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#114161 - 11/30/07 12:19 AM LDS Preparedness Manual

The Nov 2007 LDS preparedness manual is available for viewing (PDF) or download here

It's a great manual once you get past the first 15 or so pages...

#114209 - 11/30/07 06:23 AM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: ]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 3111
Loc: Alberta, Canada
You know, if you're willing to surf past the partisan/religious parts (doesn't offend me), it's a valuable read.

Lots of solid information here, with an understandably U.S. persective of course, but then humans in crisis situations are remarkably alike in their responses, don't you think?

I find it remarkable that the information presented is:
a) defensive in nature (not looking for trouble, macho-wise, but preparing to deal with others with less honourable attitudes), and
b) remarkably comparable to the "homesteading" advice that might have been of value to immigrants to the United States and Canada over the past couple of centuries.

BTW, I now know more about beans and sprouts than I ever imagined. FWIW and LOL.

#114211 - 11/30/07 07:38 AM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: ]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2845
Loc: La-USA
Thanks for the link, I'll read this and will probably print it out for future reference.
The best luck is what you make yourself!

#114314 - 11/30/07 10:25 PM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: ]
capsu78 Offline

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 98
Loc: Chicagoland IL
Having been raised a Catholic on the East Coast, I met more folks turned off by Mormons than actual Mormans themselves.
Then I met one who I worked with and traveled with. We were identical in age and back in the day, when I was living in an Animal House on a Big Ten university, he was on his mission.
You couldn't find two people more different... or alike.
We went back and forth comparing our upbringings, and I had to say I understood his a lot better after having met him.
We could openly debate on business trips and then we had no discussion as to who was the designated driver.
At the time I was teaching myself canning tomatoes and made the mistake of braging about new found expertise...
He almost split his side and explained to me that canning is a semi professional pastime in Mormon households. I was pretty impressed with his description of "canning time".

The self reliance of the Mormons is deeply ingrained and A OK with me. While this PDF is targeted to that audiance, it is difficult to find much to argue with as to the nuts and bolts of their preparations.
"The last time I had a "good suprise", I was 5 and it was my birthday"

#114337 - 12/01/07 01:02 AM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: ]
philip Offline

Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 639
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Remarkably helpful.

#114340 - 12/01/07 01:31 AM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: philip]
famepp Offline

Registered: 08/19/07
Posts: 1
An incredible resource! Thanks for sharing.

#114401 - 12/01/07 03:04 PM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: famepp]
FritzMonroe Offline

Registered: 11/15/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Maryland
Thanks for the link. This is really good stuff. I kind of wish I had more contact with LDS folks when I was younger. I'm playing catch up now. I've never canned anything, and the wife and I have just started really looking into how to become more self sufficient. Hopefully when we move next year we will get that garden going well and be able to can the excess.

#114410 - 12/01/07 04:05 PM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: ]
raydarkhorse Offline

Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 510
Loc: on the road 10-11 months out o...
Ya know it figures, here I am a member of the LDS curch and I get this from a totaly unrelated source.
Depend on yourself, help those who are not able, and teach those that are.

#114512 - 12/02/07 03:08 PM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: dougwalkabout]
Microage97 Offline
Pack Rat

Registered: 04/21/07
Posts: 138
Loc: St. Paul MN
Thanks for the link. I am hopping to get rolling on food storage.
I have some but not a years worth.

Even paranoids have enemies.

#114556 - 12/02/07 11:54 PM Re: LDS Preparedness Manual [Re: Microage97]
readyone Offline

Registered: 02/14/04
Posts: 55
Loc: Florida
Thanks for sharing this Great resource!

Any idea where one may obtain a manual without having to print out the 222 pages.


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