Archive for March, 2006

Value

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

A businessman once said to me; “It’s a sin not to separate a sucker from his money.”  A smart shopper said; “The price of anything is only what some sucker is willing to pay.”

Sometimes people “know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” What do you think?

Creating wealth takes three things: know-how, materials, and tools. Sometimes the good old-fashioned way can not only be the fastest way to fill needs, but the cheapest when you do it yourself.  Councilor Marian G. Romney commented on self-sufficiency in the same LDS General Conference session that Pres. Spencer W. Kimball gave his famous quote about “store what you eat; eat what you store.” Pres. Romney said, “Brothers and Sisters, you will see the time come upon us when the Saints will live only on those things which they produce at home.” What do you think brings the greatest things of value to your home?

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Water Storage

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Let’s review the elements of water storage. Consider each of these essentials:

1. Containerization. “Food safe” polyethylene plastic vessels transfer no flavors and should be airtight and heavy gauge to insure against leakage or breakage.

2. Filling. A “food safe” plastic hose must also be used. If a garden hose is used, it’s hosey taste will be amplified over time to render the stored water unfit to drink.

3. Decontamination or sterilization.  Boiling or adding 1/4 tsp. chlorine bleach per gallon of clean, culinary water kills algae, molds, spores, fungus, etc., that are found in tap water and will keep your supply from changing on the shelf. Put away right, stored water need not be rotated or refreshed.

4.  Filters. . . do not purify water, but do remove things that make it look, smell, and taste bad.  Passed through a final activated charcoal or ceramic filter, water will taste good, making a filter a most desirable tool for water processing.

5. Quantity. Consider 1+ gallons of water per family member per day. You’ll never have too much.

Smart Shopping

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

In a down-sized economy it becomes even more important to guard expenses and conserve, rather than expect more profits or income. Bargain hunting when buying essential business inventories is critical. The same principal is central to home storage. Limited only by shelf life and available storage space, food items that are a regular part of the family diet, when purchased in quantity, not only represent bargain investments, but these items in the home will reduce the frequency and expense of trips to the store. Also, buying case quantities of ten items or less still qualify you to checkout through the express lane. Comparison shopping saves more money than it costs time, and the savings are non-taxable, too.

For more information, call (your preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.

Water Storage

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

After natural disasters eight to ten times more people die or are health impaired due to contaminated water than from the disaster itself. The major daily problem for over 80% of the world’s people is finding a clean glass of water. This is even true in some places in America. Foreign travelers and missionaries cope first thing with this reality or pay the price very quickly.Water has always been the #1 strategic resource. “Poison the well” was a battle tactic millennia ago. Securing your safe water resource – a separate quantity that is not on line with the municipal system – should be your number one preparedness priority.

     For more information, call (your preparedness specialist).
     CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.