Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mom, I'm Thirsty......!

During our everyday lives, hearing these words is no big get a cup, fill it up, and give them a drink. But during a disaster situation when you turn the tap and nothing comes out..that's a problem. Click Here to find out all the information you every wanted to know about storing water for a crisis.

After you read the info, make a plan to get your water stored and practice it, your thirsty children will thank you.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Got FHE?

Guess what? Tomorrow is Monday....AGAIN. Gosh it's been coming every week for a while now, I guess it's gonna keep on coming and I should get in gear and plan my FHE for this week...Here's some help for you in case you have a Monday tomorrow too.

Family Night Lessons dealing with preparedness. Love it!

Got Fun?...Morale boosters for Evacuation Kits

Morale Boosters for Your 72 Hour Kit
Author - Terrie Lynn Bittner

When we put together our 72 hour kits and prepare for even longer stretches of need, we often think so much of the body that we forget the spirit. In hard times, the spirit needs even more than the body. Here are some items you can include in your emergency preparedness that will nourish the spirit. You might want to put a few of them in the backpacks you put together for 72 hour kits.

1. Scriptures. In an emergency evacuation, you may not have time or even remember to find the scriptures. Put an inexpensive copy of the scriptures in each pack, along with a red pencil, a pen for underlining, and a plasticized bookmark for underlining and marking scriptures. Since they will be unmarked, you can entertain yourself by finding all your favorite scriptures and marking them. You might prefer to pre-mark a few scriptures relating to comfort in advance. If you’re in a shelter, you can even offer it to someone as you leave.

2. Games. During an evacuation, you may have long empty hours to fill and entertaining children can be especially challenging. Carefully select a few games children can play alone, as well as some they can play with others. Many popular games come in travel sizes.

3. Creative activities. Keep the mind occupied with art projects, drawing paper, crayons, puzzles, and other creative activities. If you have a writer in the family, include paper.

4. A small journal. Let each person write what they experience, feel, and learn during this time, and also tell about the people they meet. It will make a powerful record for the future. Younger children can also draw in these.

5. Treats. There is nothing like a treat here and there in an emergency. Think about each person’s favorites, but make sure they will last.

6. Crazy socks, t-shirts, and hair things. If you’re packing clothing, make some of them nutty. They’re more fun and you’ll need cheering up.

7. Books that make you laugh. Make sure everyone has something fun to read, including joke books for younger children. The family can trade books if you choose them carefully.

8. Post cards and stamps. If there isn’t phone service, send these out at the first opportunity. Have them pre-addressed to anyone who will worry. This nourishes your soul because you won’t worry about who is worried.

9. A means for providing a small service to someone. In time of evacuation, you will meet many who have need, whether it’s a material need or an emotional need. Think of something each person could do to serve another’s emotional needs during this time. The ability to do so will cheer you up and make you feel you are doing something valuable.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Got Oil?

Preparedness isn't always about stuff, in fact, if you are not Spiritually prepared, the 'stuff' doesn't really matter. Watch this short video, feed your spirit and 'gather some oil'