Saturday, June 14, 2008

Got Water?

With clean water being so vital to our existence, I’d like to know who in our family is still lacking adequate water storage for your family (this information is strictly confidential and will only be used to help you get prepared)….

It is recommended that you have 14 gallons MINIMUM for each member of your family. SO here’s the question??

Do you have the minimum recommended amounts of drinkable water? Remember that this is not for cooking, washing clothes, showering, cleaning or flushing toilets, just drinking and very minimal hygiene like hand washing and teeth brushing.

  • For a couple you’d need 28 gallons
  • Family of 4 = 56 gallons (think 55 gallon barrel)
  • Family of 5 = 70 gallons
  • Family of 6 = 84 gallons
  • Family of 7 = 98 gallons
  • Family of 8 = 112 gallons
  • Family of 9 = 126 gallons
  • Family of 10 = 140 Gallons (you might find grown children coming back to roost in an emergency ;o)

Please inventory your water supply and let me know if you aren’t yet to your minimum levels. I can give you some simple ideas for storing water. Also, I’d be willing to do another water barrel order for those of you who don’t have one yet. The used barrels are $15. Also consider a water filter so that when your store of water run out (and at these levels, they will) you have a way to filter water for drinking.

If you have your minimum storage levels at your home, don’t stop there, please add to them. Skip the soda and buy cases of bottled water. Grab a case of bottled water each time you go to the grocery store and just start making a pile in your home. If you must have soda, at least save the bottles, clean them out and fill with water for storage.

Please let me know your progress in this area.

Keep plugging along, we're getting there.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Power in Preparedness - June 2008

Kudos to Teri Ebert for her time and many talents to put these Family Home Evening Lessons together!

Download the Word file that contains all the information you need for 4 FHE Preparedness Lessons.

Lessons include:

Week 1 - Water Storage
Week 2 - Earthquake and Fire
Week 3 - First Aid and Medicines
Week 4 - Emergency Lighting, Cooking, and Heating

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dr. Puls Fireside Followup

For those of you who attended last night, I think you’ll agree that the Pandemic awareness/preparedness fireside was fantastic. Dr Puls, shared so much great useful information. (THANKS SUSAN!) Granted, it can be a bit overwhelming when you first realize the potential impact that this event can have on your family.

We know, from scriptural references, and from our living prophets that this will occur. Now, you have two choices, be afraid or be ready. I choose the latter and I pray daily that you will too. Please take some time with your spouse and family to read and review the fact sheets on the provident living website. (The link is below) I suggest that you read with a highlighter and mark the things that impress you.

****Your assignment for this week is to locate or purchase a red binder ( the larger the better), some dividers, and a ream or two of paper. This will be your Emergency Binder. It’s red for obvious reasons, so you can locate it quickly, all you have to do is offer a dollar to any child that locates and retrieves the ‘red binder’, I promise that you’ll have that binder in your hand in under 2 minutes.

All of these wonderful electronic resources will do you no good at all if you have no power (electricity), so. Beginning today, I’d like for you to print out the resources that you’d like to have handy in an emergency or even a non-emergency. If you think that it’s worthy to put in an electronic folder, Print it out, hole punch it and slip it in your binder. Not too tough.

The Church's Pandemic Fact sheets are now LIVE on the Provident Living website!

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