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Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's giveaway: "It's in the Bag"

It's in the Bag a New Approach to Food Storage



A few months ago we gave away a copy of the book, "It's in the Bag: A New Approach to Food Storage".  Here's your second chance to win a copy!

Written by Michelle and Trent Snow, "It's in the Bag" introduces a unique way of planning your food storage.  Here's a link to our book review of the book that we did last summer.

To enter to win this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling us one of your New Year's resolutions.  It doesn't have to be food storage or emergency prep-related, but we do love to read about those!  (Make sure you leave a comment on THIS post, not our old review/giveaway post!  Just click on the "Comments" link word below.  If you get our blog posts through email, you'll have to click onto our website and make your comment there). 

One comment per person, please.  Giveaway closes tomorrow, Friday January 7th at midnight EST.  We will use Random.org to find a winner, and we'll announce the winner on Saturday.

104 comments:

Shannon said...

Always, always weight loss.

Mermaid said...

Stick to our tight budget so I can drop my hours at work to part-time to be home with my kids more.

nfmgirl said...

I just want to get healthier-- both by eating better, taking vitamins and moving more.

dirtsunwaterlife said...

One of my resolutions is to put up and rotate 1 weeks worth of emergency water for our family.

Jen B said...

Complete our 3 months supply so that I can focus on longer term storage.

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ddu said...

Cultivate a spirit of gratitude. All other resolutions will flow from a daily appreciation of my blessings. Best wishes in the new year! Donna

Samantha R said...

I want to finally update our 72 hour kits - we have some, but haven't looked at them in a few years. My other goals focus around being a better wife and mother.

Cat said...

My New Years Resolution is to get a full 3 month supply that caters to out family, 72 hour kits in order for each of us, and last but not least an emergency kit for our car. Cheers for being on the road to self reliance:)

Cyndi said...

My family really doesn't do resolutions - we pick a word and spend the year trying to become that word both for ourselves and for those that surround us...My word this year is hope, my hubbys word is service, and my son's word is reverent. Starting in February we will have monthly goals to accomplish - I guess that might be resoutions - we just called them 11 in 2011....

mindingmomma said...

Reduce our food budget with better prep on my part.

Ellen said...

Rework the budget so my preps don't interfere with my DD's college tuition payments! And save for her semester abroad... that's coming up in January of next year.

Carrine said...

My goal for right now is just to survive! I'm pregnant with #6 and I just need to make it through the next four months...then maybe I'll think about New Year's Resolutions! I always have food storage in the back of my mind and this book looks interesting!

misskate said...

One of my goals this year is put together a 72hr kit for both my husband and me.
Last year we gathered a pretty decent start up for regular food storage, but I think a 72hr kit would round things out nicely!

Tiffany -- the mommy said...

one of my goals is to be a better mom... enjoy my daughter more.

Rachelle said...

Get a tan. Seriously, this year I will be tan :)

Ann said...

My goal this year is to "Do Less Better". I need to cut out the things that aren't making my life better and work harder on the ones that are.

Mama's Boys said...

Along with all the things that are constantly on my radar (eating well, food storage, being more organized), I'm going to make a deliberate attempt to just have more fun with life.

utahraptors at zookee dot org

April said...

I have a lot this year, losing weight and trying to relearn the piano to name a couple.

lirpaokasan at gmail dot com

Carlyn said...

My goals this year are to update my 72 hour kit and to finally fill the empty water containers.

rowan said...

I'm hoping to become healthier in my eating habits, to become better organized with homeschooling and to begin my food storage journey.

Anonymous said...

this year I'm going to take each of my kids out for a one on one date with just me once a month.
amy v. young

Tesiah said...

Buy our first house! 900 sq. ft. isn't cutting it.

Jenny and Jake said...

Be a better person. Be nicer, more charitable, etc. There's always room for improvement!

Dawna said...

Learn to enjoy the simple things in life and have a deeper appreciation of God's creations. I really want to take time to notice and have gratitude for all the "little things" we sometimes overlook.

The WoodLand School said...

I resolve to ramp up my long-term food storage ... and to ORGANIZE that storage!

Mominem said...

I resolve to overcome my fear of pressure canners.

Lorraine said...

I want to be more patient with my kids. I am going to need to be more patient considering that my husband will be gone the entire year.

Faith said...

One of my resolutions is to do better with my journaling for my family.

C said...

I want to start recycling again.

KristieMcNealy said...

I resolved to make longterm food storage a priority this year.

Robin said...

I am organizing and downsizing the things we don't need. It is time to purge!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

This year I'm trying to get more out of my reading, so I've compiled a list of books to read before the year's over. :)

Krystal said...

