Safely Gathered In

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Hannah Woodbury Abbie Merkley

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Welcome to Safely Gathered In!
We think we speak for many people when we say that building up food storage and being prepared for emergencies can be difficult tasks to complete. Food storage is something that we have both struggled with, especially since we’re both on very tight budgets. We know that many of you are facing this same struggle. Sometimes people think that since they don't have a lot of money, or a lot of time, or much space, that the commandment to build up a supply of food storage doesn't really apply to them. But that's not the case! You can afford it, and you can accomplish it! Our blog, “Safely Gathered In” (safelygatheredin.blogspot.com), was developed to help anyone interested in food storage to become self-reliant. This book is the highlights of our first year of blogging— on paper. We're all on some sort of budget, and we're all busy. Many of us just don't know where to start, but that all changed with the blog. Start here! Let's do this together! We designed the blog (and this book) so that you can learn exactly how to complete your 72hour kits, a car emergency box, a three-month supply of everyday food, and a year's supply of basic essentials (rice, wheat, oats, beans, etc). On the blog (and in this book) we also show you skills like how to "can" and bottle food, and how to actually use the food that you store. You don’t need to be familiar with our blog in order to understand this book. We created this book in hopes that you can print it and put it in a binder so that you can have all your food storage and emergency preparation information in one place. In addition, we have a bonus section with a complete 3-month supply menu, as well as the complete 3-month shopping list for a family of four. We understand that not everyone will like our recipes, and you will probably want to tweak them to your tastes, but we hope this can be a good starting point for you. Good luck!

Hannah & Abs

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........... THE STICKY-NOTE METHOD ..................................................................................... THE RUBBER BAND METHOD .................................................................... 21 3......................... THE 2-COLUMN METHOD ................... 22 LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27 REGULAR OATS: ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 72-HOUR KIT LIST ............. 24 STORING YOUR LONGER-TERM SUPPLY ...... 24 BULGAR:............................................................................................................................ 25 BEANS .................. THE STICKER METHOD .......................................................... ROLLING SHELVES........................................................................................................................... 31 EVERYONE’S PACK: ........................................................................................................................... 25 WHEAT BERRIES: ............................... 38 PURIFICATION AND STORAGE .................................................. 27 RICE. 21 1........ 22 4.......................................................................... 32 MY 72-HOUR KIT JOURNEY............. 20 THE 5 ROTATION METHODS OF SAFELY GATHERED IN ........... 33 EMERGENCY CAR KITS .............................................................................................................................. 38 ©2009 safelygatheredin............... 27 INSTANT OATS: ...................................................................................................... 32 DAD’S PACK: ......... 21 2............................................................................................................................ 31 MOM’S PACK: ............................................................................................................................................. 37 WATER ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 5.................................................... 28 “OTHER” LONGER-TERM STORAGE OPTIONS ............... 24 WHEAT ............................... 26 OATS .............................................................................................................................................................................................................4 Table of Contents WHY IS FOOD STORAGE IMPORTANT? ...................................................................... 9 THE THREE-MONTH SUPPLY ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29 72-HOUR KITS ............blogspot...........................com ........................................................................................................................................................................ 30 72-HOUR KIT DISTRIBUTION: WHO CARRIES WHAT? ..............................

..................................................................................................................................... 38 1................................................................ 55 COOL COUSCOUS WITH FRUIT AND NUTS ............................................................ 41 OTHER RELATED ARTICLES............................................................................................................................................................................................... 52 BROWN SUGAR MUFFINS ................ 39 EMERGENCY WATER ................................. SODA BOTTLES (ALSO KNOWN AS POP BOTTLES)..blogspot.............. ..... 56 CROCKPOT OATMEAL ......... 55 CHOCOLATE SNACK CAKE .................... 55 COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN ......................................................... METAL CONTAINERS............................................................................ 46 RECIPES ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 53 CHICKEN SALAD ................................................................ 51 BEAN AND RICE SOUP .................................................................................................................................................... ...................................5 STORAGE METHODS ...................... 51 BAKED OATMEAL ............................................................................................................... 56 ©2009 safelygatheredin............................................................. 38 4.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 39 WATER PURIFICATION.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52 BLACK BEAN TOSTADAS ................................................................ 43 HOARDING VS.................................................................................................................................................................com ................................................................. 45 FOOD STORAGE ROTATION .. 38 2.............................. 41 MATERIALS NEEDED: ....................................................................................................... 54 CHOCOLATE CEREAL SNACK MIX ......................................................................... 52 BLACK BEAN BURGERS ........ GALLON JUGS........... .......................... SWIMMING POOLS....................................................................... 41 STORING WATER IN PLASTIC BOTTLES: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE........................ STORING ............................................... 43 SMALL STEPS TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ..... 38 5............................................................................. 51 BEST-EVER BUTTERMILK BISCUITS .................................................... 51 BAKED CHICKEN AND SPAGHETTI ......................................................................... 54 CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP ...................................................................... .......................... BARRELS............ 53 CAMILLE'S GRANOLA BARS ................................................................... 38 6...... 53 CHICKEN POT PIE ................................................................... 53 CHICKEN GUMBO .................... 56 CROCKPOT THREE BEAN CHILI ...........................................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................ 61 HOT COCOA MIX.................................. 59 GLUTEN-FREE ENCHILADAS................................................................................................................................................................. 58 GLUTEN-FREE BLACK BEAN SOUP ............................................................ 60 GRANOLA ......................................................................................... 62 ITALIAN BREAD BOWLS .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 57 FLAUTAS ................................................................................ 61 HOMEMADE REFRIED BEANS .......................................................... 59 GLUTEN-FREE MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE .................................................................. 61 HOMEMADE PESTO ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 60 HOMEMADE BISQUICK MIX ................ 59 GLUTEN-FREE CORNBREAD ..................................................................................... 58 FUDGE ............................................................................................................com .......................................................................................................... 61 HOMEMADE SYRUP .......... 63 NO-BAKE COOKIES ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 64 PESTO CHICKEN PASTA . 62 JERKY CURRY ................................................................. 67 ©2009 safelygatheredin............... 66 ROASTED RED PEPPER HUMMUS ................................................................................................................................ 56 EASY CHICKEN & RICE ............................................................................................................................................................................. 62 MUESLI ....................................................................................................................................... 61 BISQUICK IN BULK ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 RAVIOLI SOUP ............................................................................... 65 RICE PUDDING ................................................................ 63 OATMEAL WHOLE WHEAT QUICK BREAD ............................................. 64 PANTRY PANCAKES .... 57 FRIED RICE............................................................................................................................................... 63 OATMEAL COCOA MACAROONS .............................. 58 FRUIT PIE ..............6 CURRIED LENTILS AND RICE ......................................................................................................... 66 ROASTED RED PEPPER ALFREDO SAUCE.............. 62 MUMMY'S BROWN SODA BREAD ............................................................................................................................................................... 57 ENGLISH MUFFINS ........................................................................................................ 65 RICE PILAF .........................................................................blogspot....................................................................................................................................................... 65 PRETTY DARN TASTY PIZZA DOUGH ............................ 64 PASTA AND GARBANZO BEAN SOUP .....................................................

.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 FRUIT AND NUTS .............................................................................................blogspot....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 JARRED ITEMS ................................................................................................................................................. 73 RICE AND PASTA .................... 72 CANNED GOODS ........................ 73 ©2009 safelygatheredin.......... 68 TACO SEASONING ........................ 72 FRUIT AND NUTS ................... 67 SURPRISE MUFFINS ............................................. 69 WHOLE WHEAT BREAD................................................................................................................................................................................................ 72 SPICES AND HERBS ..................................................................................................... 73 CANNED GOODS ............................................................................... 71 3 MONTH SUPPLY SHOPPING LIST ......... 72 LUNCHES .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 72 BREAKFASTS........................ 72 SWEETENERS .............................................................................................................................. 69 WHEAT THINS ..... ............................... 67 TACO BEAN SOUP .....................................................com .......................................................................... 68 TOMATO-BASIL BISQUE .......................................................................... 73 SPICES AND HERBS ............................ 67 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ................................................................................................................................................ 71 PRINT / WEB RESOURCES .................................................................. 73 DINNERS ............................................................................................. 73 MISC........................................ 67 STEEL CUT OATS ........................................................ 72 DRY GOODS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 72 BAKING........... 68 WHEAT CEREAL ............................................................................. 72 BAKING................................................................................................................................................................................. 69 WHIPPED TOPPING ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................7 ROSA PASTA ................................................................................... 69 WHOLE WHEAT PITA BREAD ......................................... 72 SWEETNERS .............. 68 WHEAT BERRIES ...............................................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 74 3-MONTH MENU PLAN ............................................................................. 79 BEANS .................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 MISC..................... 79 DRY GOODS ...................................................................................................................................... 77 LUNCHES ......... ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 DINNERS .............. 78 BAKING.................................. 78 MISC.............................................................. 75 BLANK 3-MONTH MENU WORKSHEET ............. 79 SPICES AND HERBS ....................................................... 77 SPICES AND HERBS ................................................................................................ 74 BREADS............................ 78 FRUIT AND NUTS ...... 77 DRY GOODS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 ©2009 safelygatheredin........................................................................................ 77 SWEETENERS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 SWEETENERS ...................................................................... 77 FRUIT AND NUTS ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................blogspot............................................................................................................................................................... 78 JARRED ITEMS ......................................................................................................................................................................... 79 CANNED GOODS ...... 74 JARRED ITEMS ............................................. 73 BEANS ........... ....................... 77 MISC.......................................... 78 CANNED GOODS ........................................................................... 74 OTHER .............................................................................. 79 JARRED ITEMS ............................................................................................................................. 79 RICE AND PASTA ............................... 77 BREAKFASTS....................................................................................... 79 BREADS................................... 76 BLANK SHOPPING LIST ........................................8 DRY GOODS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................com ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ . 77 BAKING....................

and (6) developing spiritual. including paying tithes and offerings and avoiding debt. (5) managing our resources wisely.blogspot. emotional. sorrows and joys. Therefore. (4) storing a supply of food and clothing to the extent the law allows." Marion G. In order to become self-reliant. the passions we allow ourselves to feel. We are better able to take care of ourselves and our family when we are self-reliant. At the same time. (2) practicing sound principles of nutrition and hygiene. we must be willing to work. The world would shape human behavior. Christ changes men. emotional. and social strength.D&C 42:42). in a very real way.” President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) “We stand at the crossroads. and economic well-being rests first on ourselves. Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we’ve selected to govern our lives. pride should not prevent us from graciously accepting the helping hand of another when we have a real need. each minute. and pays little heed to you. and then they take themselves out of the slums. but Christ can change human nature. making the most important choice we will ever make. each day. There is but one great pass-word to success—self-reliance. emphasis added “The world would take people out of the slums. self-worth. pamphlets. 1864 .” "Welfare" LDS Gospel Library. “The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance. The world would mold men by changing their environment. we are. and prosperity. "We are all self-reliant in some areas and dependent in others. Mar 2009.” William George Jordan. making choices. We can become self-reliant by (1) taking advantage of educational opportunities. The Lord has commanded us to work (see Genesis 3:19. physical. Honorable work is a basic source of happiness. and the actions we allow ourselves to perform. and third on the Church. each of us should strive to help others in areas where we have strengths. we should supply ourselves and our family with the spiritual and temporal necessities of life.” Ensign. Romney.com . second on our family." Benjamin Franklin. (3) preparing for and obtaining suitable employment. We are prepared to endure times of adversity without becoming dependent on others.Why is Food Storage Important 9 Why is Food Storage important? The following section contains excerpts of sermons. In selecting that value system. and scripture that deal with the topic of food storage. To do so denies another person the opportunity to participate in a sanctifying experience. each hour.1928 ©2009 safelygatheredin. 61–65 “The responsibility for our social. spiritual. Christ takes the slums out of people. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think. who then change their environment. Under the inspiration of the Lord and through our own labors. 1706-1790 “The world is busy with its own cares.

and prosperity. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins. 10 And while they went to buy. and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. And most important of all. . self-worth. 7 Then all those virgins arose. saying.blogspot. Give us of your oil. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made. Behold. mental. I know you not. Russell Ballard “Without self-reliance one cannot exercise these innate desires to serve. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. Money to assist the needy cannot come from an empty purse. people accomplish many good things in their lives.” LDS Church Handbook of Instructions 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins. Work is physical. Teaching cannot come from the unlearned.com . 13 Watch therefore. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress. and buy for yourselves. and went forth to meet the bridegroom. go ye out to meet him. 12 But he answered and said. How can we give if there is nothing there? Food for the hungry cannot come from empty shelves. Verily I say unto you. Lord. and five were foolish. Not so. “As people become self-reliant. . they all slumbered and slept. 9 But the wise answered. or spiritual effort. which took their clamps. 1897–1988 10 “To become self-reliant. Matthew 25:1-13 “All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. It is a basic source of happiness. Through work. Romney. Lord. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps. Support and understanding cannot come from the emotionally starved. lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell. for our lamps are gone out. they are better prepared to endure adversities” and are “better able to care for others in need.” President Marion G. spiritual guidance cannot come from the spiritually weak.Why is Food Storage Important "At the root of self-reliance are the dignity and importance of seeing ourselves as children of God regardless of circumstance. . for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 2 And five of them were wise. a person must work. the bridegroom came.” ©2009 safelygatheredin. culture." Elder M. open to us. and trimmed their lamps. the bridegroom cometh. or location. saying. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise. 5 While the bridegroom tarried.

If you have paid your debts and have a financial reserve. . over time. Feb. you can. and the eternal law of the harvest? And how do we measure the family togetherness and cooperating that must accompany successful canning? Yes. Even those residing in apartments or condominiums can generally grow a little food in pots and planters." Ensign.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. "We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings.com . for example. 2007. 1 "We encourage you wherever you may live in the world to prepare for adversity by looking to the condition of your finances. 1998. then should storms howl about your head. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Hinckley. even though it be small. with all its abundance. fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. If there are children in your home. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness." The First Presidency. we are laying up resources in store. In Carmen Merisalde’s home in Bogotá. All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that. "We encourage members world-wide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings." Ensign.114–23 No matter how small the home. you and your family will feel more secure and enjoy greater peace in your hearts. Nov. 42 “Set your houses in order. members find space for food storage. while having a garden … is often useful in reducing food costs and making available delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.Why is Food Storage Important Elder Joseph B. should adversity come. (2006). discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt. 54 11 "Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth. Heavenly Debts. Who can gauge the value of that special chat between daughter and Dad as they weed or water the garden? How do we evaluate the good that comes from the obvious lessons of planting. establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve. Do not go to extremes. it is not prudent. "To the Boys and to the Men. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. we can care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others. . you will have shelter for your wives and children and peace in your hearts” President Gordon B. Wirthlin. Make your garden as neat and attractive as well as productive. 2007. With careful planning. Feb. All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances. I hope that we understand that. to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. it does much more than this. We urge you to be modest in your expenditures. but perhaps the greater good is contained in the lessons of life we learn as we live providently. cultivating. even though it be small. if you have a reserve. "Earthly Debts. for our benefit and use. grapevines. involve them in the process with assigned responsibilities. Berry bushes. Kimball." The First Presidency. If you have paid your debts. Study the best methods of providing your own foods.blogspot. May 2004. 1 We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard. the telephone table covered by a lovely floor-length cloth is really a barrel filled with bags of dry-packed food. .

