Thoughts about Food Storage

It is nice to share your knowledge and experiences with others on food storage but you need to be careful. WHY?... you ask. I'll tell you why.

Members of the LDS Church have been commanded to have a food storage for years but many don't. Some don't think it is needed even though the Prophet has told us to do it. Some don't know how. Others say they don't have the money to start one. But if you are one of those families that do listen and store food remember that you have become a target for those who haven't. 

Here are my thoughts......

1.) Never tell anyone you are storing food and how much you have stored.

2.) Never tell where it is stored. (This also would be for other items that you have stored too).

3.) Store your items where other people that come into your home don't see where you store your food. Many families store their food in the basement. The basement is a great place to store but usually storing your food is out in the open where it is seen by the gasman, water meter man, repairman, friends & neighbors. It might also be visible from the outside from a basement window.

4.) Mark on the top of the item the date you bought it or the date you want to use it by. Which ever way you mark your items all of them should be marked the same way. 

5.) Make sure you rotate your food and water every time you buy.

6.) I have heard that some families even take the labels off and use a code to identify what is inside.


Canning Meat

Canning meat is simple and fast. It is amazing that meat will store for 20 years or more. 

How to can meat.

How to can meat (video).

Dry Packing Food

Dry packing food is very easy. It is nice to be able to put away a lot of food quickly. The only draw back is, is that it doesn't store as long. Here are a few links I found to be helpful.

Learn how to dry pack in cans.

Learn how to dry pack in mylar bags.


Grow your own food. It is far better for you and also saves you money. Also do you know the difference between Hybrids and Heirloom?

Learn how to start a garden.

How to plant a garden.

Are You Ready

Storing Water -

Filtering Water

Storing water is one of the most important items to store. Below are videos to help you get started in storing water.

How much water to store.     

What to store water in.

Where to store water.           

Water Filters -  Berkey       Propur   

Dehydrate Food

Dehydrating food is nice because it will take the moisture out of the food you are dehydrating and makes it very light.

Learn to dehydrate foods in your oven.

Learn to dehydrate foods using a dehydrator. 

Wendy DeWitt Video

One of the best "How To" videos I have seen. It is a little over an hour long. She has very good ideas in making food storage fun.

Best food storage seminar video



How to Cook

Many of us like to grill. But if you are not the outside grilling type here are videos that would help you learn how.

Propane cooking stove

BBQ Grill  -  Propane / charcoal

Sterno    Wood stove   Fireplace


Sprouting is one of the fastest ways and also a renewable way to grow a survival food. It is very easy and inexpensive to do.

Learn how to sprout

72 Hour Kits

In a disaster you might have to leave your home for awhile. Having a 72 hour kit ready will allow you to leave right away and take the stress of having to think what you need to take with you. Below are a few links of what you should have in a 72 hour kit.

What should be in your 72 hour kit.

Written list of items for 72 hour kit.

(This Page was Last Updated on 09/26/2018)

"The Building Blocks to Prepare for the Unexpected"

Canning Fruits & Veggies

In today's world it is a lost art. With the right tools canning is pretty simple. Learn to can.

Learn to can (Video).

Where to Store Your Food

You can store food in your basement, in your pantry, in your clothes closets, in bedrooms, underneath your beds and even in your living room. Living in a small apartment you may have to be creative.

I have seen people make entertainment stands, end tables, kitchen tables, footstools and bookshelves with their food storage.

I have also seen food stored in furniture like china cabinets, end tables and so on. 

Storing food video

Ways to store food.

Starting A Years Supply

In the LDS Church, we are commanded to have a supply of food on hand. This food storage can help us through a disaster or hard times. Below are links to help you get started.

How to get started.

How to plan for all the members of your family.