Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lesson Learned by a Foolish Woman

Well just wanted to share a lesson I just learned with ya. I got a call from my husband today to say there was a category 3 hurricane coming to hit us saturday and he wanted me to run out and get supplies before everyone freaked and there wasn't anything left. So I did with 3 cranky kids in tow. Well I will no describe the experience with the kids, laugh now, sorda. I did scare a few ladies in the store about a hurricane coming and spent lots of money on batteries, water, canned food, etc. I then and only then went to the internet when I got home to see that well this Category 3 is now a cat. 4. However our weather people claim Monday to be partly cloudy and this cat 4 will dwindle to a tropical storm before hitting us. So a lesson to all. Be stocked and ready with your 72 hr kits and 3 mth supply and hurricane proof stuff, so you don't look the fool. Oh and i also called my realtor to see what they were going to do with the house. WE in Alabama and florida, know all about hurricanes and board up all the time. Here in Hawaii I guess you look for the tropical surf. Oh well lesson learned. May everyone's Monday be partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Thanks.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Watch the cool video, an actual food storage room.

Ok so it worked. Here is a video of a lady in Utah who actually has a food storage room. Now she lives in utah and has a basement, but i'm sure we can find places around our houses to store things, inside away from too much humidity, which is really only bad if you want it to last more than a year of five or whatever it may be. So check this out. I was so excited and amazed I couldn't stop looking at everything. Never seen someone with a full years supply. Have fun. There are more things out there on so just type in food storage and see what pops up.

Noah's Ark Booklet

Here is another idea of how to get a years supply of food storage a week at a time. Nice pictures and design at under foodstorage and noah's ark booklet. I just couldn't copy it any other way. Enjoy.

. . . Noah built the ark.
It wasn’t raining when . . .
If ye are prepared,ye shall not fear.
Doctrine & Covenants 38:30

Let evey head of household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing and, where possible, fuel also for at least a year ahead.... r
J. Rueben Clark, 1937
Spiritual Goal
Hold Family Home Evening every Monday for the month.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Review your retirement goals. Are you putting enough aside to be able to support yourselves and to do the things you want to do when you retire? Also change batteries in smoke alarms.
Storage Goal
24 cans of meat or fish per person 1 gallon bleach per person Can opener Garbage bags Laundry detergent
72 Hour Kit
Gather change of clothing including underwear and shoes for each family member. Include warm coats and boots or have them immediately accessible. Ax, shovel, bucket and utility knife
Infant needs $20 cash and $5 in change for phone

There is a wise old saying " Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without". Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything. Some people are able to get by because of the absence o expense. They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save money. They avoid installment buying, and make purchases only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges. James E. Faust f
Spiritual Goal
Schedule time each day to read with your family from the Book of Mormon.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Plan and carry out a FHE on home fires, include planning an escape route and practicing it.
Storage Goal
100 pounds pasta or flour per person Hand grain mill Thread, needles, buttons and zippers
72 Hour Kit
1 gallon water per person Scriptures Personal documents - genealogical records, wills, insurance, contracts, Passports, birth certificates, patriarchal blessings, etc. $25. Cash

The Lord has warned us of famines, but the righteous will have listened to the prophet and stored at least a years supply of survival food.
Ezra Taft Benson
Spiritual Goal
Have family prayer at least once a day. Twice is better.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Learn a new skill or read a book pertaining to your career. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.
Storage Goal
50 cans soup, stew or chili per person 5 pounds salt per person 20 pounds fat - oil or shortening per person Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, storage bags, etc. At least 5 gallons water per person - recommended is 14 gallons/person for 2 weeks.
72 Hour Kit
1 pound dried fruit or trail mix per person (can use fruit leather) 1 package soda crackers per person (4 pkg./box) 1 package graham crackers per person (4 pkg./box) 2 liters tomato or orange juice per person Also make a goal to always have the fuel tanks on ALL your vehicles at least half full.

