At what time is it right to make a food storage plan? Now! Yes it is better to make plans early than procrastinate all the time. Like the saying goes, procrastination is the thief of time. While it is important to start a Mormon food storage plan as early as possible, this does not mean people should just jump right into it without any consideration to what their finances can afford.
First of all it is important to determine what your food needs are and determine for how long you are willing to store food. Note that not everyone is comfortable about eating food that has been stored for long. Nevertheless, there is still hope for those who want to start a food storage plan. It doesn’t have to be for a year. It can be for a month. It is better to start small and then expand as you go along. It may not be possible to buy all the food all at once but it can be arranged to on a weekly basis. To make the Mormon food storage system easier to handle, it becomes better to buy a bit more of everything on a weekly basis.
Most Mormons are advised to start off their Mormon survival food storage with a three months supply of the food that they and their family consume on a daily basis. Also they are advised to store away water that has been properly purified according to the existing legislation of where they live. However if they decide to buy bottled water, there’ll be no need for purification. Only proper storage in a cool dark place is then needed. Apart from storing food and water, keeping away some money to use in time of emergency is another advice members will receive. This money should not be used for any other purpose except it is absolutely necessary. After taking all the above into consideration, a Mormon can now plan for the long term by storing food with log shelf life like the cereals.