I have been reading a fabulous book called The Book Thief about war torn Germany. In the book a small family takes in a foster daughter and hides a Jew. They have no money and all they eat for weeks on end is a watered down version of split pea soup.
I love this book and we discussed it last night at book club. The question presented itself "would you share your food storage with your neighbors?" Most said yes, a few said no. I sat there silently, guiltily...knowing that I have yet to start collecting any sort of food storage.
Someone said that basically they believe that we will have to share our food storage--that at a moments notice the bishop may call and say "bring everything you have to the ward and we are going to split it up." They said the first commandment is to GET IT and the second commandment is to SHARE IT.
So now I need to go get some food storage. My aunt Kathy was told by a friend "I may never live to see my food storage go to use, but gathering it is a testimony to my children, to my family that Jesus Christ will come again and that I will follow the teachings of the living prophets." Wow. I need to get on the ball.
So my question is--does anyone have any ideas, suggestions for starter items, cookbooks with food storage recipes, websites, books, that can help get me started?
I want to be prepared for when someone asks to share the food storage. I don't want to be someone who wasn't prepared to share what I have or who needs the help of others who have worked and prepared. This is how I can protect my family.