FREE Recipe binder printables

You won’t want to miss this!  Not often have I posted about someone else’s content, but this freebie is so prime to the purpose of this blog I feel like I just have to!  (Plus, I don’t want to lose this link for future reference!)

No matter how many recipes you have online, to get your food storage preparedness in order you HAVE to have a physical binder with the recipes you love at your finger tips.  I recently found the blog Fab n’ Free offering a post filled with printables to help put together a nice looking recipe binder.  Included, she has some great meal planning helps as well.  While not all of them applicable to food storage, many of them are flexible however you want to use them so still very useful.  I’ve downloaded it myself and know that the links work, so just wanted to pass it along.  Thanks so much to Fab n’ Free!

POST LINK ==>  GO HERE

 

46 Homemade Spice Mixes: Printable {English + Spanish!}

I’ve been meaning to get this printable done for a long time (truth be told, it’s been more than a year!).  My sweet friend Maria (who you met over in this post and also this post) translated these recipes for me into Spanish for any of you who might appreciate Spanish.  I remember her telling me that she stayed up until nearly midnight one night (it might have been more) translating it.  It takes a pretty amazing friend to do that!  I hope you can use it and then share it with others.

I came across this recipe list (it’s a book almost!) here over at www.rainydayfoodstorage.blogspot.com.  I loved it, but there was no way to print it from the original blog posting.  It was such a a great compilation however that I knew I wanted a copy for myself and why not share it with you too?!

In as much as it’s not my own and considering I haven’t tried all the mixes myself yet, I haven’t altered anything from the original source.  I’ve simply created a more convenient way for it to go into your cookbook (or the door of your cupboard) to be used.  One note:  the very last recipe, Chai Masala, has some formatting issues and I didn’t correct them on purpose.  I’m not familiar with that spice blend and didn’t want to interpret it incorrectly – you’ll have to be the judge on that one.

I hope you enjoy the {$$} you can save from not purchasing store bought spice blends while (at the same time) becoming more prepared with the spices you store!

 

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Print Here! 46 Homemade Spice Mixes {ENGLISH}

 

Print here for the {SPANISH} version of these recipes! ==> condimentos de myfoodstoragecookbook

My Personal “Preparedness” Board of Advisors

With so many preparedness voices out there (with the ever growing number of emergency preparedness “experts” on the internet and otherwise), I thought I’d focus my post today on a preparedness planning idea I’ve used that’s helped me filter and safely navigate all the information (and misinformation) as well as keep things balanced in my life.  It’s not always 100% fool proof, but it’s a whole lot better than going it alone.

First off, as far as preparedness matters go, I don’t have to tell you it’s easy to get overwhelmed, distracted, scared and even sometimes downright frozen from all the information that’s available and not knowing what to do with it all.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of collecting ideas feeling like you’re being productive simply by collecting them, but yet at the end of the day (or week or month) you don’t seem to have much to show for it.

What do you work on first and who do you trust for advice? Read more

First Aid Supply Lists {6 Printables}

For my own preparedness goals lately I’ve been working on updating our emergency binder as well as our first aid kits.  And since the cook of the family is most likely also the nurse (as well as many other things) I’m sure these lists will come in handy to you as well.  Don’t we all love lists!!  How I wish coming up with a food storage plan was as easy as just following a list like this!

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Thanks to Holly Drennan Deyo, author of the book “Dare to Prepare” for compiling all of this great information!  I’ve redesigned this collection of ideas into 6 printable “check list” style pages to add to your emergency binder.  In my experience, it’s the most complete first aid supply list I’ve ever come across.  No question, many years of thought and experience as a preparedness expert went into it.   See what she suggests, use what you need from it and once it’s together feel confident that you’ve covered all the bases.  You can have the best first aid kit on the block (or many miles around)!

Also, you’ll notice that most every item also includes in parenthesis the name of a product which fits that description, so you’ll easily be able to locate everything in your shopping online or at the store.  After your kits are finished the way you like them, you can use these pages to keep track in keeping them stocked. Read more