"While many of us may not experience a natural disaster in our lives, there are still many reasons to prepare now with emergency food and water storage. Loss of a job, economic crisis, dangerous weather conditions, and experiencing a homebound sickness are just some of them."
The Mormon Channel gives 3 basic tips to help you get started:
- Take inventory of what you already have & figure out what you still need. Check our food storage calculator to help you know how much food you'll need to store for the whole family!
- Store at least 1 gallon of water per person, per day. For more tips on water storage, click here.
- Start small. Buy a little extra each time you shop. It will add up!
We know that when we work to become more self-reliant, the Lord will bless us and open doors to help us become better prepared. Elder Robert D. Hales said:
"We must ask for help from our Heavenly Father and seek strength through the Atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ. In both temporal and spiritual things, obtaining this divine assistance enables us to become provident providers for ourselves and others... When we live providently, we can provide for ourselves and our families and also follow the Savior's example to serve and bless others"
(General Conference, April 2009).