December 1, 2018

President Brigham Young said,

The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat. (Journal of Discourses, vol.1, p.250, 1943 ed., p.298)

President Thomas Monson quipped,

Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their econom...

August 4, 2018

The order to Evacuate NOW! may come with little – or no – warning. Those who have experienced this often report they simply grabbed whatever was close at hand – the umbrella by the door for guests, the sack of TV snacks, the bag with the bowling ball. They neglected es...

July 29, 2018

Elder Vaughn J Featherstone, in the Welfare Session of April 1976 LDS General Conference, counseled: I should like to address a few remarks to those who ask,

"Do I share with my neighbors who have not followed the counsel [to prepare]? And what about [my neighbors] who...

July 20, 2018

Our careful review of the injuries that occur during disasters shows the prevalence of cut feet. Makes sense when you think about the debris, including broken sharp

glass, you may encounter. And the likelihood of injury obviously increases dramatically in the dark.


July 7, 2018

Historically, the most common injury that occurs during earthquakes is cut feet. This is especially true if the quake occurs in the night. Not hard to imagine when you think about it.

Earthquakes are sudden onset, striking suddenly and without warning. They are frighten...

July 1, 2018

President Gordon B. Hinckley, in October 1998 LDS General Conference, counseled,

There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed. ... We are carrying a message of self reliance throughout the Church.  ... That's all I have to say about it, bu...

June 15, 2018

This is one of the best disaster practices there is! You will be surprised how much you learn, and how it motivates you to take additional preparedness actions.


You should have stored a minimum of three (3) gallons of water for each person

in your household, and ad...

June 1, 2018

Have you ever contemplated what the word essential means? It means there is no wiggle room, no debate. It means absolutely necessary.

That is how important water is to surviving a disaster. Our bodies require it to sustain life. We can get by without food, but not water...

May 26, 2018

While we consider when to begin, it becomes too late. (Latin Proverb)

From the wisdom of the ages, we learn a poignant truth. (Though this also sounds like something Yogi Berra might have said: When you come to a fork in the road, take it! and We're lost, but we're maki...