I had one more big goal that I did not mention in my last post. We are making a big goal in our home - to BE PREPARED. It should've been done a while ago since we live in Utah and we are both in the scouting program. But we're just a little slow in that department.
We have been trying to do this but were never really committed. The main goal is to split up the year into certain categories for each month. Then we'll focus on getting materials, gear, procedures, etc. that are necessary for that category. A big reason we are doing it this way is because we don't have tons of extra money laying around - we need to spread out the expenses and budget for our needs.
Not only should we be doing this out of common sense, but also because it's a commandment to be prepared in temporal and spiritual things.
Doctrine & Covenants 38:30
I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.
I'm still working out the order of what we're going to focus on. But January is going to be the month of learning procedures and techniques. I'm hoping to get lists, clear out space for storage, and see what has worked for other people.
In our ward, we had a lesson including things from this brochure:
I plan to use this as a close guide for what we will be doing.
So here is to the beginning of the new year - the YEAR OF PREPAREDNESS!
January - The month of learning the procedures