Food Storage Moms Motto-One Can At A Time

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Food Storage Moms Motto-One Can At A Time. Do you sometimes get overwhelmed thinking about food storage? You know, like what should I buy, how much should I buy….how long will it last…wow,  the list goes on and on.

Someone contacted me through my Food Storage Moms email. Her name is Pam. We played phone tag for a few weeks. Then we finally got to talk in person. Here’s the deal, we found out we have a lot in common. We believe in the same food storage type preparedness. We both want to teach the world…..I don’t know about you, but it’s so comforting to me when people understand why I want to teach the world to be prepared for the unexpected. Food storage is my number one priority. Of course, I told her Food Storage Moms Motto…one can at a time!

New York Times Interview

I recently taught a class at a local church and I gave a handout to the women who were interested in food storage planning. It brought back memories when Food Storage Moms was interviewed by the New York Times. I had just started my blog and I had someone by the name of Kendra helping me. We got the email from Kate Murphy, a writer for The New York Times asking if we would be willing to do a phone interview. At first, we thought it might be spam…nope it was not spamming. I am shaking right now thinking about the great honor it was to be interviewed by Kate Murphy. My blog had only been up six months…and they wanted an interview…

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Kate asked us several questions concerning our desire to have food storage. Kendra and I both grind our wheat and make whole wheat bread for our families. I think this really intrigued Kate…Kate said, “Really you make your own bread?” She asked us if our religion made us want to do food storage. I am very private about religious issues…but both Kendra and I both in unison said no. Thankfully it was left at that. I think I can speak for Kendra on this matter…we both do it because it is a way of life for us. We both want to be prepared for the unexpected. It just so happened that Kendra’s husband had been laid off during a downfall in the economy in our area. She was very grateful she had food storage to feed her family.

Food Storage Moms Motto

So now back to Food Storage Moms Motto: One #10 can at a time. I want you to think about what you eat each week. You do not have to go out and buy a pallet of food and wait for a crisis, disaster or unforeseen emergency. Here is the Food Storage List I handed out before. I did a post about it a few months ago. You can print it out and start writing down what you eat each week. Just some rough ideas. Your food storage needs to be what you will eat. Plus, if you start cooking with it now…you and your family will be totally fine with the meals you might have to fix in a Dutch oven or a fire pit.

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You can buy small cans…like the soup can size. Throw one extra one in the grocery cart each week. You can eat some beans right out of the can. It’s okay to buy small cans. Not everyone can buy #10 cans. If you can pinch a few pennies and buy one #10 can a month…woohoo! If not, buy an extra bag of beans, or a bag of rice. Oh, don’t forget pasta…if you are like me you can stretch a meal from 6-10 by boiling one or two extra cups of pasta.

I do like beans because it gives us the protein we might need. Plus with a few spices, and if you learn to make whole wheat or corn tortillas, you are well on your way to survive the unexpected event…yay! I do have to add one very important note here….please store water….water and more water. God bless you in your efforts…..we can all do it…one can at a time…it’s Food Storage Moms Motto….

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6 thoughts on “Food Storage Moms Motto-One Can At A Time

  • June 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Totally agree with you on this. When I started I thought Wow I’ll never have anything and could easily have become overwhelmed. But an extra can of soup or jar of peanut butter really add up.
    Here I am about 2 years later and I do have enough to get us through a few weeks of tough times. I got us through the ice storm this winter and a week of no power when hot meals were greatly appreciated.
    The scary thing is now I’ve started to think in terms of food storage/pantry meals when I look at recipes. So I can pull out a few cans and whip up a dish when needed. Now I just need to perfect those tortillas.

    • June 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Andi, I am so glad to hear this…it can be overwhelming for sure to know where to start with buying a little food storage. Isn’t it great when you have those extra cans and you don’t have to go to the store???? I love eating out of the pantry. I love the peace it gives me knowing I have a few weeks extra of food available. Keep up the good work! Linda

  • June 26, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I have been an advocate of one can at a time since 1999 when everyone was making fun of me. But how many family members come to you when the unexpected does happen? At least we can have control over something! Thanks for all you do, Linda!

    • June 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Hi Alecia, I am so glad you are an advocate of one can at a time. I am worried about those who are not prepared for the unexpected. It does not have to be a disaster. It can be unemployment. Or the roads are not passable because of ice or whatever…thanks for commenting! Hugs! Linda

  • March 20, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    My S/O complains constantly that I have to much can stuff.
    I’m horriding.
    But during the pandemic we were just fine for 3 weeks and that because we were out of fresh meat chicken and bottle water
    And it was there to save us when we both can down with Covid
    My stash of soup was about all I was able to get cooked before I was wore out, to tired to eat

    • March 20, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      Hi Mary, I’m sorry to hear your S/O complains you have too much-canned stuff. I’m sure a few people may think those of us who stock food is hoarding. What a blessing you were stocked with a stash of soup and other cans of food when you really needed it. Keep up the good work, Linda


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