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Sunday, April 27, 2008

My lamp nees oil !!

I've been thinking a lot about food storage and preparedness lately. I think it started after my aunt forwarded an email she had received about the bird flu, and a quarantine that might be enforced across the nation. I have no idea if there's any truth to it, probably just someone's intention to get people on the ball where food storage is concerned. So, I hadn't really thought about it much until this past week, they've been talking on the news about food shortages-mostly rice and wheat, I guess in Europe; also, with the way things are going in general lately, and the big concern that a recession is looming. (was that a run-on sentence or what?) Anyway, I have definitely been lax in the preparation department. I have some stuff that I purchased in the past couple of years when there have been canning projects in the ward. I'd say if it came down to it we could probably go a few weeks with what's up there. Water, however would be a problem. I don't have any back-up there. Aside from finances, I guess my biggest hurdle is where to store it all. I don't think the garage is a good place. Where do you store your food storage? Any suggestions?
I think this week, I'll be looking into expanding what I have on hand. I think I'll recover all my empty soda bottles from the garage, clean them out and fill them up with water. (yes there are quite a few, I'm a die-hard Pepsi addict.)

3 comments:

Missy said...

You're not alone. We wouldn't survive for long either. It's always in the back of my mind too. Thanks for the reminder! I'm a die hard pepsi fan too!!

the meyer fam said...

I've been thinking about this a lot too. We would totally not be prepared. But I found this woman's blog and she has some great ideas on how to get a 3 month supply of food you actually eat and longer term food storage, and where to store it. here is the link....http://blog.totallyready.com/

Mikki said...

Thanks Heather!! It's so funny you came across this and posted about it, right when I've been thinking about it. I wonder if someone's trying to tell us something?