“Food storage isn’t just for when the world ends; most of it’s . . . basic food storage products [used] in our everyday cooking,” Debbie Kent said. “It’s just learning how to cook with it and learning that it’s not scary to cook.”
Two LDS women are working to shed light on many of the misunderstandings associated with food storage in order to make it a more effective preparedness method for Church members and others.
Food storage experts Crystal Godfrey and Debbie Kent wrote a book and started a website after realizing many people were being tricked into spending too much money on food storage. They also perceived that many others avoided getting food storage because they didn’t know what to buy or how to use it, thinking the traditional items are gross or that collecting food storage is weird.
“We wanted them to be able to take the benefit of us being with them and shopping with them and teaching them, ‘This is good, and this isn’t good,’ ” Kent said. “That was the whole premise behind it: to help people get what they really need and pass by the things that they really don’t need, and to find the best bargain in the process.”