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.)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June 2017 Back to Basics

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It was once said that “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”  June is the month summer gets into full swing, all the scout and girls camps roll around, the fishing is good, and the summer evenings invite us to lounge on the lawn at day’s end. June gives us long days that let us get the work all done, and still have some time to play. June is the month the garden and yard look the best and the heat has not hit in full force, but the days are warm enough for a refreshing dip in the river, lake, or pool.  It is also a month that can inspire us to make our preparedness as wonderful as the month is. Growing gardens and orchards offer produce to preserve. Longer days provide time to work on that 72 hour kit or shelves for the store room. Going camping lets us test our disaster evacuation skills. The lounging gives time to ponder, plan, and then act on the family preparedness needs we may have. Let’s make June as wonderful in preparedness as God made it for us to enjoy. 

Included in this newsletter:

Disaster Preparation: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Ideas to prepare for disasters in and out of our homes.
Live Storage: Summer is a great time to establish live storage! Tips for raising chickens for eggs and meat.
In the Southern Utah Garden: June tips, specifically planting watermelon and corn.
Bottling Summer! June is a great month for putting up Grandma Ballard's Pickled Beets and Zucchini Pickle Relish.
Cooking with Food Storage: Recipes for Old Fashioned Rice Pudding, and Leftover Rice Breakfast.
Summertime Preparedness Practice: a list of things to do this summer with the family to practice preparedness.
Spiritual Preparedness: We have been warned! Quote from James E Talmage on warnings from the Lord.

Click here for a complete copy of the June 2017 Back to Basics Newsletter.

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