Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boiling Water

What do you do when you don't have enough money left over to buy Food Storage? I say, do what you can when you can. Over time I've been saving up our Apple Juice containers to store water in. I finally broke down the other day and began boiling water......and boiling....and boiling .....and boiling....and boiling. This here is my ONE and only pot. It boils just enough water to fill one of those smaller apple juice containers. I learned from my mom, who learned from her mom, that these heavy duty plastic containers have the ability to re-seal "One More Time". So instead of sending those nice plastic containers off to the dump, you can rinse and clean them after being used, boil water, fill it up, seal it tight...and whala! Water Storage!
We don't go through Apple Juice quickly, my girls only get one glass a day....if that. So these have been saved over time. We store them in our garage, that just seems to be the best place for now. We haven't collected much as far as food storage goes, but we do have a bucket of wheat and a wheat grinder. Some bags of beans, and rice, and WATER. That's about it. We want to do so much more. My Mom and Grandma are great examples of this, it is just something that will take us quite some time to accomplish.


  1. The girls started sharing a room when Scout was still a baby. At first I put them in seperate rooms, but Tegan started having problems going to sleep. It became such a battle, and I didn't know what to do. One night I was having a talk with her and she told me that she was scared of her own room so I put her in Scout's room on a trial basis. We never had anymore problems with her after the switch. It took her a couple of nights to get used to Scout waking up, but after a few nights she never woke up when Scout cried. They did really well with it, and they probably would not do well in their own rooms now.
    Good luck with it, hopefully it will go well for you, and good luck with the food storage. It is something we slowly work on, but it is hard when you barely have enough to live on.

  2. Wow...nothing like a watched pot never boils. Hopefully you were not watching too many of them! I'm at about 18 weeks and we have the "find out what it is" ultrasound in 2. How about you? Are you going to find out what you are having? A boy would be fun for you guys!

  3. Wow! Twelve bottles and only one pan! Way to go!

  4. Grandma Willis and I go to cross lines all the time.
    I have seen cheap pots and I got a??? Hot water something.
    It holds hot water and you can plug it in to keep it hot.
    My favorite thing about that is that it holds several pots of water and the spout makes it really easy to fill those bottles with little openings. Just thought I would mention it if you wanted to keep your eyes open. That water is hot! Good job, water is so important!
    The other thing I do is refill my liquid laundry soap containers.
    During the ice storm we put them beside the sinks for hand washing and it was perfect.