Saturday, February 11, 2012

Weekly Assignment and Food Storage Ideas (Week of February 12th)

Hi Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,


"For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things; For if you will that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have commanded you and required of you." Doctrine and Covenants 78:6-7

What powerful scriptures! How can we expect to obtain celestial blessings if we are not striving to live a celestial life in this life? Are we following our Prophet, apostles and church leaders? Are we striving to be prepared both spiritually and temporally? Are we expecting others to take care of us when times get tough, or will we be able to take care of ourselves and help others? We are commanded to be prepared both spiritually and temporally. That is what this blog is all about, helping our Ward members, family and friends become as prepared as they possibly can.

February is our month to work on our medical emergency preparations. We are working on putting together a Family Emergency Medical Supply Kit, learning and becoming certified in CPR and First-aid, and setting up an emergency escape plan for our home and family for fires, tsunamis, earthquakes and emergency evacuations.

Last Sunday, February 12th, to sign up for the American Red Cross CPR & First-aid classes. This month we are having a CPR and First-aid class sponsored by the American Red Cross on Saturday the 25th from 9:00am-3:30pm. We will have a Pot-luck Salads and Deserts Lunch with sandwiches provided. You must sign up for this class by Sunday, February 12th to participate. Please contact Sister Nancy Cuppett by email ( or phone 310-835-0902). Please, only our Ward members can attend the class.

Weekly Assignment: Family Emergency Medical Supply Kit

This week add the following (Most of these you can purchase at the 99 Cent Store or the Dollar Tree):

1) 2 bottles of Hydrogen peroxide
2) 2 bottles of Alcohol (70%+ by volume)
3) Petroleum Jelly (1 large or 2 small)
4) Eye wash solution (CVS, Walgreens, Rite-aid, etc)
5) Two tweezers (1 regular size, 1 small)

You should have the following items now:

1. Different sizes of bandages, regular to extra large
2. Package of Sanitary Pads
3. Antibiotic cream
4. 2 Ace bandages
5. Sharp Scissors
6. 2 bottles of Peroxide
7. 2 bottles of Alcohol
8. Petroleum Jelly (1 large or 2 small)
9. Eye wash solutions
10. Two tweezers (1 regular, 1 small)
***Place all these items in a large plastic container marked Family Emergency Medical Supplies. Keep in a convenient place, like a closet. Make sure your family knows where it is and it is only used for emergencies.

Food Storage: Continue to add items to your 3 Months Food Supply. Keep an inventory of the items you purchase and their expiration dates. Check your inventory list at least every 3 months. Rotate those items that need used before the expiration date and replace with new one.

Food Storage Ideas:

Metal Food Storage Racks: These are expensive ($300-$900), come in different sizes, take up a lot of room, but a great way to store your #10 cans and regular cans of food. They are usually on a slant so when you remove the front item everything rolls forward leaving room in the back for new items, which makes it easy to rotate your cans. You can also purchase flat ones that you can store items on. My daughter has several of these and loves them. She was able to get a good price by purchasing hers from someone that was moving and did not want to take them with them. It is best to Google the item to get the best deals. I know Shelf-reliance sells them. Watch for a good sale!

Rememeber: Post your name and comment for the February FREE Monthly Giveaway Drawing!

1 comment:

  1. the design for the racks is pretty simple and can be made from wood. I know that we have handy people in the ward who could probably design one. I saw one that Brother Romo designed a couple of years ago, and we have one in our garage that Bob's brother built many years ago.
    Threesa Cummings