Monday, November 20, 2017
"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 am speaking now of food to cover basic needs. . .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." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
"Start now to create a plan if you don’t already have one, or update your present plan. Watch for best buys that will fit into your year’s supply. We are not in a situation that requires panic buying, but we do need to be careful in purchasing and rotating the storage that we’re putting away. The instability in the world today makes it imperative that we take heed of the counsel and prepare for the future." (L. Tom Perry)
I know it is hard to work on storage when you have the holidays here to do. Remember, every time you go into the store pick up at least one thing for storage. It is a good time of year to stock up, there are many sales at the grocery stores so watch your sale flyers.
When the first measurable snowfall hits I read this book…
You need to read this with your family, do it even if you have read it before. When you read it your thoughts on food storage will change.
Their garden did not produce well as it was their first year gardening in this area plus an early frost shortened the season. They put the food up. Then being warned that the winter would be a hard one, they moved to town. They thought they would be okay as the trains brought supplies. They did not have much money but thought they would be okay. Almost immediately the trains were snowed in. You will have to read the book to find out what happens to them. But you will want to think what you have in your storage and think what you would have wished you had in storage then make it happen.
Today if there was an emergency the grocery stores have only 24 hours of food. You do not want to be going out trying to get food or storage items during an emergency.
Do you really want to go out in this?
https://simplypreparing.com/things-to-do-before-a-winter-storm/ - good reminders, good to be prepared.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=simple+homemade+christmas&qpvt=simple+homemade+christmas&FORM=VDRE - these are videos of doing simple homemade Christmas.
Here are some of our favorite cookies that we like to have this time of year and warm baked cookies are best served during a snow storm and during board games.
So keep working on your storage, stay with in your means for gift giving, enjoy the season, and remember those in need. Do the best you can!