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Preparedness and Self-Reliance
*Essentials of Home Production and Storage by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*Simply Prepared: A Guide to Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage by Cheryl F. Driggs

*"Providing in the Lord's Way" by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ensign, November 2011.
*"Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually" by Robert D. Hales, Ensign, May 2009.
*"Prepare, Then Fear Not" by Ezra Taft Benson, Conference Report, April 1967.
*“Prepare Ye” by Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, January 1974.
*“Food Storage” by Vaughn Featherstone, Ensign, May 1976.
*“Family Preparedness” by Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, May 1976.
*“In Mine Own Way” by Marion G. Romney, Ensign, November 1976.
*“Attending to Personal and Family Preparedness” by H. Burke Peterson, Ensign, November 1978.
*“Stand Independent Above All Other Creatures” by Bruce R. McConkie, Ensign, May 1979.
*“Prepare for the Days of Tribulation” by Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, November 1980.
*“Principles of Temporal Salvation” by Marion G. Romney, Ensign, April 1981.
*“Blessings in Self-Reliance” by Mark E. Petersen, Ensign, May 1981.
*“How Beautiful to Live in These Times and Be Prepared!” by F. Enzio Busche, Ensign, June 1982
*“The Celestial Nature of Self-Reliance” by Marion G. Romney, Ensign, June 1984.
*“Responsibility for Welfare Rests with Me and My Family” by James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1986.
*“If Ye Are Prepared, Ye Shall Not Fear” by L. Tom Perry, Ensign, November 1995.
*“Sturdy Shoes and a Waterproof Tent” by William G. Hartley, Ensign, October 2001.
*“If Ye Are Prepared, Ye Shall Not Fear” by Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, November 2005.
*“Be Prepared…Be Ye Strong from Henceforth” by Keith B. McMullin, Ensign, November 2005.
*“Home Storage: Build on the Basics” Ensign, June 1989.
*“Update on Milk Storage” Ensign, March 1997.
*“Are You Prepared?” Ensign, August 2007.
*Prophetic Statements on Food Storage for Latter-day Saints by Neil H. Leash
*The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
*Home Food Systems by Rodale Press
*A Year’s Supply by Barry G. and Lynette B. Crockett
*Just in Case: A Manual of Home Preparedness by Barbara G. Salsbury
*Project Readiness: Guide to Family Emergency Preparedness by Louise E. Nelson
*Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness by FEMA
*Boy Scout Handbook
*Young Women Camp Manual by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
*72 Hour Family Emergency Preparedness Checklist by Barry G. and Lynette B. Crockett
*Where There is No Doctor by David Werner
*Where There is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
*Nuclear War Survival Skills (especially Chapter 9: Food) by Cresson H. Kearny
*Maintaining Nutritional Adequacy during a Prolonged Food Crisis by Kay B. Franz and Cresson H. Kearny
*The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times by Albert Bates (while I don't agree with all of his ideas, I still feel this book is worth reading)
*The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John Barry
*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
*The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn

Preserving Food
*So Easy to Preserve, The Cooperative Extension of The University of Georgia
*Ball Blue Book of Preserving
*12 Months Harvest, Ortho Books
*All About Pickling, Ortho Books
*Complete Guide to Home Canning, USDA
*How to Dry Foods by Deanna DeLong

*The Dehydrator Bible by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt and Don Mercer

Preparing Food
*Pantry Cooking: Unlocking Your Pantry’s Potential by Cheryl Driggs

*Recipe archives at
*Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
*Make Your Own Groceries by Daphne Metaxas Hartwig
*More Make Your Own Groceries by Daphne Metaxas Hartwig
*The Bread Machine Cookbook by Donna Rathmell German
*Jane Brody’s Good Food Book by Jane Brody
*Apocalypse Chow: How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out by Jon Robertson


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