Sunday, November 15, 2009

In the beginning....

First off let me just put a disclaimer. I hate blogs. Love Facebook. Hate blogs. Don't have them - don't follow them. However, I realized there might be some people intersted in the journey I am about to embark on so I'm breaking my own vow to never have a blog :)

First a little about myself. Born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I tell you that because I happily define my life by my religion. Not surprisingly then I went to BYU, went on a mission, married a very handsome returned missionary, and am the mother of 6 rambunctious and opinionated children ranging in ages from 3 - 14.

I also have a years worth of food stored in my 1,900 square foot house. I would tell you how we manage that but it would require a whole other blog :) After gathering it all together - I even rotate most of it in with our regular cooking - I realized that if I ever had to truly live off of just my food storage, I would have NO idea what to do. Not good. I can't think of any happy circumstance that would cause me to have to live off food storage so I will most likely be dealing with a devastating circumstance AND trying to figure out how to feed my family on the food I have stored. How to solve this problem? Well why not practice living off of it for a year?

I know what you are thinking because I've already heard it from friends and family but people that know me will tell you that this is the kind of person I am. All or nothing. And very self reliant. I'm the last person wanting to have to ask for help so I figure one year of experience is going to make me way more than one year wiser.

My goal is three-fold. 1. Learn what I am not storing that I should be. 2. Learn what I am storing that I don't need to be. 3. Learn how to actually cook and live off what I have stored. I'm not trying to torture my family, this is a learning experience only. I'm going to set out the ground rules on this experiment in a later blog. Right now I have to go make dinner - roasted chicken, fresh green beans, and homemade rolls with cinnamon butter. Not even a hint of food storage in there! lol


  1. Good luck on your journey. I'm totally excited to see how things go.

  2. You can do it my friend. I am so excited to partake of the adventure thru you. Thanks for writing. You will do amazing. I have no doubt!

  3. I will be watching, taking notes and cheering you on. When you need a chocolate dipped straberry fix (the kind with both dark chocolate and white) I am your woMAN. I am here for you. :)

  4. I will be watching, taking notes and cheering you on. When you need a chocolate dipped strawberry fix (the kind with both dark chocolate and white) I am here for you. :)