November 15, 2016

2017 Speaking Calendar For Prepared LDS Family

I am now filling up my 2017 motivational speaking calendar. This year, I will consider teaching out of state on Saturday, or in Utah on other days. If you have a group of 75 or more women, or men and women, please contact me below. Combining wards is great.

In this 1 hour class, I will teach the 4-Step Approach to Home Storage based on the "All Is Safely Gathered In: Home Storage" pamphlet from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons). I'll share how I gather food storage year-round using my preparedness lists and other emergency preparedness tips. Come away from this class knowing you CAN begin gathering food storage and keep doing it! I DO NOT believe in extreme prepping, or doomsday prophesies. I DO believe in building your food storage and emergency supplies slowly so you can live within your means.

CLASS 2: “No Man (or Woman) is an Island” MINI DISASTER PREP DRILL
In this 1 hour class, I will organize you into four different groups and help you plan for a mock disaster. This is not a full-blown emergency drill. Rather you will spend time discussing with your neighbors how to handle a mock disaster. Come away from this class knowing you CAN work together as neighbors, and feel more confident you CAN deal with an emergency.
I do not represent any companies, nor do I sell gadgets and gizmos a-plenty or whozits and whatzits galore. Review my blog and you'll know what I believe.

COST: No charge
HANDOUTS: Will be emailed to the ward representative to preview and copy for class members.
TEACHER: Valerie Albrechtsen, author of Prepared LDS Family, and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Your bishop may email my bishop for a reference.
CONTACT: preparedldsfamily (at) gmail (dot) com

Looking forward to meeting you!

January 4th – Hooper, Utah
January 28th – Draper, Utah
March - not available
April 20th - Saratoga Springs, Utah
June 10th - Mt. Jordan Stake Emergency Preparedness Fair, Sandy, UT
July – not available
August - not available
December - not available


  1. Thank you so much for your blog. I find it very helpful. My family is just starting on the food storage journey and I am wondering what you think of freeze dried food? My husband and I were discussing it because friends of ours went that route and bought a 1 year supply.

    1. Hi, Sarah. I know many who choose to buy freeze dried food. Personally I don't store much of it. I store food I can regularly buy from the grocery store for my 3 month supply, and food from the LDS Home Storage Center for long-term. Much cheaper.

      I can see using freeze dried food for a 3 week emergency supply. A few things to consider when buying freeze dried: do you have an adequate amount of water stored to prepare it? Is this food for emergencies only or would it help you if you lost your job? Do all members of your family love the taste?

      It's a personal choice. I prefer to store what we regularly eat so it gets rotated and used. Then buy again. But do what works for your family. Just don't go into debt for food storage. Best wishes!


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