Well, as I sit here I'm considering building an ark -- the rains are coming down (and hopefully the floods aren't coming up), and I'm really hoping not to get washed away. The kids left an ice cream bucket (thankfully, empty) on our patio and it has about 6 inches of water in it so far.
Sometimes during this time of year I forget that I don't live in Seattle.
However, I feel like I am a fairly prepared person. I have a decent food storage of foods that we use often. I have a small amount of emergency food (that we don't really eat, and it doesn't get rotated into our regular food). I think we have 1 can of wheat (no wheat grinder though -- considering getting one of those, just because I love whole wheat bread so dang much), a couple cans of black beans, some oats, and then a few cans of hot chocolate and fruit punch mix since there is no way I am going to drink our water storage without a little something in it to make it a tad bit more appetizing.
However, our ward seems to be really pushing the whole year's supply of food thing, and not just to live on when our family's have no income (because I think that's really smart -- I know we live off our storage when my income isn't coming in like I'd hoped). They're talking about food you'd need to sustain life. They're talking about having an entire year's supply of food that you won't rotate into your regular food.
I'm just not sure how I feel about it. I have a very strong testimony of regular food storage. I just can't bring myself to buy wheat and dried beans, etc (in a fashion that would provide for us for entire year -- I did just buy a few bags of dried beans today for soups this winter) Honestly, I am fairly sure that we just don't have room, unless it takes over the space in which our minivan currently resides. We could easily live a week or so off that type of storage that I have in our garage. Not sure if I'd want to live too much longer -- considering quality of life n' all. Anyway, what have they said in your wards and do you tend to go towards a food storage that's rotated or a year's supply?
And does anyone have any plans for an ark lying around. Although, I'm fairly sure it's not the rain that's driving me crazy, it's the wind.