Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Preparing Today

Fifteen years ago Elder L Tom Perry gave this counsel,

"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."

What does your food storage look like? Regardless of the condition of our food storage, we can start today to make it better. We all have different ways of storing food. We have the people who buy large amounts food they really don't know how to use, and figure it will come in handy one day and it goes in the basement. We have others that have a few cans of soup that hope will last for a few days if needed. Others live the food storage principles only in their hearts...knowing they intend to live this principle tomorrow. Or perhaps you have found the balance of buying what your family will eat and you know how to cook. Which type are you?


Anonymous said...

My husband and I decided a few years ago that we would take a differnt approach to being prepared. would be learn to grow or raise whatever food stuff we wanted to have and then we would never be without. What we have found is that no matter how hard we work there will be problems that you just can't overcome. Too much rain, not enough rain. swarms of bugs, no bees. Fungus, diseases,animals eating your crop. It is endless. What we have learned as much as how to plan and grow a garden and how to care for animals is that a good storage plan is going to be essential in the future. Weather patterns are getting more mixed up. Insects are getting more resistant and prolific. Diseases of plants and trees are spreading. We cannot ignor the commandment to keep a supply of food on hand.

Linda said...

Thanks for that insight! I bet you have learned a lot each year of working on that, storing food is an important principle.