In 2013, our local LDS church congregation asked my Army veteran then-boyfriend (now husband!) and me to help our ward with emergency preparedness.
Most LDS church congregations are “family wards”, with a solid base of established families living in homes. But in a Young Single Adult (YSA) ward, the congregation primarily consists of college-aged folks living in apartments with tight budgets, ready to move at the drop of a hat.
That meant that the typical church Emergency Preparedness recommendations of building up a year’s worth of food storage wasn’t going to be a good fit. At least, not at this point in their lives. So instead, we focused on helping our members develop their own 72-hour car kits in a fun, entertaining, and brief manner.
Here are the original newsletters in PDF format. You’re free to redistribute them with credit to us (Danielle Williams and Beau Booker) for no profit. Happy reading!
Redrock Readiness Emergency Preparedness Newsletters
- All 23 newsletters in one .ZIP – since WordPress doesn’t support ZIPs, email me and I will send one over!
- Issue 0 – Call to Car Kits
- Newsletter 1 – Pernicious Packs
- Issue 2 – Gimme Shelter
- Issue 3 – Water in your vessel
- Issue 4 – Survival Snacking
- Issue 5 – Bring on the Heat
- Issue 6 – Tool Fools
- Issue 7 – Tools A-Go-Go
- Issue 8 – Don’t Be A Fool, Use a Tool!
- Issue 9 – The 411 on 550 Cord
- Issue 10 – Dr Goldilocks and the 3 Medkits
- Issue 11 – Of Plans and Team Players
- Issue 12 – Sharing is Caring
- Issue 13 – Meeting the Elephant
- Issue 14 – Guns 101
- Issue 15 – The Train Game
- Issue 16 – Survey Time
- Issue 17 – Grab Bag
- Issue 18 – Preparing to Prep
- Issue 19 – Docs and Docs
- Issue 20 – Food Storage and the Single Adult
- Issue 21 – Start Your Home Supply for $5!
- Issue 22 – The 5 Minute Drill that Might Save Your Life
- Issue 23 – Situational Awareness