Sunday, December 30, 2012

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

JANUARYBe ReadyWater/Beverages72-Hour Kits
D&C 88:119Toiletries 1Financial Reserve
FEBRUARYBe DoersBreakfast FoodsCommunication
1 Nephi 3:7Toiletries 2Emergency Plan
MARCHBe CharitableTomatoes/PastaFirst Aid/CPR
Mosiah 2:17First AidImportant Papers
APRILBe CleanSoup/Tuna/BeansSanitation
Isaiah 1:18SanitationHygiene
MAYBe PrayerfulCondiments/SpicesPower
2 Nephi 32:9Food Prep 1Light
JUNEBe HealthyGrains/VitaminsExercise
D&C 89:16Food Prep 2Bread recipes
JULYBe GuardiansSummer FoodsShelter
Alma 46:12Toiletries 3Bedding
AUGUSTBe NurturersFruits/VegetablesEmergency Cooking
3 Nephi 17:21Toiletries 4Kids Emergency Kits
SEPTEMBERBe HopefulMeat/PotatoesEarthquake Prep
Moroni 7:42LaundryPrep Books
OCTOBERBe FaithfulOils/FatsFire Safety 
D&C 61:10CleanupAuto Kits
NOVEMBERBe GratefulHoliday BakingHeating
Alma 37:37CleanersClothing
DECEMBERBe ChristlikeBaking BasicsGift Giving
Matthew 22:39Emergency CleanupEquipment


  1. I am extremely appreciative of all the time, work and thought you have put into this blog! I had been using your weekly shopping lists for my local ward and they were most helpful. Seeing what you are doing for 2013, I must say you and I are hearing a similar message. I am excited to continue sharing your blog and also continuing to learn from you. Thank you!

  2. I am so grateful for your work for this blog. I am excited for the spiritual focus and the changes. Everything I've seen so far on this site has been wonderful and helpful as I work with my family's budget and food storage plan. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for your hard work. I especially appreciate the part "I want to make food storage and emergency preparedness doable for as many people as possible." since I've tried to keep up with other preparedness guides but often get a little sidetracked or lost as things chug along.

  4. You are awesome!! You inspire me so much!!

  5. We are thankful there are people like you who think of the welfare of others. I agree with you that we have to plan ahead to withstand the effect of calamities in our lives. By following your plan, we can be successful in achieving our goals like the food storage in Utah.

  6. Thank you so much for your blog and all of the organizing and thought and effort you put into it. It is a help and guide while my husband and I get prepared for our family!


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