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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Planning Your Food Storage

The best article to read when trying to learn about food storage is "Family Home Storage: A New Message", from the Ensign, March 2009, p. 56-60.

Read it here:

When this came out in March 2009, this was the first time the Church had counseled to FIRST get a three-month supply, and then LATER get a long-term supply.  Always in the past they had counseled to get a year's supply of long term food storage.  So this is a much different approach.  These are:

"new guidelines for home preparedness that give Church members a simplified, four-step approach to building their home storage.
They are as follows:
  1. 1. 
    Gradually build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet until it is sufficient for three months.
  2. 2. 
    Store drinking water.
  3. 3. 
    Establish a financial reserve by setting aside a little money each week, and gradually increase it to a reasonable amount.
  4. 4. 
    Once families have achieved the first three objectives, they are counseled to expand their efforts, as circumstances allow, into a supply of long-term basic foods such as grains, legumes, and other staples."
Please read the whole article to become familiar with what we should be doing, and how much food to acquire.

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