Hi Carson Ward Family,
A new month is shortly upon us. November is a time to be more grateful than usual. It is time to reflect on our gratitude for all we have been blessed with. I am so grateful for our church leaders who have given us the wonderful program of Provident Living, which will greatly bless our lives if we follow the plan and your general authorities.
Congratulations to Myra Albao for winning the October FREE Monthly Giveaway!She won a portable toilet with black trash bags, cat litter and Enzymes 300. This Emergency Preparedness item is a must for each family. This is how you prepare the portable toilet for use:
1. Place a black trash bag in the portable toilet. Best to use a double strength biodegradeable one.
2. Place about 2-3 inches of the cat litter in the bottom.
3. Sprinkle a small amount of the Enzymes 300 over the cat litter.
You can do this process several times before replacing the trash bag. If you are able to stay in your you can also use this proces for your home toilet if not usuable. In an Emergency situation you can bury the waste in the plastic trash bag. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards or wear surgerical gloves while handling the waste material.
The portable toilet (bucket and lid--on sale right now for $15, and comes with 2 Enzymes 300) and the Enzymes 300 ($.60 a package) at BePrepared.com (Emergency Essentials). Shipping is $6. The cat litter and trash bags can be purchased at any grocery store, Sam's Club or Costco. Major Survival & Discount Store in Gardening also sell the portable buckets and lids, not sure about the Enzymes 300. You will need several bags of cat litter and a large box of double strength black trash bags, biodegradeable one are best.
"...when we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep you warm, and you cannot wear it." (President J. Reuben Clark, Jr. - Church News, November 21, 1953, p.4.)
72 Hour Personal Hygiene Kit:
This week we are finishing up the 72 Hour Personal Hygiene Kit. Please add the following items this week. One for each house hold memeber in your family, or 72 Hour Personal Hygiene Kit.
1. Roll of toilet paper
2. Fenine hygiene items as needed. (if babies in your family, diapers for 3 days)
3. Perscription medications and vitamins (If you take perscription medications or vitamins add enough for 3-4 days to your kit for each person in your house hold that uses them. Some doctors will perscribe extra for this.)
4. Sun screen (You will only need one bottle for the entire family. Put it in the family bag we will talk about later or go to the posting "72 Hour Emergency Kits" for more information. If you have a kit at work you should have one in your kit.)
Congratulations! We are done with the 72 Hour Personal Hygiene Kits. You should have the following items in your kit. Place all the items below in a large zip lock plastic bag and put it in your backpack with your 72 Hour Food Kit.
1. tooth brush
2. small tube of tooth paste
3. comb and/or brush
4. small bottle of shampoo and rinse, or non-water type (great if water is limited)
5. small bar of soap in a small baggie or small bottle of liquid soap
6. small bottle of hand lotion
7. hand sanitizer
8. heavy work gloves
9. deodorant (only for those that need it)
10. small container of baby wipes (found this at the 99 Cent Store)
11. respirator masks
12. emergency (reflecting) blanket
13. plastic rain poncho
14. roll of toilet paper
15. fenine hygiene items or diapers for the baby
15. perscription medications and/or vitamins
16. sun screen (only one per family in the family bag or one in your work 72 Hour Emergency Kit)
Next week we will start on the 72 Hour Stressor Kit. These kits do not have many items in them, only 7-8 items. This kit helps you and your family members to deal with the stress of an emergency situation.
Review all your insurance policies (health, car, home/renters/earthquake, life) and with your insurance agent. Make sure everything is up to date, you understand your coverages and you have enough coverages to protect you, your family and your home. Make copies of your insurance policies and insurance cards, keep a copy or make a list of your policy numbers. Keep the copies or list in your purse/wallet, at work, with a family member outside of the area (may be seal in an envelope). We will also place a list in your 72 Hour Stressor Kit next week (only the adult ones), or you can put it in there now in a samll plastic zip lock bag, and then put that bag in a large plastic zip lock bag which we will add items too.
Emergency Preperations Progress Chart:
Thank you Myra Albao for letting us know about a great chart you can order online from the church distrubion center. It is a great chart that helps you chart your emergency preparedness items like food, water, shelter equipment, first-aid needs, etc. You can order the chart, 2 sizes (22"x 15" or 8.5" x 11") for $2.50 each. Go to their website: http://ldsposters.com/
Remember: Post your name and comment (if you want) at the end of this posting so your name can be put into the November Monthly FREE Giveaway Drawing the end of November. Once again, it will be a great prize, something every house hold can use for Emergency Preparedness.