Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Message - Food Storage

Provident Living class will be April 8th at 9:30 a.m. at the Shook's - it will be on convenience in the kitchen.

"Too often we bask in comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord or they do not believe them.  Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they will somehow be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion.  The Lord has warned and forewarned us against a day of great tribulation and given us counsel, through His Servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times.  Have you (we) heeded His counsel?" Ezra Taft Benson, Jun. 1980.

I will share my food storage binder with you here : - those who have young women share this with them as well as I taught in young women on Wednesday and shared they might want to start collecting recipes and learn some basic skills.....they are eager to do so.

I like what this sister has done with hers this is a very interesting way to do your food storage binder  this shows you what you would need to build the binder, below are more video clips on how to do it: she has her recipes here  here is a recipe for marmalade cinnamon=type rolls. She is doing it in a solar oven. I know you can do them inside too but some have the solar oven and this would be helpful... some day my goal will be to have one too. this is just a picture but what a great idea you could also take actual photos or copies of photos and do this same thing of close family and friends have it in close access to the children.....keep family close such a clever idea if you have a small bathroom a great sewing project that would save on plastic wrap this would be helpful to watch how this person does her food storage....just for ideas this is a project that your children may do, especially those wonderful girls in young women I taught. - a great learning project for young women or anyone who would like to knit something small (hint hint) those in young women - this would be a great thing to make this has some great ideas and recipes, skip the beer one  time to gear up for this season

For those new to the area:

Have a plan to go to basement or a shelter or center room.

Tornado watch means weather is favorable for tornadoes to form - keep a close eye out.

Tornado warning means it is time to go to the basement and chances are the sirens are going off outside.

If you do not already have a weather radio now is the time to get one. We have one on main living floor and in our bedroom. This will go off whenever there is a "warning" of any type in your county.

Study up, print a map of the counties in Iowa so you can grab it and see how close the storms are and where they are headed.

I will tell you a story - When we lived in student housing we had to go to a building on campus. This is not a fun thing to do in the midst of sirens and rain and hail and such. We went the first time with our little kids, a two-year-old and a baby. We got there all wet and it was miserable till the all clear. So I took a five gallon bucket and packed it with a change of clothes and diapers, towel and stuff to make a bottle and snackies, crayons and coloring books and games. The next time we went we were prepared and helped calm other children with colors and games and snackies.

The next time we had to go I was surprised to see everyone we were with in the last round had a suitcase or other tote and they had followed our example. They all gave us a knowing smile. It was good.

So if you have a basement, stick a game and flashlights down there. I know you will not be long unless you are trapped so snackies are good and water too.

Our mailbox is evidence of the last one we had a close call with. I can tell you that we could hear things happening from the basement. 

So now is the time to be prepping for this season is here already.

Keep working on your food storage, keep working on your skills. I am so proud of all you and I know this message goes further than the boundaries of our ward so I am proud of you all. Keep working at it. It is harder now with prices but not impossible.

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