Gayle D., POES RS President
We have been working hard this year to prepare our families and follow the counsel of our prophet. With so many of our short term goals taken care of, we are now ready to concentrate on our long term food supplies. Each pantry should be supplied with items that sustain life and that can last for a long time. These foods, such as wheat, white rice, and beans, can last for 30 years or more when properly packaged and stored in a cool dry place.
It is important to remember that this supply can be accumulated gradually. Do not go into debt to acquire your food storage. Supplies can be accumulated little by little.
Research has shown that these common, longer term food items can last longer than previously thought. If they are properly packaged and stored below 75 degrees, we should be able to rely on these food stuffs for years to come. What a sense of peace will be ours once we know that we have the supplies to sustain life in an emergency.
Remember, the first step is to begin!
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