When they have collected enough. however. Even more wonderful is the realization that we can prepare ourselves without fear because we know that God lives. Sharing with others. and that He is giving us direction in these latter days through a living prophet. we are taking care of emergencies quickly. Gardner. 2005. that He knows and loves each one of us. “Second. What a comfort it is to read His revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith. almost all families have some food storage—and many have some to share. Third. they are storing little by little. F. those who have survived hardships look back with fond memories to the awful period of pain and destruction because they recall the closeness that developed as they united themselves to survive by sharing whatever they had. strangely enough.’ ” says Elder Costa. such as for medicine or rent. The stake owns a dry-pack machine that rotates from ward to ward so everyone has a chance to use it.” says Elder Costa. ©2009 safelygatheredin. we can save fast-offering funds for situations in which cash is needed. “We call it ‘the Lord’s storehouse in the homes of the members. “Heavenly Father is teaching us to have the pure love of Christ. The strength that develops out of unity of the many good people becomes a real survival factor. Enzio Busche.com . God loves us so much that He allows us to come to Him at any time with our personal requests for help and direction—that our eyes will be opened and we will learn to live with wisdom and patience in times of austerity. “First. “The Saints of Colombia: An Example of Strength. The Area Presidency encourages members to store food to share in cases of emergency. Although the Kénnedy stake is one of the poorest economically. they donate it and buy more to replace it.blogspot. it encourages members to have their own food storage. they get close to one another.” Marvin K. we’re also storing blessings!” says Sister Palacio. they dry pack it for storage. And the stake is self-reliant in fast-offering funds. “How Beautiful to Live in These Times and Be Prepared!” Ensign 1982 We really wanted to begin a food storage program.” This method has several benefits. “You should see the tears in the eyes of many as they dry pack the first bag of rice they have collected handful by handful.” “We are not storing just food and water. It is reserved for others.” (D&C 38:30. people who lack emotional stability become cruel and ruthless under trying circumstances. “If ye are prepared. The true nature of people becomes obvious in times of real need.Why is Food Storage Important 12 Members are encouraged to save a little bit—even just a handful—of rice or other basic foods every time they prepare a meal.) The Lord wants us to be prepared. Good people become better. we wondered how we could possibly do it. but as newly married full-time college students expecting our first baby. On the other hand. “The bishop asks families to always have on hand a certain amount of rice or other basic food items that they can donate. ye shall not fear. Therefore. even when money is scarce. they learn to share and become united. Then when he asks for it for a needy family. That way. How blessed we are to be taught in these times of plenty that we might prepare for times of need without undue haste. Some of the food in Ivonne Palacio’s kitchen cupboards in Bogotá will never appear on her table. they do not seem to become an overbearing threat because of the closeness and unity of the majority of the people. that we might learn by the Lord’s influence to identify our real needs.” Liahona.” says President Saavedra.

” he answered. But they had work and ability. They knew how to manage their own money. we are still using it. Pennsylvania Colleen Hansen.” The Kimballs lived through times of widespread economic difficulties—World War I (1914–18). 73–74 As a young couple. I said. 4. grinned. and paper products. if friends or family invite you to dinner or bring in a meal to you. and pulled out every box. Each week we bring home our groceries. This idea works so well that six years and three children later. and can. “This is our food storage?” I asked. For example. you can preserve small amounts of fresh fruits or vegetables when they are on sale at the grocery store. “knew they weren’t rich. Store any storable food that comes from an unexpected source. Even if you don’t have a garden.com . Following are a few other tips that help us add to our food storage when money is scarce: 1.’ I was employed for some years in the banks and I saw the terrible situation that many people were in because they had ignored that important counsel. we set it aside as a food storage item. Camilla. living within their income.” Among the things he saw were the struggles of others: “All my life from childhood I have heard the Brethren saying. Work toward a one-month supply.—Colleen Hansen. 1993. and ask. “Food storage must be one of those things you do after your children are grown up. a bag of rice.blogspot. 2. “This is our frugal food storage. You can have a food storage program. don’t wait until you have more money. a package of spaghetti. Next family home evening. You may be surprised at how quickly you can build up a supply of these staples for only a few dollars a week. and one jar of apricots. 3. “What I have seen with my own eyes makes me afraid not to do what I can to protect against the calamities. Be realistic. go through each bag. go through your cupboards and set some of your food aside for your food storage. Learn how to bottle. Kimball and his wife.” Since then we have followed his frugal food storage theory. Try new ideas until you find the ones that work for you. “Food storage!” he said. and so on. and dry fresh foods. “Frugal Food Storage.Why is Food Storage Important Discouraged. store the canned or packaged food items you would have used for that meal. Set aside a small amount of money each week to buy staples such as pasta. and World War II (1939–45).” ©2009 safelygatheredin. even on a modest income. I looked at the stack: two cans of green beans. freeze. ‘get out of debt and stay out of debt. then a three-month supply. Having experienced these challenges. “Can we do without this item this week?” If we can. Marienville. Though we have more money now than we did during our first year of marriage. opened it. President Kimball concluded. Jan. the Great Depression (1929–39). “Sure. and pointed to a small stack of food. or you may never start.” Ensign. Spencer W. Set goals for your food storage supply. we are still on a budget. he began arranging everything into groups. package. The important thing is to start now.” 13 My husband smiled at me and then dashed to our cupboard. saving for the future. He looked at me. As he hummed a tune. baking ingredients.

I knew them. God. What a gratifying thing it is to see cans of wheat and rice and beans under the beds or in the pantries of women (and men) who have taken welfare responsibility into their own hands. 2006 “I should like to address a few remarks to those who ask. Featherstone.” “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. everything they had ‘on time. Or eat food that they had to buy ‘on time. such as personal responsibility. we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year's supply of necessities.) Vaughn J. He said: “Let us practice the principles of personal and family preparedness in our daily lives. but it will be nourishing if it has to be used. we don’t have to share—we get to share! Let us not be concerned about silly thoughts of whether we would share or not. ye thankful people. But I never could quite understand how anybody would wear clothes they didn’t own. I saw they were buying their clothes. ‘If ye are prepared ye shall not fear’ (D&C 38:30). Spencer kept the account books for some of the local stores.’ 14 “And I found that it was my duty to make the bills at the end of the month for them. "In the Arms of His Love. And if you starve after sharing. I could understand how a person could buy a home on time or perhaps could even buy an automobile on time. come. And having been reared in a home that took care of its funds. and home food production and storage. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. All is safely gathered in Ere the winter storms begin. work." ©2009 safelygatheredin. Ye Thankful People. 114–23 "Come. I knew approximately what their income was. our Maker. They couldn’t pay even the installments that were arranged for them. 1810-1871 "The best food storage is not in welfare grain elevators but in sealed cans and bottles in the homes of our people. doth provide For our wants to be supplied. 31–32 "Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life.’ ” In his teachings President Kimball addressed not only financial issues but also other matters related to provident living.Why is Food Storage Important In addition to his bank work. Of course we would share! What would Jesus do? I could not possibly eat food and see my neighbors starving.blogspot. . ." President Gordon B. Raise the song of harvest home." Come. come. and then I saw them wear it away. ‘Do I share with my neighbors who have not followed the counsel? And what about the nonmembers who do not have a year’s supply? Do we have to share with them?’ No. Raise the song of harvest home. Kimball. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. their shoes. With events in the world today. Hinckley (1910-2008). it must be considered with all seriousness. harvest hymn written by: Henry Alford. “I Have a Question. “One of the shocking things of my life was to find on the books the accounts of many of the people in the community that I knew. And many of them couldn’t pay at the end of the month. In other words. I couldn’t understand it.” Ensign. 1976. ‘greater love hath no man than this …’ (John 15:13. ." Liahona. (2006). Such food may not be tasty. As long as I can remember. Come to God's own temple. Oct.com .

When approached by Potiphar’s wife. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives.” (Gen.) Through Joseph. May 1990 "We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. Joseph’s integrity placed him among the greatest of our Heavenly Father’s sons. Joseph was favored and blessed of the Lord in every circumstance. “So now it was not you that sent me hither. 8:28. 36 15 Joseph. In a tender. Elder Joseph B. it is essential that we plan for our future. Joseph became overseer of the prison. the Lord was with him there. He said: “I am Joseph your brother. He did what was right and good. and later. 1995. he was trustworthy and incorruptible. The Lord enabled him to interpret the dreams of Pharaoh’s butler and baker. loved Joseph even from his youth. or even having them put to death. Jacob. "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear. was a model of integrity. and perhaps with some urgency. the Lord preserved the children of Israel and provided a place in Egypt for them to flourish and increase. his brothers hated him. When he was carried captive to Egypt." ©2009 safelygatheredin. Joseph refused and fled from her improper advances because of his personal righteousness and because he would not violate Potiphar’s trust. but God.” (Rom. This refusal and the accusations it prompted caused Joseph to be imprisoned. Not recognizing him. who had sold him as a slave twenty-two years earlier. "Personal Integrity. that ye sold me hither. and then sold him as a slave. the son of Jacob. they bowed down to him because of his high office. I suppose he could have retaliated for their mistreatment of him by making them slaves. Pharaoh’s dreams of seven fat and lean cows and of seven full and thin ears of corn. Joseph became overseer of the house of Potiphar.” Ensign. Joseph identified himself to his brothers and forgave them. having them imprisoned. Joseph became ruler over all Egypt. “Now therefore be not grieved. Wirthlin.blogspot. Nov. Again the Lord was with him. The Lord revealed future events to Joseph in dreams." Ensign. He directed the storage of food during the years of plenty and the dispensing of it during the years of famine.com . … “And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity … and to save your lives by a great deliverance. second in rank only to Pharaoh. nor angry with yourselves. However. came to Egypt to obtain food. Joseph’s brothers. 45:4–5. plotted to take his life. captain of Pharaoh’s guard. Because of his integrity and righteousness. No doubt many of you have been reminded of him recently in a Sunday School class. During the famine. Tom Perry. touching scene. 7–8.) His example is especially pertinent to us because most members of the Church have descended from his loins. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end. self-disciplined never to violate a trust. changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. Subsequently. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives. His father. His life is evidence that “all things work together for good to [those who] love God.Why is Food Storage Important Elder L. to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. I believe it is time. whom ye sold into Egypt. But he did what was right and good.

blogspot. because that makes strong characters out of them and builds their faith and character. attacks and pressures on the family and individuals.” Spencer W. to help do the housework and the yardwork. The Lord will not translate one’s good hopes and desires and intentions into works. to plant trees. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft. there is a time to work. Kimball. even in times of plenty. interpersonal conflicts. “Look Back. I am impressed with the plainness of the message." Elder Neal A. If employment and income should reduce. innumerable forces of immorality.Why is Food Storage Important Elder L. 114–23 On a daily basis we witness widely fluctuating inflation. 1969. (2006). The need for preparation is abundantly clear. Maxwell (1926-2004). “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. Kimball.” p. and buy everything on time”: you’re encouraged to do it. … Today everything is seemingly geared toward debt. and to do everything that needs to be done. Be sure your children grow up like you know they ought to grow. 114–23 “In reviewing the Lord’s counsel to us on the importance of preparedness. Insist on them learning their lessons in school.10. what then? Are you living beyond your means? Do you owe what you cannot pay if times became perilous? Are your shock absorbers in condition to take a shock? Plan and work in a way that will permit you to be happy even as you do without certain things that in times of affluence may have been available to you. Do not mistake many wants for basic needs. ©2009 safelygatheredin. wars. and violence. "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear" 16 It is right to work. We must also be anxiously engaged in a positive program of preparation. Do not let them play all the time. Tom Perry. The Miracle of Forgiveness. Strive to save a portion of that which you earn. Every man and woman and child should work. We wonder what our people will do who have been spending their all and more. variances in weather conditions. 8 Avoid debt. (2006). Live within your means and not beyond them. There is a time for play. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear. national disasters. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. Tom Perry. p. While work is not all of life.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W.com . Even little children should learn how to share. to plant gardens. as guaranteed to us by the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants: “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30). "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear" "There is something holy about work. and so on. Each of us must do that for himself. But the truth is that we don’t need to do it to live. … Purchase your essentials wisely and carefully. The Savior made it clear that we cannot place sufficient oil in our preparedness lamps by simply avoiding evil. it is a necessity. Elder L. We want you parents to create work for your children. and there is a time to study. “Get your cards. Kimball. crime. it nevertheless can keep us mindful of our blessings. technological advances that make occupations obsolete. to pick fruit.

2008 "Provident living requires us to develop proper attitudes—a willingness to forego luxuries. … to advance the cause. Unrestricted by programs and projects. is “for the poor of my people.” Ensign. As the members of the Church follow the counsel to become self-reliant. “Welfare Principles to Guide Our Lives: An Eternal Plan for the Welfare of Men’s Souls. and to fully use what we have—learning to live within our means.Why is Food Storage Important 17 Three years ago. I am speaking now of food to cover basic needs.) Attempts to obtain our temporal. (See Gen. The man's answer will always be remembered at our house: "The prophet commanded us to gather a year's supply--he didn't say we were going to eat it. 58 Work is a spiritual necessity as well as an economic necessity. and then to three months. because of our faith. May we be on ©2009 safelygatheredin. We cannot be too often reminded that Church welfare assistance is spiritual at heart and that these spiritual roots would wither if we ever permitted anything like the philosophy of the dole to enter into our Welfare Services ministrations. We are commanded to work. which ye have espoused. about two hundred yards from the beach. When they asked to see how his house had fared.blogspot. and charity available to help one another. or spiritual well-being by means of a dole violate the divine mandate that we should work for what we receive. they represent an immense pool of resources. Hinckley. social.” (D&C 78:3–4. trying to salvage any personal possessions.)" Robert D.” 1 September. This storehouse. who had been showing them the places that needed help the most. As the volunteers begun cleaning up the destroyed house. Let us follow the order of the Church in this regard and insure that all who receive give of themselves in return. to the salvation of man. There were broken bottles everywhere--broken bottles that once contained bottled fruits. 28 “The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes.com . and to the glory of your Father who is in heaven. One particular experience will always stick out in his memory. “To Men of the Priesthood. Katrina devastated parts of Mississippi and Louisiana. The member confirmed that his years supply lay strewn and broken along the ground. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. 3:19. Work brings happiness. together with a little money in savings. it is the opposite of idleness. It is the means of all accomplishment. We have not been hungry in the week since the hurricane. My husband was among a group that went to the coast of Mississippi the week after Katrina had struck. they started to notice something interesting. Nov. They had been riding around the first day with a member of the Mississippi Ocean Springs Ward. skills. The Lord has provided. the Lord’s real storehouse is indeed in the homes and the hearts of His people. he consented to take them to where his house had been. vegetables. 2002. Everyone assisted can do something. May 1986. Hales.” President Gordon B. and prosperity. “SGI: Motivational Monday." Abbie Merkley. and sauces. emotional. self-esteem. Volunteers were requested to help from all over the Southeast. to avoid excess. bricks and mortar. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary. There was nothing left but a foundation.” Ensign. knowledge. the Lord has said. His house was right on the coast. My husband asked him how it felt to see all of that hard work destroyed. … “We can begin with a one week’s food supply and gradually build it to a month.

