For many years, Church leaders have counseled members to prepare to care for themselves and their families in times of need. This includes, to the extent that local laws and personal circumstances allow, storing and saving a one-year supply of food.
Recently, Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught:
"Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. . . . As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year's supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness" ("If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 36).
"Storing Fats and Oils"
Oscar A. Pike, Ensign, June 1999, 71–72
An understanding of the causes of rancidity and proper storage conditions can help us enhance the storage life of cooking oil and other foods containing fat.
"Update on Milk Storage"
Ensign, Mar. 1997, 70–71
Following are questions often asked about long-term storage of powdered milk for a family's supply of food.
"If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear"
L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1995, 35–37
Just as it is important to prepare ourselves spiritually, we must also prepare ourselves for our temporal needs.
"Frugal Food Storage"
Colleen Hansen, Ensign, Jan. 1993, 73–74
We really wanted to begin a food storage program, but as newly married full-time college students expecting our first baby, we wondered how we could possibly do it.
"Taking the Bite out of Food Storage"
Pam Taylor, Ensign, Mar. 1992, 72
The following four-part plan can help any family get off to a good start toward becoming prepared without feeling overwhelmed in the process.
"Food Storage and Emergency Preparation"
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