I keep the various worksheets, plans, and reference materials that contribute to my being Self-Reliant & Prepared in my Preparedness Notebook. Without this repository (a simple three-ring binder), I have piles of loose papers scattered throughout my house, never to be found when they are needed, and I lose track of what I need to accomplish.
Here are the tab dividers and some of the documents I keep in each section. Over the next few months, I will add links (click on anything green) for some of the documents that I have found useful to keep handy. There may be other sections you add to your own Preparedness Notebook.
PREPAREDNESS NOTEBOOK TABS:
Home Storage Plan
Plan Your Three-Month Food Supply
Three Month Supply Excel Worksheet
Blank Ingredients Worksheet – print out and write on
Three-Months Supply Blank Worksheet – print out, write on, calculate your totals
Shelf Life of Basic Pantry Items
Other Food Storage plans/approaches
Non-food Storage Plan
“Family Home Storage: A New Message” (an article from Ensign magazine)
Water Storage Plan
30+ Tips for Coping Without Running Water (an article from Backdoor Survival)
Emergency Kits Plan
72-hour kit (BOB)
Get Home Bag (Vehicle Emergency kit)
1st Aid kit
Water for our Emergency Kits (an article from Preparedness-365)
See the Important Documents Binder tab for a list of documents to keep
Debt Elimination Plan
Skills / Tools Plan
“Sturdy Shoes and a Waterprooof Tent” – an article about lessons we can learn about personal preparedness from historical events; also, why it can be critically important to listen to the counsel to be prepared.
What’s in Season? Vegetable Guide / Fruit Guide