Sunday, December 7, 2008

Food Storage Handout

If you missed the handout from Danielle Ellis' Food Storage section of the combined PH/RS lesson on Sunday, here it is:

Food Storage Handout
Joint Priesthood/Relief Society Lesson 11/30/08

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 1998, “To the Boys and to the Men”,5232,23-1-22-20,00.html
“I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2001, “The Times in Which we Live”,5232,23-1-225-27,00.html
"Our safety lies in repentance. Our strength comes of obedience to the commandments of God."

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2005, “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear”,5232,23-1-559-20,00.html
We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. . . . We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments.

Provident Living Website → Family Home Storage and Finances → Three Month Supply, Drinking Water, Financial Reserve, Long-Term Supply

Three-month supply- Rotating pantry. Constantly use and replenish.
Look for deals, but be sure your family will eat it. Costco or Sam’s, case lot sales, sales circulars from other stores. You will also need to purchase bulk oils and salt here.

Drinking Water- minimum 14-day supply, 2 gal/person
Fill clean, used bottles, and/or buy larger water containers. Common sizes are 3 gal (easy to store and lift) 5 gal (very portable) 15 gal (can be carried by two people) and 50 gal (must be moved on a dolly). Purchase from water companies, outdoor supply stores. (1 gal/day is essential for drinking/cooking. The second gallon is for cleaning.)

Home Storage Center (Cannery) This is your long-term supply.
Option 1- Can it yourself. Our ward has time booked at the cannery the FIRST TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH for 2009, from 6-8 p.m. The order form is on the site. You can also purchase items (flour, brown sugar, white rice, beans) at bulk stores (Costco, Sams) then purchase cans, lids, oxygen absorbers & boxes from the cannery and then can items at home (our stake has a canner we can check out, or we have members in our ward with a canner you can check out).
Option 2- Buy it at the cannery already in cans.
Option 3- Purchase canned food through (Hard Red Wheat, Pinto beans, quick oats, white rice, or a Starter Kit) It will be delivered to your door.
For those trying to make room in the budget to purchase food storage, I recommend adding cannery items to your diet now. This is by far the cheapest way to eat, and the savings in your regular food budget will pay for additional food storage.

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If you need help, feel free to call me- Danielle Ellis, 566-6779.