Learn the New LDS Church Home Storage Guidelines. As I've been reading preparedness books I have discovered that many of them have wonderful ideas, but they follow the old food storage counsel - getting your year supply of long-term foods. Nothing is said about a 3-Month Food Storage Supply. It's important to stay current with the LDS Church guidelines. I am grateful for a church that is helping each of us catch the vision of food and home storage, and prepare for trials in our lives.
So your assignment is to digest the following:
- All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, 2007
- Family Home Storage: A New Message, Ensign, March 2009
- Read "Lay Up In Store" by Bishop Keith B. McMullin
STEP 1: 3-Month Supply
Gradually build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet until it is sufficient for three months
STEP 2: Drinking Water
Store drinking water for circumstances in which the water supply may be polluted or disrupted.
STEP 3: Finacial Reserve
Establish a financial reserve by setting aside a little money each week, and gradually increase it to a reasonable amount
STEP 4: Longer-Term Supply
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."
You can do STEPS 1, 2, and 3 simultaneously!
“The first step is to begin. The second is to continue. It doesn’t matter how fast we get there so much as that we begin and continue according to our abilities.” Bishop H. David Burton
Now go to STEP 1: Three-Month Supply