Monday, December 23, 2013

LDS-centric Utah Epicenter for Food Storage

"Storing away enough food and water in case of disaster, job loss or something worse is not just part of the
fundamental teachings of the LDS church, it's an idea that is increasingly catching on nationwide. And it's also big business.

A large majority of food storage companies that do Internet sales are based in the state. Terms once used only by Church members, such as 72-hour kit, are mainstream, as is the survivalist "preppers" philosophy that taps into the Church's century-old teachings on the topic.

"The wisdom behind preparing is taught heavily in this population," said Paul Fulton, president of Ready Store, based in Draper, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. "They've led the way.""

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