Last week I mentioned a list from the Church's booklet, "Essentials of Home Production and Storage".  Keep in mind, this is an elephant to eat.  Every person's list is going to be unique; this is a starting point to remind you of some things you might not have remembered.  I've learned that when you prayerfully consider what bite to take first, the Lord will guide you.  And He often won't give you details for later, until you've followed through on what he's told you do first.  Remember our current counsel is to first work on the Three Month Supply, then water.  That's definitely part of the elephant, too.

Other items to store, from Essentials of Home Production and Storage, 1978

Miscellaneous- yeast, baking soda (indefinite shelf life, good for cleaning), baking powder(short shelf life), vinegar (good for cleaning, too!), spices, pickles, soup, other (chocolate!!!)

Gardening and yard supplies- seeds!, ax, shovel, hoe, rake, gloves, bucket, other gardening supplies, tarps and rope.  Tarps are especially useful for many different things.

multivitamins especially A and C, which your body cannot store up.         

water for two weeks -minimum 14 gallons per person= 1 gallon per person per day,

bedding -quilts, blankets, sheets, sleeping bags, drop cloth, plastic sheet

clothing for the next year -readymade clothes, coats and gloves, underwear, shoes, socks, fabrics, patterns, needles, thread, zippers, etc.   

paper and cleaning products -tissues, aluminum foil, garbage bags, toilet tissue, soap, toothbrushes, floss, shaving supplies, combs/brushes, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, feminine supplies,

fuel and light -fuel at least for cooking; flashlights and batteries, matches, candles, battery-powered lights, year’s supply for heating if possible: coal, wood, kerosene or other,

Medical needs, including having current tetanus booster-(check out “Beyond Bandaids”, scroll down the page to see it): scissors, knife, thermometer, measuring cup, medicine dropper, hot water bottle, triangular bandages, soap, matches, razor blades, needles, safety pins, adhesive tape, elastic bandage, gauze bandages, paper bags, baking soda, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, calamine lotion, rubbing alcohol, diarrhea remedy, antibiotic ointment, first aid instruction book , any prescription medications you need,  consecrated oil,                   

equipment -a couple manual can openers (they wear out!), dishes, utensils, dishpan, pencil, paper, rope, grain mill, sewing machine, battery-powered radio,other

infants’ needs - diapers; either disposable, or fabric with pins, wipes or washcloths, formula, bottles,

be current on your tetanus booster and anything else needed,

have all personal documents organized and easily accessible- scriptures, genealogical records including records for blessing, baptism & confirmation, marriage; patriarchal blessings, legal documents including wills, insurance, mortgage documents, contracts, passports, birth certificates,  vehicle titles and any other

another good article on what to store and why, is found at 



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