My Dear Friends and Sisters,
May you find this post on a beautiful shiny fall day, full of hope and love. I’ve been thinking a lot in these last few weeks, of what I would say to you if it was the last thing you would ever read from me. What hope could I share with you?
Through diligent and careful research, prayer and consideration we have come to agree with the many people in the world that suggest that there will be a severe market crash in the middle of September. When we, as a family, pulled all of our research together, read the scriptures and discussed everything, and came to our own personal testimony of the coming events, I simply didn’t want to get out of bed the next day. My whole life plan was disrupted and I didn’t even know where to begin to be prepared. Sure we have some food storage, “almost” a year supply” but what will happen? Where will we sleep? What will we eat? And then I remembered some things I’ve learned over the last couple of years. I will share them with you over the next few weeks. I hope they will bring you comfort and faith in these uncertain times.
1. Get some wheat – Don’t care so much about what the gluten intolerant may say. God says:
“17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain. ” D&C 89:17
Now there are a few ways to use wheat to make food in an emergency situation:
a. Grind it and make a start – 1/2 cup flour to 1/2 cup water and you keep it for a while stirring it a couple of times a day until it bubbles and then you use it as yeast for bread. You feed it one part water and slightly over one part flour to one part of start. It should look like runny oatmeal but not leak through your fingers if you put some in your hand. Of course you will have to grind more flour for the bread. But you can use the start straight from the jar to make a quick pancake on a grill in the fire, or make a bread type biscuit. And the good news is that start has all the needed vitamins and minerals your body needs to sustain life including protein!
b. Another way that you can use wheat and water to sustain life is to sprout it. Once sprouted you can eat it straight or add milk and have a cereal or you can grind it in a meat grinder and use it instead of flour! It is so much easier to grind wheat once sprouted. Add some oil and a little start and some salt and you’ve got yourself a nice loaf of bread. Follow me to Chef Tess’s website for detailed instructions. Print them out, put them in your backpack and get a meat grinder.
2. Get a water Filter or pump- you need three things to survive in an emergency: Water, Food and Shelter. Before you go out and buy a lot of water get a pump because we don’t know where the coming events will take us. And your survival will need to be portable.
3. Shelter – Next you will need a tent. Get one that will fit your family and be easy to carry. Unless, you have a couple grand collecting dust somewhere. Then, what you want to get is called a wall tent. But remember, no time to wax all perfect we’ve got to be prepared, once you are minimally prepared, add on bit by bit.
4. Begin preparing immediately for crisis coming in the middle of September. If there is a severe financial crisis on September 14 – 16, we will see some changes very quickly and some that will take time. Gas may be expensive, making going to the store difficult or impossible, and it would make sense that stores would not be well stocked if you could get to them at all.
a. My suggestion is to fill your freezer with meals. This isn’t as difficult as you may think. Double or quadruple your meals over the next four weeks, cool them quickly by putting them in the fridge then freeze them. Freeze waffles, pancakes, pasta, soups (add raw potatoes right before you stick them in the freezer).
b. Stock up on the essentials your family will need to go with those frozen meals, butter, syrup, powdered milk, bread (you can freeze it too), peanut butter and jelly etc.
If you only read this, Now, is NOT the time to Chase Molly Mormon anymore. Save yourselves!!! Don’t be a perfectionist this fall, there isn’t time or resources. Get some wheat, get a water filter even if it is just a water bottle filter or straw, get something! You can add to it later. Get a Tent. Then, make extra food for your freezer to get you through the first few days of the market crash-think Black Friday on Steroids!
There it is my Sisters, I will be adding more every day to encourage and support you.
Until the lights go out.
All my love,