I plan on finishing my unfinished projects. And finally unpacking all my boxes since we moved almost a year and 1/2 ago. . .

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

Caitlin said...

I'd like to bake at least one loaf of bread each week. I would love to have this book! It's been on my wish list for a while now.

Audra said...

I have two main goals- We have a decent size storage but I want to rotate it better- The second goal is eating less sugary/processed foods.

Fire said...

Spend more alone time with each of my children.

D said...

Oh, I am a resolutions junkie. Which one... Be consistent with weekly piano lessons for my two oldest (6 and 4). That is suitable enough to share with strangers :).

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dan and Melissa said...

Get my daughter potty trained! :-)

Mrs. Pear said...

Read the Bible twice, perfect the art of homemade pasta, and organize my housekeeping better.

Oh, and contribute to our Church's emergency freezer meal ministry every two months.

Michelle said...

1) Pray more.
2) Have more patience.
3) Be more organized.
4) Lose the rest of this baby weight.
5) Learn to sew.

Mary said...

As a mom of four kids I have a new goal I have never had before: to do less and just be there for my family. That's it! No hobbies, no to do lists (if I can help it), just mommy-hood. So far so good!

thecutestcouple (Crystal) said...

Lose enough weight so that I can get pregnant by summer and not break 200 pounds by delivery (I believe in very specific goals!)

wvsimplicity said...

My New Year's resolution is to raise a years worth of vegetables or to buy them local and not purchase frankenfruit or frankenveggies from the grocery store. Only local or homegrown for this family! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Robin Fisher said...

Finally take that photography class at the community college.

StorminMormon said...

Mine is "weight loss" as well, but my goal for the year is to achieve a Class 1 score on the US Marine Physical Fitness Test. It includes pull ups, crunches, and a 3 mile run. We have our 4th baby coming this summer so I have to get in shape in order to help take care of 4 screaming mouths!

Lana said...

Thanks for a great give-away! One of my goals this year is to purchase a freezer and stock with items purchased on sale!

Donna said...

to wake up my family to food storage and the need for it.

heather said...

One of my goals is to de clutter my house! Daunting but do-able! Another goal is to Use my wheat grinder at least once a month, produce bread with the wheat I've ground, also a daunting task!

Jed and Kera said...

One of my resolutions is to blog regularly! no more doing a whole month of blogging on one night!

Wabprepper said...

I have resolved to change my focus of my preps from gadgets to basics. I want to get my basic food storage started and have a 3 month supply for 2 adults, a toddler and an infant.

Carla said...

I'd like to have a good solution to protect canning jars during an earthquake! I've been thinking about a roll of quilted fabric to slip over each jar.

Elizabeth said...

Each year for the past few years I have been choosing a skill to learn and this year I would love to learn how to sew!

Coordination Queen said...

Finally lose the baby weight since he's a toddler now.

Rete said...

One of my resolutions is to finally plan my food storage and begin.

Stacy said...

One of them is to get healthy by losing weight.

staceyk said...

My resolution is to keep my house neater and more organized!
snakan0 at hotmail dot com

AlysonRR said...

I want to prioritize family time this year.

Beth said...

My resolution (or guiding direction) for 2011 is "Do What Matters Most".

That certainly incudes food storage. :)

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Anonymous said...

If I said "ditto" to everyone's posted comment would that count! I am trying to be healthier...in as many ways as possible. Physical, spiritual, and health all are cornerstones. If I could make better choices with this in mind, I would be on the road to more peaceful 2011.

Bunny said...

A couple of my goals are to improve our grocery budget (really, stick to it) and reorganize our food storage.

Lynette said...

This has prompted me to think about making a food storage resolution. I resolve to plan more meals for my food storage and organize what I have.
I guess the book would help!

Ashley said...

Make the bed every day. :) So far, so good!

Kim Elliott said...

I am trying to get Organized. I want to know what I have and where it is, whether it be in my food storage, my home, or my party business. I HATE looking for things that I know I have, so my goal is to get it organized.

Anonymous said...

My goal is to complete the Community Emergency Response Team Training

Lisa said...

increase my food storage, and get everything ready for our 1st baby, who will be making her arrival in May....

jansprout said...

I would like to be more consistant in my food storage efforts, purchasing a bulk bag of basics each month this year.

Anonymous said...

To take better care of myself health wise. Like seeing the doctor on a more regular basis, getting my dental work updated, and exercising so I feel better.

Emily Hendrix said...

Resolutions: #1 is weight loss. #2 is follow the food storage building guidelines my friend Nancy just gave me--a very simple, monthly plan.

