Friday, January 1, 2010 help you on a weekly basis

Recently, our Relief Society Presidency distributed our new manuals for 2010. They even included a schedule of the lessons! We have been asked to not only read our lessons in a timely manner, but also to read our scriptures. I don't know about you....but I always need a bookmark to "keep my place" in the book.

So, I will provide one for you....each month. There is a reason for the monthly bookmark, it is to help you add to your Long Term Food Storage staples.

Each month, your bookmark will have suggested items to keep you focused when you shop on a weekly basis. Also, I will include quotes to help motivate you to be prepared.

Here is a preview of the January bookmark:

Each week when you do your shopping, include the food storage item for the week. By the end of the year, you will have increased your long term food supply.

“If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear” D & C 38: 30

Week 1: Jello, Week 2: Honey, Week 3: Toilet Paper, Week 4: Shampoo

How much do you need? The following gives specific amounts for some things based upon the recommendations of our Church Leaders, the rest you calculate based upon menu's you compile and the rate you family uses the toiletries etc.

  • Grains: wheat, flour, rice, corn, oatmeal, pasta, etc 300 lbs

  • Dairy: Powdered milk, canned milk, cheese,etc 75 lbs

  • Sugars: sugar, honey, jam, jello, corn syrup, etc 60 lbs

  • Salt: 5 lbs

  • Fats: Shortening, Vegetable Oil etc 20 lbs

  • Legumes: Dried Soybeans, pinto beans, navy bean, red beans, split peas or lentils, canned beans, peanut butter canned nuts: 60 lbs.

  • Water (2 week supply): 14 gallons

  • Meats: canned, frozen, dehydrated

  • Vegetables and fruits: canned, frozen, dehydrated

  • Multiple Vitamins (especially A & C)

  • Medical: First Aid Kits and Feminine supplies

  • Misc: Baking powder & soda, Yeast, Spices

  • Laundry and cleaning: Toilet paper, hand soap, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, dish soap

  • Fuel & Light: Wood-paper logs, matches, candles, flashlights, batteries

  • Expanded Storage: Juices, Tomato sauce, stews, soups, chili vinegar, trash bags, paper towels.

Most everything on the list is included in the week by week purchase. If you follow the suggested purchases, you have a good shot of having several months, if not a years supply of food and toiletries when January 2011 rolls around.

"Bookmark it!"

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