Posts Tagged ‘food storage’

Mormon Food Storage Inspiring Nation

Monday, January 13th, 2014

If you browse Pinterest for very long, you’ll likely come across pins with lists for food storage, tips for building a 72-hour-kit on the cheap, and articles espousing the importance of emergency preparedness. For Mormons, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often inadvertently referred to as the Mormon Church), these principles of self-reliance are nothing new. For over a century, Mormons have been counseled to prepare their homes and families, and that guidance is now inspiring more than just the Mormon community.[1]

Mormon Are Counseled to Prepare

The Mormon pioneers who trekked across the plains were required to adequately prepare their food supply for the exodus west. The trip took several months to complete, and even with church-supplies rations, hunger was a very real concern for those early pioneers. Without the preparation from these early members, certainly none of the companies would have made a successful trip. (more…)

Food Storage in the News

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Mormon Preparing HumanitarianThe economy is making people nervous, but Mormons have been preparing for this moment all their lives. Mormon families are taught to avoid debt, save money, and set aside a year’s supply of food and other commodities needed to get through a challenging economic time. For many years, outsiders scoffed at this program, thinking it was a last-days scenario or a panic program. Today, the press is actively seeking out Mormons to interview because they’ve come to realize food storage and emergency preparation is a sensible way to live.

The Mormons teach people to be self-reliant as much as possible. This means they need to prepare ahead for difficult times. One way to do this is to build a supply of food, cleaners, health care products, clothing, and even cash to rely on should they need it. (more…)