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Save Money by Storing Food in the Mormon Tradition

by | Sep. 23, 2013

What We Believe

A century and a half before the reality TV show “Doomsday Preppers” featured survivalists preparing for the possible end of civilization, many here, particularly Mormons who make up about 50 percent of Utah's population, were storing food in case they needed it in the future.

The practice is a throwback to earlier times when residents kept root cellars to survive long winters as well as a way to save money by buying food when it's on sale. But, it's also attributable to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose Mormon members are encouraged to store food in case of an emergency or financial setback.

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