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1but the simple keep going and suffer for it.While this manual has been prepared for, V5.03, January
1st, 2011Member Edition
George Q.CannonTHIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.The contents of this booklet are intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations.However,
nal decisions on preparation for actions that responsibility.
Information and examples contained within this booklet are provided for illustration and advice only.Therefore, no liability is assumed by the Editor or any of the Authors for the use or misuse of any information or products This publication has not been endorsed or produced by The Church of Jesus
and its contents and the opinions it expresses are those of the Editor and the separate authors.While it should not be construed as an official church publication, significant effort has been made to ensure that all materials are in accordance with general church guidelines on food storage and family preparedness.A special LDS Authorized edition of this book is available to Stakes and Wards upon written request from the Stake President or Ward Bishop that contains signi cant additional Brother Christopher M.Parrettchris@ldsavow.comNEVER DONE FOR COMMERCIAL GAIN!.You may be asked to contribute up to $8.00 per copy to cover the actual costs of Printing & Binding.
Anyone charging you over Rather, it is a compilation of many di erent authors works that have been gathered from the public domain of the Internet over the course of many years.These articles have been bound together and are presented here to simplify your access to them.A FREE electronic version of this manual can be downloaded fromWWW.ABYSMAL.COM or at my online LDS Preparedness forums atWWW.LDSAVOW.COMTHIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.
3PrefaceThe Lord Warns and Forewarnsthat we prepare for what is about to befall and take shelter while yet there is time.
But we go our several ways, feasting and making merry, consoling conscience with the easy fancy of time enough and in idle hope that the tempest will pass us by, or that, when it begins to gather thick
nd shelter.- James E Talmage, The Parables of James E.
50 The Lord Holds Us Accountable take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took
But if his blood will I require at the watchmans hand.
THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.IndexTHINKING ABOUT GETTING STARTED3 Preface 6 Book of Gomer Parable,
8 Preparing for a repeat of Hauns Mill,By Roger K.YoungPreparedness Test,17 Deluxe 96 Hour KitBy Glenn A.Anderson22 BARE-MINIMUM Food Storage Requirements24 Basic Food List, 28 Monthly Food Storage Purchasing Calendar,32 The Seven Major Mistakes in Food Storage, 34 Common Storage Foods35 Grains & Flours,45 Legume Varieties47 Availability of Grains & Legumes,50 Moisture Content in Grains & Legumes,52 Dairy Products, 55 Canned Fluid Milks and Cremes, Butter, Cheese, Eggs58 Sugar, Honey and Sweeteners,63 Fats and Oils,65 Cooking Adjuncts,69 Infant Formula,71 Growing and Using Sprouts73 Pros & Cons of Freeze-Dried, Dehydrated, MRE, etc..,74 MREs, Meal Ready to Eat,81 Storage Containers,93 Oxygen Absorbers, 93 Moisture Control,105 Storage Lives of Dehydrated Food,THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.
5124 Master Food List,129 OK, But what do I prepare for?158 Emergency Shelter,159 Master Preparedness List,173 Space Cramp, Where do I Put it all??175 Emergency Sanitation,
176 Emergency Toilets & Garbage Disposal178 Emergency Generators184 Thoughts on Disaster Survival, post Katrina 193 Protecting Yourself From Terrorism 197 Homeland Security Advisory System 199 Preparing for a Pandemic 200 Fact about Avian Flu 204 Quarentine 205 Quarentining for Epidemics 207 Biological and Chemical Agent Dispersion 211 Common Biological and Chemical Agents 213 Nuclear - Chemical Decontamination Kit 215 Nuclear Disaster and Warfare219 What to do After a Nuclear Attack 221 What to do Before a Nuclear AttackTHIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.And Gomer did not build a boat.And Gomers wife went unto Noah and she returned saying, Behold, THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.
7you.But Gomer answered his wife, saying, Behold, with this inflation, the price of wood has gone sky but hath the flood come?
Yea, I say, nay.Wherefore, perhaps the flood will not come for another
--- Author UnknownTHIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.GETTING SET FOR A POSSIBLE MODERN DAY REPEAT OF HAUNS MILLWe all know the tragic story of Hauns mill.Joseph Smith had counseled all of the Church members living around Far West to drop everything and come into Far West for safety.
It wasnt a commandment...it was simply a request and counsel.
Almost all the members of the Church immediately followed the counsel of the prophet.
However, brother Jacob Haun, upon hearing this counsel, came and argued with the Prophet about the counsel at least 3 times during one day.
Brother Hauns point was that he did not see the reason for it and he felt that he and his people could defend themselves if necessary.
According to John Lee who was present for the conversations, on 26 October 1838 The Prophet said,
Move in, by all means, if you wish to save your lives.
