Friday, October 16, 2009

Columbus Cannery information

Here is the updated information about scheduling and attending the Columbus Cannery:

Columbus Bishop’s Storehouse

4431 Marketing Place
Groveport, Ohio 43125-0367

Phone (614) 836-2627
Fax (614) 836-4624

Dry Pack Hours:

Monday: 1 pm - 4 pm for Bulk Only Pick-Up

Tuesday: 9 am - 3 pm for Bulk Only Pick-Up

Wednesday: 9 am - Noon; 1-4 pm for Dry Pack Canning by Appointment

Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm for Dry Pack Canning by Appointment

Friday 9 am -Noon; 1pm -4 pm for Dry Packing by Appointment

Saturday 9 am -Noon for Dry Packing by Appointment

All visits to the Home Storage Center are to be set up as appointments.

This is to provide the staff and supplies to be ready for your requests.

As you call:

State your name

The time you would need for your appointment

The items needed

Amounts needed of each item

Phone Number where you can be reached.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Emergency Preparedness Fair
Hosted by Be Prepared Cincinnati

October 24, 2009
9:00am - noon
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
7118 Dutchland Pkwy, Liberty Township, OH 45044

Blood Drive with Community Blood Center (9:00am - noon)
*register online by clicking here

Presenters include:
American Red Cross

Topics to be covered:


*Food Storage

*Wheat Demonstration


*Sanitation Kits

*Water Filtration

*72 hour kits

*Amateur Radio & other communications

*Cooking methods

West Chester Police Department has just confirmed that they will have a booth at the fair. They will be doing FREE computerized fingerprinting for the children, and will providing the parents with the fingerprints on a CD.

Also, you can register to donate blood by clicking here!

Pass along the word!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Cannery Dates announced!

I just uploaded 2 new files at about Canning at the Cannery. We have new Cannery dates announced.

August 1, 2009 - Canning session at the Indy Cannery (session time noon to 4pm) - orders due by Sunday, July 26. (I need orders to organize the canning session.)
*Order forms can be downloaded from:,11666,8133-1-4352-1,00.html

August 15, 2009 - Bulk Canning Day - orders due by August 7. (Orders can be mailed to Jennifer D., PO BOX 915, West Chester OH 45071. Canning will be at my house.)
*Order forms will be posted soon

Please let me know if you have any questions!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Orders are due May 15 for Bulk Canning Day

You can get more details and the order form here.

Please feel free to participate!

Note -- You can order any number of oxygen absorbers. You don't have to order the entire 100 pack.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May - Today while the sun shines... ...we'll get our 2 week water supply

Here is May's theme. Let's get our water supply!

1. Use commercially available water, rotating by date on

2. Collect PETE bottles from juice, soda, or other available
sources. Do NOT use milk jugs.

3. Water can be stored for 6 months without pre-treating.

4. Water can be treated for longer storage: Non-chlorinated water
should be treated with bleach. Add 1/8 of a teaspoon (8 drops) of liquid
household chlorine bleach (5 to 6% sodium hypochlorite) for every
gallon (4 liters) of water. Only household bleach without thickeners,
scents, or additives should be used.

5. Aim to store at least 14 gallons of water per person.

6. Build rain barrels and collect non-potable water for other

More information available at: (Cinci North Food Storage),11664,7446-1,00.html

You can also check craigslist for rain barrels. Some of the people are willing to sell their undrilled containers for around $35.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April - Today while the sun shines... ...we'll learn how to cook using food storage basics

Here are the details for this month's theme:

1. Plan to cook with food storage items.
2. Modify “easy” foods such as soups.
3. Search out new recipes and try them.
4. Don’t tell your family they are eating food storage.
5. Just do it.

More information available at: (Cinci North Food Storage)

*You can also check back each Monday for my Menu Plan Monday (posted on or I try to use food storage items each week, mostly because I do a monthly menu plan and I don't shop at the store for dinner items each week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Order form for Bulk Canning Day - May 30, 2009

Orders will be due no later than May 15.

The order form is available in 2 forms. There is an excel spreadsheet that can calculate the number of cans/pouches, as well as calculate prices. There is also a blank pdf form, if you do not have excel.

There is a $10 fuel charge (same as last time).

Order forms can be downloaded from here for the excel sheet or here for the pdf or they can be accessed from the files section of Be Prepared Cincinnati.

They can be sent to: Jennifer D, PO BOX 915, West Chester OH 45071.
(One check should also be addressed to me and sent with the orders.)

Update: If you would like to refer to the old bulk/can or pouch chart, see it here. It's been included on the new order forms too.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

2 Bulk Canning days announced!

Mark your calendars:

May 30, 2009 and August 15, 2009

More information and order forms will be coming soon.

March - Today While the Sun Shines... ...we'll start getting out of debt

Here is this month's theme information:

1. Pay tithes and other offerings.
2. Don’t ignore your debt.
3. Create, use, and stick to a family budget.
4. Work towards paying off your highest interest debt.
5. Contact creditors and explain your situation.
6. Be sure to check your credit quarterly and correct any errors. (
7. Build a financial reserve.
8. Teach your family members how to manage money.

More information available at: (Cinci North Food Storage),11677,1709-1,00.html

There is a Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University being held at the Liberty Building: click here

Another class will be starting soon at the Fairfield/Hamilton Building: click here

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February - Today While the Sun Shines... ... we'll learn how to shop the sales

How is your grocery sale shopping going? Have you read through the links from my handout? (If not, I have added them below. I'm in a good mood, what can I say?!)

I have been having fun learning how to be a better grocery shopper.

I attended a meeting with the blogger from Mommy Snacks ( She taught us how to use coupons to save even more money. I stopped having the newspaper delivered several months ago, so I use mostly internet coupons to get my deals.

I have learned to write a better grocery list and stick to it. So far, I have been able to shave at least $25/week off my grocery bill. Pretty neat!

I hope that you are able to learn to be a better shopper and save money, too!

1. Start a Price Book. (
2. Decide what you need to buy and look for coupons, if you
are interested in using them.
3. Only buy things you use regularly or wish to donate.
4. Look at the grocery ads each week. Get familiar with them.
5. The best priced items are usually on the front and back.
6. When you buy an item on sale, buy 2x more than you need.
7. Always ask for a raincheck if an advertised special is out of
stock. While you are waiting for the product to come back
in, look for more coupons for that product.
8. Shop at other stores, like Aldi or bakery outlets.

More information available at:

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January - Today While the Sun Shines... ... we'll inventory our supply!

January is inventory month.

How is your inventory? Did you take inventory? What are your results?

If you missed taking inventory, here are some hints and helps:

1. Keep it simple. Create an easy to use inventory format or use a
pre-made form from

2. Group similar items together. This makes keeping up so much

3. If you have items in several locations add a column labeled
location and note where each item is stored.

4. You may want to add one more column and label it: goal. In the
next few days I will let you know exactly what that number is for
your family.

5. Post a copy of your inventory list in every location where food is
stored, and update it when you remove an item.

6. When the grocery ads come out, check the used column to
determine what you will purchase that week.

More information available at: