Preppers Quotes and Sayings

Quotes and Sayings gathered form around the web for Preppers about Preparing, Preparedness, and Self-Reliance.

Let us be in a position so we are able to not only feed ourselves through home production and storage, but others as well
-- Ezra Taft Benson, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
-- Howard Ruff

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.
-- Ben Franklin

Be prepared.
-- Boy Scout Motto

Be prepared, self-reliant, and independent. Times of plenty are times to live providently and lay up in store. Times of scarcity are times to live frugally and draw on those stores.
-- Bishop Keith B. McMullin, (Ensign, Nov. 2002, p 96)

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
-- 1 Timothy 5:8

Do not rely on the government for anything, especially your survival.
-- Fr. Frog

If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.
-- Doctrine & Covenants 38:30

Learn to sustain yourselves; lay up grain and flour, and save it against a day of scarcity.
-- Brigham Young (Discourses of Brigham Young, p 293)

Preparation through education is less costly than learning through tragedy.
-- Max Mayfield, Director National Hurricane Center

Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.
-- Spencer W. Kimball, 1976

Remember; when disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed.
-- Steven Cyros

Self-Reliance is a prerequisite to the complete freedom to act.
-- Marion G. Romney, 1984

The only thing more terrifying than an emergency is actually living off the food you have stored! Your food storage should be food you would rotate into your daily diet.
-- Author Unknown

You are responsible for what happens to you.
-- Fr. Frog

You won't have trouble if you are prepared for it.
-- Fr. Frog

Make preparations in advance ... you never have trouble if you are prepared for it.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can with what you've got wherever you are.
-- Theodore Roosevelt

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
-- John F. Kennedy

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.
-- Proverbs 6:6-8

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
-- Proverbs 22:3

Semper paratus - Always prepared

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
-- George S. Patton

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
-- Zig Ziglar

Let every head of household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing and, where possible, fuel also for at least a year ahead....
-- President J. Rueben Clark, 1937

It is easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
-- Anonymous

Preparation at the most individual and household basis is a key to our preparedness. It's important for people to have some water. It's important for people to have a storage of food. It's a good idea to have a first aid kid. What would happen in a pandemic if suddenly trucks couldn't drive and the 24 hour grocery story had no food.
-- Michael Leavitt

Emergency preparedness is a team sport.
-- Eric Whitaker

Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness
-- Don Williams, Jr

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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  1. Atticus F said...
    A great list of quotes; you've listed some of my favorites!

    You can find other ones I like in my "Words of Wisdom" topic on my blog ( :)
    Prepping blog said...
    Great List from older to newer. Hopefully people heed these warnings. It seems that most people don't care to be prepared as society makes it so easy not to be.

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