Well I am so excited! I finally got to plant some seeds. Even though my Mom, (Who I have never seen plant a garden) said that it was too late for me get my garden started from seeds. Well my little seeds have already started popping up from the soil. Wow, these little okra seeds grow fast. I watched a video on youtube before that showed a seed growing, you know they took pictures of it every few hours and played them very fast so it looked like it was growing before your eyes. Well I planted this okra on Tuesday and it is doing great. I am surprised. You know I am not very good with plants. I have got to get my garden spot marked off and tilled up. I just have so many things to do in my yard right now, I just go from one thing to the next.(kind of like my rambeling on in this blog) Oh, well. You know that you can join the blog and leave comments. This way I will know that more than just Denise and I are playing on here. This is really fun. When I am posting possible things for you to do, it makes me do them too.
Well my Preparedness tip for this week is let's get out those 72 hour kits and go through them. I know that the clothes that I put in there for the kids 3 years ago will be way too small, not to mention that some of the food, etc... may be expired. I have attached a sample of some ideas of what your 72 hour kit may need to inclued.
72 Hour Emergency KitBy Rachel Woods, About LDS Guide, http://lds.about.com
Notes:Update your kit every six months (put a note in your calendar/planner) to make sure
that: all food, water, and medication are fresh (not expired), clothing fits, personal
documents and credit cards are up to date, and batteries are charged.
Small toys/games are important too as they will provide some comfort andentertainment during a stressful time.
Older children can be responsible for their own pack of items/clothes too.
You can include any other items you feel are necessary for your family's survival.
Some items and/or flavors might leak, melt, “flavor” other items, or break open.
Dividing groups of items into individual Ziploc bags might help prevent this.
Food and Water
(3 day supply of food & water per person
when no refrigeration/cooking is available)
Trail Mix/Dried Fruit
Crackers/Cereals (for munching)
Canned Tuna, Beans, Meat, Vienna
Sausages, etc (“pop-top” cans might leak/
explode & Jerky can “flavor” other items)
Candy/Gum (Jolly ranchers can melt &
mint gum might “flavor” other items)
Water (1 Gallon/4 Liters per person)
Bedding and Clothing
Change of Clothing (short and long
sleeve shirts, pants, socks, jackets, etc.)
Rain Coat /Poncho
Blankets and Emergency Heat Blankets
Fuel & Light
Battery Lighting (Flashlights, Lamps)
Bag or Bags to put 72 hour kit items in
(such as duffel bags or hiking back packs,
which work great)
Infant Needs (if applicable)
Radio (with batteries!)
Pen and Paper
Personal Supplies & Medication
First Aid Supplies
Toiletries (roll of toilet paper—remove
center tube to easily flatten into a zip-lock
bag, feminine hygiene, folding brush, etc)
Cleaning Supplies (mini hand sanitizer,
soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc. Warning:
Scented soap might “flavor” food items.)
Immunizations Up-to Date
Medication (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen,
children’s medication, etc.)
Prescription Medication (for 3 days)
Personal Documents and Money
(Place these items in a water-proof container!)
Scriptures (miniature ones are lighter)
Legal Documents (Birth/Marriage
Certificates, Wills, Passports, Contracts)
Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Please feel free to leave a comment as to what else you think the 72 hour kits need.