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The Joys of Stockpiling




A couple of months ago, we heard from readers who simply do not want to stock up on groceries at any cost, for any reason. That column resulted in a flood of email in support of stockpiling. Many readers make excellent points about stocking up. Listen in:

"I read your column about stocking up and those who refuse to do it. Our church leaders have suggested food storage for ages! Currently, they suggest we build up a threemonth supply of the items we use daily. After we have established a three-month supply, they suggest we work toward a year supply of the basics, such as flour, shortening, sugar and so on. College students are asked to have a two-week supply of food and enough money to get themselves home.

"Anyone who voluntarily won't stock up must believe the following:

• That they and their family will never experience financial hardship

• That our country's food production industry and/or transportation system will never break down in any way

• That fuel costs w ...
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