Monday, September 25, 2017
"A cardinal principle of the gospel is to prepare for the day of scarcity. Work, industry, frugality are part of the royal order of life." (Bishop Keith B. McMullin)
"I wish to urge again the importance of self-reliance on the part of every individual Church member and family. None of us knows when a catastrophe might strike. Sickness, injury, unemployment may affect any of us. We have a great welfare program with facilities for such things as grain storage in various areas. It is important that we do this. But the best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
I think we all have seen the devastation of late just about everywhere we look. Our hearts and prayers go out to them but pay attention and help if you can. Learn what you need to do. As you noticed some people left in the middle of eating with food still on the tables as they had to evacuate on the spot, if you had to do the same are your bug out bags ready? This clip below is very common sense plus, remember to get your winter car kit in your car.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIg_gTnwDvs - this just makes the most sense.
How are you coming along with your storage? "What?! Eat your storage???? Eewww!" I think you will agree that it tastes great like this recipe below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNGgIVh-dik&feature=em-uploademail - on the go oatmeal muffins.
What do you have as an alternative cooking method? Check out these methods….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-iyCtFoySk&feature=em-uploademail - cooking methods in times of emergency.
Can we learn from others? You bet. It breaks my heart watching the news and seeing people who have lost everything. Curfews are not to protect possessions but to protect food and water. That is the most important thing, food and water. Not your money or technology or jewelry. Seriously, it comes down to food and water.
These people are under strain and stress from every side. You can tell that they have to spend hours finding food and water and in this crisis mode it is not a time they can take on learning a skill. This is why I keep pushing you to learn them now before you will need to use them. You need to have a bug out bag before you need it. Why do we put things off???? I wish I knew the answer. I know life is busy but this is more important than being busy. This can be life or death. Some little comfort or no comfort.
https://www.littlehouseliving.com/13-convenience-foods-can-stop-buying-start-making.html -13 convenience foods you can make.
Funny thing, I heard a commercial for some restaurant in their ad say they cooked all their food from scratch… If they are using this as a marketing tool perhaps we might rethink this. Cooking from scratch is cheaper and perhaps they recognize this, we should use this tool as well.
Cooking from scratch is such a cost effective thing. If you're looking for getting the most with your budget this is such a huge area of savings.
Because of the devastation we can have issue with oranges and tomatoes and other products we get from these areas, just a thought.
We have been warned of things to come. We should be preparing and never be tired of doing good. There is so much that needs doing for those who are suffering.
It isn’t always easy but it is always worth it… I am processing these apples that two friends let me pick and one friend helped me pick. Thank you to them! Would we live without these? Yes, but does it give us a great addition to our eating? A huge yes. Isn’t it a lot of work? A really huge amount of work, yes. It hurts my fibromyalgia and this year the apples are very small but again, if Heavenly Father sends me food I shall certainly put it up. It hurts me everyday but having apples is a good thing and when you are in tight times one has more than a full time job stretching things, making things from scratch, sewing, mending, making bread then working on gifts for Christmas. This list goes on….
Put up whatever food you grow. This jar holds dried spinach I grew. I use it in soups and casseroles and bread.
Also, put up food that comes your way.
It means going to yard sales and finding things we need, such as this vacuum sealer. Ten dollars well spent. It has helped us so our food keeps longer.
It means learning to sew.
It means learning to knit useful items like sweaters and socks.
It means learning to make bread and cooking from scratch.
It means using our skills to make gifts.
We need to do what we can and do the best we can.