Welcome to the Preparedness Group! I hope the information posted here, you will find useful. Thank you for your time and enjoy!

Two songs that keep me motivated to be "self-reliant" and continue fighting for our freedoms are:

1. "Forever More" written by Tesla. The Chorus goes: "All that I believe is what I'm fighting for. And I will always be this way Forever More!  If I stand alone, I'll be here like a stone. Forever, Forever, Forever More!"

2. "I Have Work Enough to Do"  LDS Hymn, written by Josephine Pollard and William J. Kirkpatrick. The 1st verse goes:  "I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes down, For myself and kindred too, Ere the sun goes down:  Every idle whisper stilling, With a purpose firm and willing, All my daily tasks fulfilling, Ere the sun goes down."


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* I no longer offer preparedness classes through this group. All content presented here is free for you to use to prepare your local areas, however.

Newsletters/ Fliers

* This is where you can find previous Newsletters and all of the class fliers from the Preparedness Group in this section. Go here for our Newsletters/ Fliers link.

Cooking Methods and Recipes

* This section incorporates all of the Cooking Methods and Recipes taught in the Preparedness Group. Look forward to learning new ways to process your food using Solar Cooking, Pressure Canning, Wet-pack Canning and Dutch Oven Cooking! Go here for the Cooking Methods Link. Learn how to make whole wheat bread from wheat kernel to loaf, learn how to cook with beans (legumes), learn how to make mozarella cheese from powdered milk and recipes using dried corn, to name only a few, from the Recipes Link.

Helpful Tips

* This section is a great resource! Learn about Food Storage Lies- Debunked that may be preventing you from getting started. Learn how to: Start your Family's food storage program and do a Family Inventory; Why it's better to store "Basic" Items verses "Ready-made" Items; Great Storage Ideas; What to do with Water Storage; What is in a 3-Month Supply and How to make 72-hr Kits! Learn creative Small Space Storage Solutions, a Pantry shelf storage idea, and more about the Can organizer in this section! Go here for our Helpful Tips link.

Monthly Focus

* This section breaks down Getting Prepared on a Monthly Basis and offers a new theme to focus your efforts on each month. All of the documents are sent out by the Emergency Preparedness Specialist from the Tempe South Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they are posted here. Go here for the Monthly Focus Link.

I'm often referred to as “Chicken Little” among my friends and associates. My goal in starting up this Preparedness group is to “warn others” and to help people prepare for harder times by becoming more “self-reliant.”  So the logo for the "Preparedness" Group has "the prophets" on Chicken Little's right side guiding him along the way and "food storage" on his left side which is what our prophets have counseled us to store.



Emergency Preparedness Workshops:

* Emergency Preparedness Workshops- No longer offered monthly with the Tempe South Stake and the Mesa Alma South Stake. Previous class fliers can be found on the Newsletters/Fliers Tab or the Emergency Preparedness Fair Website

* I WILL PREPARE- Emergency Preparedness Workshops. I WILL PREPARE offers monthly Emergency Preparedness Workshops the 4th Thursday of every month (LDS Church Building- 1865 S. Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ. 85295- Higley Rd. south of Ray Rd). Visit their website for their Emergency Preparedness Workshop schedule here.

Mesa Home Storage Center Classes:

* No classes available at this time. Teacher has retired.

Mesa Home Storage Center located at: 235 El Dorado Circle, Mesa, AZ 85202.

Mesa Home Storage Center Hours (current):

Pre-packaged items can be purchased during the cannery hours below by credit card. NOTE: You can no longer can at this facility nor purchase cans!

* Tuesday: 12pm-6pm and Saturday: 9am-12pm

NOTE: Mesa Home Storage Center is closed every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays for pre-packaged pickup! However, the Bishop's Storehouse or Employment Center is open every day except Sunday.

* Family Canning at the Mesa Home Storage Center: is no longer available and everything is prepackaged! Call this number if you have any questions or you want to check availability of products at (480) 814-1193.

Honeyville Classes:

* All Honeyville classes, when they are available, are held at the Chandler store and are posted here: Honeyville Classes.

The Honeyville store has moved and is now at 601 S 54th St #15, Chandler, AZ 85226. Call to sign up for classes (if available) or if you have questions about products at 480-785-5210.


Email: johnjen at