Are You Prepared?

In this month’s Ensign, there was an article entitled, “Are You Prepared,” – Ensign, Aug. 2007, 30–33.  It contained references to several previous Ensign articles.  The internet version of this article didn’t have hyperlinks to these previous articles, so I figured I’d put together links for my own reference and for others too.

Home Storage—How to Begin,” – Ensign, Apr. 1986, 64–65.

Emergency Water Storage,” – Ensign, Aug. 2006, 71.  (See also, “Water Storage Guidelines“)

Storing Fats and Oils,” – Ensign, June 1999, 71–73.

Food Storage: Where and How,” – Ensign, Aug. 1981, 54–55.

Food Storage for One Year,” – Ensign, Mar. 2006, 70.

Protecting Your Food Storage,” – Ensign, Jan. 2006, 70.

Spicing Up Your Food Storage,” – Ensign, June 1990, 72.

Mmmmm! This Couldn’t Be Food Storage!” – Ensign, Mar. 1990, 71.

Prepared for Today: Medical Supplies,” – Ensign, July 1981, 54–55.

How Will Your Garden Grow?” – Ensign, Mar. 1979, 66.

When Disaster Strikes,” – Ensign, Aug. 1994, 71.

What’s in the Safe?” – Ensign, Aug. 1988, 72–73.

Tips for Becoming Self-Reliant,” – Ensign, Mar. 2000, 68–69.

Out of a Job?” – Ensign, Feb. 2004, 73.

Emergency Savings the ‘Centsible’ Way,” – Ensign, Feb. 1992, 65.

There are a few references to also.  There are also references to two pamphlets entitled “Prepare Every Needful Thing:Family Home Storage” and “All Is Safely Gathered In:Family Finances“.  Some other pamphlets and handbooks are mentioned and can be ordered at

I’m working on becoming more prepared myself and these resources all gathered in together is very helpful.  Hey, the more people around me that get prepared, the fewer people that will be coming to my door looking for food, right?  😉

If anyone finds any online versions of these pamphlets and handbooks, let me know and I’ll add them to the list.  In fact, if anyone finds any other website or internet resource dealing with emergency preparedness, let me know and I’ll add those here too.  Below is the beginnings of a list of other resources.

C.E.R.T. – Community Emergency Response Team.  This is about a six-week certification (one day per week) that covers things that members of a community can do after a major emergency – earthquake, etc.  I have gone through this training and I recommend it to everyone.  Even if only 10% of a community were to go through this training, it would make a huge difference in the even of a major disaster.  Here’s a link to Utah’s C.E.R.T website.


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