We must have faith in the future, regardless of the ultimate eventualities. There could be no greater calamity in this world than the calamity of sitting down and waiting for calamity. We must not let the things which we can’t do keep us from doing the things that we can do. The future will always be better for those who are best prepared! Richard L. Evans
Family Preparedness: Putting together a library of helpful books is very important. These may be things like survival manuals, gardening, herbals, first aid, food storage, cookbooks, and others that you may find helpful for in any emergency or alternate living situations. Start to put together your list of books, then start to gather them into one location.
Area’s of Preparedness for any reason or season
One room living: find one room that you have a heat source in. Block off all hallways and exits with blankets. Set up camp in this area.
Heating: Use whatever heat source you may have. Be sure and ventilate if needed.
Cooking: You can make a buddy burner with a tuna can. Fold newspaper into a fan. Roll and put it into a tuna can. Add wick. Pour wax over it and let dry. You can also cook over an open fire outside. Make sure and use heavy pans as your kitchen pans will not handle the heat of an open flame.
Showers: You can take spit baths with a bowl of warm water. Poke a hole in a white storage bucket and put it on a ladder in your bathtub. Put a container under it to catch any water that falls. Stand in this container and have someone pour warm water into the bucket. If you have a spigot and can drill a hole in the bottom part of the bucket you can turn it off and on.
Sanitation: Put a small bucket in your toilet. Put a grocery plastic bag inside. use this and then bury it outside away from water lines.
Lighting: flashlights will work different hours depending on your brand of battery. Be very wise with your light. Make sure your floors are picked up before it gets dark. many accidents happen after it gets dark and things are left on the floor.
Refrigeration: Freeze a block of ice in a plastic container (outside) do two if you have it. Put them in the freezer of your fridge. This will act as an ice chest. Be careful not to have many left overs, as we don’t want food poisoning! You can store your miracle whip and things like this in it.
Food: Use whatever food is in your freezer first. Make do with whatever food you have in your home, get creative. If you have a hand wheat grinder start grinding wheat before you get hungry! It is hard work!
Water: If water has things in it, strain. Boil all water 10 minutes. You can also add bleach to it if you have it @ 3 drops per litre.
Washing Clothes: You need a white bucket with a lid. Poke holes in the lid about the size of a pencil. Drill a hole in top and put a plunger through it into the bucket. Close lid and lift the plunger up and down.
Happy and Healthy Prepping