"As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect. And, above all, my brothers and sisters, let us move forward with faith in the Living God and His Beloved Son" (Gordon B. Hinckley, in Conference Report, Oct. 2001, 89; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 73).
“Let us be prudent in every respect” - that is very important.
The old saying from the depression times “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” We should take it to heart...
http://www.providentplan.com/601/use-it-up-wear-it-out-make-it-do-or-do-without/ - this is very much worth the read through. I like their statement, “when you learn contentment, you break free of materialism and consumerism.”
http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/use-it-up-wear-it-out-make-it-do-or-do-without/ - read this one too, she uses this in a clear way as well but with different aspects.
http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/the-dreaded-leftovers-tips-for-using-what-you-have/ - this goes hand-in-hand with what she said in the above site.
http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/old-fashioned-cooking-substitution-chart/ - this is very handy to have at the ready to know you can substitute.
http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/how-to-live-a-simple-life/ this is a good read as well.
https://www.littlehouseliving.com/14-steps-towards-living-simpler-lifestyle.html#_a5y_p=2596916 - I have followed this gal for years.
You will not be disappointed in reading these FEW things from her site. She has gluten free recipes on there as well.
I will tell you I LOVE her scone mix! - https://www.littlehouseliving.com/scone-mix-recipe.html I use thickened powdered milk instead of heavy cream as that is what I have and it is terrific!
I got a used coat in the fall but the first time my husband wore it the zipper broke. I attempted to fix it but it broke again. Lets just say I hate plastic zippers.
This time I looked through my zippers (I have a stash from yard sales). I only had one that would be long enough. Actually, it was too long but it was metal and separated at the bottom. I could cut it to fit and I took out that broken zipper as you see in the picture. Then I sewed in the new zipper - it wasn’t new it was a recycled zipper someone had saved. I am glad that they did as you can see the finished goose down coat below.
If you don’t know how to sew please learn how. The coat was used and free to me, the zipper was also free. So because of my sewing skill I was able to fix a coat when we otherwise would have had to get another. It now will last for years.
Along those lines, remember last year I mended my gloves by having knitting knowledge and knew how to darn….
So learn your skills - sewing, knitting, crocheting, bread making, budgeting, meal planning, cooking from scratch and so many more… You will be glad that you did learn these things. So by doing these things it helped so that we did not have unexpected things to buy and it can save money so that you can get your storage in.
Do the best you can!