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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Challenge: Don't go to the store for 6 days

(Thankfully, our area didn't get affected by Hurricane Sandy.  This challenge will help you practice what it would have been like.)

Picture a big disaster, with no stores open.  Don’t buy anything or go to any store from Sunday to Friday afternoon.


Do not buy anything at any store or  restaurant.

You may buy gasoline.

Use only food and items you have in  your pantry, fridge, and freezer.

You will find out if you have enough non-food items such as  diapers, baby formula, feminine hygiene, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, etc.

You will find out if you have all the groceries you need for the week.

Our goals:

To become more aware of the supplies we need to have on hand,

To stock up on supplies so that when a store is not available, we have them in our house.

Develop a three-month supply,

And eventually obtain a one year supply.

“Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life…As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities.  I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel.  I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over.  With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.”
L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve, “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear,” Ensign, Nov. 1995.

After you do this challenge, please email me and tell me what you learned, and I will post it here anonymously.

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