"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency & rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, & earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not aquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived & will rue the day the harbored such a delusion.

The Lord has warned & forewarned us against a day of great tribulation & given us counsel, through His servants, on how we can be prepared for these difficult times. Have we heeded His counsel?"

President Ezra Taft Benson

Saturday, January 30, 2010


A year's supply for one adult of basic food:

  • GRAINS - 400 lbs. (wheat, flour, rice, corn, oats, pasta, millet, rye, buckwheat, etc.)
  • LEGUMES - 60 lbs. (dry beans, split peas, lentils)
  • POWDERED MILK - 16 lbs.
  • COOKING OIL - 10 quarts
  • SUGAR & HONEY - 60 lbs.
  • SALT - 8 lbs.
  • WATER - 14 gallons (a 2-week emergency supply)


A week/month supply of food storage is far better than nothing at all. Start a step at a time, don't be overwhelmed.

DON'T FORGET TOILETRIES - toothpaste, toilet paper, dish soap, clothes soap, diapers, etc.

TO GET MORE FOOD FOR YOUR MONEY - shop the ads. Shopping the sales is the best way to get food storage on a budget.

1 comment:

  1. Laura, I just wanted to tell you this is such a great site! You have done an amazing job! We have all been talking about the Prep Fair the other day & how it was so nice to just focus on one thing at a time (cooking methods) so we don't get overwhelmed. That was such a good idea, Thanks for all you've done to help everyone. We have NO EXCUSE now!