for making big batches!

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JOHNNY APPLE PEELER, CORER
$22, Amazon.com

Pamper yourself with this gadget!  It will peel, slice and core your apples making canning, dehydrating, and feeding kids easy!  It also works for potatoes.

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NUTRIMILL GRAIN MILL
$220, Amazon.com

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.

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BlendTec Kitchen Mill
$199, Amazon.com

A great starter mill!  It’s compact, has a large hopper and does a fantastic job milling.  The only downside is it sounds like a jet taking off in your kitchen.

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SWING-A-WAY CAN OPENER
$6, Amazon.com

Trust us, you will want a GOOD can opener when it comes to opening #10 cans.  And if you’ve ever wondered how to properly care for a can opener, read our post about it HERE.

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ALL-AMERICAN SUN OVEN
$329.00, click here to check for seasonal sales

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

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VOLCANO STOVE
$149, Amazon.com

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

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WONDER BAG
$68, Amazon.com

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.

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ROCKET STOVE
$99.95, Amazon.com

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!

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ALL-AMERICAN PRESSURE CANNER
$232, Amazon.com

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

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WATER BATH CANNER & CANNING TOOLS
$40, Amazon.com

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

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OFFICIAL BALL CANNING BOOK
$15, Amazon.com

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!

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JAR BOX
$15, Amazon.com

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.

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EXCALIBUR DEHYDRATOR
$229, Amazon.com

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

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FOOD SAVER WITH STARTER KIT
$85, Amazon.com

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.

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FOOD SAVER JAR SEALER
$10, Amazon

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!

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MYLAR BAGS & OXYGEN ABSORBERS
$24, Amazon.com

These are a must for long-term storage of your home dehydrated foods!  Here they are sold together in a pack. 60 gallon size bags and 60 oxygen absorbers.

HELPFUL HINT: See how to use these by watching Debbie’s class on dehydrating.

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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!

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  • July 12th, 2016

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you know how much we love cooking in our Sun Ovens!  It’s a lifesaver for Crystal who lives in Arizona (it keeps all of the heat outside where it belongs) but Debbie loves it even in the Winter with snow all around (it only needs SUN not…

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Gossner Shelf-Stable Whipping Cream

  • June 23rd, 2016

Debbie has been telling me about the Gossner Shelf-Stable (meaning it can sit on your shelf until you open it) Whipping Cream and how she uses it all of the time.  (She doesn’t even buy fresh whipping cream anymore!)  To be honest, I didn’t believe some of her claims like that it is cheaper than…

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ABOUT US

We are Debbie Kent and Crystal Godfrey, a pair of women on a mission to change how people 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 people 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.

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.

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