In his talk Prepare for the Days of Tribulation by President and Prophet Ezra Taft Benson -- we hear extremely imporant messages about food storage and preparation, gardening, being self-sufficient, planning for days ahead, and being obedient to counsel we have been given for many years.
His statement "The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah" ought to truly motivate any who are sincere followers of Jesus Christ. Afterall, my friend Cheryl reminded me, "He just wants to feed us". (And... he knows what's ahead.)
Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson