Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekly Assignment, Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness (Week of March 24th)

Hi Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,

I Believe...

in being both temporally, mentally and spiritually prepared
in being self-reliant
in following the prophets and our church leaders
in emergency preparedness
in having a 72 Hour Individual Emergency Kit for each family member
in having a car 72 Hour Emergency Kit in each household car
in having extra food and water on hand
in having a way to have light, cook and heat if the power goes out, or there is a disaster
in having shelter for my family if my home is uninhabitable
in having extra emergency medical supplies on hand if there is a disaster
in being prepared for whatever natural disaster might hit in my area
in not being complacent
in having each family person having an out of state contact person in case of an emergency
in this blog which will help you become prepared, or better prepared
in being prepared

Why "I Believe". Because I believe in being prepared for whatever may come my way! We have been in an emergency situation without electricity and not being able to leave our home for a week due to very bad weather, flooding and down power lines. We have had an emergency financial situation where we have needed to rely on our food storage so we could pay other bills when my husband was in a serious car accident while driving for his job. We have watched on television natural disasters unfold that caused individuals and families to rely on their emergency supplies, help from others and suffer tremendous loss and sorrow.  I have seen people loose everything, but their spirit is still strong and they know Heavenly Father is in charge and will bless their lives. I believe in being prepared because I know it will bring me and my family peace of mind, comfort and security.

Weekly Assignment...72 Hour Individual Emergency Snack Kit

This week add the following, the last item:

Fruit snacks---2-3 small packages or one large package per family Snack Kit. If you add the large package remember to spread it over the 3 days. You can either add apple or banana chips or the gummy type for children. Remember to add according to your family's likes, ages and diet. If you have a small child or baby, there are great new products of baby food that come in packages not instead of the glass jars.

This is our last item to add to the Snack Kit. You should have the following; 12+ pieces of hard candy, a small pack of gum, turkey or beef jerky, and fruit snacks. Adjust according to your diet. Next is our 72 Hour Individual Emergency Hygiene Kit.

Emergency Preparedness:

A few years ago our son emailed me the link to this great 200+ page emergency preparedness manual put together by a LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Ward in Utah. Here is the link for the updated 2012 version: LDS Preparedness Manual. You will need to download it, free and save on your computer or print out. It has awesome information in all areas of emergency preparedness. I often refer to it.

Comments: All your comments, ideas, suggestions and experiences are welcome! We all learn from each other. Thank you for your comments.

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