September is National Preparedness Month. Instead of waiting until January, set some goals and start working on your food storage and emergency preparedness this month. Check out Ready.Gov for more ideas. Or my Food Storage and Disaster Preparedness Calendar for a list of ideas to work on monthly. I also have several former posts on in the "Previous Posts I've Written" section on my blog with ideas for you.
1. Decide on a monthly budget. It does not matter how small it is. If you are financially burdened, check out books from the library and start to study. Knowing what to do in an emergency is the best preparation.
2. Choose an area to focus on. If you are just beginning with food storage buy 2 small cans or boxes of an item instead of one. Put one aside. It's easy to do if your item is on sale. If you are working on emergency kits, buy one item a month and put it aside. A little bit at a time will still help you reach your goals! Some items in kits are not food items, so they last many years.
3. Decide on a preparedness item you want to get (or ask for) this Christmas.
4. Pray for support and guidance. You will be helped! Best wishes.