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...prepare every needful thing... ~Doctrine & Covenants 88:119

There are great resources on the internet that can help you have a successful Family Home Evening. I have found one in particular that has amazing resources for an emergency preparedness themed family home evening. There are enough activities on the site, you could probably even hold 2 FHEs from the materials.

Go to lds.org for scriptures and conference talks on preparedness. Perhaps for a song, you can sing Hymn # 303, Keep the Commandments. For a lesson that can teach everyone, you could use only what is in your food storage for dinner and dessert that night. The activites on Fema's preparedness website for kids includes coloring pages, a scavenger hunt, matching games, comics, crosswords, and more.

http://www.ready.gov/kids

In the mean time, please check our our church's website on provident living. It has food storage helps, and how to live within your means!

Calculating your food storage

For a one year supply for one person 7 or older, based on church recommendations, you will need what is one the list below. You can substititute some items, based on your families preferences.  For more help with calculations, please visit:
 
150 lbs. of wheat
25 lbs. of flour
25 lbs. cornmeal
25 lbs. oats
50 lbs. rice
25 lbs. pasta
30 lbs. dry beans
5 lbs. lima beans
10 lbs. soy beans
5 lbs. split peas
5 lbs. lentils
5 lbs. dry soup mix
60 lbs. dry milk
12 cans evaporated milk
13 lbs. other dairy
3 lbs. honey
40 lbs. sugar
3 lbs. brown sugar
1 lb. molasses
3 lbs. corn syrup
3 lbs. jams
6 lbs. powdered fruit drink
1 lb. flavored gelatin
40 lbs. of flavored apples
40 lbs. applesauce
30 lbs. banana chips
35 lbs. fruit mixture
40 lbs. fruit juices
30 lbs. corn
30 lbs. peas
30 lbs. green beans
30 lbs. carrots
40 lbs. potatoes
5 lbs. onions
20 lbs. tomatoes
4 lbs. shortening
2 gallons vegetable oil
2 quarts mayonnaise
1 quart salad dressing
4 lbs. peanut butter
1 lb. baking powder
1 lb. baking soda
1/2 lb. yeast
5 lbs. salt
1/2 gallon vinegar
14 gallons water (for two week supply, since most families cannot store one year's worth)
1 gallon bleach (for purifying water)