Saturday, April 30, 2011

A New Month!

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It's time for new goals!!  

3-Month Supply Goal for May:  Have at least a week's worth of shelf-stable meals in your pantry.  This means the ingredients have to come from a can or your pantry.  Check out Food Storage Made Easy website for shelf stable ideas.

  Water Storage Goal for May:  Keep storing water!  Every 24 pack of bottled water=3 gallons and you need at least 1 gallon of water per person for at least 2 weeks!

Financial Goal for May:  Continue to put money into savings.  You could have an extra account for Christmas, food storage, travel, etc.

Long-Term Storage Goal for May:  This month we are storing long-term dairy items.  Most dairy items will fit into the 3-month supply category, but there are many choices out there for shelf-stable dairy items.  Cheese, sour cream, milk, and eggs all come in dried and powdered form and they last for 5-10 years sealed in a #10 can.  Once opened they need to be used within a year, but you could seal them in a mason jar with your food saver and they would last a little longer.  Check Honeyville Grain and Emergency Essentials for more info on these items! I love powdered eggs!  I use them solely for all my cooking and baking (1 T powdered egg + 2 T water)! Just mix the powdered egg into your dry ingredients and add the water to your wet ingredients, no need to mix beforehand.  The only thing that can't be made out of powdered eggs is a boiled egg :)  Click HERE for more info on powdered sour cream.  Scroll down past the pricing information.

Another great way to have shelf stable milk and whipping cream is from Gossners in Logan.  You can make butter out of cream and Gossner's has shelf-stable cream! (click HERE to view a great post on making butter) 
1000 N 1000 W
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-9365

Emergency Preparedness Goal for May:  This month is all about cooking without power!  My advice is to find what works for you and to store the right amount of fuel.  Gas grills, camp stoves, rocket stoves, Dutch ovens, solar ovens, applebox ovens, stove-in-a-can, and Volcano stoves are all great ways to cook without power.  
Click HERE for Applebox instructions.

Click Play above to view how to make a Rocket Stove.

Click HERE to view the Sun Oven.

Click HERE to view the Volcano Stove.

And click play to see a video of the Volcano Stove.

And Click HERE to view the BEST handout on cooking without power from Peace of Preparedness!  I would print this out and keep it for future reference!

 On May 17th, at Honeyville Grain, the President of the Sun oven, Paul Munsen, will be teaching a class on how to use the Sun Oven.  I highly recommend this class.  I own a Sun Oven and LOVE to use it all year round! If you are thinking of purchasing one or just want to know more you must attend this free class!!  Plus they cook yummy treats to share!

Enjoy the journey!
Enjoy the blessings!
Feel the PEACE!

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