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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Better Than Money in the Bank!

With so much uncertainty about the economy these days many are starting to look for ways to save and to become more self-sufficient. I think anytime is a great time to do those things, but now certainly seems to be as good time as any.

One thing that has always fascinated me about my Mormon friends and neighbors is their food storage systems. I have always wanted to do the same, but for one reason or another have put it off.

If you think about it a built up food storage system is better than money in the bank. How you ask? Well, what if like during the Great Depression the banks close? What good is that money going to do you? Even if you save a little under your mattress or elsewhere if things really do get that bad to where we can't get our own money from the bank, my guess is we will start seeing food shortages in the stores.

You may be able to live without electricity, gas, maybe even plumbing, but how long do you think you can make it without food or water?

The above scenarios may seem blown out of proportion, but how many are already losing their jobs? Those people probably don't even have money in the bank to begin with, but if they have food stored up they are a step ahead, they will have food to eat while they find work!

I found THIS great site recently. This lady and her family wisely stored food while things were going well for them. When things were no longer going quite so well, they literally survived on their food storage. Check it out, there is tons of information there, not only on food storage but thrifty recipes, grocery shopping tips and more! I have been excitedly been reading all morning and plan on reading more after school work is done. This is an excellent site!
Of course you can always check out the LDS site on Providential Living for more information as well.
Another interesting site I recently stumbled upon is Everyday Food Storage.
Doing a Google search will bring up lots of fun and interesting links, but please be sure to check out the first link I listed as there is a wealth of information there for the homemaker.

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