114–23 "As we travel and visit the people throughout the world. … I have faith … that the Lord will bless us. Aug 2007. young. they will save them for these great purposes. the wise planning of financial matters.Why is Food Storage Important guard against accepting worldly substitutes for the plan to care for his poor in this. I hope that each member of the Church is responding appropriately to this direction. Hinckley reminded us in October 2005 general conference of our need to be prepared: 'We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. … If you can hardly get by when you are earning increasingly.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. We can hardly get by using every cent of income monthly. well employed.114–23 "Though we never know when we will face a challenge that will require us to depend on the resources we have stored. well. And as we long to help them. full provision for personal health. car. "President Gordon B. and watch over us.com . I like the way the Relief Society teaches personal and family preparedness as “provident living." “Are You Prepared?. It may mean that the parents of today will go without many things that they would like. we know that the Lord has said." “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness.blogspot.” This implies the husbanding [prudent managing] of our resources. 30–33 "Are you prepared for and protected against death.” Ensign. They can assume responsibilities and take little jobs whereby they can also help to raise these funds and instead of spending those little accumulations. we realize the vital importance of their learning this great lesson: that the highest achievement of spirituality comes as we ©2009 safelygatheredin. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. illness. (2006). but tomorrow will come the harvest. 18 “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. and His commandments. Money must be put aside for missions and for schooling for your children.' "Let us do all in our power to 'walk in obedience' and be prepared. crippling illness of the breadwinner? How long can you go if the income stops? What are your reserves? How long could you make your many payments on home. illness and other unlooked-for problems arising? You must not spend all you make. (2006). appliances? … The first reaction is: We just cannot do it. productive.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. and adequate preparation for education and career development. implements. we recognize the great temporal needs of our people. I also hope that we are understanding and accentuating the positive and not the negative. and assist us if we walk in obedience to His light. Kimball. the Lord’s own way. giving appropriate attention to home [food] production and storage as well as the development of emotional resiliency. His gospel.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. This is a first priority.114–23 We have placed considerable emphasis on personal and family preparedness. Kimball. Kimball. then how can you meet emergencies with employment curtailed. a long-continuing. (2006). We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments. “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).

where we are now in debt. President J.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. 26. Kimball. not a sudden.” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. not a sudden. It is true that difficult times will come—for the Lord has foretold them—and. We could refer to all the components of personal and family preparedness. Kimball.) But if we live wisely and providently. We build character as we encourage people to care for their own needs. then tomorrow. and the Lord will prosper and comfort us. There are many ways besides borrowing to get started on food storage.) “Most Frequently Asked Questions … Food Storage. if not today. advised. May we individually and collectively be ever self-reliant.com . and although storage is extremely important. when properly pursued. spectacular program. Let’s do these things because they are right.” Tambuli. Reuben Clark. Jr. yes. As President Kimball has said. or rationalizing will ever change the fundamental need for self-reliance. With this agency we can rise to glory or fall to condemnation. When the Welfare Services program of the Church was first being established. “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. but in cultivating a life-style that is on a day-to-day basis its own reward. excuses. 114–23 Preparedness. No amount of philosophizing. 43 ©2009 safelygatheredin. spectacular program. (2006). and because we are obedient to the counsels of the Lord. Regional Representatives Seminar address. is a way of life. 114–23 "The teaching of the Church is that we don’t go into debt for anything of this nature. and for a refuge from the storm..” (October 1976. it would not do to violate one principle in order to live another. Let us straightly and strictly live within our incomes. In this spirit we will be prepared for most eventualities. let us get out of debt. when properly pursued. Families can live both principles by planning to gather their basic supplies in an orderly and systematic way as means permit.) We still adhere to that counsel. This is our heritage and our obligation.blogspot.” (D&C 115:6.” (Conference Reports. “Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague. (2006). not in relation to holocaust or disaster. April 1937. Apr 1978. stakes of Zion are “for a defense.The Lord declares that herein lies “the agency of man” (see D&C 93:31)..Why is Food Storage Important 19 conquer the flesh. and save a little. and with this agency comes the responsibility for self. we will be as safe as in the palm of His hand. because they are satisfying." “Chapter 11: Provident Living: Applying Principles of Self-Reliance and Preparedness. is a way of life. “Preparedness. p..

If that still sounds too repetitive for you then plan four weeks of meals. then just plan one week's worth of meals. I’ll eat Week #1 meals 4 times. so I planned three weeks of menus that I will rotate through. Use food guideline recommendations to make sure that your meals are balanced and healthy. That’s 12 weeks of food that you need to store – approximately 84 dinners. I don't think I could eat the same thing every week. This is why we like to keep meal plans that use only non-perishable ingredients. So I don’t. there's no need for your food storage meals to be bland. Please plan for your own family's needs and likes. For my 3-week meal plan. Now.The Three-Month Supply 20 The Three-Month Supply Planning Your Three-Month Supply The first thing to do when planning your three-month supply is see how much food you are going to need. (see our chart example under “Three Month Supply Menu Plan”) My family can live on “repeats” for three months. If you feel like you could eat the same thing each week for 12 weeks. and three squares down (representing 3 weeks). write down ALL the ingredients you need for each meal for your 3-week plan. you’re going to fill in this chart with specific meals (menus) that your family likes to eat. Let’s keep it simple and assume that 3 months equals 12 weeks. Ideally. 84 lunches. especially if the alternative is no food at all. make your plan. How many people are in your family? How much do you eat? How long does it really take you to eat through that box of crackers? Next. The menu plan we have provided is simply an example (but you are free to use it exactly. Week #2 meals 4 times. This will be your meal plan for your three-month supply. But who can think of 84 dinner ideas?? I can’t.com . these meals include non-perishable foods only. Don't forget spices and oil and things like that. The first thing to do is make a chart. The chart needs to be 7 squares across (for 7 days per week). Once you’ve made a big list of all the ingredients you will need for those three weeks. and Week #3 meals 4 times (equaling 12 weeks total). if you’d like). multiply everything on your list by ©2009 safelygatheredin. Keep in mind that you may have electricity during this time or you may not. Once you have your meal plans written up. or even 5. and 84 breakfasts.blogspot.

We like to supplement our meals with canned/jarred fruit. applesauce.com . Also. Please note that the recipes and the menu plan we have provided are only MAIN dishes. The rubber band method  The basic idea for this method is that you have a certain number of the same items. Great reminder. which will be rubber-banded. Put them in two columns right next to each other with the earliest expiration dates in the right-hand ©2009 safelygatheredin. you will not go to the store and buy 94 cans of fruit at once. you’ll need to multiply everything by 6. when planning your three-month supply. etc. I'm out of raisins!" Or whatever it is. and keep track of what you buy AND what you eat. that means I’m assuming that I can’t leave my house for 3 months. Thus. you will eventually come across the last one. It might be helpful to have an excel spreadsheet or a chart to help you keep track of what you are buying/storing and what you are using (check out our food storage rotation tips also included in this e-book). Now you have your master shopping list! Once you have this completed. assuming you made a 3 week list). Don’t forget to also have multivitamins in your storage. Take advantage of the sales. Obviously. cross 21 check it with your current food storage inventory to see what you already have in stock. bouillon and smaller items that are used up at a slower rate. You will need to supplement many of the meals with side dishes. I need to be sure to stock up not only on food. Now you have a master list for your entire three months. we like to prepare for the worst. 2. etc. If you made a two week list. in order to add up to 12 weeks. The 2-column method  This is a great method for food that you keep 6-10 boxes of at time. This means: "Hey! Go to the store. green bean casserole.The Three-Month Supply 4 (multiply by 4. The 5 Rotation Methods of Safely Gathered In There are many methods to rotating food.blogspot. but you can buy little by little. Here are just a few that work well for us. As you use them. personal hygiene items.). etc. You can choose to use one of these methods. especially for spices. For me. or you could combine a few of them and make a system that works for you. 1. but on other items like cleaning supplies. veggies.

move the left-hand column into the right hand column spot. so as soon as your groceries come home they get a sticker before being put away. If your budget won't allow you to restock everything that week. You can buy tall rolling shelves or even short ones that fit right into your cabinets. all you have to do is look for the sticker to tell you which one to eat first (eat the one that will expire first). You would really only have to do this for the 3-Month supply. Whenever you pull something off the shelf to eat. The sticky-note method  This method has more to do with keeping your food storage full of food (rather than rotating it).com . because the longer-term storage (canned dry food) should last more than 10 years. ©2009 safelygatheredin. items are rotated in the order in which they came in. and we love them. and attach the sticker to that side. just keep them on your grocery list and buy it back when you can (especially when it's on sale!). When you label your food. Assign a color to each year or each 6-month period (make a chart for easy comparison) and label your food according to its expiration date. When the right hand column is empty. and which part of the food item will be visible. first box first. whenever you go grocery shopping. Shelf Reliance™ specializes in these – Abbie and I each have one pantry Cansolidators. 5.The Three-Month Supply 22 column. Rolling shelves  This is a favorite method for many people. Then we begin all over again. especially if you are fortunate enough to have these shelves (they can be very expensive). Post small pads of sticky notes on the inside of your cupboards and wherever else your food storage is kept. Keep your stickers in a kitchen drawer. write the item on the sticky pad.blogspot. and it's also easy to tell how many you have on hand. You want to be able to look in your "food storage area" and see at a glance when your food expires. 4. peel the top sheet off all the sticky pads and add those items to your shopping list. 3. think about where the food will be stored. The sticker method  Buy colored circle stickers for a couple of bucks at the grocery store/office supply store. This way. Then. Then when you are looking through your food storage for something. and restock into the left-hand column. take it from the right hand column. When you need one box.

blogspot. but I wouldn't be replenishing it as we went along. ©2009 safelygatheredin. but then we would eat though it.com . without making huge trips to the store to do it. which is GREAT. I used to have a habit of getting lots of food in my food storage (1-2 month's worth or so). Using this method has allowed me to keep my storage full. or if you are building it now.whether you have your entire 3- 23 month supply.The Three-Month Supply This method can work very well for anyone .

Or. bulgar. so you can eat through it while it’s still in the bucket. Meanwhile. longer-term storage can also be kept in buckets.com also sells food storage that’s already sealed up in pouches. red. #10 Cans This is optimal for longer-term storage . That's ©2009 safelygatheredin. white. and place it behind the first bucket. Buckets Finally.com). and then we’ll talk about the different foods that can be stored long term. which allow you to reseal the bucket over and over again. check out Providentliving. etc) and I just couldn’t keep it all straight. I know many people who keep their bags of rice/beans/wheat/flour etc in sealed 5-gallon buckets. First we’ll talk about where you can store items.com . but the prices include shipping. Then. it was pointless for me to have any wheat. There are so many terms (wheat berries.org. You can also buy gamma lids. Just be sure that the top is on tightly to keep rodents and bugs out. say you have 2 buckets of rice. and that's cheaper. so you can have a gamma lid on top. re-fill your first bucket with rice. It may seem a little expensive. but here are some preferred methods. Keep rotating and refilling! Wheat I don't know about you. For example. I figured that until I buy a wheat grinder. put the gamma lid on the second bucket and start eating through that. LDSCatalog. To read more about foil pouch storage. if you live near a cannery.Long-Term Food Storage 24 Long-Term Food Storage Storing Your Longer-Term Supply There is no one "best way" to store your longer-term food storage. Plus. you can go there and can your own food. They have a great PDF document that talks about pouch storage. but wheat used to confuse me. but not everyone has this option. Foil Pouches Another option for food storage is in foil pouches.it will stay good for years and years. You can buy food already canned up in #10 cans from LDS Catalog (ldscatalog. when that rice is gone. One bucket can be the one you are eating through.blogspot. and it's easy to transfer.

blogspot. Still not really sure what to do with your wheat? That’s ok. Wheat berries: This term refers to wheat that has just been cooked in water (2-1 like rice). If you ever grind or crack your own wheat. Gluten: You can make your own gluten from hard red wheat. To crack your own wheat. place it in a sealed container and store it in the freezer. Check out our recipes here in this book. use only as much as you need. the most common types of wheat are red and white. etc. or more at safelygatheredin. If you end up with extra. Here's a little breakdown of what wheat can do for you: First of all. or you can steam them and served as a vegetable. Some people serve this like rice. It's very versatile. we have several recipes that call for regular. 25 Sprouted wheat: There is a soaking method where you can cause your wheat kernels to sprout. though! Wheat is very useful in many different ways. Raw gluten can be made into flour.Long-Term Food Storage not the case. sandwiches. Like bulgar. un-ground wheat. and are very similar when it comes to cooking them in water.com (and see the pictures!). place whole (uncooked) wheat berries into a grinder or food processor for a few seconds. They can both be used in breads. You can freeze cooked bulgar. Even if you don’t have a wheat grinder. it is very versatile. Good luck! ©2009 safelygatheredin. People use these raw in salads. so that's what we'll be focusing on. Bulgar: Bulgar is wheat that has been soaked and then baked to speed up the cooking time. Cracked wheat: Cracked wheat is a wheat berry that's been broken down into small pieces.blogspot.com .

This method can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. pinto. It makes GREAT “refried beans” . To cook un-soaked beans. Cooked beans are 3x "bigger" than dry beans (i. There are various reasons for doing so: some people say they taste better. I often use this method with pinto beans. and mash them up with a potato masher. Leave them for about 4 hours or overnight. We eat them like this for days (beans often taste better as leftovers because they thicken and the flavors have blended). depending on the bean variety. simply dump them all in a pot or bowl and cover them completely with water (the water should be about 2 inches above the beans).these small white beans are commonly used to make baked beans.. If the beans are pre-soaked. chili.these beans are oven used to make refried beans and chili Peas . If you choose to soak your beans. Many people prefer to soak beans before they cook them. etc). they are very creamy and soft.these versatile beans are often added to chilis.perfect for burritos. After 2 hours. Personally. just cover them with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Lentils and dried peas also fall into this food storage category. etc. refried beans.com . They soften very quickly and do not need it. When the time comes to cook them.split pea soup! Do not pre-soak these Navy beans . chili beans are smaller.very similar to pinto beans. but they are also good in soups.e. Here's a little overview of some specific beans: Kidney . navy. but it's not necessary.Long-Term Food Storage 26 Beans There are many types of beans . Then. salads. cover and set them to simmer. dump out the water and rinse the beans. and others say that the beans are easier on the stomach if they are soaked. cannellini. and chilis Chili . As soon as they start boiling. I don't usually soak them.kidney. Note: Do not pre-soak lentils or peas. they will only need to cook for about an hour. then recover with fresh water and bring to a simmer. Often used to make chili and refried beans ©2009 safelygatheredin. 1/3 cup dry beans = 1 cup cooked. black.blogspot. Great Northern. and salads Pinto . I add about 1 tsp of salt and 2 tsp of pepper (1 lb bag of beans). rinse them first with water. soups.

these mild beans are often used in casseroles and stews. they cook very quickly. Makes sense to me! Regular Oats: These are made by steaming groats and then flattening them with a roller.these legumes cook very quickly.add these to soups and salads. the quicker the oats cook because of the greater surface area. leaving the inner kernel or “oat groat”. Just add hot water and stir. Check out our bean recipes at safelygatheredin. which removes the outer shell (called a hull). quick. etc) all depends on how thinly the oats were rolled. then steamed and rolled extremely thinly (more thinly than regular). Add them last since they soften so quickly. the groats are heated and become stable for storage. All types of oats are cleaned.com . Great Northern .com! Oats It seems like there are so many types of oats.Long-Term Food Storage Black . then pre-cooked and dried. the groats are processed differently depending on what type of oatmeal they are being made into. The thinner the rolling. Because they are so thin. usually with sweetener and flavor added to it. The type of oats you have (regular. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats are thinly rolled. Quick Oats: Quick oats are rolled oats that have been cut into small pieces. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Instant Oats: Instant oatmeal is thinly rolled. Cannelini . Don't forget that you can either buy beans dried or canned. but canned ones are fine too. adding them right into the broth with the veggies and everything.blogspot. and I never know which ones to buy! Let’s break down all the types and see how they are different. Then. From there. and conditioned. I often put these in soups. hulled.blogspot. especially if the thought of cooking beans feels overwhelming to you (although it really is simple!).used in soups and salads 27 Lentils . Most people like the taste of dried beans better.

com . and they may be difficult to find in the grocery store. beans or meat. and I have to say. and they store really well. consider trying them in some different ways . Try looking in health food stores if you can't find it in your regular store. As you gather oats for your longer-term storage. are cut smaller and are less noticeable in recipes. the rice is polished. White rice is the name given to milled rice that has had its husk.Long-Term Food Storage 28 Steel-cut oats: Steel-cut oats are whole grain oats that have been cut into only 2 or 3 pieces. Many people prefer the taste and texture of steel-cut oats over regular or instant oats. on the other hand. and germ removed. white. I pinch of brown sugar goes a long way! Oats are so healthy.maybe it will be a big hit! I recently started feeding my family oats more often. a kind of whole grain. and iron is required by law in the United States. bran. so they are perfect for your food storage! Rice Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world. Enrichment of white rice with vitamins B1 and B3. Did you know that raw rice can be ground into flour? Rice flour does not contain gluten and is suitable for people on a gluten-free diet.blogspot. shiny appearance. Brown rice (or "hulled rice") is un-milled or partly milled rice. resulting in a seed with a bright. The only real disadvantage of steel-cut oats is that they take a bit longer to cook. The two most commons types of rice: white and brown. seeds. consider how often your family eats them and factor that in. Both regular and quick oats can be used interchangeably in most recipes – it simply depends on the results you are looking for. such as nuts. but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health. After milling. If you want something that looks very whole grain and is chewy. White rice is often enriched with some of the nutrients stripped from it during its processing. This is done largely to prevent spoilage and to extend the storage life of the grain. If your family doesn't eat oats often. Quick oats. and should be combined with other sources of protein. is chewier than white rice and becomes rancid more ©2009 safelygatheredin. It has a mild nutty flavor. you’ll want to use regular oats. They look a bit like small pieces of rice.

