Friday, September 11, 2015

Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage and Monthly Assignments (Week of September 13th)

Hi Torrance Stake Family, Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,

National Preparedness Month 

Bi-Stake Emergency Preparedness Fair
 (Torrance North Stake and Torrance Stake)

Saturday, October 24, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
2000 W. Artesia Blvd., Torrance, California USA
(Near the 110 Freeway and the 91 Freeway)

40+ booths on emergency preparedness, food storage, water storage and purification, 72 Hour Pack, emergency cooking, emergency lighting and heating, financial preparedness, first-aid, sanitation, sheltering in place, cooking with wheat and bread making, child emergency ID cards and finger printing, camping skills, spiritual preparedness, health and fitness preparedness, utility emergencies, earthquake preparedness, emergency pet care, food gardening, insurance preparedness, home safety and security, communications, community agencies, activities for children and the whole family and much much more. 

You do not want to miss this event!  
What's in your area?
We all need to be aware of the types of natural disasters that can happen in the area where we live, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, flooding, tsunamis, volcanoes, droughts, wild fires, ice storms, blizzards, etc., and non-natural disasters, chemical spills, water contamination, sheltering in place, terrorism, pandemics, civil unrest, electromagnetic pulse discharges, etc. 

I just do not get it! Why do people who live in certain areas where they face natural disasters, and even the possibility of non-natural disaster, do not prepare ahead of time? Why not always have the types of supplies on hand that you may need? We all see on the news people running to stores for supplies like flashlights, extra batteries, water, canned foods, boards to board up windows, nails, hammers, tools, generators, etc. 
Assignment: List the types of natural and non-natural disaster you could possibly face in your area and list the items you would need. in the emergency. Check out your local government websites for ideas and help. Keep them on hand and not need to run to the stores and find the shelves empty. When you use up the supplies replenish them immediately, do not wait for the next disaster. Be prepared ahead of the disaster!
New September Monthly Assignments
Food Storage: Drinks 

This month we are focusing on adding all types of drinks to our 
short storage and long storage food storage. 

Drinks: Fruit juices (bottles, canned, cartons, dehydrated/freeze-dried), lemonade mix, milk (dehydrated/freeze-dried), hot chocolate mix, apple cider mix, etc.. What ever type of drinks your family will drink. Do not store something they will not drink, a waste of your money. Fruit juices in bottles, cans and cartons do not usually last as long, about a year. Make sure you keep on top of the expiration dates and rotate before they expire. Box powdered milk from the grocery store usually only last about 6 months. Rotate them as needed. Use the milk so your family will be accustomed to drinking it, use while cooking and where milk is call for in recipes. There are long term storage dehydrated/freeze-dried milks that are whole milk, watch the expiration dates on these, they may not store 20+ years, it may only be 7-10 years.

How much to store: Determine how much your family drinks, each variety, in a month, multiply that by the number of months you have set your food storage goal. Each time you go grocery shopping or find the types of drinks you are storing on sale purchase them and add them to your food storage. Always be on the look out and aware of sales throughout the year.

Where to store: In a cool, dry, dark place like your pantry or a closet. Never in the garage, to hot!

Remember: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation is the success of any food storage.

Emergency Supplies: 
             72 Hour Emergency Family Bag
You can use a sports bag or a backpack

 The 72 Hour Emergency Family Bag is an important part of your 
72 Hour Individual Emergency Backpacks. 

This bag contains items you might need during the emergency that you cannot get into your 72 Hour Individual Emergency Backpacks. Click here to see what items to add to this bag. You can also review this list on the right side of this blog under "Postings". Some items can get purchased at discount stores (99 Cent Store, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc.), some online and some at department and sporting goods stores, some you may have around the house. 

Emergency Preparedness Ideas 
Keep practicing your first-aid and CPR. 
Keep having drills in your home, fire, earthquake, hurricane, tornadoes, evacuations, etc on a regular basis. 

 Keep your family safe!
Comments and Questions: Please share your comments and questions, they are most appreciated. We all learn from each others experiences and knowledge. Please share them below or email me at I will answer your questions on my next blog posting. Thank you for your comments and questions. 

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