Thursday, July 24, 2008


D&C 88:119 “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God”“Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food … and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free.” -President Thomas S. Monson

Those of you that know me well know that I am incredibly passionate about emergency preparedness. It is always on my mind and I try to do something every day to work on my family’s food storage. I have been blessed to learn techniques and tactics from people who have taken the time to teach me and now I want to pay it forward. I am absolutely excited to share some resources that make emergency preparedness & food storage easy and fun so, I’m hosting a FOOD STORAGE/EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP. __________________________________________________What: Emergency Preparedness / Food Storage Workshop

When: Saturday, August 9thTime: 9am - Noon (Presentations start at 9:15- come and go/stay after that)Where: The DeWitt’s home 11320 E Starkey Avenue Mesa, AZ 85212 (Email for directions if needed

___________________________________________________The beginning will be packed with presentations and information – after that it’s all about questions and answers, and trust me there will be answers!

Presentations will begin at 9:15 on the following topics:
Ø Everything Under the Sun Is food storage overwhelming to you? Come and learn how to get started, how to select what and how much to store, and how to rotate and cook it when the time comes. This was the most motivating presentation I have been to and is what got me started!

Ø Shelf-stable dairy products (milk, butter, and whipping cream) The shelf-stable milk is 'real' milk that is processed at a higher temperature to kill all of the bacteria. It has the same nutritional value and taste (very important) as milk that you purchase in your favorite grocery store. <click here>

Ø Mountain House Freeze-dried Food Storage Just add water! And better yet 30+ year shelf life! Come and taste for yourself then order at distributor prices! If you can’t make it to the workshop and still want to order at these low prices… let me know and we can place it for you, EVEN if you live out of state!!!<click here>

Ø Canning How To & Bucketing for Long-Term, Space Saving Storage Learn the basics of home canning so you can store meats, beans, vegetables and fruits long term. I am even more excited about learning how to properly bucket your grains for long term storage.

Ø Square Foot Gardening Tricks of the trade by Master Gardner and Southwest gardening expert, John Chapman. Here is one of John's favorite quotes... President Kimball said:We encourage you to grow all the food that you feasibly can on your own property. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Grow vegetables and eat them from your own yard. Some argue that they can buy their potatoes and other food cheaper than they can grow them, but that is not the point is it? There will come a time when food will not be available at any price then what will they do? (CR Apr, 1976)

Ø Food Processors, Wheat Grinders, Water Barrels and more hard goods. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn and prepare! I have booked presenters that have been at previous food storage workshops as well as new presenters so, if you have attended before come check out what’s new. Please forward this on to those you love and want to be prepared! I hope to see you there!!!

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This is my friend Tawni that is doin' this little workshop in her home! I am soooo excited about it cuz I am completely overwhelmed when it comes to food storage and all that stuff--I got lots to learn! Who wants to come with me????


Squashgarden said...

Wow! I, the inactive blogger, am the first to comment on your post! hmm... the pressure is on... what do I say? How about, the first time I ordered food storage I figured it out wrong. I thought I was getting 5 cans of flour, instead I got 5 25lb bags of it. We have enough flour, sugar and wheat to last a lifetime. I am terrified to order anything else. Maybe a workshop would help my PTSD!!

Lewis Family said...

SWEET! I totally want to come. Happy late anniversary! We need to get together sometime...what ever happened to our dinner parties:) Lets start up again next month!

drama mama said...

Hey...I want to come! It sounds great!

Spencer and Heather said...

I want to come so bad... I have no idea where to even begin when it comes to that. Only prob is Jayden starts t-ball and has a game that day during that time... maybe you could share y0ur knowledge with me? Please!!!

John and Kate said...

John and I are very passionate about emergency preparedness as well. We put together our 3-mo food storage and emergency items back in March. Surprisingly it was SO much fun!!! After that I was asked to teach a class on food storage and emer. preparedness and to my surprise there was a great turnout - about 75 people attended! So I know it's important to a lot of people (especially with the poor economy right now).