Category Archive: Videos

  1. The Best Way to Stock Up And Rotate Supplies

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    What would your world look like without any toilet paper? Ok then, read on.

    Look, I like to smell good. If your husband doesn’t, maybe he should read this. Deodorant for me can make the difference between a good day, and a day wished to be forgotten. With it I feel like I can point to the sky without shame, without it, I feel like I should spray someone if I waved my arm to quickly.

    Before having the preparedness mentality, I, like 99.99% of the population, would wait until I could hardly scrape anymore deodorant off the stick to buy another one at the store. The worst is when you say, “Well, I will go get some deodorant later today…” then, you wake up the next day in dread, realizing there isn’t anymore left. Dried soap doesn’t substitute deodorant (believe me, I’ve tried).

    Does this sound familiar? It could be deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper (I sure hope not!), hair gel, or any item we use on a daily basis that runs out. In our instantaneous culture, we just expect to be able to hop in the car and drive to go get some. What if the store is closed or is out of supply? Not only that, what if you just don’t have time? Stocking up on supplies isn’t just for the worst of the worst, it is also for convenience.

    I always say it is best to have a year supply of food storage AND supplies that you consume. So how do we do it? I will show you.

    In the deodorant example, I use a stick of deodorant about once every two months. On the stockupfood.com calculator (on the “Recommended” version) you can create a new supply item for Hygene and add your deodorant there! Watch a how to do it in the video below:

    Now go buy your 6 (or however many you use in a year) sticks of deodorant and add them to your supplies. Here is the real trick… this is where you need to change your mentality of only buying something once it is out. Now that you need 6 sticks, once you get down to 5, you “need” to go buy an additional stick to get back to 6. Change your mentality from when something runs out to when something falls below your year supply threshold.

    If you follow these steps you will not only smell good, but you can rest at ease that you have properly prepared against any natural, economic, or other disaster out of your control. You and your family are safe.

    If you haven’t signed up for stockupfood.com, go ahead and sign up today! 🙂

  2. Food Storage Calculator – How Stockupfood works

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    Watch this video to learn how to use stockupfood’s advanced food storage calculator to get your family prepared.

    Knowing what food storage you need to survive for an extended period of time can be a daunting task. I know when I first started learning about food storage I had no idea where to start! The goal with the advanced food storage calculator is to make it simple. You can quickly see how much food storage you need based on your family size and goal and keep track of what you have as you start building up your food storage. You can change your family size or goal at any time.

    Since launching the website, people have asked for an in depth review of the food storage calculator, and here it is! This video goes through the process of signing up, adding your family size and goal, adding and removing foods, creating your own categories and foods for customization, and how to use the supplies section.

    There are a lot of food storage calculators out there. Here is what some users are saying:
    “I was frustrated for so many years trying one food calculator after another. Most were these horrible spread sheet kind of things. This was a Godsend for me.”

    “I have tried a lot of different systems. I happened to stumble upon this website. I love it. It’s so simple.”

    “Your website is a gift. I have been researching food and storage and your site is the best thing I have found!!! It clarifies the system in a fantastic straight forward way. I love the interactive aspect too. I am thrilled. Thank you thank you thank you.”

    “I’ve added the recommended version and I’ll tell you, it is SO nice to have. I’ve added everything my family uses so it’s easy to keep track of what we need and what we already have.”

    We are constantly working to make this website the absolute best for our users as possible. Please let us know what experiences you are having as you start utilizing the food storage calculator. We want to make it as powerful as possible, while keeping it simple.

    If you haven’t already signed up for the food storage calculator, you can sign up here and get started on getting your family prepared.

    How has stockupfood’s advanced food storage calculator helped you? Please post your comments below, we would love to hear your thoughts!

  3. Woah, 500lbs of wheat? Now what…?

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    So you used the food storage calculator and realize that your family might need 500lbs or wheat. Now what?

    Let’s face it people! In a world full of microwavable chicken nuggets, and frozen Rhodes Rolls – how many of us really know what to do with a barrel of wheat?! Let alone 500lbs of it!?

    Many of us know people who have wheat in their food storage that have never opened it… and it might even include ourselves. When it expires in the next 30 years they’ll just replace it with fresh wheat and call it good. If an emergency arises, not knowing how to utilize your resources is a huge problem. It’s time to learn how to use the stuff.

    To get started, check out our video How to Use a Wheat Grinder to learn what to do with all that wheat you have in your long term food storage.

    We are going to create articles and videos on how to use your food storage but we would love to hear your ideas in the comments below and in the comments on the other articles. How do you use your wheat? What is the best way to rotate your food that works for your family?

    For now, make sure you are starting to build up your food storage supply by using the food storage calculator and tracker. There is a free version but if you choose to do the recommended version you will have full customization. It is only $3/mo and becomes free once you reach and maintain a year supply!

    So what are you waiting for? Sign up and get on your way to being the most prepared in your neighborhood!

  4. How to Make Oatmeal From Scratch

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    It is much better to store oat groats than it is to store rolled oats for long term food storage. Rolled oats only last for about 2-3 years whereas groats store for up to 25 years and maintain most of their nutritional value for that time!

    Please enjoy this delicious recipe for homemade oatmeal from your food storage!

    Ingredients:

    Oat Groats
    Cinnamon
    Brown Sugar
    Dehydrated milk (*Remember dehydrated milk tastes much better if it has been refrigerated!)
    Dehydrated apple pieces

    Remember that you’ll need a grain roller to roll out the oat groats and a can opener!

    Directions:

    1. Pour 1/3 Cup Oat groats into hopper on top of the grain roller.
    2. Turn the handle until all the grains are in the bottom dish.
    3. Boil about 2 cups of water.
    4. Remove bottom dish from the grain roller and pour the freshly rolled oats into the boiling water.
    5. Stir. Stir in 1/4 Cup of dehydrated apple pieces. Stir. When the oatmeal looks soft and most of the water has boiled out remove pot from burner.
    6. Pour homemade oatmeal into a bowl.
    7. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
    8. Sprinkle about 1 Tbls. on top.
    9. Pour about 1/3 Cup milk over top.
    10. Enjoy!
  5. How to Use a Wheat Grinder (video)

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    Jackie teaches us how to use a wheat grinder with some funny surprises!

    One thing to remember when you are grinding your wheat is that there is oil in the wheat germ of the kernel, so be sure to refrigerate the extra flour you don’t use otherwise it will go rancid if left at room temperature.

    This is our first of many videos to come on food storage topics. What topics would you like to learn more about? Post them in the comments!