Haun replied that if the settlers left buildings.Joseph replied, You had better lose your property than your lives, but there is no danger
they would consider him a tyrant if he forced them to leave and abandon their property and come to Far West.Years later, on 8 June 1867 John Lee reaf rmed in his diary that;
Jos.permitted Haun to gather the Brethren and defend their Mill but stated at the same time that been killed who abode by my Council.At Hauns Mill the brethren went contrary to my Council; he knew better than to obey all of the counsel of the living prophet.
After all, Joseph hadnt made it an enforced commandment...he phrased it as counsel and advice.
In fact, it is important to note that Joseph
and force the people to gather, even though he knew it would save their lives.
Many of to the words of the prophet, sadly, paid the terrible price four days later.That they were good people who were distress.
But it was to help alleviate some of the suffering their disobedient actions had brought down upon them.
than to obey the suggestions of a living prophet.
This brings up another point of discussion.
LABORING UNDER A FALSE DOCTRINEan individual from obeying counsel of the Prophets and Apostles?
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9On the face of it the answer would seem obvious...absolutely not.
We must obey all of the counsel of the Lords anointed...all of the time.
We cant pick and choose without facing the resulting consequences.
But throughout Let me rephrase this question in another way.
Can a member or a leader be trying so hard in so many areas and be and then suffer terrible consequences because of his lack of obedience in something very small he personally did
t of? The answer is of course...yes.
Let me use one more famous historical example of this very issue.
The Martin and Willey handcart experience is again, like Hauns mill, a story of a group of good, righteous individuals and their local leaders ignoring counsel from Prophets and Apostles and suffering the consequences.
They speci cally, and falsely, applied the idea that their personal righteousness would protect them in their disregard for following the counsel of the Apostles.In fact they actually used as an excuse their gospel enthusiasm, zeal, faith and obedience as some of the primary reasons in their arguments to disobey the advice of the brethren.
After all, it wasnt a commandment that was enforced...it was just counsel.
Again, history proved them to be tragically wrong.
The decision to send out the Willie and Martin companies so late in the season was extremely reckless and based upon false doctrine.
That decision cost the lives of nearly one-fourth of the entire group; about 220 people died before the rescue party sent by President Young could reach Of course we have the story of those who survived the Willie and Martin experience who drew closer to the Lord.
But, according to Brigham Young, it wasnt what the Lord wanted:
In mid-November President Brigham Young angrily reproved those who had authorized the late start or who had not ordered the several parties back to Florence when they still had the opportunity, charging ignorance, mismanagement, and misconduct.
Though terrible, the suffering could have been far worse.Had the rescue effort not been launched immediatelywell before the storm SETTING UP A MODERN DAY REPEATAre too many of us as members and local leaders setting ourselves up for another Hauns Mill and Willie and Martin handcart disaster...only on a tremendously much larger scale?I cant tell you how many times I have talked with people who are wonderful, faithful members of the Church, some even who are ward and stake leaders, who dont have enough food storage to last more than a week or so.Often this is because they have been well blessed in material possessions and income.
In our discussions about that with all of the other issues that they are dealing with, it just isnt very high on the priority list
Temple work, family history, missionary work are all much more important than food storage.
However, some explain that if the Prophet made it a commandment, like they did with the Word of Wisdom by including it on the temple recommend interview,
instead of just counsel, then they
would move it up on the priority list.These people, and I am convinced they represent a very large portion of the membership of the Church, believe believe that their personal righteousness will save them.After all, they are busy going to the temple, ful lling Church callings, sending missionaries out, etc.
in other words...doing the works of the righteous.
Surely, the Lord will be merciful to them and take care of them despite their lack of attention to this small item.
They discount THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.Should the Lord decide at this time to cleanse the Churchand the need for that cleansing seems to be increasinga famine in this land of one years duration could wipe out a large percentage of slothful members, including some ward and stake of cers.Yet we cannot say Additionally, they commonly believe and have heard it actually taught over the pulpit by others that those terrible things that have been prophesied wont happen to the righteous and so they need not prepare for them.
Many said it best in his Rue The Day statement:
Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here.Those who believe this are either not
The Lord has warned
Have we heeded His counsel?The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today It is important to note that the people who didnt get on the ark, suffered and died by the very calamity that for had a habit of believing that things wont change drastically, or that terrible things could happen to them.
It is a However, the scriptures are very clear that these terrible cataclysmic events, some perhaps 20-30 years prior to the actual return of the Savior in power and great glory, will come suddenly upon the heart of the Church, and then shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord.And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord; First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.General conference following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and subsequent
beginning of the war in Additionally, this scripture was supposed to have been discussed in great detail recently throughout the Church as it was contained in the Priesthood/Relief Society manuals when we studied Joseph F.Smith.
A few quotes from THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.
