Emergency Preparedness – What are you waiting for?

With hurricane Gustav hitting the coast, emergency preparedness is a hot topic today. Even if not directly affected by the hurricane, we are all reminded of how important it is to have an emergency plan in place. You never know when your area will be the one that is hit with a disaster.


If you haven’t already completed your “emergency plan”, be sure to go through the first component of our Getting Started page where we have outlined the basics of what you need to do. We include this under getting started because we feel it is important to have this done even before you get your food storage plan underway. For convenience sake, we have copied the information for you here.

Have a Basic Emergency Plan in Place:

  • Before you begin your food storage, it is critical to have an emergency plan for your family. Read our article about this topic, or print out our simple checklist as a guide.
  • The most critical component of your emergency plan is to have your 72 hour kits with food and water. We recommend creating your own kit as it is more cost-effective and you actually get REAL food.

Where are you on YOUR emergency preparedness? Let’s keep each other accountable. Post your updates in the comments section!


  • MAGDA

    Living on the Gulf Cost 72 hr. kits are very important.I
    was vary proud of my son and daughter in law thay went to SAMS purchased a flat of vienna sausages,a case of 8 cans progresso chicken veg soup, a case of 8 beef stew and pk of oreo cookies,not bad for a first kit. three months ago may son started storing water and his wife accepted a chalange i gave the sisters in our ward : put a side ten dollars a month
    for three months then spend it at the church cannery
    or at your local super market for the purpose of food storage.It went very well ,I like to tell the sisters thay are creating ther own little super market ,that helps with to teach rotation.

  • MAGDA

    Living on the Gulf Cost 72 hr. kits are very important.I
    was vary proud of my son and daughter in law thay went to SAMS purchased a flat of vienna sausages,a case of 8 cans progresso chicken veg soup, a case of 8 beef stew and pk of oreo cookies,not bad for a first kit. three months ago may son started storing water and his wife accepted a chalange i gave the sisters in our ward : put a side ten dollars a month
    for three months then spend it at the church cannery
    or at your local super market for the purpose of food storage.It went very well ,I like to tell the sisters thay are creating ther own little super market ,that helps with to teach rotation.

  • since we are confessing here I must admit that I am only about half there to. So I gess I need to do some planning. And put the plans into action. Thanks for the call to ACTION !

  • since we are confessing here I must admit that I am only about half there to. So I gess I need to do some planning. And put the plans into action. Thanks for the call to ACTION !

  • I have to admit that the shaker here in California had me looking at my emergency preparedness plan and supplies. I think any time an emergency situations arises we stand up and take notice of if we are ready or not. Unfortunately that pressing thought often fades with time until we are “shaken” to our senses once again!

  • I have to admit that the shaker here in California had me looking at my emergency preparedness plan and supplies. I think any time an emergency situations arises we stand up and take notice of if we are ready or not. Unfortunately that pressing thought often fades with time until we are “shaken” to our senses once again!

  • Jodi

    Ok here is my confession … I printed out my checklist but haven’t filled it out yet. However I DO have my 72 hour kits ready to go and recently updated. So I guess I’m half-way there.

  • Jodi

    Ok here is my confession … I printed out my checklist but haven’t filled it out yet. However I DO have my 72 hour kits ready to go and recently updated. So I guess I’m half-way there.