These monthly newsletters are for anyone who would like to learn more about how to be better prepared. Written for the Hurricane Utah Stake as a stake assignment, there are also many other wards and groups who use these. Everyone is welcome to make copies!
Included are newsletters from January 2011 to present. In the January 2015 post there is an index for the first 4 years of newsletters. There are also preparedness booklets that have been posted throughout the years.
May we help each other to be more prepared, and remember what President Thomas S Monson Said: “When the time for performance arrives, the time for preparation is past.”
(Note: Garden tips are for Southern Utah – you may need to adjust according to your area’s climate.)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
“Happy New Year” greetings ring out as another change in years begins. It is a time full of starting over with many “new” things: a new calendar, a new semester at school, or new bulbs peeking through the garden soil. Even the starkness of the winter landscape seems to be a palate ready for new color and new growth. This winter month is a clean slate from nature ready for the renewal of spring. This New Year, a new beginning in so many ways, also offers a clean slate for preparedness. As you make those “new year resolutions” for the upcoming year, make new your resolve to polish up the level of preparedness you achieve for your family. Only you can provide for your family “every needful thing”. The best way to weather hard times, a disaster, an economy slump, or whatever life sends our way, is to Be Prepared. The color we add to that preparedness palette is entirely up to us! What will you do with the clean slate that has been given to you? Let’s use this new beginning of the year to make a new beginning for our family’s preparedness. “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.”
Included in this month's newsletter:
Let's start at the very beginning - The Basics: a list of the basic storage items to include in your food storage. Begin with a 3 month supply and then add long term storage items.
Food Storage Fluff: The Expanded Storage - Expanded storage adds variety, flavor and nutrition to a basic storage. This list gives ideas of what you can store.
Tips to Build a year supply - Ideas to help you build your storage.
In the Southern Utah Garden - winter chores: Prune, Prevent, Plant, and Prepare!
Pruning tips - helpful hints to help you prune your trees while they are dormant. Includes a sketch to help decipher what to cut!
Cooking with Food storage - Basic Wheat Recipes - Wheat Thins, Wheat Cereal, Wheat Treats, and Honey Wheat.
Click here for a complete copy of the January 2018 Back to Basics Newsletter.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Click here for a complete copy of the November 2017 Back to Basics Newsletter.