Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Thursday was our Practical Preparedness class. During the class, we learned how to prepare for emergencies by creating an emergency kit, perfectly tailored to fit your needs. 

First, we read a story about someone who barely escaped a dangerous situation and wished he had been better prepared. Click HERE to read his story.

Next, we learned about the Rules of 3's and how knowing this rule can help us better prepare.

Then, we discussed several items to consider adding to an emergency kit.

Communication & Emergency Contact Information

Water & Emergency Sanitation

Heat & Light


Food & Cooking

Clothing & Seasonal Gear

Tools & Repair Kits

Record Keeping & Finance

First Aid & Medical Needs

Babies, Elderly, Special Needs & Pets

Comfort Activites for Kids


At the end of the class, we sampled foods that are great for emergency kits:
Mountain House Freeze-Dried Meals

MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)

Emergency Meal Bars

Thank you to everyone who came to the class! For a list of possible items to include in an emergency kit, click HERE. Click on the following links for more information about emergency kits, emergency planswater storage, water filters, shelter, food storage, MREswarm clothing, and light, cooking & heat.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Alma 34:32
32 For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. 
 33 And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. 
 34 Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possessyour bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Do you have an emergency kit? When was the last time it was updated? Do you even remember what's in there? Now is the time to figure it out! Come to our class tomorrow at 7 p.m., at the Ranches building, to learn tips and tricks to help you become better prepared for wide-scale and every day emergencies.

At the class, you'll learn how to create the perfect emergency kit to fit your needs. You'll also learn the importance of record keeping and family finance, and we'll show you some of the best items to store to help keep you warm and fed when the power is out. Then, taste several kinds of freeze-dried meals, MREs and emergency meal bars so you'll know which ones you like best before purchasing them yourself.

This is one class you won't want to miss!

Monday, January 9, 2017

FHE: Are You Prepared?

For Family Home Evening tonight, read President Monson's September 2014 First Presidency Message. Discuss the importance of temporal preparedness and what that means. Discuss ways that you can become more self-reliant, whether that's by creating a budget, making a plan to pay off debt or save money, by increasing your food storage or purchasing emergency supplies. Talk about "needs" versus "wants," and take the quiz in the image above. For the activity, go through your emergency kits and see what needs to be updated. Then, join us Thursday night for our Practical Preparedness class where we'll help you learn how to better prepare for emergencies!

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Don't miss tonight's Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults with President Russell M. Nelson at at 6 p.m. Click HERE to watch!