Monday, November 24, 2008

R U Getting Prepared???

I went to a food storage "class" on Saturday at JonesMoma's house. They ladies at RUGettingPrepared have dedicated a LOT of their time and efforts into coming up with the cheapest prices for all sorts of food storage products. They literally spend their time trying to find the cheapest suppliers for different food storage products, and I will share some of my favorites:

  • Shelf Stable Milk (I almost didn't believe it) 12/32oz are only $13.50/case. This is the SAME milk you get at the store, just boiled at a high temp so all bacteria is killed. It is stored like soy/rice milk. Long story, but this tastes and is just like your regular milk. It is your regular milk! No refrigeration necessary. I was skeptical, but I tried it and loved it. Whole, 2%, 1%, skim, chocolate plus many other flavors. Also comes in cases of "juice box" sized cartons.
  • Shelf Stable Whipping Cream/Butter I know, it's almost too good to be true! But if you are living off of your year supply and you are going to be making home made bread, you are going to want butter to go with it!
  • Hard Goods like a grain mill, home canning kit, sun oven, screens etc.
  • Honey All kinds. By the pound, gallon, oz.
  • 72 Hour kit stuff
  • Spices & Seasonings All kinds by the pound.
  • Dehydrated Veggies
  • Baking Ingredients like 1 lb. bacon bits for $4.00 or Kraft Mac & Cheese powder, 1 lb/$6.00
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Freeze Dried/Dehydrated Foods YOU NAME IT, it's there! And it's good, and priced great!
  • Water Barrels - for $20.00!
  • Lots of other canning supplies for a great price!

Their blog has all of the different order forms/price sheets for products available (Too many for me to list) as well as food storage charts and other useful information for food storage.

Going to their show got me really motivated into the thought that food storage doesn't have to be boring, but there are a lot of GREAT products out there (and at reasonable prices) that your family WILL eat and enjoy. If you are interested in hosting a show, they offer a 10% discount to the Hostess. (no sales by guests are required) Plus, they bring some of the products for you to taste and try out. They also had GREAT tips on how to make cheese, eggs and other products shelf stable as well as tons of food storage ideas.

If you are interested in ordering items, all you have to do is email them and they will get in touch with you and do the rest!

Here's a taste of their smart ways:

How to store CHEESE: (without a fridge, lasting almost indefinitely!)

Cheeses can be stored by dipping them in melted paraffin. (Available on food canning isles at grocery stores and online stores) Remove any wrapping from the cheese. Melt the paraffin in an old pan. Dip the cheese in the melted stuff or get a paint brush and paint the paraffin on the cheese. Allow the paraffin to dry completely, and dip again. After about 4 coats of paraffin, you may add a layer of cheese cloth for extra protection.

Continue dipping and drying until the paraffin has formed a smooth, thick, bubble free surface. Store cheeses that have been coated in paraffin in the coolest spot you can find, as in a cellar or unheated room. Cheeses that have been stored this way will last a very long time, almost indefinitely. If the paraffin ever gets a crack or blister, re-coat it with melted paraffin.

Thanks, Anna & Becki for doing such a great job! Visit their blog HERE

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