52 Weeks To Preparedness – Week 39


With regard to grain, I will say, if you do not lay it up and keep it, you will be sorry in a day to come; for you will see hard times, trying times, plagues, and famines, and bloodshed. Be advised and provide in time, and while you have the opportunity. Herber C. Kimball

Family Preparation:

Do a quick check and make sure you update any of your emergency kits. Check your 72 hr kits, family gear box, car kits, flu kits and medical kits. Add in any items you may have missed or any special needs for your family.

A Way of Life:

When we speak of personal and family preparedness, we should speak of foreseen, anticipated, almost expected needs which can be met through wise preparation. Even true emergencies can be modified by good planning. H. Burke Peterson

Personal and family preparedness is provident living. Being provident involves being “wise, frugal, prudent, making provision for the future while attending to immediate needs. Barbara Smith


Improve our ability to read, write, and do basic mathematics. Study the scriptures and other good books. Learn to communicate effectively with others. Take advantage of opportunities to gain more knowledge.


Avoid drugs and alcohol. Exercise regularly. Provide for adequate medical and dental care, including insurance where possible. Keep homes and surroundings clean and sanitary. Shun substances or practices that abuse our bodies or minds.

Home Storage:

Have sufficient food, clothing and shelter for self and family. Where possible, store a year’s supply of basic items needed to sustain life. Regularly use and replace all stored items in order to keep them from spoiling. Learn to produce and prepare basic food items.

Resource Management:

Pay tithes and offerings. Avoid unnecessary debt and save for the future. Satisfy all of our promised obligations. use our resources frugally and avoid wasting them. Use time wisely. Be willing to serve those in need by sharing our time, talents, and resources with them.

Happy and Healthy Prepping


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