Tuesday, August 30, 2016


In the September 2014 Ensign, President Thomas S. Monson stated, “We live in turbulent times. Often the future is unknown; therefore, it behooves us to prepare for uncertainties. When the time for decision arrives, the time for preparation is past.” 

With gasoline and food prices on the rise, "It behooves us to prepare for uncertainties." We don't know exactly when serious troubles will arise, but now is the time to prepare. For some, it seems that a year's supply of food storage is unattainable. But the following tips can help you save money and become better prepared.

  • Purchase canned food when fresh foods are more expensive.
  • Buy in-season, locally grown food.
  • Preserve fresh produce by canning or dehydrating.
  • Buy heirloom seeds and save them for future use.
  • Grow a garden.
  • Learn to make your own snacks by baking or dehydrated foods.
  • Compare prices using weekly grocery fliers and stock up on sale items.
  • Learn how to stretch your ingredients to make your food storage last longer.
  • Take advantage of sales on dehydrated or freeze-dried foods.
  • Learn how to repackage food for longer-term storage.
  • Buy in bulk and split the items and cost with family or friends.
  • Store foods with a longer shelf-life.

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