Saturday, April 4, 2009

It's Time To Prepare

BEFORE

AFTER

About a month ago our Bishop challenged 10 families in our ward to live off their 3 month food supply for 10 days. These families followed the council of our wonderful Bishop and last week they reported to the adults of our ward at our 5th Sunday combined meeting. Jon and I have both been telling each other we needed to get preparing our food storage but both have kept putting it off. After hearing these great families and how prepared they are, it made us really feel a prompting that we to needed to be prepared for troubled times that may lie ahead. So I know it doesn't look like much but I am starting out slow. Being in Arizona makes food storage a bit tough to find storage space. You can't store it in the garage like other places because of the heat. We also don't have many basements here in Arizona so its like a game finding space. Luckily, I have lots of cupboard space in my kitchen and I was able to clear a few cupboards and start storing there. Our plan is to use the pantry and cupboards for the food storage part. We are storing water under beds in all bedrooms. I will use a guest room closet to store all other neccesities like laundry detergent, paper towel, shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc. Like I said it isn't much now but I will build at it little by little!

I think I love going grocery shopping now to see the great deals and what I can buy for our storage!! I found killer deals today on all this!! Yeah!

4 comments:

Sum said...

I didn't know that about Arizona. Unlike in Utah, it's cold here so we can have a lot of food storage in our garages. This is good advice our family still has yet to do.

Chloe and Tyler said...

Hey you're doing better than we are. We've started but it's been a very slow process. Good job!!

themeierfam said...

Good Job! I just started a food storagetoo. It is not even as full as yours yet..getting close. but even in the beginning stage that I am it still makes me happy to look at it and know I am doing something to help my family be ready for whatever may come our way.

The Peterson's said...

This is the time! Good Job for you two!!