Whenever someone makes the decision to "start" their food storage, they often do not know where to begin. Since they do not know where to start, it becomes very overwhelming....so often nothing happens at all. Today in our Sacrament Meeting, Elder Devin H. spoke about progressing. We are either progressing or digressing, there is nothing in-between. He is right.
On that note, I want to share information from a member of the LDS Church, who I believe, is from AZ. Her name is Wendy DeWitt. I had the opportunity to hear this lecture live along with a couple of other members of our ward (can't you see the back of our heads?). Anyway, she has very good information. This lecture has 9 parts, don't be overwhelmed. Start with #1 and work your way through. You will hear not only common sense, but vital information. Learn from her, she is a very smart "chick".
Here is the link to her handout. It is simple to read and follow. http://theideadoor.com/PDF%20Files/RS/EverythingUnderTheSun.pdf
Best wishes on your efforts to be prepared.