Where To Start
Howdy all! Welcome to Food Storage and Beyond! Here we are learning the steps to take in order to be self-reliant. We are learning total preparedness so that in the face of any crisis, we can say ‘come what may, and love it.’ (Joseph B. Wirthlin, October 2008)
If you are new to this sight and/or are just beginning your preparedness efforts, I recommend starting first with the Emergency Preparedness topics (found under the ‘And Beyond’ tab in the Navigation Bar). Specifically, start with your Evacuation Plans and 72-Hour Kits. (Side Note: Any time you click on a category from the Navigation Bar, the most recent post for that category will come up first, but if you scroll to the bottom you will see any additional posts listed for that category as well. It would probably be best to read most categories chronologically since one post often builds on another. So start at the bottom and work your way up. )
Next move to ‘Food Storage’ and learn about The Plan to acquire a full year supply of food in your home under the ‘Getting Started‘ option. (No worries… you won’t have to buy it all at once! We do things one step at a time here. ) And don’t forget the ‘Water‘ while you’re at it.
After that, it’s just a matter of browsing around and seeing what areas you are in need of greater strength. They’re all important, but some of my other recommendations are Financial Preparedness, First Aid Kits, and Emotional Preparedness. You’ll find that just about any category you choose (along with this site in general) will have a somewhat spiritual undertone to it and that’s because my religion is a big part of who I am and the reasons I do what I do. Hopefully you’ll find it helps you in your efforts as well.
Don’t forget to check out the great recipes that are made completely with food storage items. Some recipes are designated for ‘Without Electricity‘ which means all of the ingredients are completely shelf stable and no electricity is required for the entire process. ‘With Electricity‘ recipes often use freezer storage ingredients such as cheese, butter, etc. But either way, they are all very tasty!
I hope you enjoy this site and please feel free to add comments from your own experiences as you read through these posts so that we can all learn from each other. This site is still pretty new, so if you don’t see some information you’re looking for, please contact me and let me know what you’re interested in. And I’m adding new information every day, so check back regularly for any updates.
I’m glad you found us and I look forward to sharing this journey with you.