Friday, December 26, 2008

Pandemic Preparedness Challenge

Well, we survived Christmas and are well on our way to 2009.
I thought that a great way to start the year would be to issue a challenge. So here it is...This is a 10-week program. This week by week challenge will give you the babysteps to help you along the path to peace. You'll have the items you'll need so you can deal with a pandemic flu situation. CLICK HERE for the details. Your family will be much better prepared than you otherwise would have been.

Please let me know if you take this challenge and how it's going for you.

For more info on Pandemic, see the post called "Got Flu?" from Dec 9th.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry CHRISTmas !

I just wanted to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!

I hope that the Real reason that we celebrate is at the forefront of our thoughts as we celebrate this time of year. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ came, the first time, as a tiny perfect baby. He will come again in his Resurrected Glory to rule and reign here on the earth... We are preparing for the prophesied calamities that will surely come before that time. We know that these things will be difficult to endure, but I take comfort in knowing that each one brings us closer to the Peace that He will bring.

Take a minute and view some great Christmas videos. (Be sure to pause the "Playlist" music first)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Got Food Storage?

Do you know how to use it?

We follow the Prophet and get our food storage, but it seems that so many of us stop there, (I'm guilty too, but getting better). If you don't have your longer term supply, continue to work on that. If you do have your supply, even if it's just a start, your next task is to figure out how to use it.

There is a link on the right side of the page in 'links' that will help you out. is my favorite site that really shows you how to use all that food and how to incorporate it into your every day meals.

This does several things; it gets you used to using your food storage so that the food is not foreign and in a crisis you won't have added stress, it helps you with your rotation plan (you have one right?), it saves you money by using what you have stored and didn't have to run to the store for, Your body needs to adjust to 'food storage' type foods if you aren't using them regularly, and when you learn how to use your storage, you can then go and teach others.

I am an 'Everydayfoodstorage FANATIC' and check for new stuff on a daily basis, I suggest you take some time and take a look around this fabulous site.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Got Flu?

It's that time again, Flu season is upon us....and more importantly, we are preparing for the big nasty.....a flu (or other) pandemic. This can be a very scary and overwhelming thing IF you are not prepared for it. Remember "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear". So let's get ready for this, the Church is getting ready and so should we. The following are great step-by-step instuctions on how to deal with and treat your loved ones who are infected. Of course avoiding a pandemic, by following a strict SIRQ (self-imposed reverse quarantine) is the best way to deal with it, but chances are you may need to care for someone who was unable to avoid being exposed.

Please take the time to:

1. Print-out these documents (click on the words that are highlighted above) and add them to your preparedness binder, so that they'll be accessible when needed.

2. Take an inventory, and then make a list of the 'FTK' (flu treatment kit) items that you are missing.

3. Take the list to the store and get it done. If you can't get it all now, add several items to your grocery list each week and buy these items instead of frozen dinners or oreos.

4. The most important thing, that is not included on the list, to have in your FTK is a vial of consecrated oil, and a worthy priesthood holder at the ready. If you don't have one in your home, find one who will come when called.

Please don't put this important stuff off for later. Do it now!