Joni said...

I am new to this and my resolution is food storage and find a job. My husband is self employed and with the economy still down our income has been decreased by more than half. I haven't worked in years and it has hurt me trying to find a job.

Anonymous said...

Would love to have a copy of this book. Can't wait to read it. ~ Nancy Hil

Dede said...

one goal is to cook more using more basic, natural food storage ingredients...I believe it will help with the other goals like budget, weight loss, and health!

CheerfulHeart2 said...

Get a better handle on my financial resources by tracking spending.

gardenrose3 said...

I want to read more and learn a new karate move each month. Goals -resolutions.

Sharon said...

The "it's In the Bag" sounds similar to the old Make a Mix, where you have things pre-assembled. Good idea. I think that I would be more interested in the second section about the cheesemaking, etc since we have started doing that sort of thing. Would be a neat book to have as a reference.

Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I want to stock our pantry and also try making tomato powder from dehydrated tomatoes. We stopped eating canned tomatoes but I need a replacement, and I just got a dehydrator.

e mike said...

a friend of mine gave me a key fob with this quote to help me be a better person Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. "Chuck" Swindoll

judyyy said...

I want to pay off all my debts.

Tom/Tabitha said...

Study the scriptures instead of just reading them.

thepedersens said...

Have an attitude of gratitude.

barbafamily said...

One of my new year's resolutions is to loose weight and get pregnant.

debbieo said...

To win this book would be a blessing to me. We down sized from a huge home to a 5th wheel and a 30ft. storage trailer. I have quite a bit of food storage and love reading about it and how others do theirs.

debbieo said...

I need to redo our BOB's and car kits and replace or rotate the food.

Martha said...

This book is great! I would like to know where to find the bags. I want to give this to my DIL who has 4 children and is trying to get her food storage organized.

Courtney said...

To organize my house and purge those things that I don't really need by giving them to charities.

Jenni said...

To spend more time alone with my husband-like once a month, we are lucky to get 4 date nights a year.

Destiny said...

To pay off debt.

Darlene said...

I resolved to try to do a little each week to keep up and improve my self-sufficiency skills and food storage program. I am attending my first ever "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" in March and taking a class on Turkeu Hunting and Dutch Oven Cooking. There is always something new to learn!
Darlene

Jane of all trades said...

Save money, menu planning and to buy an expensive emergency preparedness item every other month

CaliGirl-in-Colo said...

I love making resolutions! This year we are "Resolving to be Ready" by making 72 hour kits, car kits and beginning food storage.

Meal planning is a resolution. My afternoons are so much more peaceful when I already know what's for dinner. whew - Friday is pizza night!
Amy

maria said...

this year I need to eliminate the activities that take so much time and energy and don't add to our family's well-being. Going for the best instead of just good.

Anonymous said...

My resolution for this year 2011 is to incorporate more nourishingly healthful foods into my food storage and to can my own meats, beans, etc as I find healthier sources for them!
The desire is there but the energy zapping fatigue of my disability is making it overwhelming before I even start, please keep me in your prayers...blessings in 2011!

jennyarzola (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rae said...

New Years Goal-i want to get out of debt, if i get a night job, we can do it in a year!

BRAD AND WHITNEY said...

This year's resolution is to get organized! Food storage is on the list, of course, starting with 72-hour kits.

Marishannon said...

My resolution is to actually stick to my grocery budget :) And to have my 72 hr kit ready!

Detta Towles said...

When I started long term food storage my three teen sons were home and I was still married. Now that all four men are gone from my home my New Year's Resolution is to continue the same amount of food storage to help support them as the economy continues to drop. It is easy to keep food rotated by passing on to their homes the items that need to be consumed right away. They are grateful as none of the boys have enough room to store food. I feel content knowing that I am helping them.

Scrapally said...

organize my pantry and put more effort into getting my food storage

Anne said...

weight loss and organization!

Anonymous said...

More integrity about my inner life and my outer life.

Anonymous said...

eat/get healthier, beef up food storage, esp. non food items, inspire others to do the same
Lorie

Andrea :) said...

My goals are to loose weight and eat healthier.

Johnna said...

To have gratitude daily, to do the things that keep me close to my father in heaven!

debsdialogues said...

My goal is to have my 3-month storage completed by the end of January. Then to work on shelving to hold my other food storage.

Anonymous said...

The Goodwill bag is growing!!

I have been going through my children's closets and drawers for items outgrown or if they had too many of something.

It's been so rewarding mentally!

Blessings!
Malinda @
vintagehomesteademporium