By Heather O.
I have a new calling. I’m the the new “temporal prep leader”. Basically, it means that I coordinate the cannery trips, encourage people to get their food storage going, and field questions like, “Which one is better for purifying water- bleach or purification tablets?” (I have no idea what the answer to this question is, by the way. If you do, please jump on in and enlighten us all.)
I blame Tracy M. for all of this, of course. It’s all her fault. I passed along her Food Storage Wendy’s Frosty recipe to the ward, and suddenly everybody thinks I’m a food storage goddess. Yeah, thanks a LOT, Tracy.
Actually, I’m excited. I think this can be a lot of fun. But I need something from everybody. I want to know the obstacles to getting prepared. What keeps you from getting your house in order, and how can somebody like me help you to overcome those obstacles?
In some cases, I don’t know how much help I would be. For example, when DH was in law school, we had no food storage, only because we barely had any room for ourselves in our tiny apartment, let alone a bunch of tin cans. A gal in the ward found a deal on MREs if she ordered like, a thousand, so we all pitched in an ordered enough MREs for our 72 hours kits. I gave her my check, packed up my 72 hour kit, and called it good.
So what are your obstacles, reasons why you don’t do it? Are they insurmountable, and what kind of help would you most appreciate to get your food storage really going? Any and all suggestions welcome.
And, okay, Tracy, you can send some more recipes along too. You have my permission. In for a penny, in for a pound, right?