|Taking advantage of sales is a great way to stock up on food storage.|
Gordon K. Bischoff, The Ensign, Sept. 1997, p. 67)
“Regardless of where we live or our financial situation, the path to preparation will open before us as we comply with the counsel of the prophets and go forward as means and circumstances permit.”
1 Nephi 3:7
“…I will go and do the things which the Lord hath’ commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.”
I hope your gardens are in or soon will be. Having a garden has been a real blessing to us over the years. If you cannot garden perhaps some container gardening or a pot of herbs. Gathering supplies may seem like a lot to gather but consider it storage as well. Prepare every needful thing.
Hopefully you prepared for storms as this is the season.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/the_book_of_gomer.htm - cute read on being prepared.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/one_month_grocery_store_supply.htm - helpful to visualize amounts.
http://www.simplyprepared.com/food_storage_as_a_way_of_life.htm this will help you understand food storage.
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1976/05/teach-lds-women-self-sufficiency?lang=eng - good article, it is amazing how blessed we are and learning all these things will be most helpful to your family.
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/how-to-cook/how-to-dry-herbs - if you don’t yet have a dehydrator.
We have so many things pulling at us that we need to prioritize them, prepare every needful thing. Heed the warnings and the encouragement that we get from church leaders, how can we go wrong if we do that?
I know I hear lots of groans about food storage or when they think of me too I guess, but if you feel I get too preachy it is because I could tell you stories that would make you want to move it up to a high priority and they all would be my personal stories. Life takes turns faster than a roller coaster ride.
You don’t need to raise your hand but is your income great and no worries? How about family or friends? Things could happen you cannot even think of…like the 209 laid off workers at the turkey farm in Minnesota because of bird flu. Weird things you cannot predict. Hence, prepare for every needful thing. How huge is that? Too huge if you make it so but do a bit here and there and it will add up, it really will.
If you pick up some storage item every time you walk in ANY store, even Walmart carries bags of wheat, if you got one every trip how many bags would you need? If your funds are not good just get jello.
At the drug store pick up a box of bandaides. This gives you an idea, just start having that mindset. If you do this, it really is painless but if you can purchase things in cases do it. Take advantages of sales just make sure it is what you like to eat so you can eat your storage.
Treat your storage like a huge pantry “eat-replace-add more to it” you can quote me.
Make a list of what you need and carry it with you so you can refer to it.
You could still do some planting, it is not too late!
One more thing, when you have five dollars ask yourself what you would have wished you had spent that on if you had nothing... then see if you spend it differently.
Keep working on your skills. Learn to make dresses, much can be saved from knowing how to sew!
Keep doing the best you can!