The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah. Ezra Taft Benson
Spiritual Goal
Attend the temple one more session than you normally do this month.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
If you normally do not grow a garden, plan to grow at least one vegetable this year. If you already have a garden either 1) grow a vegetable you haven't tried before OR 2) try a new method or technique this year.
Storage Goal
2 pounds yeast and baking powder per person 1 pound soda per person 1 gallon vinegar per person 10 can evaporated milk per person 20 Pounds peanut butter per person Spices, condiments and vanilla
72 Hour Kit
Treats: 4 granola bars, 2 sticks beef jerky, 1 package chewing gum and at least 12 hard candies or lollipops per person

The revelation to produce and stoe food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah."
President Ezra Taft Benson
Spiritual Goal
Pray for the opportunity to share a Book of Mormon or church video with a non-member.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Make a goal and a plan to exercise regularly. It’s important to stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something really important.
Storage Goal
100 pounds variety of cereal grains - rice, oatmeal, cornmeal etc. per person 24 rolls toilet paper per person 2 rolls paper towels per person Garden Seeds 24 packages flavored gelatin per person At least one month prescription ahead for all doctor prescribed medication
72 Hour Kit
Battery Powered radio Battery Powered light Batteries

We will see the day when we will live on what we produce.
President Marion G. Romney
Spiritual Goal
Prepare at least one family name of Temple Work.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Make a goal to have 6 months wages in savings for emergencies. Write out a realistic plan to make it happen. Speed isn’t always an advantage – both cheetahs and snails were on board.
Storage Goal
First Aid kit - should include: Scissors, knife, thermometer, measuring cup, medicine dropper, hot water bottle, triangular bandages, soap, matches, razor blades, needles, safety pins, adhesive tape, elastic bandage, gauze bandages, paper bags, bicarbonate of soda, Ipecac syrup(Induces vomiting), ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, Calamine lotion (insect bites and sunburn), rubbing alcohol, diarrhea remedy, antibiotic ointment, first aid instruction book, waterproof matches. Consecrated oil.
72 Hour Kit
Container for holding kit, for instance, large garbage cans with wheels OR a Back pack for each family member. Find an easily accessible place in your home for storing the kit. Your first aid kit, while part of your general storage, should be kept with your 72-hour kit.
Ye Latter-Day Saints, learn to sustain yourselves, produce everything youneed to eat, dink, o wear.... r r
President Brigham Young

Spiritual Goal
Take the family names you prepared last month to the Temple
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Eat healthier: fewer sweets, more fruit and veggies, smaller portions of meat and more fiber, etc. Remember that the woodpeckers inside are often a bigger threat than the store outside.
Storage Goal
50 pounds sugar or honey per person 10 - 10# cans (35 pounds total) powdered milk per person 2 toothbrushes per person Toothpaste and mouthwash Infant needs - formula, baby food, diapers, Tylenol, etc
72 Hour Kit
Prepare blankets (silver foil or wool) or sleeping bags and put them with your 72-hour kit. Add to your kit items that entertain: UNO cards, Coloring books, crayons, paper, pencils, etc. Camp stove or portable BBQ and fuel
Mosquito repellant $25 cash

For the moment we live in a day of peace, but it shall not eve be thus. Great trials lie ahead... and we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually. Bruce R. McConkie r
Spiritual Goal
Have family home evenings with your family every Monday night.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Learn to preserve food in a way you haven't tired before. Make sure your children receive blessings before school starts.
Storage Goal
100 quarts fruit and/or vegetables per person 24 pints jam or jelly per person School supplies Pet supplies
72 Hour Kit
1 can tuna and 1 can pork and beans per person ½ lb dried milk or 6 shelf-safe milk containers per person 2 packets hot chocolate mix and 2 cup instant soup packets per person Disposable plates, cups, bowls, and silverware
Pet supplies - be sure to include dishes, leash, and extra water $25. Cash
Spiritual Goal
Have family scripture study together every day.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Review your will if you have one. Make any needed changes. If you do not have a will, make one. Plan and carry out a FHE on the importance of preparedness. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.
Storage Goal
10 - #10 cans (35 pounds total) powdered milk per person 25 pounds canned or dried potatoes per person 50 quarts fruit or tomato juice per person
72 Hour Kit
Replace items placed in your kit in March: 1 pound dried fruit or trail mix per person (can use fruit leather) 1 package soda crackers and 1 package graham crackers per person (4 pkg./box) 2 liters tomato or orange juice per person

There is no person who knows the real purpose for which this welfare program is being instituted but hardly before sufficient preparation has been made the real purpose will be revealed and when that time comes it will challenge every resouce of the chuch to meet it. Harold B. Lee r r
When people are able but unwilling to take care of themselves we are responsible to employ the dictum of the Lord that the idler shall not eat the bread of the laborer. Boyd K Packer
Spiritual Goal
Attend one more session of General Conference than you normally do.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Make a goal to read 30 minutes/day to your children or grandchildren. If you have no children to read to, make a goal to read at least 30 minutes a day just for pleasure.
Storage Goal
50 cans of soup, stew, or chili per person 10 pounds of cheese - dried or bottled Shaving supplies Dish soap
72 Hour Kit
Replace items placed in your kit in April:
4 Granola bars per person 2 sticks of beef jerky per person 1 pkg. chewing gum per person Hard candy or lollipops - at least 12 per person Check batteries for light and radio and replace if necessary.

