May 22, 2019

Preparedness Challenge - May Week 3

This week for our Preparedness Challenge, we'll be gathering a few BBQ spices from your favorite store, and some dehydrated onions from the LDS Home Storage Center. We are fortunate again that they are on sale.



Gathering items for emergencies isn't about buying stuff. It's about listening to the counsel of generations of LDS Church leaders.

Imagine a neighborhood where each home is self-reliant and prepared for emergencies. During a disaster there is less need to borrow from each other and we are better able to assist in the recovery effort.

But also imagine a neighborhood where people have that "someday I'll get to it" attitude. Now that's a disaster in and of itself. So, be different. Perhaps a peculiar people.

"Church members are conscious of the fact that they live in a period of calamities, caused both by human actions and the furies of nature. The prophecies about the last days are unequivocal, and there is great wisdom in preparing for the future—whether it be for possible famine, disaster, financial depression, or any other unforeseen adverse circumstance."

"Church leaders have frequently counseled members to practice provident living by establishing home storage, including extra water, basic food items, medications, clothing, and other supplies that could be needed in case of emergency." Bishop Gérald Caussé, March 2, 2018

So, add a little spice to your life. Here are a few ideas.

1. Buy BBQ Spices
During the summer, many people BBQ. Consider keeping your favorite spices on hand. One of our favorites is McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning currently on sale for $4.88 at Sam's Club until June 2nd. It's 29 ounces large. An amazing deal! We aso use it on Sunday roasts.




2. Buy Dehydrated Onions
You can use them everyday, or store them long-term for times when they may not be available. A 2.1 lb. can of dehydrated onions from the LDS Home Storage Center has a 30-year shelf life. Currently it's on sale for $6.75, regularly $8.00. Cheaper than Costco or Sam's Club! Whenever I don't use fresh, I use LDS dehydrated onions. If the can is too large for your family, divide it with a friend.

You CAN do it! One bag, box or can at a time.

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer


"And I will also be your light in the wilderness; 
and I will prepare the way before you, 
if it so be that ye shall keep my commandments." 
1 Nephi 17

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