I think I speak for many people when I say that building up food storage and being prepared for emergencies can be difficult tasks to complete. I know they are things that I have struggled with, especially since I'm on a very tight budget (and I know many of you are, too!). Sometimes people think that since they don't have a lot of money, or a lot of time, or much space, that the commandment to build up a supply of food storage doesn't really apply to them. But that's not the case!
You CAN afford it, and you CAN accomplish it! This blog is here to help you. We will be your step-by-step guide, and we can all do this together! We're all on some sort of budget, and we're all busy. Many of us just don't know where to start, but that's about to change. Start here! Let's do this together! We are designing this blog so that hopefully one year from now, you will have: 72-hour kits, a car emergency box, a three-month supply of everyday food, and a year's supply of basic essentials (rice, wheat, oats, beans, etc). We will also teach skills, such as how to cook without electricity, how to "can" and bottle food, and how to actually use the food that you store!
If you are new to our blog, don't despair! We won't leave you behind! Once we complete each on-going project (the 72-hour kit or the car kit), we'll start them over again, so you can either jump in now or wait until we start the project again. The same goes for the year supply of food and the three-month supply - just jump in now and you'll get it done.
A few months ago, we taught a "Food Storage 101" class at our Church. We know that many of you are the food storage/preparedness specialists in your own Churches. So, to help you all out, we've uploaded our class handouts on the lefthand side of our blog under "Free Printables". Everyone is welcome to print these out for your own food storage classes, or for your own personal use. And, check that list often because we are routinely adding free printable documents for personal and public use.
The schedule for our blog is as follows:
Monday - A little reminder about why this project is so important and, basically, give us all a little push to succeed.
Tuesday - We will give you "assignments" as to what you should set aside that week for your three-month supply, as well as one or two items to put in your car emergency box or 72-hour kit. Sometimes you will already have these things in your home, and other times you will have to purchase them.
Wednesday & Thursday - We'll be posting how-to's, and we'll also be writing series of articles on different topics.
Friday - Food Storage Friday! We will share recipes for meals you can make using food storage items only!
Saturday - Roundup - We love to read blogs about frugal living and food storage, and we'll share links to our favorite things we read during the previous week.
Feel free to look around our archives at the things we've written already. You're sure to learn something new!
Hannah & Abs