THANKS to everyone who came to the activity on Thursday night. We had a great time sharing ideas to help us jump start or revamp our food storage. Feel free to contact me if you have questions and I will help you however I can. I have info below that was discussed that night. The reciepes we had there that night are posted below this post. Happy canning everyone!! ;)
Sites to visit:
Type in Wendy Dewitt on youtube and watch her presentation
Places to get food:
Actual locations- Honeyville Farms (33 south 56th St Suite 1 in Chandler), Meas Cannery (235 S El Dorado Cir 480-214-9114 (dry-pack) 480-967-8551 (wet-pack), Grover's (130 W Hamptoon Ave #9), a store called “Food Storage” right next to Desseret Book.
there are lots of sites...just shop around for the best deal
The cannery prices are the best, so go there first ;)
Most sources rec at least 1 gal per person per day for 14 days.
STAY AWAY FROM MILK JUGS, Juice bottles and soda bottles are fine. Keep away from light and heat while storing. Do NOT store water containters directly on concrete. Place cardboard or wood under it. Boiling water is the safest way to clean water. You can use bleach.
AMOUNT OF WATER BLEACH TO CLEAR WATER BLEACH TO CLOUDY
1 quart 2 drops 4 drops
1 gallon 8 drops 16 drops
5 gallons ½ tsp 1 tsp
3 MONTH SUPPLY:
Start by picking 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners. Write what you need for each meal on the card then times everything by 13 (weeks). You will eat that meal once a week for 3 months. Then you know exactly what to buy and how much.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
Do you have....a wheat grinder?, yeast, salt, spices, baking soda.
You can can other things not offered at the cannery. You can check out a canner and purchase things in bulk your family likes to eat like, coucous, Maseca, infant cereal....whatever you want! *REMEMBER non-oily things can go in the #10 cans...store the oily things in glass jars and vaccum seal them.
WHERE TO STORE IT:
A 1 year supply can fit under a twin bed. You don't need a box spring, get ride of it and use your food storage as your box spring. You can move your couch away from the wall just a few inches and store it behind the couch out of site, you can also easily make a table and cover it...no one will ever know ;)
HOW TO USE IT:
Get a spread sheet- at conference time once a year check it and pull out things that will expire that year.
On the spread sheet have the item. When you got it, when it will expire, where it is in your house, what meals you are going to use it in.
GET A BINDER:
Use a binder to have your master spread sheet in, also include your recipes and other information that you would need in a crisis.
GADGETS TO HELP:
Sun Oven, Pressure Cooker (for canning meat and other things), Jar sealer/Food Saver, Steam canner (for jams and fruits), Wheat grinder (electric and manual), Tortilla press