|Missy asks what did you do during the polar vortex? Did you have enough gibble?|
"The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes...
"We can begin ever so modestly. We can begin with a one week's food supply and gradually build it to a month, and then to three months. . . . I fear that so many feel that a long-term food supply is so far beyond their reach that they make no effort at all.
"Begin in a small way, . . . and gradually build toward a reasonable objective." (Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct 2002 and quoted again in April 2007)
I feel like this is the way to get our storage in little by little. It doesn't wreck the budget and is the most painless way, same can be said for our skill building.
A lot of us were affected by the polar vortex and spent a lot of time inside. Those who experienced it, did you see areas to improve on anything? Like having things you needed on hand so there were no dangerous trips to stores?
It sure made me grateful that neither of us had to go out for anything.
There are many unseen things just waiting around the corner, it really is best to be out front of them.
Did you run out of anything? Milk? Toilet paper?
It is always good to reflect on our progress. Take notes on what to improve.
Think about things that you might have needed...
Oil lamps have helped us through many a storm. Remember to store oil for them too and matches. I have oil in most of my lamps.
At least have some emergency candles.
How would you cook? We can use our stove top when the power goes off. Lots of things can be made on the stove top.
Heat is a scary thing to be without. For us we have a gas fireplace that we can use if the power is out.
If it is really bad we could fire up this stove...
Do you own a manual can opener?? If not, how would you open cans if you had no power? We have a p38, actually quite a few truth be told. That is the only way I open cans here.
Don't forget about water in case your pipes freeze or a water main breaks. Frozen water pipes happened a lot to us and so we have had to live and learn. There was one time we had a water main break and we had water stored and was able to wash our hair and get ready for church because we had water stored.
How are you coming along on your skill building?
I worked on a sweater during time inside this last bit.
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/garter-stitch-scarf-for-beginners-2116203 - here is a basic first knitting project with instructions on how to knit it.
Share with us what you are learning.