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…
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.
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….