The LDS Preparedness Manual has been prepared for, and is intended to be read primarily by, the active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Proverbs 27:12" The contents of this booklet are intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations. However, final decisions on preparation for actions taken during an emergency are the sole responsibility of individuals.

lds preparedness manualNo one knows your needs or can take care of you better than you can-nor does anyone else have 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 contained in this publication.

This publication has not been endorsed or produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 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 significant additional LDS copyrighted material not contained in this public version.

The LDS Preparedness Manual is not an original work. Rather, it is a compilation of many different author’s 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 complete access to them.

Topics Covered

  • Thinking about getting started
    • Preface
    • Book of Gomer Parable
    • Preparing for a repeat of Haun’s Mill
    • Preparedness Test
    • Deluxe 96 Hour Kit
  • Food storage
    • Bare minimum food storage requirements
    • Do you Really have a Year’s Supply??
    • Basic Food List
    • Monthly Food Storage Purchasing Calendar
    • The Seven Major Mistakes in Food Storage
    • Common Storage Foods
    • Grains & Flours
    • Legume Varieties
    • Availability of Grains & Legumes
    • Moisture Content in Grains & Legumes
    • Dairy Products
    • Canned Fluid Milks and Cremes, Butter, Cheese, Eggs
    • Sugar, Honey and Sweeteners
    • Fats and Oils
    • Cooking Adjuncts
    • Infant Formula
    • Growing and Using Sprouts
    • Pros & Cons of Freeze-Dried, Dehydrated, MRE, etc.
    • MREs, Meal Ready to Eat
    • Storage Containers
    • Oxygen Absorbers
    • Moisture Control
    • Spoilage
    • Storage Lives of Dehydrated Food
    • Water
    • Master Food List
    • Master Seed List
  • Temporal preparation
    • OK, but what do I prepare for?
    • Surviving in the City
    • Money
    • Defence
    • Clothing
    • Emergency Heating & Cooking
    • Emergency Light
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Master Preparedness List
    • Space Cramp, Where do I Put it all?
    • Emergency Sanitation
    • Emergency Toilets & Garbage Disposal
    • Emergency Generators
    • Thoughts on Disaster Survival
  • Terrorism
    • Protecting Yourself From Terrorism
    • Homeland Security Advisory System
    • Preparing for a Pandemic
    • Fact about Avian Flu
    • Quarentine
    • Quarentining for Epidemics
    • Biological and Chemical Agent Dispersion
    • Common Biological and Chemical Agents
    • Nuclear - Chemical Decontamination Kit
    • Nuclear Disaster and Warfare
    • What to do After a Nuclear Attack
    • What to do Before a Nuclear Attack