Monday, February 24, 2020
"Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program. We could refer to all the components of personal and family preparedness, not in relation to holocaust or disaster, but in cultivating a life-style that is on a day-to-day basis its own reward." (President Spencer W. Kimball)
A way of life is the perfect way to do food storage as long as you store what you eat then replace what you use.
Don't buy it and set it away, use and replace.
And learn those skills even if you have a good income. You will save money by knowing how to mend or how to make bread or how to sew your clothes.
If you are watching the Coronavirus you see where everything we have learned and skills would be needed.
My heart goes out to them and I am praying for them.
How is your storage and how is your learning skills going? Could you shelter in place? For how long? If it spreads here like there are you ready..? Plus, businesses that depend on items to run their business won't be getting those and lots will have to stop and in doing so there will be people losing jobs. Are you prepared for a job loss?? When we had been down-sized it always came as a shock and yes, while I had some ahead it did not last long. So prepare for these things and also keep learning skills.
Skills to work on...
Learn to make bread.
Learn to sew and mend and make your clothes.
Learn to make jam to go with your bread.
Learn to can meat and fruit and vegetables.
Learn to cook from scratch and make your own mixes.
Learn to garden.
Learn to knit and crochet.
http://homeftw.com/61-essential-skills-for-homemakers-how-many-of-these-can-you-do/ - look through the list, what more can you learn?
And here - https://familycorner.blogspot.com/2017/08/homemaker-series-basic-homemaking.html
https://www.girlshealth.gov/disability/independent/homeskills.html How many can you check off and on that note can you cut hair? If not Google some on that so you can cut your family's hair.
https://retrohousewifegoesgreen.com/vintage-homemaking-skills/ - food for thought here.
Here is another - http://www.cranialhiccups.com/2011/02/homemaking-skills-where-do-i-start.html
I will add budgeting, learning to make do, living on less, meal planning, using planned leftovers...and more.
Can you go one month not going to any store??? Even if you don't have too?
How long could you shelter in place??
You can do it, you've got this.
And here - https://www.artfulhomemaking.com/8-useful-skills-grandmothers-knew/