Food Storage Challenge: One year to a 4 Month supply of Food Storage for 4

I challenge YOU to start your food storage!

I LOVE food storage! When asked what I want for Christmas, or as gifts.... Food storage it is! I wrote a book “A Practical Guide for Food Storage” with the help of my wonderful sister and sister-in-law to edit it. I self published it through Create Space via Amazon. You can find the link here. OR clicking on the picture of the book on the right side of this page will take you there too.

I decided to share some of the information in the book for FREE here on the blog.  (I really wrote the book so I could have all this information in one easy spot for ME to get to... which was smaller than a three ring binder)  I want to help you to EASILY prepare and start your food storage! I estimated that it would cost you about $100-115 a month OR $25-30 a week for 52 weeks. Prices vary from store to store, state to state.

Starting September 2nd, I'll be posting weekly about things to buy, tips, recipes, ect. At the end of 52 weeks, at $100-115 a month, you would have had a 4 Month Food Storage for a family of 4. This is what will be included...

Month 1: What are #10 cans? 
Month 1.5: Storing Bulk Items
Month 2: Breakfast Recipes

Month 3: Money Saving Tips
Month 4: Storage Part 1
Month 4.5: How to Rotate Food You Don't Like
Month5: Storage Part 2
Month 6: Dinner Recipes
Month 7: H2O
Month 7.5: Keep Items Fresh
Month 8: Conversions
Month 10: Non Food Items
Month 11: Cooking Utensils
Month 12: Other Food for Easy Living
Month 12.5: FINAL POST

Recipes Included:
Breakfast: Oatmeal (for 2 meals), Wheat cereal, Pancakes, Biscuits, Vanilla Muffins, Oatmeal Bars
Lunch: Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches. 2 Quarts juice
Dinner: Chicken Stuffing Casserole, BBQ Chicken and Biscuits, Swiss Steak and Mashed Potatoes, Flank Steak Fajitas, Fried Burritos, Spaghetti with Noodles, Corn Bread and Baked Beans.
Dessert: Brownies, Pudding, Cookies

Each Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert recipe will be eating once a week (except Oatmeal, that's twice a week). Dessert is only accounted for 3 x a week though.

I recommend you putting aside, as cash, or savings $25-30 a week so you have a $100-115 and the end of the month to buy the items. 

We get paid every Wednesday. With this, there are 4 months out of the year where my husband brings home 5 pay checks, instead of just 4. For that extra week, I have a list of $25 items from the grocery store so there are no special trips.

I buy my freeze dried items from Honeyville. I know there are other places where you can buy them, and prices vary from place to place. From my research, I find Honeyville is OVERALL the cheapest, because of their $5 flat shipping rate, and they have the ALL the items I want. This means I can order one big bulk, and not have to get different items from 3 places and pay the high shipping costs.

I am also able to get wheat and powder milk for cheaper at the LDS Cannery, or Home Storage Center. It's only about 20min from me, so I go there for the rest of my bulk #10 can Items.  

Click Here to print off an Order form and Here to find a location near you! 

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