There is no person who knows the real purpose for which this welfare program is being instituted, but hardly before sufficient preparation has been made the real purpose will be revealed and when that time comes it will challenge every resource of the church to meet it. Harold B. Lee
Make a goal to have at least 3 months wages in savings. Sit down and make a plan for this to happen.
Once again, let’s work on building up our various kits. We are going to focus on our Emergency Evac kits. Add emergency blankets for everyone. Several plastic tarps, enough to cover your tents and or make shelters if needed. Gather all you medical / immunization records for the family and put them into your evacuation binder.
Learn from Noah’s Ark that speed isn’t always an advantage. The turtles were on board with the cheetahs. Just do what you can do, and be consistent and persistent.
Stretch Your Grocery Dollars
Shop the Sales. I can’t stress this one enough. This is the best way to build up your food supply and actually save a whole lot of money. Look through your fliers each week, and when you find something that is a great deal, buy several of them. Don’t just buy one or two cans, especially if you know that it is something that you use often, because two weeks from now you will just have to buy another one at full price. Buy a case of them or two, then you know you will make it without buying that item again until it is on sale again. After you do this for a few months, you will be amazed at how quickly your shelves will fill, and then pretty soon you will find you only shop for things when they are on sale.
Save on protein foods. There are a lot of meat substitutes that are way less expensive than always eating meat. Beans and legumes are the most common ones and are readily available almost anywhere. There are also eggs, tofu, textured vegetable protein, wheat meat, and grains. If you will substitute any of these for meat at least a few times a week, you will find that your money savings will climb. Give it a go!
One more savings; make things from scratch. If an item is on sale, then by all means by a whole whack of them, but if you are buying a package of “Hamburger Helper” for example, when you could make it at home for 1/8th of the price, then it just makes sense to make it yourself. Especially with the prices and such in todays world, it makes so much more sense. Another example is cake mixes or ready made cookies and things like this. They all cost far more to purchase them ready made than to make from scratch. Find your favorite scratch recipes and keep them in a binder where it is easy to find the recipes and then you will save both time and money, and nutrition to avoid the preservatives and chemicals.
Happy and Healthy Prepping