We've done a pretty thorough review over the past month of the LDS guidelines on home storage. I know it can all feel really overwhelming. It was so much information for me, six years ago when I was determined to start working on storage, that I was basically paralyzed. My biggest piece of advice on this topic, is to START SMALL! There is a lot to be done, but the prophets have repeatedly said to do a little bit at a time.
"Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve."—The First Presidency, All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, Feb. 2007, 1
"As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect. And, above all, my brothers and sisters, let us move forward with faith in the Living God and His Beloved Son." -- President Hinckley, The Times In Which We Live, Ensign, November 2001
"We can begin ever so modestly. We can begin with a one week’s food supply and gradually build it to a month, and then to three months. I am speaking now of food to cover basic needs. As all of you recognize, this counsel is not new. But I fear that so many feel that a long-term food supply is so far beyond their reach that they make no effort at all. Begin in a small way, my brethren, and gradually build toward a reasonable objective." -- President Hinckley, To Men of the Priesthood, Ensign, November 2002.