This makes it not a great option for food storage.blogspot. I need to just be sure that whatever I serve it with (meat. Here’s an example of some things that Abs and I like to store extras of. That’s why it’s important to also store up some extra of the “other” items that can be used to enhance meals that you would make with these main ingredients. The bran in brown rice contains significant dietary fiber and the germ contains many vitamins and minerals. brown rice can 29 remain in storage for only 6 months under normal conditions before it starts to go rancid. beans.Long-Term Food Storage quickly. We may not have a complete year’s supply of them. Could you survive for a year on that food alone? Probably not. since it has a MUCH longer shelf life. etc) has the nutrition that I need. “Other” longer-term storage options Take a hard look at the foods you are storing for your longer-term storage (it should be about a year’s supply). but is more nutritious.com . veggies. Unfortunately. I personally store only white rice. but we definitely like to have more than 3 months’ worth: Honey Sugar (white and brown) White flour Boullion (chicken and/or beef) Yeast Cooking oil Powdered milk Seasonings/spices ©2009 safelygatheredin.

) 2 sticks beef jerky per person 1 pkg chewing gum per person 2 packets hot chocolate mix per person 2 instant soup packets per person 1 roll of toilet paper per person feminine needs infant needs ©2009 safelygatheredin. patriarchal blessings. insurance card copies.72-Hour Kits 30 72-Hour Kits 72-Hour kit list 1 sturdy backpack per person (or rolling suitcase).blogspot. ss cards. tuna. 3 gallons per person is ideal) $100 cash per family (make sure you have some change and small bills) ax & shovel utility knife bucket battery powered radio and light small sewing kit 50 ft of nylon rope emergency whistle Food (here is an example of food to store in your kits. It's also good to have copies of these to send to a family member who doesn't live in your same area) 2 gallons water per person (this is a MINIMUM. You pretty much need something that you will be able to grab at a moment's notice and throw into the back of the car 1 change of clothes per person 1 set of scriptures per family 1 flashlight per person (and batteries. or some tupperware bins (preferably with wheels). and chili.com . Remember to rotate!) 1 lb dried fruit or trail mix per person 1 pkg soda crackers AND graham crackers per person (there are 4 pkgs per box) 2 liter bottle of orange juice or similar per person 4 granola bars per person 1 can meat per person and 1 can beans per person (chicken. if they aren’t wind-up) small first aid kit personal documents (copies of birth certs. etc. etc). wills.

we figured that we would need to carry our packs and be on foot. and shampoo (travel sizes are great) mosquito repellent small entertainment (crayons. holders.com . toothpaste.72-Hour Kits hard candy / lollipops 1 light stick per person 1 emergency blanket per person Toothbrushes. card games. Of course. without weighing you down too much (assuming you are also carrying your own pack on your back). Below. and 2) you could carry it easily in a free hand if necessary. we’ve listed what we first put in everyone’s pack. you need to keep their packs light for two reasons: 1) so that they can carry them as much as possible. but hopefully we’ve given you some ideas for you to consider! Everyone’s pack: Snacks (to save space. matches aluminum foil can opener (if needed) disinfectant garbage bags 31 72-Hour Kit distribution: Who carries what? Someone once asked us how we determine what goes in each person's 72-hour kit. So. this may not work for your family. Who carries the food? Who carries the money? Does everyone need to carry some of everything? This is a bit challenging because obviously kids can't carry much in their packs. There are a couple things to consider when you put together 72-hour kits. we crammed them into little plastic mugs that will later be used for eating/drinking out of) ©2009 safelygatheredin. then we broke up the rest of the list and assigned items to certain people.blogspot. In our worst-case scenario. etc) and paper/pencils camp stove or portable BBQ & fuel work gloves (2 pair per family) mess kits or disposable plates/cups/bowls/utensils pet supplies candles. Obviously. soap. we only packed the ESSENTIALS in these 72-hour kits (pretty much everything on our list).

blogspot.72-Hour Kits The breakfasts (oatmeal packets.com . 6 each) 1 stack of Saltine crackers Change of clothing Emergency blanket Baggie of utensils Flashlight Small hand sanitizer 1-2 bottles of water 1 garbage bag 1 light stick Personal prescription medication (everyone should carry their own!!) 32 Mom’s pack: All the remainder of the food (lunches and dinners) Scriptures Sewing kit Diaper wipes Candles/matches Feminine products Shampoo Disinfectant Mosquito Repellant Sunscreen Half of the money ($50) Copies of important docs (mom and dad both have these) Dad’s pack: Water (whatever you need that wasn’t included in the individual packs) Camp Stove Solar powered radio Half of the money ($50) First aid kit Copies of important docs (mom and dad both have these) Kids’ packs: Crayons/Pens/Coloring book(s) Some decks of cards ©2009 safelygatheredin.

or your Bosch. people! 4. 5. It's just STUFF. Empty out your boxes.com . or you can load your packs onto them for some relief. My 72-Hour Kit Journey By Abbie ©2009 safelygatheredin. I would load my car with family pictures and mementos. sleeping bags. if we were evacuating for a forest fire. the worst is that we will be carrying our packs. bring a stroller and/or wagon. this includes some extra food.. Finally. and so you don't forget something. I'd also bring my antique sewing machine. Don't worry about the non-essentials. etc. stuff can be replaced. which was a gift from my mom. 2.--all the little "luxuries" that don't fit in your backpacks but would be really nice to have. extra blankets. That would save even more room. For example. You can also make a little list of things you could grab to take with you if you have time to gather it all. Don't waste time packing up your plasma TV. Don’t worry about your things. you won't really need to condition your hair – shampoo alone is fine. Assuming you have homeowners insurance. you could even just pack body wash and use that for your hair AND body. etc. and that we will be leaving in a moment's notice. if you DO have the opportunity to bathe in those 72 hours. a tent. Besides our 72-hour kits. Make a list of where these important things are so you don't waste time searching the house for them. It's an emergency. we would have some time to prepare to leave. Have a "supplemental" box in case you are able to leave in your car.72-Hour Kits Toilet paper Diapers 33 You should also have a five gallon bucket. all your computers.blogspot. here are some additional points to consider when it comes to 72-hour kits: 1. 6. if you have them! Kids can ride in the strollers for part of the time. To us. We saved a lot of room in the backpacks by taking things out of their original packaging (take the bag of crackers out of the bulky box!) 3. a heavy dutch oven. In fact. hurricane. Assume the worst. more entertainment items. If you ARE carrying your packs. which can be carried and will hold the ax and shovel and the work gloves. For example. For us.

I’ve learned that planning for the worst and expecting the best is often the most practical scenario. a nuclear something etc. it must be easily transportable. and only because of the guilt I felt for contributing to our blog and not having a working 72Hour Kit. I know. You should have an atlas in your car (my opinion). When you make your perimeter. so you may actually have to think for yourself. You should look at a map and find out how far you can go on your tank of gas. I chose backpacks because my husband is a backpacking fanatic and we had two extra backpacking packs lying around. (Keep in mind this is only my opinion. I could throw my kits in the back of my car and go. look for areas where you could stay. If I needed to evacuate my area and there was a car available.blogspot.72-Hour Kits Getting a 72-Hour Kit together can be a daunting task. you ask? Yes. Therefore. In attempts to lighten up my attitude I have added expecting the best to my repertoire. Make a note of where you would go and keep it in your car with your atlas. Then. I put off rotating it for years. A state park would have water available that we could filter and use and it would be a place to pitch our tent and stay a while. Meal Plan: Most of the items on the 72-Hour Kit list are self-explanatory. if I needed to. apparently. Planning for the worst would entail me carrying my 72-Hour Kit somewhere. I made a plan for our family based on what we could fit in ©2009 safelygatheredin. I just barely cleaned out and started over.) so you should know escape routes in all directions. but the food is left open to interpretation. If I had to carry one of them I could. I know—I put it off for 34 years.) 1. Mountain Man and I would head for a state park as far as we could get on our tank of gas. I'm hoping for the best. Guilt can sometimes be a good thing. ba ha) and I could carry the other. Bummer.com . 2. which would mean I could use the car. But where would I go? Does it matter. Well. Mountain Man (my husband) could carry one backpack (the heavy one. earthquake. An emergency evacuation plan: Why are you creating a 72-Hour Kit? For what purpose? How will you transport it? I plan for the worst possible situation because I'm a pessimist. I hope to share a few tips to help you in your own 72 Hour Kit quest. You never know what will come at you (hurricane. Research evacuation stops in each of the four directions. the best would be not to have to use it at all right? But.

72-Hour Kits our kits and what we like to eat. don't require refrigeration. In your kit. ©2009 safelygatheredin.oh well.) But I do have a bunch of dehydrated veggies in Mountain Man's backpacking cupboard I could throw in. I'm worried about surviving (remember. Also. I like it!) Day 2: Breakfast: Pop Tarts and fruit (in the little plastic cups--applesauce/cut fruit) Snack: Fruit snacks Lunch: Tuna fish and crackers (Spam for Mountain Man.. 35 Do you see how this is going? I'm planning my menu based on what WE eat and on what's available to me. remember). easy to prepare. I made a menu plan. What I am going to do is pick foods that are easily transported. I have a couple of backpacking stoves that I can rely on to cook. Plus.) Snack: Trail mix/dried fruit Dinner: Dry soup packets and crackers (most likely goldfish) Day 3: Breakfast: Instant Cream of Wheat packets Snack: Goldfish (we have a ton of goldfish. you should also include a written menu plan. high in calories. no veggies. Make sure you have fuel for the stoves. We don't have a lot of money so I'm not going to go out and buy special emergency food.com . Day 1 Breakfast: Instant Oatmeal Snack: Goldfish crackers Lunch: PB&J and crackers Snack: Granola bars Dinner: Ramen (high in calories and very light. this is my opinion.. planning for 3 meals a day with two snacks (worst case scenario.blogspot. so you know exactly how to ration your food. can you tell?) Lunch: PB&J and crackers Snack: Beef Jerky Dinner: More Ramen! Wow. and yummy. I'm not really worried about having nutritiously balanced meals. he hates tuna.

make a wish list of the things you still need. where I am most of the time (kind of sounds like I like to eat. Even if you don’t have everything right now. This is where it gets tough for me. Knowing the location of these items would also be helpful. So I am posting this note in my kitchen. make your meal plan. If I got a call that I had to be out of my house in ten minutes or less I would probably be freaking out. clothing. It had a list of items she would grab from her house depending on the time she had. I guarantee that I won't be thinking clearly during an emergency. so I made a little list to tell me where everything is. you can still pack what you do have.72-Hour Kits 36 3. Ask for the larger things for Christmas gifts if you want. I wish I could find it to scan it in. If she had 20 minutes she would grab more things. and put it all together. Buy them gradually. But basically she had a list of things she would grab if she had ten minutes (72-Hour Kits. After packing up everything you do have. and finally. Something is better than nothing! Obviously not everything fits in our backpacks. not so good at following through.blogspot. ©2009 safelygatheredin. maybe some things that are important to each family member IF they had the time to grab it. and batteries.. I had a Relief Society President who once handed out an emergency sheet she used. Don't wait until you have everything! P. To reiterate: Make an emergency evacuation plan.com . Don't forget to rotate your food.. Put your kit together: Oh. on the pantry door. eh?) and also by my 72-Hour Kits in the guest room closet. brother. Check out the article “72-Hour Kit Distribution: Who Carries What?” to find out exactly how I dispersed all the goodies (included in this e-book). etc). I think I'm turning into a food storage nerd. and so on. understandably. so I want to make it as easy for me as possible. then what would be helpful. I think this would be a great FHE activity. Determine what is vital for survival.S. starting with the cheaper items and chip away at it when you can. I'm really good at making lists.

or even in a true emergency.blogspot. It can come in handy for many reasons – common convenience. you can add things that you may feel are necessary.com . Consider keeping the following items in your own car(s): A box to hold everything Water High-energy snacks Flashlight Batteries Wet wipes Toilet paper roll Basic first aid kit Blanket/towels Change of clothes Diapers/Feminine needs Umbrella Book Jumper cables Hand sanitizer Pen & paper Pocket Knife $5-20 cash (coins and bills) Of course.Emergency Car Kits 37 Emergency Car Kits It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your car. but here are just some basics that could come in handy! ©2009 safelygatheredin.

At least 1. They are great for long term storage. 30. if they are clean when filled. After 3 days without water. food preparation and hygiene should be stored with your emergency supplies. These are great for storage.com . be cautious if you decide to go this route. If you store them outside (or any bottles for that matter). These can dissolve over time. When filled. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Gallon jugs. You will need lots of these. For example. Don't use glass containers. Barrels. or bacteria could grow if the jugs are on completely cleaned before filled. Metal containers. but they store well. Water can also pick up the odor of the initial contents. consider a pump or other method for actually getting the water out. Soda Bottles (also known as pop bottles).Water 38 Water Purification and Storage Water is more important than food. Storage Methods There are several ways to store water: 1. While this is an option for water storage. Mylar Bags (5 gal). per day for drinking.blogspot. they are not easily moved. NEVER use these for water storage. Do not use milk cartons.5 gallons per person. and 55 gallon containers. However. 2. 4. Also. 5. but weigh approximately 40 pounds when filled with water. leave head room for freezing. the kidneys stop functioning and the damage is irreversible. Only use shatterproof (plastic) bottles. These come in 5. 84 gallons of water should be stored for a family of four for two weeks. 3. 13. the water will remain pure. even with present day technology.

or strain them through layers of paper towel or clean cloth. If you are not certain of your water's purity. You should also have chlorine testers available if you intend on using pool water. repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes. This also includes hot tubs. Do not use scented bleaches. and often the best solution is to just use a combination of methods. Use only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5. or hygiene. Pool water is great to use for washing your clothes.blogspot. Water Purification (Most of this information is straight from a Red Cross pamphlet. Before purifying your water. or add a pinch of salt to sweeten up the taste a bit.25 percent sodium hypochlorite. food preparation. if available. let any suspended particles settle to the bottom. Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water. try adding powdered drink mix. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor. and hepatitis. stir. There are several ways to purify water. contaminated water can contain microorganisms that cause diseases such as dysentery. Boiling is the safest method of purifying water. keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. be sure to treat it before using it for drinking.com . If you still don't like the taste of your water. This will also improve the taste of stored water. Keep dry chlorine on hand. ©2009 safelygatheredin. color safe bleaches. Boiling. Disinfection. Bring water to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes. No way is perfect. typhoid. or bleaches with added cleaners. Let the water cool before drinking.) In addition to having a bad odor and taste. Boiled water will taste better if you put oxygen back into it by pouring the water back and forth between two clean containers. and let stand for 30 minutes. etc.Water 39 6. You can use household liquid bleach to kill microorganisms. flushing your toilet if there’s no running water. Always view your pool as "backup" water only. Swimming pools.

are not recommended and should not be used (Iodine is not as effective as bleach. ©2009 safelygatheredin. people who are ill. and most other chemicals. distillation will remove microbes that resist these methods. Commercial filters made for tap water remove basic minerals to make it taste better. They do not remove parasites or other threats that are removed through in water treatment facilities. A few tips from wikihow. The condensed vapor will not include salt and other impurities.25 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient. but it is better than nothing.com . Tie a cup to the handle on the pot's lid so that the cup will hang right-side-up when the lid is upside-down (make sure the cup is not dangling into the water) and boil the water for 20 minutes. 4. While the two methods described above will kill most microbes in water. The water that drips from the lid into the cup is distilled. and when the weather is hot. 3. fill a pot halfway with water. Both bleach and iodine work much better in warm water. People with thyroid problems should check with their doctors before using water treated with iodine. salts. Use purified water for brushing your teeth.com: 1. such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5. However.Water The only agent used to purify water should be household liquid bleach. A person needs at least a half gallon of water per day to survive.get some!). Distillation involves boiling water and then collecting the vapor that condenses back to water. nursing mothers. Distillation. 2. but unless boiling temperature is reached. Check the label to be sure what you're getting. Other 40 chemicals. 2. and heavy metals. A few warnings: 1. everyone). The process of condensation leaves some sediment behind. Water that's collected through condensation (such as from plants or soil) needs to be purified. To distill. bleach is so cheap and easy to store . sometimes more (children. parasites and other harmful substances may still be in the water.blogspot.

you are storing (or working on storing) at least 2 gallons of water per person for 2 weeks. To use the water in your pipes. Storing Water in Plastic Bottles: a step-by-step guide Materials needed: Water Bottles (juice bottles. in a pinch. pipes. be sure the electricity or gas is off. Then obtain water from the lowest faucet in your home (basement. soda pop bottles. and ice cubes. streams/rivers or any other moving body of water. and rinsed in soapy water Household bleach ©2009 safelygatheredin. you can use the water in your hot-water tank. however. Make sure your bottles are PETE plastic. A small amount of water will trickle out. and open the drain at the bottom of the tank. Avoid water with floating material.com . However.Water 41 Emergency Water If you were absolutely desperate for water. Start the water flowing by turning off the water intake valve and turning on a hot-water faucet. perhaps. ponds. or dark color. Do you know the location of your incoming water valve? You'll need to shut it off to stop contaminated water from entering your home if you hear reports of broken water or sewage lines. Do not drink flood water. in an emergency. there are "hidden" sources of water right in your home. Use saltwater only if you distill it first (see article on Water Purification). and natural springs. an odor. lakes.blogspot. As a last resort. The following few paragraphs is from a Red Cross pamphlet: "If a disaster catches you without a stored supply of clean water. there are a few alternatives: rainwater. If you live on one floor. etc). just choose a faucet there). do you know where you could find it? Hopefully. To use the water in your hot-water tank. Do not turn on the gas or electricity when the tank is empty. you can use water in the reservoir tank of your toilet (not the bowl). let air into the plumbing by turning on the faucet in your house at the highest level." So there you have it! We can't stress enough the importance of storing enough clean water in your home.

Gently insert your empty bottle into the water. It doesn't have to be completely rinsed--a little bleach won't hurt you. If your water comes from a reliable source (chlorinated tap water) you don't need to add extra bleach. ©2009 safelygatheredin. let the water out of the sink and rinse the bottles and lids. 2. They can't have that many clothes right? If you’re storing your water in a garage or basement (or similar). I filled a bucket with some water and a higher concentration of bleach for the lids because the juice/soda inside the lids can be harder to get out. Fill up your kitchen sink or a VERY large bucket with water and add bleach. I like the smell of bleach. ☺ 4. 6. 7. I added about a cup of bleach to a full sink of water (I have shallow sinks). For me. Let them sit for several hours. you should use gloves. After several hours of soaking. Fill the newly bleached bottles up with water. Yes. You still need to rotate these regularly and having the date on them with help you rotate in a timely manner. away from direct light. 9. 3. Fill up as much of the inside as possible so the bleach solution can kill any microorganisms inside the bottle. because chemicals from the ground could seep into the water. You won't be able to keep the bottles completely full of bleach water. I usually let it go all day.blogspot. Store in a cool. don’t place your water containers directly on the ground. Clearly label your water bottles. Like your daughters' closet.com . 5. roll the bottles so the bleach water has time to sit on each side of the bottle. Separately. dry space. 8. so whenever you think about it.Water 42 1.

and it's kind of startling as I think about how much money I fork out for "peace of mind". and scarves – ready to just grab and go. however. Obviously.blogspot. This may seem like a no-brainer for most people. You don't want to be one of the people who has to wait in line for 3 hours just to fill up your car. filling your car up with gas might be the last thing on your mind. but do you have a carbon monoxide detector? I'm a semi-paranoid person by nature. but I had to scale down my trips out of the house. I even splurged ©2009 safelygatheredin. and since I was going to be inside all day I figured it didn't matter. This is especially true if everyone is trying to leave down (natural disaster. Have proper alarms. and possibly to keep me alive. you waited in line for at least an hour to fill up (and paid over $4 a gallon). When I bought a carbon monoxide detector a few months ago. Thankfully. and when it was. Thankfully. it was rare for a gas station to be open. This came in really handy for me a few months ago. etc). For about 2 weeks after Hurricane Ike.Other Related Articles 43 Other Related Articles Small Steps to Emergency Preparedness While getting prepared for emergencies can be a big task. I would rely heavily on my warm clothes to keep me safe. seeing as how I was driving a 20-yearold car). we never ran out of gas. were adamant that we dressed according to the weather. but it's actually something I struggle with sometimes! Especially when I was a teenager. Gas up. Dress according to the weather. there are small. mittens. If my car was to break down (a good possibility. We had a bin in our mud room full of hats. easy things you can do every day that can make an emergency seem a bit easier to deal with. If an emergency came up and you had to get out of town quickly. making it easy for us to be prepared if something were to happen on the road. It was disheartening to drive by dozens of gas stations and see "No gas" signs everywhere. My parents. Try not to let your car get below half a tank of gas. though.com . I had filled up my car right before the hurricane so I was ok. everyone should have a working fire alarm in their homes. I never wanted to wear a big coat to school in the winter. and we only went places we had to go.

com .crackers. and that it was decreasing after we opened the windows. ©2009 safelygatheredin. we knew). the numbers on the alarm crept down and eventually stopped at 12 (anything under 30 is ok. Consider spending one day in your home (or at least a few hours) without electricity. After a few hours. on a Sunday!) to check things out.blogspot.we're not asking you to go that far!). We don't have a generator. Obviously. around 3 o'clock in the morning. Thankfully we weren't feeling any symptoms (yet). peanut butter sandwiches. but at least consider those extra things that you will be without. if our detector hadn't shown us the amount of carbon monoxide in the air.than it would be otherwise. Good to know. if we hadn't had a carbon monoxide detector. the alarm started going off. it really made me wonder how I would do without electricity for a day. I'd hate to think what might have happened. After hearing about my sister-in-law’s experience with the ice storm (that article is also included in this e-book). I suppose we would just eat out of the pantry . we were finally able to fall back asleep. but we threw open the windows and turned on all the fans in the house (thankfully the weather was mild). 7 days a week. and then secondly I wondered what (and how) we would eat. you will not be able to go completely without electricity (Shauna said her toilets didn't flush . The next day we called the gas company and they came to our house in less than an hour (and free of charge. we would have needed to leave and possibly spend the rest of the night in a hotel (which definitely would have cost more than the extra $10 I paid for that feature). We noticed that the number on the alarm had gone from its normally constant "0" to over 100. The first thing I thought of is that I would be bored (no computer! no sewing machine! no TV!). but it's certainly better to do it now on your own terms . We later learned that they do emergency house calls 24 hours a day.Other Related Articles 44 and spent $10 extra just for a special feature that shows us the actual amount of carbon monoxide in the air (total cost: $30). in case this ever happens again! The point is. Additionally. etc. so my choices with that are limited. What are you going to eat? What are you going to do all day? What will your kids do? Do you have enough flashlights for everyone? How will you stay warm? I know this exercise might not sound like much fun. confident that our alarm actually worked and that opening the windows had temporarily solved the problem. Have a no-electricity day. Slowly. Last week.

if stored properly. But if you do not know how to cook this food. Get into the mindset that you aren't only going to STORE the food you are purchasing. The moral of the story: ROTATE!!" About the same time I read this. beans) which. New guidelines in recent years concerning longer-term food storage suggest that you only need the basics (wheat. When she flicked on the light to the basement. Though she was proud of her accomplishment. 10 years! Oh.blogspot. and as a service project we were called upon to help a lady move some stuff around in her storage room. Canada. It doesn't make sense. I took a closer look and noticed VERY expired fuzzy green peaches in brown water. That if you are not using your food storage you are not STORING it you are HOARDING it. However... Storing One of our blog readers shared the following story with us: "I served a mission in Ontario.Other Related Articles Hearing that made me realize that we need to get a few 5-gallon buckets for hauling water. it will do you little good when the time comes. you are going to EAT it too! And. Moving her stuff around was a testimony to me of not only STORING but USING what it is you have on a regular basis. rice. to come to the day when you run out of daily resources only to find that your backup plan has long since passed its prime. and if your family isn't used to eating it. That having been said. 45 Hoarding vs. if needs be. she had shelves upon shelves of canned goods. look at the expiration date and choose the farthest date in the future. replace the food that you eat. can last 30 years. I was talking with a friend who mentioned the same thing. Another reader left this comment: ”I have made a one-month menu of dinners (haven't tried tackling breakfast or lunch yet) to multiply by three. among other things I don't dare mention. but I bet she hadn't touched her hoard of food in like. now I feel like this means I have to make these meals and live off of them forever and rotate the food so none of it goes bad! How can I incorporate eating meals based on what's on sale as well as being able to spontaneously decide to make something else? What are your thoughts on this?” Don't store any meals that your family doesn't like to eat. of course. when you buy things at the store. She HAD food storage. You may look weird as you pull cans off the shelf ©2009 safelygatheredin.com . most of which she did herself with canning jars.

Other Related Articles to reach for the back row. However. This doesn't mean just the stuff in buckets and #10 cans. on the larger items (like cereal boxes) I wrote the expiration date on the box in a permanent marker. It shouldn't make you feel tied down without creative license in cooking and menu planning. Also.blogspot. and won't worry about the ingredients going bad. We've known many people who have done this .com . you are relying primarily on your food storage to feed your family.even if it's a great deal! It's not worth it if you will hate eating it. My menu for our family's 3-Month Supply contains only foods that my family loves to eat. it means that (for any number of reasons). Also. So what do we do now? The very first thing to do. Nothing fancy. What exactly does it mean to rotate your food storage? There are two terms that Abbie and I frequently use when we're talking about actually eating your food storage: "rotating". I noticed I had several boxes of cereal that were getting close. simple meals that I can prepare without thinking about. Go through and write it all down. If you want. Any unopened food in your pantry is food storage. I planned these menus around non-perishables so I can go months without eating spaghetti if I wanted to. Let me reiterate: don't buy and store food that you don't like to eat . which has brought on many questions from our readers. You should be able to mix and match your meals based on expiration date and on desire. and "living off of" it. just a worksheet I wrote up for myself while I was inventorying.heck. just so I would know which to use first. use the printable chart we have. even before deciding what system of rotation to use. What’s the difference? If you are living off of your food storage. They are easy. When I went through my food storage I was surprised at the number of things I had to throw away because they were past the date. Abbie and I have even had points in our ©2009 safelygatheredin. Check how much you have (you might be surprised!) and check the expiration date. Food Storage Rotation Throughout our blog. but. or if it's just going to expire and go to waste. is to do an INVENTORY of your current food storage. you shouldn't have to eat your 3-Month Supply every 46 other month. Food storage should give you peace of mind and empowerment. Abbie and I mention "rotating your food storage".

I did not deal as well as I thought I could during the ice storm that slammed New Hampshire in December.com . What I Wish I’d Known During the 2008 Ice Storm By Shauna Siebach (this was a guest post written especially for our blog) I always thought of myself as a level-headed person who deals well under stress. In fact.Other Related Articles 47 lives where we were feeding our family off our food storage.blogspot. so if we ever did need to live off of our food storage alone. because we can! Of course. we mean that we're using food storage items in our day-to-day living in order to keep them from going bad. illness. etc. And one last thing about rotating: when Abbie and I each make our once-a-week food storage meal. I don't serve only tacos and refried beans with salsa and olives. it's coming from my food storage closet. There are many reasons why you might live off your food storage budget constraints. etc (all non-perishables). and then next time I visit the grocery store I replace what we ate so that my supply is always up to date. I simply keep track of what I take out. we won't have these items if we had to truly live off our food storage 100% (because I won't be visiting the grocery store to get these fresh items). We add cheese and sour cream and lettuce and other non-perishables. whether it was for a week or two or whatever. every time I grab a can of beans or tomato sauce. Abbie and I each try to make 1 complete food storage meal per week (see our recipes) so that we can be sure our food storage isn't just sitting in the closet collecting dust or expiring. job loss. For example. The meal is still delicious without these foods. You can also rotate your food storage without making completely non-perishable meals like we do. I’d make the necessary arrangements to ensure my family and I would be comfortable and safe. I thought if I knew a disaster was coming. we don't necessarily stick to just non-perishables. I'm constantly rotating my food storage without even really trying. Making one food storage meal per week also helps our families get used to eating food storage meals. When Abbie and I talk about rotating your food storage. it wouldn't be as if we were introducing brand new foods to everyone. but there's no problem using them if you're just trying rotate through your food. I feel most of problem was that I was not prepared for it to be worse than I thought it would be. The weather report prior to the ice storm notified us there would be ©2009 safelygatheredin. However. but it is fun to be creative and also just mix it up a bit. when I'm using my food storage beans to make refried beans.

however. The night before the storm I went to bed as usual expecting to do my cleaning the next day while I was stuck inside for the day. For the rest of the night we were kept awake by crashing branches and trees. It is normally a 25 minute drive and it took me an hour and a half to get to their house due to closed roads. but this had happened before and I thought it would come back on shortly as it had done in the past.m.Other Related Articles 48 a snow storm that would mix with ice and freezing rain. When I arrived at their house (after walking the last half mile because their road was impassable by car) I was exhausted and the day had just begun.blogspot. We saw generators and generator accessories being sold for 2 to 5 times their normal price. unfortunately there were many times when people took advantage of others. When I looked outside I saw that most of the trees surrounding our house were either doubled over or broken from the weight of the ice. Generators especially demanded a premium. Once I got on the road.m. We lost power around 10 p. There was also a fire truck in front of our property clearing away a fallen tree. One man purchased the entire stock of an emergency essential item and auctioned them off outside the store exit. The news I heard was that I would most likely be without power for another 5-7 days and it was then that I knew I was very unprepared for this to happen. Upon hearing this I planned to do my grocery shopping the day before and then hunker down at the house keeping the wood stove going during all day. to say he thought we weren’t safe in the house and needed to go to my parent's home or to a hotel. Fist ©2009 safelygatheredin. While there are a few stories of compassion and brotherly love coming out of this. My husband Mike woke me up around 2 a. I packed enough clothes and supplies for me and my oneyear-old for the day.com . The next morning Mike drove into town and told me that everything was without power and said he was nervous leaving us at the house without a phone or way of contacting him. I thought we would be there for the day and would head back home when we got our power back that evening. There was no power in any of the towns I drove through on the way to my parents. I realized things were much worse than I originally thought. Looking at the conditions I told him I thought we’d be safer inside rather than traveling anywhere on icy roads. After he left I got things ready to head to my parents house because I knew they had a generator and a land line phone so I would at least be in contact again.

