Saturday, November 22, 2008

the results are in---food storage poll *revised*

(The link to the Book of Gomer Parable, below, now works!)

So, here are the results of my extremely scientific survey:

No one has a full year's supply of food. Oh, dear...
57% have 3 to 6 months of storage. Yay!
28.5% have a few cans in storage. Better than nothing.
14.5% said "Food storage? What's that?" Uh, oh.

Of course, only 7 people participated in the poll... Including me... So there was only respondent who said "Food storage? What's that?" So maybe that was some blog browser who just stumbled in. Or maybe it was one of the few who trot on over here from time to time. Certainly not YOU, eh? :-D

Lately I have felt an increasing urgency about getting food storage and emergency preparedness supplies. It seems overwhelming, but bit by bit we've started gathering food and supplies. We're nowhere near a year's supply, but I tell myself, "Something is better than nothing!"

I have found some places on the Internet that are great for working on this. Of course, there is the Church's Provident Living website. I also cruise on over to Safely Gathered In, a blog where they have storage reminders and recipes. The Seven Steps blog is great for a weekly list of just seven things to do that week, a systematic way to get prepared in all ways (food storage, 72-hour kits, emergency evacuation, etc.) over the course of a year. I know there are LOTS of other web sites and blogs and deal with this as well. Maybe you have a favorite?

Our leaders have repeatedly counseled us to get our food storage. President Benson said, “The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah” (“Prepare Ye,” Ensign, Jan. 1974, 69).

Click here to read The Book of Gomer Parable about the importance of food storage.

Let's not be left out in the rain...


Rachel said...

I didn't even know about the poll... sorry for not voting. :(

Next time, post a special post about it so I know to look... because I LOVE POLLS!!! :)

Miss Kristina said...

I really like this post. A lot of the devotionals and stuff here are about being prepared and for one FHE we made 72 hour kids since it's really not reasonable for all of us to have tons of food storage kept in our dorms. I think I wanna get my family motivated to have food storage. I love the quote from President Benson you used.

bruce3pg said...

There's an interesting/unusual variety of storable foods (including canned butter and canned cheese) at

Rebecca said...

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