De-emphasis on Food Storage?

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Cadence
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Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

Post by Cadence » 09 Jun 2019, 07:13

I use to have some 5 gallon buckets of wheat. Sort of silly what was I gong to do with it? We all live in a totally interdependent economy. If some kind collapse happens then we are all in the same boat. So if everything goes to hell there will be no one to turn the lights on and you can't cook your bread.

I do strongly believe in having enough on hand to last 30 days or so in the event of some sort of natural disaster. But if the lights are not back on by then it would be Chaos after that.
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Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

Post by BJE » 09 Jun 2019, 18:30

When I was a kid in the 70’s not only was a years supply of food and fuel preached but also we were told we needed to be prepared to walk to Jackson county Missouri to build the new Jerusalem. When I asked why we’d have to walk I was told we’d have to flee on foot because there would be no fuel.

You don’t hear talk of walking to Jackson county anymore

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Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

Post by DarkJedi » 10 Jun 2019, 07:10

BJE wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 18:30
When I was a kid in the 70’s not only was a years supply of food and fuel preached but also we were told we needed to be prepared to walk to Jackson county Missouri to build the new Jerusalem. When I asked why we’d have to walk I was told we’d have to flee on foot because there would be no fuel.

You don’t hear talk of walking to Jackson county anymore
Welcome to the church of 2019! Much nicer, isn't it? (And how, exactly, were you to carry those buckets of wheat [that you might not have known how to use anyway] to Missouri?)
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Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

Post by Roy » 10 Jun 2019, 15:36

DarkJedi wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 07:10
BJE wrote:
09 Jun 2019, 18:30
When I was a kid in the 70’s not only was a years supply of food and fuel preached but also we were told we needed to be prepared to walk to Jackson county Missouri to build the new Jerusalem. When I asked why we’d have to walk I was told we’d have to flee on foot because there would be no fuel.

You don’t hear talk of walking to Jackson county anymore
Welcome to the church of 2019! Much nicer, isn't it? (And how, exactly, were you to carry those buckets of wheat [that you might not have known how to use anyway] to Missouri?)
Yes, it is my observation that we no longer actively teach that stuff. By not actively teaching it I believe that people that believe in it with all their hearts and people that do not believe in it can more easily coexist in the same congregations. Some of the stuff we used to teach sounds cultish but I am sure that a number of the older generation would defend it vehemently if pressed. It was a fairly significant thing when Elder Packer said that young people of today should plan their lives as though the "end of days" would not occur in their lifetime.
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