When you are tired. Done my cleaning the night before. Mike would fill 5 gallon buckets and use the extra water to back fill our toilet to keep that working. Because we couldn’t keep our faucets dripping to prevent pipes from freezing. we had to keep the house temperature above freezing. sister and I naively headed to Wal-Mart for these items when the roads were clear only to find the shelves completely empty. candles and water would have really come in handy. When I went grocery shopping the night before. Batteries. I wasn’t able to take a shower for a couple days after the storm because my parents’ generator was having trouble. Our sump pump stopped working. He also thought it was important to move our cars around the driveway to make it look like someone was always home at night. Knowing what I know now. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Luckily we have a wood stove and we had a kerosene heater that we could keep running overnight. because there were some robberies in the area. I have food in my pantry and in food storage but both my mom and I were completely unprepared to put things together into full meals.com . If I had a 72-hour kit ready I could have just grabbed it and gone. but we had a 50 degree day that spoiled the food. Gathered more emergency supplies. so I feel I could leave my house clean at least. but I wish I had it all folded. My mom. I will also include entertainment items such as books. etc. I ran through the house in the dark grabbing what I thought we’d need but I ended up forgetting several things. Had 72-hour kits prepared.Other Related Articles 49 fights broke out over who grabbed what first. dishes done. All my laundry was clean. but we lost a bunch of stuff in our fridge and freezer because we were without power for so long. hungry and unshowered. One other aspect of the power outage that my husband took care of was keeping the house functioning. so to keep our basement from flooding. here are some things I wish I’d done differently: Taken a shower the night before the storm. Had more menus/meals ready.blogspot. The shelves where batteries and flashlights are stocked were bare early the next morning. I thought I was doing a good thing going grocery shopping the night before. We moved the food to our porch to keep it cool. Not bought so many perishables. obviously. We are on a well so we lost water pressure. it is not when you feel most creative.

The biggest lesson I learned for next time is to have a much better game plan and supplies pulled together so you are not rushing to the store with everyone else for the same items. He said that when we are prepared temporally it allows us to continue to grow spiritually. Our Stake President gave a great talk at our ward preparedness fair about why it is so important to be temporally prepared for disaster. Having gone through my own mini-disaster of not having power for a full week I can attest that this principle is true. My main motivation for getting these things ready for next time is so I won’t be such a burden on other people. dirty and frustrated due to lack of preparation made it difficult to feel like I was spiritually progressing. I had never thought of food storage/emergency preparedness in that light. My parents were nice enough to have us at their house for the outage because they had a generator and a gas fireplace. In a disaster if we are continually only thinking of the temporal survival it doesn’t allow us much time for spiritual growth.Other Related Articles 50 crossword puzzles and sudoku books because it is alarming how much we rely on TV or the internet for evening entertainment.com . Each day we were concerned with very temporal concerns because we were planning life meal to meal and planning our activities hour to hour. I know that this goal is attainable and we will receive help from our Heavenly Father if this is a true desire of our hearts. ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot. Not having all the comforts we are used to and being tired. I know they would be glad to have us back again in a similar situation but I would like to be much more help to them instead of depending on them for so many things.

Let that simmer for a few minutes. When the beans are done. Let cook for one minute. Stir together to make a paste. add the tomatoes and sugar. Stir. While it's cooking. Pour into a greased baking dish.blogspot. Add beans. Drain.com . Add the water and the powder milk and stir until combined. Sprinkle with cheese (optional). chopped 1 can tomatoes 2 Tbsp sugar 1 can chicken Set oven to 375 degrees. Bake at 375 degree for 20 minutes. and seasonings and bring to a boil. Sprinkle the flour over the warm oil and let sit for one minute. Once it's done. ©2009 safelygatheredin. You could also cook them all day on low heat in the crockpot. Cook pasta according to the package directions. dehydrated apples (optional) 3/4 c. Rotating ideas: cheese. rinse and cover the soaked beans with water. water) 2-2/3 c. drain them and set aside. In a large saucepan. parsley. saute the onion. raisins or craisins (optional) 1/3 c. Enjoy! Rotating: fresh apples Bean and Rice Soup adapted from All is Safely Gathered In "Cream of Bean Soup" 1-1/4 cups dried pinto beans 2 Tbsp oil 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour 6-1/4 cups water 3/4 cup powdered milk 1/2 tsp salt taco seasoning packet 1 cup rice chips Rinse and soak beans overnight or using the quick soak method. brown sugar (or honey) salt-dash 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tsp Cinnamon 2 small apples. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish. peas Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.Recipes 51 Recipes Baked Chicken and Spaghetti 10 oz cooked & drained pasta 1 onion. add oil and warm over medium heat. Add the pasta and chicken. nuts (whatever kind you like) (also optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. garlic. red pepper flakes. oats 1/3 c. powdered milk and 3-3/4 c. rice. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 1-2 hours or until the beans are tender. and stir gently. chopped or 1 c. Reduce Baked Oatmeal 4 cups milk (or 1-1/3 c.

Enjoy! Rotating: sliced cheese. Serve with chips. Salt. sliced tomatoes. In a bowl. bread crumbs and spices until smooth.com 3 cups black beans. Roll or pat out. Chili Powder to taste (about 1 tsp each) Oil for Frying corn tortillas Can of corn Can of tomatoes Combine beans. Add buttermilk and stir just until moistened. until heated. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Be careful when frying tortillas to just use enough oil to cover the bottom of the frying pan. granulated sugar 1/2 t. Rotating: shredded cheese Mash beans. Form into patties and 52 cook on a skillet over the stove in a little oil. Especially don’t let children near hot oil. combine dry ingredients. Garlic.Recipes heat and cover. Combine tomatoes and corn for the salsa. Let dry on a paper towel. and don’t walk away from this. add ingredients mixing well together. or freeze for up to 3 months. Onion.blogspot. Make into patties and sear on grill or frying pan Black Bean Burgers adapted from Epicurious.com . Cook on a grill over low heat for 3 minutes on each side or until they develop the crust you want. salt 1/4 t. lettuce (for topping the burgers) Black Bean Tostadas 2 cans black beans 1 small can green chilies 1 cup Panko bread crumbs or regular bread crumbs Cumin. Fry tortillas in hot oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Cayenne. chilies. and use a biscuit cutter to make circles or a pizza cutter to make squares. baking soda 1/2 c. buttermilk 1. all-purpose flour 1 T. shortening 2/3 c. prepared 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 2 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup chunky salsa for topping 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce Prepare the beans. or on the grill. Pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Drain liquid from cans or prepared beans. Top with salsa or other toppings. flipping so they won't fall apart. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Serve warm. Be careful when Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits (Better Homes and Gardens Complete Book of Baking) 2 c. baking powder 2 t. cream of tartar 1/4 t. Knead gently on floured surface only 10 or 12 times. if using dry.

blogspot. powder milk and mix.com . Simmer gumbo for 20-40 minutes until flavors are infused. then the black bean patty. fresh avocado. Add flour. Add to the cereal and oats and stir until the oats and cereal are covered by the peanut butter mixture. Dump the mixture into the pan and spread out evenly with your fingers. drained 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups cooked rice or enough for your family Dump all ingredients expect rice into a pot or crock pot. wait a few minutes until it's not so hot to stir them in. Chicken Gumbo 1 can (14 oz) chicken broth 12-14 oz summer sausage. diced onion. grated cheese you are adding any extras. almonds. remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Add vanilla and water and mix. reduce to a simmer. Start by putting the brown sugar and corn syrup on the stove to boil. vanilla 2 cups oats 2 1/2 cups rice krispie cereal optional: chocolate chips. When your mixture boils. mix the oats and cereal together in a bowl and line a 9x13 pan with wax paper. slice and cooked if desired 1 can (26 oz) spaghetti sauce 1 can (15 oz) chicken 1 can (11 oz) canned corn. stirring until combined. 53 Wait 15-20 minutes. Bring gumbo to a boil. raisins. While you're waiting. etc. Rotating: sour cream. If Chicken Pot Pie Crust: 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 2/3 c shortening ©2009 safelygatheredin. If gumbo gets too thick add a little water to thin it out. and enjoy! Camille's Granola Bars 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 tsp. Pour over rice (or you can put the rice into the gumbo if you would like). Cook in a greased muffin tin for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Brown Sugar Muffins 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup powder milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup water Cream shortening and sugar together. and then slice with a pizza cutter. soda. and top with the tomato and corn salsa.Recipes Plate with tortilla on the bottom.

(or ½ shredded onion) Crust: Stir together the flour and salt. and the chicken. Make a few cuts in the top for the steam to escape. sprinkle in 1 Tablespoon of water over part of the mixture. and probably about 1 tsp pepper). add to salad. fold it in half a couple of times. dried parsley. Makes approx.the cream of chicken soup has lots of sodium. Add mayonnaise. and place in the bottom 1-28oz can crushed tomatoes 2-8oz cans tomato sauce 1/2 tsp garlic salt 4 cups water 2 Tbsp sugar of a pie plate. Drain and shred chicken. Dump them all into a bowl. Stir it all together and ta-da! You have your pie filling! You don't need to add salt .. no one will EVER see it. Next get your pie crust dough and roll out the first half. 4 sandwiches--probably more. green onions Chicken Tortilla Soup adapted from Favorites ©2009 safelygatheredin. Once almonds or wheat berries have cooled. Rotating: chopped celery. Chicken Salad 1-13 oz can chicken 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise (varies) 1/2 cup craisins 1/4 cup chopped and toasted almonds. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. and a little over a Tbsp of dried parsley. divide into 2 equal balls and wrap in saran wrap and put them in the fridge to chill for a little bit. and gently toss with a fork. seasonings and craisins. Next. I just eat a lot. Bake at 425 for about 30-45 minutes..blogspot. and the crust is nice and salty as well. It doesn't have to be 54 perfect at all. Filling: It doesn't get much easier than this. then cut in shortening until the chunks are about pea-size. Once it's all moist. Throw in some onion powder. optional onion powder to taste. Mix together and serve or chill until ready to eat. If there is enough flour coated on it.com . it shouldn't stick to itself). Open the cans of cream of chicken soup.Recipes 6-7 Tbsp cold water Filling: 2 cans cream of chicken soup 2 cans mixed vegetables 1 can chicken or turkey pepper to taste dried parsley to taste. Next. the vegetables. and pepper to taste (I personally added about 2 tsp of onion powder. OR 1/4 cup wheat berries (optional) salt and pepper Toast almonds or make wheat berries. and repeat using 1 Tbsp of water at a time. pour in the filling. Roll out your second half of dough and slap it on the top (if you have problems picking up the rolled out dough.

blogspot. Bring to a boil. turn off the heat and cover. Watch for the water level to boil down to the rice. Drain chicken and add to a bowl with the spices. Coat chicken. add chocolate covered cereal. When it does. Bake 30-35 minutes. Drizzle a little oil in and turn up to high heat. Store in an airtight container. Rotating: sour cream. about 7 minutes. sliced avocados. Stir until well-blended. Cool 15 minutes. inserted in center comes out clean. vinegar.5-oz can coconut milk canned chicken 2 tsp five-spice powder 1 Tbsp oil Add rice and 3 cups of water to a saucepan. shredded cheese 3. Sift dry ingredients in bowl. Add chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. Fluff with a fork.Recipes 3 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp oregano 1-4oz can diced green chilies 1-13oz can chicken Combine in a large pot. Immediately pour into greased and floured pan. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. or until toothpick Chocolate Cereal Snack Mix from "Crispix Mix Sweet Minglers" 6 cups cereal (I used Rice Chex) 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 cup powdered sugar Melt chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl for one minute. stir until chocolate chips are all melted. Mix oil. Preheat oven to 350. Add powdered sugar to a gallon size Ziploc bag. Let sit for 15 minutes.com . about a minute. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Remove and stir. 1. Add chicken to frying pan with warm oil and saute for a few minutes. Coconut Curry Chicken Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine 1 1/2 cups white rice 2 tsps curry powder 13. 2. vanilla. 55 4. Serve over rice. Stuff your face. Add cereal and stir to coat. Drizzle oil in a skillet. Return to the microwave for thirty seconds. Add curry powder and cook for one minute. and water and mix into dry ingredients. Add coconut milk and cook until reduced by half. Seal and shake to cover. Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I use canola) 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cold water ©2009 safelygatheredin.

Remove from heat. Eat! directions. Add the water and lentils and bring to a boil. reduce heat. drain the water from the beans and cover with fresh water. add 1-1/2 cups boiling water. Stir in fruit and cashews. stir into couscous. stir in the ©2009 safelygatheredin.com . 1 cup dried black beans 1 cup dried red beans 1 cup dried pinto beans 2 cans (14oz ea) diced tomatoes 2 cans (8oz ea) tomato sauce 1 pkt of chili seasoning 1 tsp salt (or more to taste) The night before. except nuts. Yield: 6 servings (1/2 cup each) as a side dish. chopped Nuts. Add cans of tomatoes and sauce and the seasonings. Check for doneness near the end of the cooking period and adjust heat to high for 30 minutes or so if need be. Cook on low heat overnight or for 8 hours. chopped Combine couscous and salt in a medium bowl. Cover and let stand 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add the onion powder and cook for 2 minutes. rinse and soak the beans all together overnight. Cover and simmer 22 minutes. Crockpot Oatmeal 8 cups of water 2 cups of powdered milk 2 cups of oats (steel cut or regular) 1 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1 Tsp nutmeg 1 Tsp salt 1 cup raisins/dried cranberries 1 cup dried apricots. Turn crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours. Combine juice and oil. optional Curried Lentils and Rice adapted from Fitness Magazine 2 cups rice 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp powdered onion 4 cups water 1 cup brown lentils 1 tsp honey 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp salt Cook rice according to package Combine all ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Top cooked oatmeal with toasted nuts. in the crockpot. Keep your eye on the crockpot when it's on high. from about. or rather copied. stirring occasionally. until lentils are soft.Recipes 56 Cool Couscous with Fruit and Nuts adapted from Cooking Light 1 cup uncooked couscous 3/4 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups boiling water 1/4 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup dried mixed fruit 2 Tbsp dry-roasted cashews. Heat oil and curry powder together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.com Crockpot Three Bean Chili adapted. The next morning.blogspot.

wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Combine. Ladle over bowls of rice. Take out of the oven and stir.com .blogspot. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. and salt. In a bowl. honey and salt to a mixing bowl. vinegar. Enjoy! Rotating: grated cheese. Grill muffins on both sides until lightly brown and cooked in the middle. Rotating: fresh cilantro and sour cream flour and yeast and stir until combined. Spoon about a 1/2 cup of filling into each warm ©2009 safelygatheredin. for another hour. rice. or until the rice is cooked through.Recipes honey. beans. Flake canned chicken on top. Eat! Flautas Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications Mexican English Muffins adapted from The Happy Housewife 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup prepared powdered milk or 1/2 cup water and half of 1/3 cup powdered milk 2 tsp honey 2 tsp salt 4 cups flour (you can use 1/2 white 1/2 whole wheat) 2 tsp instant yeast 2 Tbsp oil Cornmeal Add water. canned veggies (optional) and seasoned salt. In a large skillet cook oil. Roll out onto a cornmeal covered surface and using a cookie cutter or cup. covered. chicken. Heat for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cover with a clean towel and allow to 57 rise for one hour. Add 2 cups of 6 10-inch flour tortillas 1 teaspoon cooking oil 1 can or 2 cups chicken 1 can of black beans or approximately 1 1/2 -2 cups of beans 1/2 cup bottled salsa 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder Cooking oil for frying Preheat oven to 350. Let cut muffins rise. Add remaining 2 cups of flour and oil and stir until well Easy Chicken & Rice 2 cups milk (I used 2c water and 2/3 cup powdered milk) 2 cups white uncooked rice 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 tsp seasoned salt 1 can chicken 1 can mixed veggies (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. cut out round shapes. and spices until heated. cream of chicken soup. powdered milk (and water for powdered milk). combine the milk. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Heat a griddle to medium high heat and grease with a little oil. Bake another 30 minutes. parsley combined.