The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat.
President Brigham Young
Spiritual Goal
Have personal prayers and scripture study every day.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Make a goal to reduce your family garbage by recycling more. Look through your belongings and donated unneeded items to Deseret Industries.
Storage Goal
100 pounds wheat per person 1 - #10 can juice mix, Vitamin C enhanced, per person Hand/shower soap Light bulbs 24 rolls of toilet paper per person 2 rolls of paper towels per person Rotate your prescribed medicines placed in your pack in May. Feminine supplies
72 Hour Kit
Soap (non-rinse is great), disinfectant
Toothbrushes & toothpaste Shaving supplies Feminine needs Aluminum foil

No man is truly fee who is financial bondage. ‘Think what you do when you run in debt,' said Benjamin Franklin, 'you give another power over your liberty.' Ezra T. Benson
Spiritual Goal
Decide as a family how you can better remember and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Priesthood Provident Living Goal
Review your insurance coverage - life, household, vehicle. Do you have enough? Could you replace your vehicle or household goods with the coverage you have?
Storage Goal
40 pounds dried beans per person Matches Candles Batteries
72 Hour Kit
Garbage bags Matches Candles $25 cash

Food Storage for $$ a week

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Food Storage for $$$ dollars a Week

Please note that is list was put together many many years ago, so the idea that you can only spend $5.00 a week is not a realistic amount of money, I would guess it is more like $8-10.00 a week. I am hoping to update this soon!

RS/$5.00 a week.pdf

Week 1: 61bs. salt
Week 2: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 3: 20 lbs. of sugar
Week 4: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 5: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 6: 6lbs. macaroni
Week 7: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 8: 8 cans tuna
Week 9: 6lbs. yeast
Week 10: 50Ibs.wheat
Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 12: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 13: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 14: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 15: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 17: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
Week 18: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 19: 5 cans cream mushroom soup
Week 20: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 22: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 23: 8 cans tuna
Week 24: 6 lbs. shortening
Week 25: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 26: 51bs. honey
Week 27: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 28: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 29:5 lbs. peanut butter
Week 30: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 31: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 32: 10 lbs. powdered milk
Week 33: 1 bottle 500 aspirin
Week 34: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
Week 35: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 36: 7 boxes macaroni and cheese
Week 37: 6lbs. salt
Week 38: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup
Week 40: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 41: 5 cans cream chicken soup
Week 42: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
Week 44: 8 cans tuna
Week 45: 50 lbs. wheat
Week 46: 6lbs. macaroni
Week 47: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 48: 5 cans cream mushroom soup
Week 49: 5 lbs. honey
Week 50: 20 lbs. sugar
Week 51: 8 tomato soup
Week 52: 5 lbs. wheat
Some weeks you will have leftover change. Save the change each week in a kitty to be used for the weeks you may exceed $5.00 (like wheat or milk).

You will end up with:
500 pounds of wheat
180 pounds of sugar
40 pounds of powdered milk
12 pounds of salt
10 pounds of honey
5 pounds peanut butter
45 cans of tomato soup
15 cans of cream of mushroom soup
15 cans of cream of chicken soup
24 cans of tuna
21 boxes of macaroni and cheese
500 aspirin
1000 multi-vitamins
6 pounds of yeast
6 pounds of shortening
12 pounds of macaroni

This should be enough to sustain two people for one year. For every two people in your family add $5.00 more and double or triple the amount of the item you are buying that week.

Lets get motivated

Well I felt impressed to make a food storage page since all the info really doesn't fit on any other page and I hope to have a lot to say or yal add alot. So Lets seek out help and info on the web or books and post it here for all to see.

We know the prophets have told us we need to have it.
Makes sense for emergencies.
Makes sense for job loss.
Saves money if don't have to run to store for one thing and buy 20.

Lets get busy sisters.

How about starting with rice.

Lets see if anyone can get even an extra bag of rice or whatever you choose. STart at 5 or 10 dollars a week.

Get motivated for your family.

Make room under the beds. A whole years food, stay alive food, will fit under everyones beds. Make room at top of closets, declutter an area, give away unneeded items, hide under a tablecloth or behind curtains on a blank wall. There are many ideas, but getting started is the hard part. Got ideas. Let us know. In the mean time I plan to post, post, post.