Sunday, November 4, 2012

Food Storage

Watching the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been heart-wrenching to me.
My heart and my prayers go out to all of them.
I feel heartache as I watch people scurrying around trying to find food,
shelter, power, water, safety, and warmth.
We have seen many different natural disasters happen similar to this one.
We watch and listen as our hearts ache and feel for these people and what they are facing.
It made me really think and this time it was a huge wake up call for my Husband and I.
What would we do if this happened to us?
Would we be prepared?
We have started a "small" food storage and we purchase items in bulk ever so often that will last for a
long time, but nothing that would be able to last us for days if a huge natural disaster hit.
Josh and I talked last night and both agreed that we needed to become more diligent at building our food storage and setting aside items that would be helpful and necessary in case something happens.
"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing (D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we will be able to care for ourselves and help our neighbors"
We know that hard times are here and even harder times are eventually going to come.
In preparing for ourselves and our families now, we can have peace
knowing that when disaster does strike we will have all everything we need to get through it together.

Here are some items to consider having on hand in case a disaster strikes:

Longer-term supply of basic food items

Medication and first aid supplies

Clothing and bedding

Important documents

Ways to communicate with family following a disaster

Three-month supply of food that is part of your normal daily diet

**Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.

There is this website that I love called Provident Living.
It has a lot of great tips and tricks on how to become more self-reliant.

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At November 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM , Blogger Bridgette Nicole said...

Good tips! It is hard to do this when you have such a tiny family (just the hubs and I) but I know we should! Thanks for the reminder! :)

At November 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Love and Such said...

I think it's so sad that I constantly need reminders of doing this.
It takes seeing pictures like this that completely break my heart, to realize I'm totally unprepared if something were to happen!

Great post & a great reminder!
Soo so sad.


At November 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks Bridgette!
It really is but it's so important in the end "if" something happens. Thanks for stopping by!

At November 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Mikell!
Hope your are having a great day!

At November 7, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Anonymous qrops said...

nice pics


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