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Thoughts about storing food 

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 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.


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

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   

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).

Canning Meat

It is amazing that meat will store for 20 years or more. 

How to can meat.

How to can meat (video).


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

Wendy DeWitt Video

One of the best "how to" videos I have seen. It is a little over an hour long.

Best food storage seminar video


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.

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.