President J. Reuben Clark (Church News, 1953) –
“When we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep warm, and you cannot wear it. You can’t eat money, but you can eat your three-month supply of food – IF YOU HAVE IT AND KNOW HOW TO USE IT."
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0dF5lU5boc1Y1U3Zld1UWViems/view - food storage info
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Crafty+Gemini+Pillowcase&&view=detail&mid=8BD0F65B86D12CA5F9328BD0F65B86D12CA5F932&FORM=VRDGAR - this is my favorite way to do pillowcases, easy to make. Wouldn’t it be fun to make on b-days for a birthday child with their favorite character? Also, think Christmas gifts.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0dF5lU5boc1WF8wVlJTanNQeVE/view - inventory sheets that will help you keep track.
http://prepared-housewives.com/create-a-food-storage-binder/ - keeping track. I have a working food storage cookbook with our favorite recipes.
http://prepared-housewives.com/food-storage-inventory-sheets-lists/ - inventory sheets
http://prepared-housewives.com/november-get-your-basics/ - food storage
http://prepared-housewives.com/canning-beef/ - this shows you how to can beef. Check the extenstion office in your area for your times and pressure. If you live in Iowa or Minnesota, you can call 1-800-262-3804 during a week day.
I have canned hamburger raw. To use, I take it out and, in a pan, I heat and brown it.
I can roast and chicken, even some pork for bbq. Chicken and roast is also very yummy and easy to use.
http://prepared-housewives.com/creative-storage-solutions/ - great ideas and solutions.
http://prepared-housewives.com/favorite-food-storage-distributors/ - not advertising, just letting you know please don’t rule out the home storage units. We use the one in Omaha the most. Also, Kansas City. Just depends where you are. You can look it up which one is closest to you.
http://prepared-housewives.com/cooked-jam/ - this is always a good way to get your feet wet with canning.
Did you know you can buy fruit juice and make jelly with it? Yep, done that. If you have no excess produce to use, you can have juice to make jelly.
http://prepared-housewives.com/how-to-build-a-rocket-stove-and-impress-the-boys/ - making a rocket stove
http://prepared-housewives.com/easy-country-biscuits-from-scratch/ - country biscuits
http://prepared-housewives.com/food-storage-restaurant-style-tortillas/ - making your own is lots cheaper and kids could help.
http://craftygemini.com/2014/04/how-to-build-raised-garden-bed-for.html - here is how to build raised bed garden for fifteen dollars.
It is time to be thinking garden. In central Iowa you are not to plant till after May 15. But start thinking what you will do. If you cannot have a garden, do container gardening.
http://craftygemini.com/2012/05/diy-sewing-pattern-weights-tutorial.html - how to make pattern weights.
http://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2012/01/sewing-pattern-weights_11.html - hear is another option.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Food+Storage+Pantry&&view=detail&mid=CEEF23CC0DFB1308314BCEEF23CC0DFB1308314B&FORM=VRDGAR - this shows one lady cleaning her storage. What I wanted to point out are the bungee cords. It would not hurt us to come up with a similar set up for earthquakes. One couple took it a step further and put rubber bands around jars to keep them from hitting each other. I know you are thinking... but we don’t get them here. But we have felt them and it would be better safe than sorry. Those who have funds can get those plastic containers that keep jars separate.
Just keep plugging away!