This 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 degree of our preparation
will be equal to the extent of our obedience,
which will determine the measure of our peace of mind.
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. No 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.
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 \u201cLDS Authorized\u201d edition of this book is available to Stakes and Wards upon written request from the Stake President or Ward Bishop that contains significant addi- tional LDS copyrighted material not contained in this public version.
Rather, it is a compilation of many different author\u2019s 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.
\u2018\u2019In mercy the Lord warns and forewarns. He sees the coming storm, knows the forces operating to produce it, and calls aloud through His prophets, advises, counsels, exhorts, even commands\u2014 that 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 \u2018time enough\u2019 and in idle hope that the tempest will pass us by, or that, when it begins to gather thick and black about us we can turn back and find shelter.\u2019\u2019
\u201cThen whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.\u201dEzekiel 33:4
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