“We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end.”
L. Tom Perry,
Ensign, Nov. 1995
We've just begun a putting together a three month supply of food, in case of trouble. It seems like the right time, actually we should have started years ago, but we just bought a house and there is a great storage room with shelves for food storage.The media is now so full of bad news on the economy and international relations, even more than usual. Have you begun any food storage? If a disaster comes we'll be good for at least three months. Even if nothing bad happens, we will still be ahead of the coming inflation and depression. We have just begun so we only have water and soup stored at present. We will get a little at a time until our shelves are full enough to sustain us for three months. I guess we'll stock up on peanut butter and rice cakes next. Any suggestions? What do you have in your food storage?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a great web site that gives tips and plans for food storage for three months and longer. It is a big help to anyone just beginning. The following quote is from this website and the link is at the bottom.
Now is the time to prepare if you haven't already!
"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we can care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others.
"We encourage members world-wide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.
"We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve."
—The First Presidency,
All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, Feb. 2007
Family Food Storage website
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