Sunday, May 8, 2011

If ye are prepared...

ye shall not fear.

In our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been counselled to keep a year supply of food (among other things) to be prepared in case of emergencies. I found a good article that covers all sorts of ways we should be prepared.

Here is just a quote about food storage :).

"President Harold B. Lee has wisely counseled that “perhaps if we think not in terms of a year’s supply of what we ordinarily would use, and think more in terms of what it would take to keep us alive in case we didn’t have anything else to eat, that last would be very easy to put in storage for a year … just enough to keep us alive if we didn’t have anything else to eat. We wouldn’t get fat on it, but we would live; and if you think in terms of that kind of annual storage rather than a whole year’s supply of everything that you are accustomed to eat which, in most cases, is utterly impossible for the average family, I think we will come nearer to what President Clark advised us way back in 1937.”

Over the years Jeff and I have tried many different forms of storage. This time we have a whole room (small room) dedicated to our food storage. It is filled with lots of shelves so we can see our food and keep it rotating. We are also trying to keep food on hand that we eat often and can keep rotating through our meals so the food doesn't go bad.

Here are some pics of our room.

All of the orange buckets are filled with noodles, rice, flour, sugar, and oats :)

I'm excited to keep up on this and have our food ready in case of emergencies :). I'm grateful for our prophets to help us be prepared so that we won't fear.

1 comment:

Tink said...

That is awesome! What a great use for that space. Much better to keep food inside than in the garage (which is my issue). Looks like you won't run out of Pace anytime soon! (: