My Foray Into Food Storage

A regular gal learning about Food Storage, Home Cooking, Canning, Gardening, and more!

Food Storage: Free and Super Cheap


How’s your food storage coming along?  Are you buying a few extra things each week to build a small stockpile as recommended by FEMA (2 weeks of food)?  Or are you an “all-in” kind of person who makes a plan and goes for it?

Canning is a great way to build your food storage!

Canning is a great way to build your food storage!

Today I’m featuring two opportunities to get food storage for free or for 50% off.  I hope you’ll check them out, and let me know what you think.

First, I am sponsoring a giveaway with some emergency bars and some cheese.  Click here to find out more and to enter.  Full details are available here including a variety of ways to get more than one entry, but simply put: comment, and you’re entered.  (US residents only, sorry!)


Second, Thrive is offering a HUGE sale with many products up to 50% off, but it’s only through March 25th, so you must act fast!  This is an excellent opportunity to stock up on items you need.  Personally, I’m buying some more dehydrated (powdered) eggs, so I can keep them in my pantry.  I use them all the time.  Remember my post about chocolate chip pumpkin bread?  Yup, I used powdered eggs.   Anyway, this is their biggest sale of the year, so please check it out and see if there’s anything you need/want.  DISCLOSURE:  I am not receiving any compensation for promoting this sale.  However, I am referring you to my friend, Jenny’s, page.  She is sponsoring one of our giveaways next month.  Here’s a sneak peek of that giveaway.

Sneak Peek of April's Giveaway!

Sneak Peek of April’s Giveaway!

So, how are you REALLY doing? 

Are you trying to build your own personal food storage?

If so, how?  If not, why not?  Please share!


Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, Have a question about Food Storage? Email me:

12 thoughts on “Food Storage: Free and Super Cheap

  1. i must make a start as hubby out of work started by growing our own fruit and veggies and make jams when fruit going cheap


  2. Hey Laurie, sign me up for the contest-all for the cheese! Also from what I have heard Thrive is a great source for long term storage No. 10 foods. I should check them out and see if anything I need is on sale 🙂


    • I’d love to sign you up. Please visit this post ( and comment there. That will enter you in the contest.


  3. I’ve decided that if the zombie Apocalypse happens, I won’t be a survivor, in fact, after reading one of your posts, I wrote an entire post about it! LOL. But, that didn’t stop me from commenting on the other post to win, because, hey – doesn’t hurt to be a little bit more prepared!


    • I just read that post. It’s hilarious! And most likely true. Of course, there are more likely times you could use food storage: a snowstorm, having the flu and not wanting to go to the store, just not wanting to go to the store in general, stocking up when the price is low, unemployment, etc. Those are much more likely than a zombie apocalypse. Of course, just the phrase “Zombie Apocalyse” is much more fun to think about than unemployment. Snowpocalypse could be a close second though.


  4. I think what’s stopping me currently is lack of storage space. If I can get that figured out, I can start storing some things away.


  5. We watched some great videos on how to make ready to go meals in a mason jar on youtube with Thrive products. It was really interesting! We haven’t sampled the product yet but have it earmarked for checking it out down the road. We plan to live on a sailboat full time one day (hopefully in the next 10 years) and have our eye on using freeze dried food for stockpiles that don’t weigh a ton.


  6. I do food storage for nights I can’t cook. My husband would like to do a lot more. He’d love stuff like this!! Unfortunately, like the poster above, space is a real concern for me. I just don’t have enough.


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