“Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. . . . As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness”
Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 36).
And that was back in 1995. Sometimes I wish I would have been paying better attention.