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The basics of establishing family home storage

Just today it was all over the news about yet another string of storms that had triggered tornados and left a path of destruction. A couple weeks ago it seemed like the whole world was erupting in a series of earth quakes. Then there is the economy….wow! It’s true that the only thing that is certain is change, so in an effort to feel a little safety and comfort lets store some basics.

It takes a minimum of 3 days, that’s 72 hours for help to reach us in a disaster. You always hear on the news the whining and crying of people who have no food or water and they wonder….where is the government? Why aren’t they helping…

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Using Powdered Milk

Storing milk is impossible! You can store canned milk if you rotate it regularly. There are some seriously pasteurized milk products that can be stored on your pantry shelf for up to a year, but they aren’t available every where, so for long term storage powdered milk is really the only way to go. On top of which foods made with powdered milk will have fewer calories and less cholesterol than those made from whole milk. So….bonus!

With that in mind, here are some great ideas for using your powdered milk, for cooking, drinking, and substituting for other kinds of milk. Your recipe’s don’t have to suffer just because you’re using powdered milk

Whole Milk: 1 cup water, 1/3…

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A Plug for our Recipe Box

Today I’m continuing to fill up our recipe box, but today will be a host of recipe’s that I’ve collected over the years for using wheat, beans and other food storage items.

Basic food storage is a must now days for all of us. At least a 3 month supply for a family of 4 is critical. Storms, power outages, floods and the current state of our economy has given us all pause for thought and some encouragement to try and plan ahead. Emergencies happen in everyone’s life, a little preparedness can be a great comfort and stress reliever.

Food storage can be as simple as stocking up on your families favorites when they are on sale, or as complex…

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