It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark

That’s a fun little phrase we “preppers” like to use to get our lazy friends and relatives motivated about preparedness. In other words, when you really need food, water and supplies it will be too late.

I’ve been giving you, my lovely and brilliant readers, an item per week to stock up on. It doesn’t matter if you’re Mormon, or have a cold storage room, or have very much money or space. The idea is to get something. The earthquake in Japan has reminded all of us how quickly our lives can go from normal to chaos. Most of us don’t live on the Ring of Fire, but there doesn’t have to be a big, fat catastrophe to rock or world (or cause us to rely on what we have stored). Most people in the country experienced major snowstorms this winter. Power outages are common. Or what about a trucking strike? Most grocery stores only have two days worth of food in storage. Shops would empty out fast. Or how about a really bad flu epidemic? It might be that we simply don’t want to go out in public for fear of infection.

What I’m trying to say is that everybody needs some spare water bottles and some extra cans of food. It doesn’t have to be some big thing where you buy one ton of wheat and powdered milk. Everybody goes to the store at least once a week. When you’re there just buy a little extra. Or a lot extra. You decide what’s best for you.

This week our item is canned fruit. What kid doesn’t like fruit cocktail or pineapple? (um, Arabella. But nevermind.) So get what you can next time you’re at the store.

This is an outstanding video that I played as a “commercial” at our last Enrichment activity where we played The Price is Right. Pretty Please watch it, OK?

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8 thoughts on “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark

  1. Wow. That was powerful. Sometimes I need that kind of punch to the head to stop being so complacent. THANK YOU.

  2. You know, I started following your blog a year ago because of your weekly food storage plan (but kept coming back because of your wit and humor)- I was going to do it, but you know, I suck and never did! Now with everything that is going on and this wonderful post, you have inspired me to get myself together- I will go to the store this very afternoon and start working on your list! Thanks!

  3. I don't think we can be reminded enough. I have a 2 yr supply and I still get your list… I still feel frantic about the unknown…

  4. That was an amazing little video. OK, I'm off to Costco, and then Walmart, where I will buy a little cook stove to cook my wheat, rice, beans and milk on. And sugar. Yes, this week is sugar, right?

  5. I do declare that you get my "best blog found this year" award. Not kidding. Whitney Leigh sent me your way.

    You've also inspired. I bought chicken and sugar at the store during my last trip. You make food preparedness fun. (Unlike the starched shirts at church.)

  6. All right, all right. I marked "Food Storage FHE" for this Monday in my calendar. I'm one of the people who argues "I don't have space," but I'd also like to not be dead should something bad happen.

    Good thing I have that weapon wall in case I need to go hunting. 😀

  7. That was a fantastic video. I'm not LDS, but have to say, the video made perfect sense. Your church always does the best videos, commercials, etc.! I'm going to start my food storage this week (I'm a little late since I've been away from reading blogs for so long – but better late than never 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement and tutorial!!!

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