Add your chicken mixture and mix together. Place one ball of dough in between two pieces of wax paper and roll out large enough for a pie plate. Set aside.blogspot. Crimp edges and make several slits for the steam to vent. Bake at 375 degrees F. heat 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil. breaking it up into small pieces. Rotating: beaten egg or two. Divide dough into two equal balls.Recipes tortilla. turning once.. incorporating all your flavors together. stirring until heated.. green onions 58 Fruit Pie Crust: 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup hot water dash salt 1 and 3/4 cups flour Filling: 2 cans pie filling milk (optional) sugar (optional) Put oil in mixing bowl. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 oven while frying remaining flautas. Heat about 2 Tbsp of soy sauce in a wok or skillet. add your canned chicken and stir. stirring occasionally. In a very large. Fried Rice 2 c cooked rice 1/2 c canned corn 1/2 c canned peas 2 tsp garlic 1 can chicken pineapple oil soy sauce Cook your rice according to the package directions. Drain on paper towels. Roll tortilla tightly and secure with wooden toothpicks. Fry flautas.com . Add peas and corn. Fill with pie filling and then roll out top crust just as the bottom crust. two at a time. Add rice and fry it up. Invert pie crust onto pie dish and remove bottom layer of wax paper by pulling back gently. Still mixing. Heat 1-2 Tbsp oil in the same pan. for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Next. add hot water while mixing with a fork. shredded cheese. Remove the top layer of wax paper by pulling back gently. Dough will be a little sticky. until golden brown (4550 minutes). Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Add garlic and sauté for a minute or two. deep skillet. Enjoy! Fudge (From Betty Crocker) 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk ©2009 safelygatheredin. Plate and add pineapple on top. Remove toothpicks and serve. add salt and flour until the dough forms a combined ball.

Pour batter into a greased 9x9 pan and Gluten-Free Black Bean Soup (Does not contain wheat. Add the beans. chilies. gluten. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and nuts if using. corn. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. small 1/2 can corn 1/2 tsp. gluten. Refrigerate about 1. Great with cornbread or corn tortilla chips. salt 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg. Do not over mix. dairy.5-2 hours until firm. oregano 1 tsp. dairy-free vegetable spread (fake butter) 3/4 cups tomato sauce 2 Tbsp. broth. optional Grease bottom and sides of 8x8 pan (or smaller) with shortening or line with aluminum foil. cornstarch 3 Tbsp. substitute where appropriate). bake at 400 F for 25-30 minutes. combine remaining dry ingredients. or chicken (can be frozen for up to six months. soy. In a large mixing bowl. ground beef. Gluten-Free Enchiladas (Does not contain wheat. heaping 1 tsp. shellfish. Serve and top with dairy-free cheese. and limejuice.com . and oil. egg. and heat to a boil. eggs. Heat milk and chocolate in saucepan over low-medium heat. drained and rinsed 2 cups chicken broth (beware of modified food starch) 1 can of diced green chilies. dairy. courtesy of Ali-Kat 2 1/2 cups cold water 5 Tbsp. 59 Gluten-Free Cornbread (contains eggs and soy. cumin 1 lb.blogspot. eggs. stirring often for about five minutes. xanthan gum. stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and smooth. limejuice Sprinkle of shredded non-dairy cheese (can be frozen for up to six months) Heat the salsa in a saucepan over medium heat. courtesy of Ali-Kat 3/4 cup cornmeal 1 1/4 cup soymilk 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour 1 TBSP baking powder 1 tsp. soy. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.Recipes 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) 1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baking chocolate 1 tsp vanilla 1-1/2 cup chopped nuts. turkey. or until toothpick comes out clean. slightly beaten (you can use egg substitution) 1/4 cup vegetable oil Stir cornmeal into the soymilk and let stand for five minutes. or nuts). or nuts) courtesy of Ali-Kat 1 cup of mild salsa (make sure there is no distilled vinegar or caramel coloring) 2 cans of black beans. shellfish. tip- ©2009 safelygatheredin. Add cornmeal and soymilk mixture. chili powder 2 tsp.

. and spices. gluten. nutmeg. Verbalize your joy loudly. cheese to the center. pepper. salsa. we serve these with cheese. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. If you prefer to bake them you can place on a baking sheet and brush with cooking oil. meat. Mix thoroughly until everything is dissolved. rice or soy cheese. for obvious reasons these things are not food storage friendly! Hope you enjoy! Gluten-Free Mexican Hot Chocolate (Does not contain wheat. shellfish. Let sit for a couple of minutes. onion flakes 1 lb. and cayenne pepper. then whisk smooth.blogspot. salt 1 cup powdered milk 2 cups brown sugar 1-2 Tbs. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add beans. Stir constantly until liquid begins to boil. and extra garlic powder to taste. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. and 60 guacamole. sour cream. put soymilk. Reduce heat. After dish has been filled. When rotating. Sauté the ground meat with the chopped onions.com . courtesy of AliKat 3 cups soymilk (can be stored at room temperature) 10 oz. roll and place seam down in casserole dish. Add salt. if desired. of Spanish chocolate. eggs. coat the bottom of the dish with sauce. Drain. chopped (can be found at specialty stores or Spanish markets) 1 cinnamon stick per person 1 pinch of ground nutmeg 4 granules of ground cayenne pepper person In a saucepan on medium heat. vanilla 1 cup water 1 cup oil 1 cup chopped nuts ©2009 safelygatheredin. and add chopped chocolate. then simmer. or nuts).Recipes cooked meat stores better than raw meat) 3 Tbsp. In a large casserole dish. tomato sauce. stirring constantly to avoid lumping. Add the dairy-free vegetable spread (fakebutter). dairy. shredded 1 can refried black beans 12 soft corn tortillas Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. Poor into teacups and serve. evenly coat remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with cheese. and mix just enough sauce to keep moist. Granola 14 cups rolled oats (old fashioned) 2 tsp. Moisten one side of the tortilla with the sauce. cinnamon sticks (grate some before you put the sticks in).. Microwave tortillas wrapped in a paper towel for about 15 seconds to make pliable.

blogspot. discard majority of water. Store in an airtight container. Add pepper to taste. Remove four cups of beans and a little liquid to deep skillet on stove top. Mix well. Add wet ingredients. Stir every 20-30 minutes. and salt. baking powder 4 tsp. 61 pesto immediately. Let simmer to thicken.com . nuts. garlic. Rotating: sour cream. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth. separate into portion sizes and store in airtight containers. grated cheese. Cook at 300 degrees F for about 2 hours. In the morning. Keep in covered container in refrigerator. basil. rinse the beans.Recipes Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. If you aren't serving the Serve with salsa and any other toppings on tortillas. salt 1 1/2 c. Freeze remaining beans with a little water. guacamole Homemade Syrup 2 cups water 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1 tsp maple flavoring 1 tsp vanilla flavoring ©2009 safelygatheredin. Homemade Bisquick Mix 2 c. stopping and scraping sides as necessary. Bisquick in Bulk 8 c. flour 8 tsp. shortening Homemade Pesto from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook 1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil 1/2 cup walnuts and/or pine nuts 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 4 cloves garlic. Puree if desired. After granola has cooled. Homemade Refried Beans 1-16oz pkg dried pinto beans water salt pepper chili powder. Leave out overnight. then cover them with several inches of water in a large pot or crock pot. stir in dried fruit if using. Cover with fresh water and place in crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. optional The night before. Mash beans in skillet over medium heat. drain and rinse again. salt 1/3 c. Add seasonings to taste. cheese. flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 t. Add shortening and mix with pastry blender until even crumbs are made. shortening Combine dry ingredients. lettuce. Use in any Bisquick recipe. Check to see if the beans are done by tasting for softness. peeled 1/4 tsp salt black pepper Combine oil.

Punch down and then form into 8 round loaves.blogspot. jerky and craisins in a pot until liquid has boiled level with rice. Mix and then with the mixer running. Jerky Curry 1 Tbsp oil 3 cups water 1-1/2 cups rice 1/2 cup chopped jerky 1/4 cup craisins 1/4 cup powdered milk 2 Tbsp curry powder cashews Boil water. carefully slice the top off and pull out the center leaving at least 3/4 inch sides of Hot Cocoa Mix 1 (25. powdered sugar 2 1/2 c. Use the remaining batter to cover the jam in each of the muffins. oil and 2-3 cups flour in the mixer. non-dairy coffee creamer 2 c. about one hour. Top with cashews and eat! Italian Bread Bowls recipe courtesy of Anna M. drop a dollop of jam into the center of each (1/2 to 1 tsp of jam). Place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased and sprinkled with cornmeal. Remove from heat and stir in flavorings. 1/3 c. Next.6 oz) box instant nonfat dry milk 1 3/4 c. mix to 1 c. about 45 minutes. Cover and let rise in warm oven until 62 double. Turn off heat. Add sugars and stir until dissolved. ©2009 safelygatheredin. Cool on wire racks. rice and oil.com . instant chocolate drink mix Combine all ingredients. 2 Tbsp instant yeast 2-1/2 cups warm water 2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 7 cups flour 1 Tbsp cornmeal Combine water. about 3-5 minutes. hot water per serving. Serve with milk. bread in bowls. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve. To use as bowls. Store in the refrigerator. Store in airtight container. Knead in mixer until smooth and elastic. salt. Drop 1-2 tablespoons of batter into your muffin tin (or paper muffin cup). Cover and let sit for ten minutes. Muesli old fashioned oats dried fruit nuts Mix together and store like cereal. continue adding flour until the dough pulls away from the sides and bottom and is not too sticky.Recipes Boil water in a saucepan. add powdered milk and curry powder and mix. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Fill with hot soup and serve immediately. Cover and let rise until double in a warm place. Mix together. Bake at 425 degree for 20-25 minutes. Add yeast and more of the flour.

stir until blended (dough will be sticky).blogspot. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Shape dough into an 8-inch round loaf. Combine coconut. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups. Preheat oven to 450 degrees 2.com . Cool on a wire rack. baking soda. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface. milk 1 t.3 1/2 c.com 1/2 cup milk (1/2 cup water. Line ©2009 safelygatheredin. Add buttermilk to flour mixture. and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl. place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. level with a knife. knead lightly 4 to 5 times. 4.1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup Peanut Butter (optional) Make milk from powdered milk and water. Reduce oven temperature to 400 (do not remove bread from oven). Cut a 1/4-inch-deep X in the top of the dough. sugar. Combine flours. Make a well in the center of mixture. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter. 3. and salt in a large bowl. cocoa 2 c. Add cocoa peanut butter mixture to separate bowl with oats already in it.Recipes 63 Mummy's Brown Soda Bread (adapted from Cooking Light) 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/2 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 2 cups buttermilk* cooking spray *Made from powdered milk and white vinegar 1. stir with a whisk. Follow instructions on your powdered milk package to make 2 cups of milk. oatmeal Mix cocoa. Refrigerate until hard and enjoy! Oatmeal Cocoa Macaroons aka No Bake Cookies. then add more milk to equal two cups. peanut butter 3 . No-Bake Cookies 2 tbs. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes on medium. Let sit. Makes approximately 18. bake 15 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Pour one cup of milk into a measuring cup and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. and milk in saucepan. recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. vanilla 3/4 c. oats. about 3 T powdered milk) 2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup flaked coconut 3 cups oats 1/3 . Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. salt. sugar dash of salt 3/4 c.

Eat up! 64 1/2 cup (plus 1 Tbsp) whole wheat flour 1/2 cup white flour 1 Tbsp white sugar 1 . and Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. In a large bowl. Mix. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or the blender. Make a "well" in the center. turn crock pot to low and remove stalks. crumbled. work in small batches. Drain and add to crock pot. pour in your vanilla and prepared milk. only filling the blender 1/3 way full. Heat shortening. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).com 1-16oz pkg Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas 2-16oz cans tomatoes 6 cups water 6 tsp beef bouillon 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried rubbed sage 1 tsp dried rosemary. In a separate bowl. sage and rosemary. and sugar in a saucepan until it boils.Recipes sheet pans or counter tops with wax paper. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. baking powder and salt.com 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup milk 1. When beans are tender. Form the dough into a ball and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet (I used a cake pan). Enjoy! Pasta and Garbanzo Bean Soup adapted from Epicurious. Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients. Stick in fridge to speed the cooling process. milk. garlic powder. sugar. dissolve honey in vegetable oil then stir in the milk. if using fresh herbs. Add water and bouillon to crock pot. onion powder. Turn crock pot on high for 3 -4 hours. or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. When using the blender with hot liquids. Bake in preheated oven for about 1520 minutes. When the ©2009 safelygatheredin. baking powder. and cinnamon) in a bowl. Let it boil for ONE minute. Grind oatmeal in a food processor or blender. Combine both mixtures and stir until a soft dough is formed. Pour 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. Let cool. Add the cans of tomatoes. or 1-2 stalks fresh rosemary 1 cup orzo Rinse beans under cold water.com Pantry Pancakes (makes 5 pancakes) . flour. combine oatmeal. 3. 2.1/2 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 c milk (1 c water mixed with 1/3 c powdered milk) Combine dry ingredients (flours.blogspot.

Recipes soup is pureed and smooth, add the orzo, cook for 30 minutes or until al dente. Serve! Rotating: fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for toppings Dissolve yeast in warm water until creamy. About 10 minutes. I add the sugar to the yeast as well.

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In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, olive oil, salt and yeast mixture. Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and let rise about 30-45 minutes or until doubled. Flour your counter well and form the dough unto a round ball. Roll out into a pizza crust. Spread tomato sauce along the top of the pizza. Drizzle the cheesy alfredo sauce all over the top of the pizza. Add all of your favorite FSF pizza toppings and back at 350 for about 20 minutes. Mix remaining tomato sauce and alfredo sauce for a yummy dipping sauce.

Pesto Chicken Pasta
16 oz pasta 1/3 cup (or so) prepared pesto (fresh or jarred) almonds 13 oz chicken, canned Bring a pot of water to a boil and add pasta. Cook to package directions, don't drain. Toast almonds in oven safe dish at 300 degrees F. Let cool. Drain chicken and saute over medium high heat in a little oil. Add prepared pesto to serving dish with chicken. Scoop cooked pasta into serving dish with a slotted spoon. Add toasted almonds just before serving.

Ravioli Soup
1 can chick peas, drained 1 can beef consomme 1 large can ravioli (or 2 small) 1 can chunky beef and vegetable soup 1. Dump all ingredients into a saucepan and heat. 2. Serve yourself a bowl and enjoy! Rotating: 1/4 lb. kielbasa, cut and sauteed , 1/2 head cabbage, sauteed with kielbasa

Pretty Darn Tasty Pizza Dough
Crust: 1 package active dry yeast or 1 TBS rapid rise yeast 1 cup warm water 2 cups flour 2 TBS olive oil 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. white sugar Sauce: 1 can tomato sauce 1 jar Cheesy Alfredo Sauce Toppings: pepperoni, black olives, pineapple, etc

Rice Pilaf
(serves 6-8) 2 c rice ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

Recipes 4 c liquid (chicken or beef broth, whichever you prefer) 4 Tbsp oil 2-3 cans veggies (your choice) 1/4 c dried onions (or 1/2 onion) 1 can chunk turkey/chicken/beef (your preference - match to whatever broth you used) 3/4 c slivered almonds (optional) salt/pepper to taste Instructions: Set oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in skillet. Add rice and brown for a few minutes, stirring often. Meanwhile, put your broth in a pot and set it to boil. Place browned rice in casserole dish, and cover with the boiling broth. Cover and bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes are up, take the rice out of the oven. Rice should be cooked and the liquid will be absorbed. Add canned veggies, meat, and nuts (optional), and mix well. Return to the oven for 30 more minutes. Rotating: shredded cheese

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Sprinkle with cinnamon and cover. Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven for another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Sprinkle again from cinnamon and serve.

Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce
Adapted from All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet 1/4 cup flour (whole wheat or allpurpose) 10 Tbsp powdered milk 3/4 Tbsp salt 2 cups water 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers olive or vegetable oil 1 lb pasta Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. Mix dry ingredients together well. Add enough of the liquid to make a smooth paste. Add to pan over medium heat and add remaining liquid. Stir frequently until sauce thickens and comes to a boil. Add the pepper flakes and any other seasonings. While sauce is cooking, warm a tablespoon or less of oil in a small skillet. Drain and pat dry roasted red peppers and chop into bite size pieces. Add peppers to oil and warm. Drain and add to sauce when sauce is thickened. Serve over pasta. ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

Rice Pudding
2-2 1/2 cups instant rice 5 1/4 cups milk (powder milk reconstituted with water) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp nutmeg cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix rice, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla, and nutmeg in an oven safe casserole dish.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
2 cups soaked chickpeas or 1 can beans, drained 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 Tbsp Tahini (sesame seed oil) 2 cloves garlic or garlic powder 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 jar of roasted red peppers, drained Mince the garlic, put in food processor. Add the garbanzo beans, puree. Add the oil and juice, puree again. Drain and add roasted red peppers, add curry, blend. If the beans are soft, then you'll only have to process for a minute. When using soaked, but not cooked beans, process for five minutes or until smooth. Use as a spread or a dip.

1 cup milk (1/3 cup powdered milk and 1 cup water, mixed) Honey or sugar Dried berries Cinnamon Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add your steel cut oats and let simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes. No need to stir. Next, stir in 1 cup of milk, and let it simmer another 10-15 minutes. Serve with honey/sugar and dried berries. Rotating: fresh berries

Strawberry Shortcake
Serves 4 1 can strawberries (or any other fruit you like) 8 tsp sugar 1 c flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 c shortening 6 Tbsp milk (prepared from dry milk) Whipped topping In a bowl, combine the flour, 4 tsp of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Next, stir in the prepared milk just until moistened. Drop 4 dollops of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, then press into circles. Sprinkle tops with remaining (4 tsp) sugar. Bake at 425 for 10-11 minutes. Once cooled, slice horizontally and add strawberries and whipped topping.

Rosa Pasta
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce 1-1/2 cups alfredo sauce pasta spices and herbs (if using tomato sauce) 1. Cook pasta according to package directions 2. Mix sauces together and heat 3. Drain water from noodles and add to sauce, mixing until pasta is all covered 4. Serve while hot

Steel Cut Oats
(serves 3-4) 1 cup steel cut oats

Surprise Muffins
(makes 12 muffins) ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com

use your powdered milk and water to create 1 cup of milk. and salt into a bowl. (Or. Add to your foods in place of taco seasoning packets 2-3 Tbsp at a time. optional Combine all ingredients into a pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in your sugar/shortening mixture and milk alternately into your dry ingredients. dried basil.Recipes 2 c flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1/4 c shortening 1/3 c powdered milk (with 1 c water) Jam Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. cream together the sugar and shortening. Stir until they are all combined.blogspot. Makes 1 cup or so. Add tomato soup. undiluted 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 1/2 cups buttermilk (made from 2 1/2 cups water. In a separate bowl. Note: this recipe can also be made with dry beans. Simply cover all your beans with a few inches of water and soak for a few hours. Sift your flour. diced tomatoes.com . sour it with vinegar and let sit. baking powder. Also. Then rinse the beans and cook with other ingredients until beans are tender! Rotating: sour cream. Wheat Berries 1 cup wheat kernels 4 cups water ©2009 safelygatheredin. 68 Taco Seasoning Natalie's Original Taco Seasoning 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup chili powder 4 tsp cumin 4 tsp oregano 4 tsp cocoa powder 4 tsp salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp onion powder 2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I substituted red pepper flakes) 1/2 tsp coriander Mix all seasonings together and store in an airtight container. Tomato-Basil Bisque Taco Bean Soup 1 can black beans 1 can Great Northern beans 1 can kidney beans 1 can tomatoes 1 can corn 3/4 cup salsa 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 Tbsp taco seasoning chips. and freshly ground pepper to the pot. grated cheese Rotating: fresh basil adapted from Southern Living 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup. 2/3 cup + 1/6 cup powder milk and 2 + 1/2 tbsp vinegar) 1 tablespoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Mix together your milk. or overnight. Add buttermilk and warm over medium heat until warmed through. combine it all into a crockpot and simmer).

hard white with 3 c. Knead together. salt 2 T. dough enhancer 6 c. Add 1/2 teaspoon lemon or vanilla extract and beat 6 to 7 minutes at same speed. Once it's done. Roll as thinly as possible onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Combine ingredients and boil for 1 . Score with a knife. Some people soak them overnight first but that is not necessary. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat 1 minute at same speed.) Add to bowl of mixer: 5 c. and add this to your flour. Serve as a topping instead of whipped cream. I use whatever I have. but don't overdo it.blogspot. Stop mixing.Recipes 1/2 tsp salt Rinse wheat kernels. Whole Wheat Bread made in a mixer with a dough hook Grind 9-10 cups of wheat (Anna uses 6 c. Use as nut substitute in Chicken Salad minutes. Beat to soft peak stage--about 4 minutes at medium- Wheat Cereal adapted from "Simple Recipes Using Food Storage" 1 cup wheat 4 cups water 1/2 tsp salt Cook ingredients together in a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. freshly ground whole wheat flour Mix on lowest speed until consistency of pancake batter . cut up your crackers and enjoy. instant dry yeast 3 additional cups of flour Turn mixer on lowest speed and add flour half cup at a time until the dough ©2009 safelygatheredin. warm water 2/3 c. canola oil 2/3 c. Add: 3 heaping T.just until moistened. sugar (or 1/2 as much honey) 2 T. Bake at 350 degree for 30-35 . hard red. Sprinkle on your onion powder and/or garlic powder to taste. About 4-1 cup servings.5 hours. Be sure to keep checking on them to make sure your water doesn't boil out. Serve with brown sugar and applesauce.1. salt. 69 Whipped Topping (from back of Kroger Instant Nonfat Dry Milk box) Mix 1/2 cup Kroger Instant Nonfat Dry Milk with 1/2 cup cold water.com Wheat Thins 3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/3 c oil 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup water onion powder to taste garlic powder to taste Wisk together your oil. and water. as well as extra salt. then poke each cracker a few times with a fork. or milk and honey. high speed on electric mixer.

honey and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl. let it knead for 12 minutes. Remove dough from mixer. After the five minutes. Stir well into a dough. Place Whole Wheat Pita Bread Epicurious. flatten with hand.blogspot. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. remaining 3/4 cup warm water. dough round on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. directly on the oven rack. and place into greased loaf pans. 70 After yeast mixture has doubled. and the rest of the flour mixture. Let rest on a cooling rack for two minutes then wrap in foil to keep warm until serving. Add a little bit of flour when it is needed. four at a time. Shape into a ball and put in an oiled bowl. Combine. Cook for 2 minutes or until just puffed and golden. Cover cookie sheets with clean cloths and let rest for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 degree F. punch down and separate into eight pieces. When the dough reaches this consistency. Roll out all the sections. salt. ©2009 safelygatheredin. When dough has doubled. Place an oven rack on the lower part of the oven and remove the other rack. It should be tacky not sticky. make sure the yeast mixture is foamy. In a separate bowl. turn over and cook an additional minute. Roll each piece into a ball. divide and form into loaves. Cover with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Lay the pitas. set aside. Stir together then set aside for five minutes.com . Add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture to the yeast mixture. add oil. mix white flour and wheat flour together with a whisk. Remove from oven and brush tops with shortening or butter for soft crusts. plus additional for kneading 1 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 cup oil 1 teaspoon salt Cornmeal for sprinkling baking sheets Combine yeast.Recipes starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. then roll out with rolling pin to make a circle with a 6-7 inch diameter. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for one hour. Cover with clean towels and let raise in a warm place until double about an hour. Store bread in plastic bag on counter or freeze until ready to eat.com 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast 1 teaspoon honey 1 1/4 cups warm water 2 cups flour.

com/ Provident Living: www.org Shelf Reliance: www.RedCross.com ©2009 safelygatheredin.ShelfReliance.org Food Storage Depot: http://foodstoragedepot.com .Additional Resources 71 Additional Resources Print / Web Resources American Red Cross: www.blogspot.ProvidentLiving.com Survival Outpost: www.SurvivalOutpost.

blogspot. 12 weeks) Dry Goods 12 cups wheat (approx 2 #10 cans) 8 cups whole wheat flour (approx 2 lbs) 78 cups white flour (approx 20 lbs) 68 cups powdered milk (approx 17 lbs) 24 cups steel cut oats 32 cups regular oats (approx 7 lbs) 28 cups brown sugar (approx 8 lbs) 1 lb white sugar 6 cups shortening 12 boxes cold cereal (1 per week) Fruit and Nuts 12 cups craisins or raisins 24 cups dried apricots (or other fruit) 12 cups dried apples (optional) 12 cups nuts.com .Additional Resources 72 3 Month Supply Shopping List for a family of 4 Sweetners 8 Tbsp honey 2 bottles maple syrup Breakfasts (7 breakfasts. optional Lunches (7 lunches. 12 weeks) Canned Goods 24 cans tuna fish 12-13 oz cans chicken 12 cans mixed vegetables 24 cans chickpeas or 8 pkg of dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans 24 cans of soup Spices and Herbs 20 Tbsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp nutmeg 6 Tbsp vanilla Fruit and Nuts 6 cups craisins 3 cups almonds (or wheatberries) Baking 36 Tbsp oil 8 Tbsp instant yeast 6 Tbsp baking powder 4 Tbsp baking soda 1 pkg cornmeal 1 lb salt Sweeteners 8 cups sugar or 4 cups honey 1/4 cup honey Baking 30 cups (7 lbs) all-purpose flour whole wheat flour ©2009 safelygatheredin.

com . small 8 (10 3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup.5 cups dough enhancer (optional) 46 Tbsp or 23 oz yeast 2 cups salt pepper cornmeal (1 pkg) 11 cups vegetable oil 6 cups olive oil 4 Tbsp parsley 8 tsp five-spice powder 4 Tbsp dried basil 8 tsp cumin 8 tsp cayenne 8 tsp garlic powder 8 tsp chili powder 24 tsp beef bouillon 4 tsp dried rubbed sage 4 tsp dried rosemary 73 Jarred Items 12-18oz Peanut Butter 12 jars Jelly 3 cups (24 oz) mayonnaise or salad dressing Canned goods 32 cans chunk chicken 24 cups chicken broth 16 cans cream of chicken soup 22 cans mixed vegetables 12 cans corn 4 cans peas 4 cans olives 20 cans diced tomatoes (16 oz each) 2 cans pineapple 8 cans of diced green chilies.Additional Resources 1. 24 pkgs ramen 12 boxes/bags of crackers (goldfish. etc) 24 Tbsp or 12 oz or 1.5 cups lemon juice 8 Tbsp or 1/2 cup cumin Dinners (21 dinners. undiluted 4 cans beef consommé 4 large cans ravioli (or 2 small) 4 cans chunky beef and vegetable soup 4 cans tomato sauce 4 (13.5-oz) cans coconut milk Misc. eaten 4 times each = 12 weeks) Rice and Pasta 38 cups white rice 20 lbs pasta(assorted) 4 cups orzo Spices and Herbs 6 Tbsp and 2 tsp curry powder 11 Tbsp onion powder 4 tsp seasoned salt 10 Tbsp pepper 8 cups dried onions 6 packets taco seasoning 19 tsp salt Dry Goods 24 cups all-purpose flour (approx 6 lbs) 8 cups whole wheat flour (approx 2 lbs) 1 box baking soda (6 Tbsp used) 2 cups white sugar (approx 1 lb) 14 cups powdered milk (approx 4 lbs) ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.

Additional Resources 4 packages active dry yeast or 4 TBS rapid rise yeast 3. lime juice **These lists do not include the water requirements in recipes** Beans 20 cans black beans or 8 pkg-1 lb dried beans 5-1 lb pkg.blogspot. or 2-1 lb pkg dried (red beans) 4 can Great Northern beans. dried white beans 4-1 lb pkgs dried Garbanzo beans/Chickpeas 4 cup brown lentils (2-1 lb pkgs) 4 cans chickpeas or 2-1 lb pkgs dried Jarred Items 1 bottle honey (4 tsp needed) 1 jar balsamic vinegar (4 Tbsp needed) 18 cups salsa 6 cups oil 14 jars alfredo sauce 20 Tbsp vinegar 10 jars spaghetti sauce 1 small jar diced garlic (8 tsp needed) 1 jar soy sauce 2 small jar Tabasco sauce (2 Tbsp needed) 1. dried pinto beans 4 cans kidney bean.com . or 2-1 lb pkgs.5 cups pesto Breads 6 cups dry bread crumbs 6 bags tortilla chips 2 bags corn tortillas (store unopened at room temperature for 3 months) 2 pkg flour tortillas (store unopened at room temperature for 9 months) ©2009 safelygatheredin.5 c shortening 8 Tbsp whole wheat flour 74 Other 3 c slivered almonds (optional) 2 cups almonds 2 cans cooking spray 2 tsp.

peanut butter. peanut butter.blogspot. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Chicken Pesto Pasta B: English Muffins. peanut butter. jam sandwiches D: Pasta & Garbanzo Bean Soup Week 2 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Chicken & Rice B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Ravioli Soup B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread. jam sandwiches D: Black Bean Soup & Cornbread Week 3 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Taco Soup & Chips B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Chicken Pot Pie B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Pasta & Alfredo Sauce B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread. All of the recipes can be found at the end of this book. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Baked Chicken & Spaghetti B: English Muffins.Additional Resources 75 3-Month Menu Plan This 3-week meal plan can be rotated 4 times. giving you 12 weeks of meals. or with illustrative pictures at safelygatheredin. jam sandwiches D: Refried beans & tortillas. jam sandwiches D: Bean & Rice Soup B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread. peanut butter.com . peanut butter. jam sandwiches D: Black Bean Tostadas Wednesday Thursday Friday B: English Muffins. salsa B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread. peanut butter.com Sunday Monday B: Pancakes & Syrup L: Whole Wheat bread & tuna fish sandwiches D: Black Bean Burgers Tuesday B: Wheat Cereal & Applesauce L: Whole Wheat bread.blogspot. jam sandwiches D: Tomato-Basil Bisque with Croutons ©2009 safelygatheredin. Canned fruit L: Crackers and hummus D: Rosa Pasta & Soda Bread Saturday B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & crackers D: Pizza B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & crackers D: Curried Lentils and Rice B: Cold Cereal with Powdered Milk L: Canned soups & cracker D: Coconut Curry Chicken Week 1 B: Crockpot Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat Pitas and Chicken Salad D: Rice Pilaf B: Brown Sugar Muffins L: Ramen and Vegetables D: Fried Rice B: Baked Oatmeal L: Whole Wheat bread.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 ©2009 safelygatheredin.blogspot.com . giving you 12 weeks of meals.Additional Resources 76 Blank 3-Month Menu Worksheet This 3-week meal plan can be rotated 4 times.

blogspot. Baking ©2009 safelygatheredin. 12 weeks) Dry Goods Sweeteners Fruit and Nuts Spices and Herbs Misc.Additional Resources 77 Blank Shopping List Breakfasts (7 breakfasts.com .

blogspot. 12 weeks) Baking Canned Goods Fruit and Nuts Jarred Items Misc.Additional Resources 78 Lunches (7 lunches. Sweeteners ©2009 safelygatheredin.com .

Dry Goods ©2009 safelygatheredin. eaten 4 times each = 12 weeks) Beans Rice and Pasta Jarred Items Spices and Herbs Breads Canned goods Misc.com .Additional Resources 79 Dinners (21 dinners.blogspot.

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