11The many eruptions, earthquakes and tidal waves which have occurred...are signs which the Savior declared would foreshadow his second coming, although he said his advent should be as thief in the night...The wise and prudent will heed the warning and prepare themselves that they be not taken unawaresI...testify, that [the Latter-Day Saints]...will be the
rst to fall beneath the judgments of the Almighty, for his judgments will begin at his own house.Wilford Woodruff commented that he believed that the dreadful calamities described in the second half of the third
cally upon the Church members because of their participation in the fashions of Babylon which showed
There are some prophecies pertaining to these latter days that are unpleasant to contemplate.President Young has been calling upon the daughters of Zion day after day, now, for years, to lay hoping, all the days of my ministry, that the sayings contained in that chapter would never apply to President Young and to the prophets, apostles and elders of Israel with regard to throwing off tinkling ornaments about the feet that were not present during his day, but are now very prevalent in ours, even BUT WHAT ABOUT A YEARS SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD STORAGEof at least a one years supply of basic food items.
Though it is not addressed directly in every conference, it is Again, after 9/11, in the following October General Conference, President Hinckley talked about food storage.We cannot provide against every contingency.
But we can provide against many contingencies.Let the present situation remind us that this we should do.
As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need.But let us not panic nor go to extremes.
Let us be prudent in every respectThree months later, the First Presidency then took the unprecedented step of issuing a special letter (January 20,
cally concerning having minimally a one year supply for every member in the world where ever possible, THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.be taught in every branch, ward, district and stake in the Church.
In it, for the
rst time, it outlined the minimum of basic food items to be included in such storage.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that 25% of the membership in North America, still have never even heard of the letter because it was not taught to them by their local leaders.
Priesthood and Relief Society leaders should teach the importance of home storage and securing a
nancial reserve.These principles may be taught in ward councils or on a
fth Sunday in priesthood Church members can begin their home storage by storing the basic foods that would be required to keep them alive if they did not have anything else to eat.Depending on where members live, those basics might include water, wheat or other grains, legumes, salt, honey or sugar, powdered milk, and cooking oil.
When members have stored enough of these essentials to meet the needs of their family for one year, they may decide to add other items that they are accustomed to using day to day.Some members do not have the money or space for such storage, and some are prohibited by law from storing a years supply of food.These members should store as much as their circumstances allow.Families who do not have the resources to acquire a years supply can begin their storage by obtaining supplies to last for a few months.Members should be prudent and not panic or go to extremes in this effort.
Through careful planning, most Church members
nancial reserve and a years supply of essentials.storage boxes for one person at tremendously low prices.
A person could purchase 12 of these boxes and have a years supply of food storage...allowing the step by step completion of
President Hinckleys counsel by almost any member.The preparedness message was also echoed by other Church leaders as well.
In a Jan 31, 2002 letter by President Packer, acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve, to General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies, Stake, A year later to reemphasize the importance of obtaining a years supply of food storage, it was the main topic for the visiting teaching message for January 2003, If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.ARE TOO MANY MEMBERS, INCLUDING LOCAL AND STAKE LEADERS, IGNORING THE COUNSEL TO TEACH AND ENCOURAGE THAT EVERY MEMBER SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST A 1 YEAR SUPPLY OF BASICS?might one day in the future suffer terrible consequences such as watching their families and friends slowly starve How often do Church members arise early in the morning to do the will of the LordHow often do we say, Yes, I will obey the commandment to store food and to help others, but just now I have neither the time nor the money to spare; I will obey laterpeople! While we procrastinate, the harvest will be over and we will not be saved.Now is the time to follow Abrahams example; now is the time to repent; now is the time for prompt obedience to THIS MANUAL MAY BE SOLD AT COST ONLY - AND IS NOT TO BE OFFERED FOR RESALE.
13Gods will.It is important to note that many of the prophets, including President Kimball in the preceding quote,
call it THE COMMANDMENT to store food.As one reads the scriptures, the talks, the manuals and all that has been said upon the subject, it isnt a matter of IF the famine comes, it is a matter of only WHEN the famine comes.
President Benson stated:Not only should we have strong spiritual homes, but we should have strong temporal homes.
We should avoid bondage by getting out of debt as soon as we can, pay as we go, and live within our incomes.There is wisdom in having on hand a years supply of food, clothing, fuel (if possible), and in being prepared to defend our families and our possessions and to take care of ourselves.
I believe a man should prepare for the worst while working for the best.Some people prepare and dont work, while others work but dont prepare.Both are needed if we would be of maximum service to our God, our family, and our country.
We must do more to get our people prepared for the dif cult days we face in the future.Our major concern should be their spiritual preparation so they will respond with faith and not fear.If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear (D&C 38:21).Our next concern should be for their temporal preparation.When the economies of nations fail, when famine and other disasters prevent people from buying food in stores, the Saints must be prepared to handle these emergencies.
This is a matter of concern for area, region, and stake councilsWhat do we do after we have a basic years supply of food for ourselves and our family?
Simply, we have been tools, shelters (tents) and other items necessary to sustain ourselves and our families for a