12-Month Food Storage Preparedness Plan for 2013

Most of my friends know I’m a planner. I’m not good at winging it, so I have to say when I’m guided by the Spirit, amazing things happen if I listen. Pondering the 2012 natural disasters and current economy confirms to me that we live in perilous times. To face the storms that may come, we need to make a conscientious effort to become prepared both physically and spiritually. And not get distracted along the way.

Considering all of this over the past few weeks, helped me create a 12-Month Food Storage Preparedness Plan for 2013. I am also making some changes to PreparedLDSFamily. I want to make food storage and emergency preparedness doable for as many people as possible.

I’m not a creative cook, but my semi-homemade approach to cooking has helped me see that even I can have a food storage! We will not starve.

That’s why I like to share monthly and weekly food storage lists. Sure you can always follow a check list, but there is something about someone prompting and encouraging you along the way that helps you stay on track as you build up and replenish your food storage and emergency supplies.

Here are some changes for PreparedLDSFamily in 2013:

  1. No more weekly suggestions for 72-hour kits and auto kits. These emergency supplies should be done quickly, and I will share ideas on how to do that economically.
  2. The printable monthly food storage lists won’t look exactly like last years. And yes, you can share them with friends and without asking me. Thank you for telling me you like them! 
  3. New monthly spiritual focus. We need to refill the oil in our lamps. So I will share family home evening ideas, talks, videos and my thoughts on a monthly spiritual topic.
  4. More pictures and videos. I promise!
  5. You can see what my blog focus will be each month below.

I am extremely grateful to a loving Heavenly Father who hears me, and helps me in my desire to help my brothers and sisters everywhere. Without His reassurance and teaching me that the gifts he has given me are to help others, I would not be able to do what I do.

Best wishes and Happy New Year!

12-Month Food Storage Preparation Plan 2013
Print my 12-Month Preparedness Plan for 2013.pdf

JANUARY Be Ready Water/Beverages 72-Hour Kits
D&C 88:119 Toiletries 1 Financial Reserve
FEBRUARY Be Doers Breakfast Foods Communication
1 Nephi 3:7 Toiletries 2 Emergency Plan
MARCH Be Charitable Tomatoes/Pasta First Aid/CPR
Mosiah 2:17 First Aid Important Papers
APRIL Be Clean Soup/Tuna/Beans Sanitation
Isaiah 1:18 Sanitation Hygiene
MAY Be Prayerful Condiments/Spices Power
2 Nephi 32:9 Food Prep 1 Light
JUNE Be Healthy Grains/Vitamins Exercise
D&C 89:16 Food Prep 2 Bread recipes
JULY Be Guardians Summer Foods Shelter
Alma 46:12 Toiletries 3 Bedding
AUGUST Be Nurturers Fruits/Vegetables Emergency Cooking
3 Nephi 17:21 Toiletries 4 Kids Emergency Kits
SEPTEMBER Be Hopeful Meat/Potatoes Earthquake Prep
Moroni 7:42 Laundry Prep Books
OCTOBER Be Faithful Oils/Fats Fire Safety 
D&C 61:10 Cleanup Auto Kits
NOVEMBER Be Grateful Holiday Baking Heating
Alma 37:37 Cleaners Clothing
DECEMBER Be Christlike Baking Basics Gift Giving
Matthew 22:39 Emergency Cleanup Equipment

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