Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekly Challenge and Assignment (Week of September 19th)

Hi Carson Ward Family,

We are excited to hear and see that moe and more of the Ward Members are visiting the Carson Ward Emergency Preparedness website, enjoying the postings and information, doing the challenges and assignments and leaving comments. It is great to hear about the things you are doing in your family and the challenges you are trying. Remember, do not forget to put your name in on the "comment section" below so your name can be put in the monthly FREE GIVEAWAY drawing. Next drawing Sunday, October 10th.

This is how you do it: 1) click on the "comments" at the end of the Weekly Challenge and Assignments, 2) put in your name and comment (if you want) in the "Post a Comment" white box, 3) In the Select profile drop down, choose "Anonymous", 4) click on "Post Comment" and your comment is posted.


"We continue to encourage members to store sufficient food, clothing and where possible fuel for at least one year. We have not laid out an exact formula for what should be stored. However, we suggest that members concentrate on essential foods that sustain life, such as grains, legumes, sugar, salt, cooking oil, powdered milk, and water. Most families can achieve and maintain this basic level of preparedness. The decision to do more than this rests with the individual. We encourage you to follow this counsel with the assurance that a people preared through obedience to the commandments of God need not fear." The First Presidency

Weekly Assignements:

72 Hour Food Kit:

I forgot a couple of important items for your 72 Hour Food Kits. Purchase the following and add to your kit:

3 stryofoam cups (one for each day) (or one camping metal drinking cup)
3 spoons (one for each day) (or a metal camping utienls set)

If you have tried to put all the 72 Hour Food items in a large zip lock bag I know it is hard, but if you work at it, it all does fit. Make sure to double the large zip lock bag.

Note: Remember to put, if using the same menu for each day, a copy of the daily menu inside each 72 Hour Food Kit. The menu is on the 72 Hour Kit blog posting.

72 Hour Personal Hygiene Kit (This week we will start this kit, remember, you need one of each item for each kit):

Add the following:

Tooth brush (99 Cent Store or the Dollar Tree is a great place to purchase these)
Small traveling size tooth paste (Do not purchase at dollar stores, they usually come from other countries where they do not have the strick food and drug laws we have in the US, the they do not have fluorided water as in the US)

3 Month Food Supply:

Purchase some extra cans of fruit

Car Emergency Kit:

Add one item on the Car Emergency Kit list to your Kit.

Weekly Challenge:

Congratulations to the Boyer Family. Last week for Family Home Evening they learned how and taught their children how to turn off the main water and gas values and the electricity in case of an emergency. They also discussed "what if there was a fire in our home?" and had a fire drill. They even invited another family who also wanted to learn to their Family Home Evening. Great job Boyer Family!

So my challenge this week is to have a Family Home Evening with your family and discuss how to turn off the main water and gas valves and electricity. Also, to discuss how to handle a fire in your home and have a family fire drill. If you have young children in your home I would encourage you to have monthly fire drills, and if you have older children (teenagers) have a fire drill every 3-4 months. Check out the Week of August 1st posting that talks about fire drills and fire safety in our home.

Did you know? If you need to take off work and are not paid for the time off to take care of a loved oned or you just had a new baby, the State of California has benefits through the Paid Family Leave Act. For more information check out the blog posting at the end of all the posting.


  1. Myra Albao. Add a small box of baking soda. It can be used for many things. Brushing teeth, cleaning surfaces and body, indigestion.