I started to feel this need, this overwhelming compulsion to start gathering together supplies of food and water. I had absolutely no idea where these feelings were coming from. Okay, I mean, yes, I watch the news and sometimes read the paper. I know about the natural--and unnatural disasters that have and are happening all around the world. Ya, I get that. But, our world has always been thus and never before have I been swept away in this current of almost primal feelings and instincts. I mean, yes, I have a small pantry that I keep some extra food in, but there is no way that I would be able to feed my family for much more than a few days if the need ever arose. And yet, the feeling continued (and still does) and I had absolutely no idea how to even go about what my wacked out (or so I thought) instincts were pushing me to do.
Then a few months ago I stumbled upon a website called Food Storage Made Easy, and I was blown away. This website was started by a couple of sisters-in-law, Jodi and Julie, and it is just awesome. So many of my questions were answered. I finally learned the Whys and What Fors of Food Storage. I was given a direction and a plan of action. There is an amazing Baby Steps Checklist email newsletter that will just rock your socks and show you how to get started in...well...baby steps. There are recipes and emergency preparedness information right at a click of your mouse. I just can't say enough about it.
And...and...and, right now they are having a giveaway for a free WonderMill Grain Mill. In case you don't know what this is, here is some info:
WonderMill Grain Mill
The WonderMill Electric mill has the capacity to perform big jobs. You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour. You don’t have to worry about overloading the WonderMill because of it’s large 1 3/4 hp motor. The WonderMill will not only grind wheat, rice and other small grains, but will also grind legumes and beans as large as garbanzos. (for detailed information click here)
Is that cool or what! But the giveaway ends soon, like on the 19th I think, so get your tushy on over there and check it out!
Now, getting back to the issue at hand, is my pantry everything I want it to be? Do I have a years worth of food storage put by? Honestly no, not yet. But, I will get there. And now I know how to do it. And no, I am in no way affiliated with this website. I just know a good thing when I see it and so I just have to share it.
Food Storage BabySteps