Whether it is the church saying it or not it is a smart move, think about it. Remember the black out in New York a few years ago? No one had food, or water, and they freaked out.
I got involved with the LDS church about a year ago. I have to say that the emergency kit is one of the smartest things they have going for them. I
have a back pack that has about a weeks supply of stuff in it. It also had a med kit, fishing kit, and a lot of other stuff. A weeks supply of any
medicine you take is good too.
As far as the years worth of food, well I have about a six month supply. That has been done with the help of friends at the church. It really is the
smart thing to do cause have you looked at the economy lately?? Do you realize what gas prices has been doing to the food prices???
I went to by an Ice Creme Sandwich the other day and they wanted 4 dollars for it... needless to say.. I didn't by it...