Oct-87 Ezra Taft Benson Food Storage Quote

Another excellent quote, from and LDS source, but applicable to all. Specifically aimed at fathers and our responsibility to taking care of our families.

Fathers, another vital aspect of providing for the material needs of your family is the provision you should be making for your family in case of an emergency. Family preparedness has been a long-established welfare principle. It is even more urgent today.

I ask you earnestly, have you provided for your family a year’s supply of food, clothing, and, where possible, fuel? The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.

Also, are you living within your income and saving a little?

Are you honest with the Lord in the payment of your tithes? Living this divine law will bring both spiritual and material blessings.

Yes, brethren, as fathers in Israel you have a great responsibility to provide for the material needs of your family and to have the necessary provisions in case of emergency.

 – Ezra Taft Benson, Oct. 1987 (Full Text /video /audio)

Author: Jayce

I’m a Software Engineer that grew in the Pacific Northwest. I moved to Utah for a job in 98 and have stuck around ever since. I’ve always been preparedness-minded, since my family always had that as a focus. I love the great outdoors, enjoying the dichotomy of the split from regular gadget driven life to back country minimalist experiences. An avid scouter, and camper. No farm now, but grew up running an aviary, and logging to earn money.

3 thoughts on “Oct-87 Ezra Taft Benson Food Storage Quote”

  1. A less politically-correct rendition of the same idea, also by Pres. Benson: “There is wisdom in having on hand a year’s supply of food, clothing, and fuel, if possible, and in being prepared to defend our families and our possessions and to take care of ourselves.” (per http://www.latterdayconservative.com/ezra-taft-benson/god-family-and-country/, this is from “God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties”)

  2. Where do you bug out to? Red Rock Trailer Court, between Strawberry Reservoir, Current Creek and Starvation Reservoir at Current Creek Junction. We have a proven artesian water system and excellent year-round recreation. We have 20 year-round spots and 23 spots rated for 7 months after which you can close up your RV and leave it in your spot in storage. We also have reduced off season rates for RVs left in storage. (435) 548-2795

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