52 Weeks To Preparedness – Week 18


We can’t stop natural disasters, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge; so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness. Petra Nemcova

First Aid Preparation:

Make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizer, medical gloves, bleach, wipes, and N95 masks on hand for any medical situation that might arise, because we know it will.

Food Storage Preparation:

I read this quote the other day, “Food in the basement is better than money in the bank.” Not sure where this came from, but my thoughts are, “Ya think?”

Take a good long look at the news, at any point in time, on any given day, and most of us would agree that food in our basement / our own “grocery store” so to speak, will be to us, as Noah’s Ark was to those that boarded it.

In fact Ezra Taft Benson said: “The revelation to produce and store food may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.”

I suggest we do it NOW!

Start investing in what is important! I am not saying that you shouldn’t invest in other things too, but we have been counseled for many years to do this, as was Noah counseled to build the ark, and the time to disregard this counsel is past.


Think about it!

Emergency Preparedness:

In an emergency, there are three things vital to survival. Water, food, and shelter. If you have these three things, you can deal with most other problems.

In your 72 hour kits, you have your food for a minimum of 3 days, your water and water purification options, and now you should make sure today that you have some sort of shelter ready for your family.

The types of shelter you will want will depend on the size of your family and any special needs they may have. If you are on your own and love being in the outdoors, you may get away with a tarp, ropes, and a few stakes as your shelter.

However, if you have to evacuate and you have a spouse and a few children of various ages, you should think a bit differently.

Do you have a comfortable tent that would be easy to grab and go? Do you have enough tarps in case of severe weather, so you can shelter your tent?

Think of this third most important survival need and prepare for it today. If you need to purchase some things you don’t have, then at least make a list of what you need so you can start working on it.

Water, food and shelter will keep you alive! Take away any one of these and … well you get the picture!

Family Preparation:

If you have a wood burning fireplace, have it checked out and cleaned. You may also wish to have your furnace checked and replace any filters. Now is a great time to do some furnace and duct cleaning.

Happy and Healthy Prepping


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