These are my favorite food storage and emergency preparedness books!


Store This, Not That!

Crystal Godfrey and Debbie Kent have done an excellent job with their book “Store This, Not That!” I’ve learned what types of foods to store and what I don’t want to store. They are open and honest. A great choice for your library. You can also get it on your Kindle.

100-Day Pantry

In “100-Day Pantry,” Jan Jackson shares recipes using foods from your pantry shelf. Add a can of this to a can of that. It’s not something I would necessarily use everyday, but it is a book I’d want if we without a power to mix up some grub.

Survival Mom

“Survival Mom” will help you prepare for disasters and emergencies. It’s a complete guidebook with lots of great details for moms to prepare. Lisa also authors an excellent website called

The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

Caleb is amazing as he teaches you how Mormon pioneers learned to live off the land in Utah in his book “The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency used by the Mormon Pioneers.” There are great photos of the skills he has learned in his own garden. He’s also written several other books you’ll enjoy.

Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When The Unexpected Happens

Learn what to do without electricity, how to pack an evacuation kit and how to rotate your food in “Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When The Unexpected Happens.” Kathy Harrison keeps things simple but focuses on what is most important.

Emergency Food Storage in a Nutshell

One of the first books I read when I began studying food storage principles was “Emergency Food Storage in a Nutshell – Simply Planned and Simply Delicious” by Lisa L. Probert and Leslie D. Harkness. My eyes were opened. I knew I could do this food storage thing. They are on their 3rd edition. It’s available through Deseret Book.

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