Saturday, August 29, 2015

Self-Reliant Saturday-- Rotate That Food Storage!!

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I have been absent from the blog for a couple of weeks.  My mother was in a car accident two weeks ago and suffered a head trauma and was in a coma for a week before passing away.  I have been spending time with family for her funeral and then also taking the time to clean out her home.  It was a shock and I am still dealing with the reality of it all, but we had such a special time together as a family.  

My mom was always the one to be obedient and this showed in how she always had her food storage.  While cleaning out her kitchen we found many #10 cans of food from the LDS Cannery.  In fact, those dried apples from the cannery sustained us through many hours of cleaning.  But along with edible food storage that we found, there were many items that were long expired.  

Today's Self-Reliant Saturday tip is to ROTATE your food storage!  I am all for long-term food storage, but this is pushing it.  It is 40 years old. 
Anyone for some really old celery??
 But I love that she wrote the date on the can because there was no other date printed on it.  That is tip #2---write the date of purchase on your cans.  It makes rotating much easier :)


  1. I am so sorry you lost your mom. my prayers are with you and your family. thank you so much for your posts and great information.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a heavy loss. I hope you can feel comfort.

  3. I'm so sorry about your mother. What a sad thing to deal with. I'm thankful that you were able to have time with your family to clean thing together and do a lot of reminiscing I'll bet.
    The celery is probably fine. Did you open it?

    I can see that you got your preparedness mindset from a great mother.

    Hope you are doing ok and feel comforted.


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