Compassion and Emergency Preparedness

Compassion and Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness
With Easter coming up we have been thinking a lot about Jesus lately. This Easter we are participating in the #PrinceofPeace Easter campaign put on by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The campaign will focus on different principles of peace offered through Jesus Christ. While the campaign focuses on the following 8 principles, we wanted to focus on COMPASSION on the blog. April 9 – Faith: Mark 5:36 April 10 -Compassion: Matthew 14:14 April 11 – Forgiveness: Luke 6:37 April 12 – Repentance: Isaiah 1:18 April 13 -Gratitude: John 11:41 April 14 -Scripture: Matthew 4:4 April 15 – Prayer: Matthew 21:22 April 16 – Hope: 1 Cor. 15:19, 22 So what does food storage have to do with compassion? Want to know a super common question…
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LDS Church Preparedness Resources

LDS Church Preparedness Resources

Emergency Preparedness
Being prepared is not an uncommon practice among many religions. Being prepared goes back to biblical times (think Joseph and the famine). As many of you may know, the LDS church has been advocating for its members to build a food storage for many years. They have provided their members with different resources and recommendations. One of their resources we have used is their long-term storage recommendations they made based on a study to create our Long Term Food Storage Calculator. DID YOU KNOW... They have recently put out A TON of great resources, not only for their members but for anyone who is looking into getting more prepared. Today we wanted to walk you through some of the resources you might find helpful, and remind you of some of…
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Upcoming Sun Oven Webinar

Upcoming Sun Oven Webinar

Powerless Cooking
Discover 13 ways to harness the power of the sun to be prepared and save money. The All-American Sun Oven is one of our very favorite powerless cooking tools. Learning to cook with the sun has helped us to be better prepared and baking outdoors has reduced our utility bills. We invited Paul Munsen of Sun Ovens International to teach an interactive online seminar for our readers to show us all how we can use our Sun Ovens every day. Paul has devoted his life to sharing fundamental Sun Oven Cooking techniques with people all over the world. Register now to join us for this FREE educational webinar where you will discover: 13 ways the sun can be used year around to give you the peace of mind of knowing…
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5 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Emergency Preparedness

Essential Oils
I have been slow to embrace essential oils because I always felt like they were a little bit voodoo-ish. Don't laugh, they just don't seem to be the "cure-all" that lots of people like to tout them to be. However, I recently have been going through some massage therapy for various injuries and my therapist uses Young Living Oils and recommend a few for me to try at home and they have made a world of difference in my recovery. She also has taught me many other uses for them and I realized they are brilliant for preparedness purposes as well as just handy to keep around for everyday use. I'm definitely not an expert but I'm excited to learn about the possibilities with using oils to better round out…
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Emergency Kit for Kids at School

Disaster Kits, Emergency Preparedness
Valentine's Day is one of those funny holidays that everyone celebrates in vastly different ways. We both feel like the most important thing is showing your loved ones that you LOVE them in whatever way works for you. Jodi likes to make heart pancakes and pink milk for breakfast, decorating the table in red and pink with little goodies. Julie pins hearts up on the wall and her boys get to take one down each hour and read the backs which are full of reasons that she loves them. We've posted in the past about a Valentine's gift idea for your spouse that works in an office. It's a thoughtful gift that can be put together fairly inexpensively but really shows that you care about them. Well this year we…
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8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer

Emergency Preparedness
We hope you are having a great summer so far and haven't forgotten about food storage and preparednesstoo much with all the fun going on :) We actually have found summer to be a perfect time of year to practice different aspects of your preparedness and have a little fun while doing it. Here are eight ideas that you can use if you are looking to bolster your preps a little over the next few months. CAMPING: If you are camping with your family, grab your 72 hour kits and use those foods for meals. Practice cooking with your camping stoves, try different foods rather than sticking with hot dogs and s’mores. Use different fuels since you are cooking outdoors anyway. Use your Dutch Oven to make gourmet foods for your campout! 72 Hour Kit Overview Fuel…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 17: Protection/Self Defense

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Protection/Self Defense
We are excited to be starting week 17 (the FINAL week) of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about emergency shelter, heating, and cooling you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! Emergency preparedness is a…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 16: Shelter/Heating/Cooling

Alternate heating/cooling, Food Storage Do-Over 2015
We are excited to be starting week 16 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about Powerless Cooking you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! Emergency preparedness is a very broad topic. This week we…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 15: Powerless Cooking

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Powerless Cooking
We are excited to be starting week 15 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! We are getting close to the end of this adventure. If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about Sanitation and First Aid you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! Emergency preparedness is a very broad topic. This…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 14: Sanitation/First Aid

First Aid, Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Sanitation
We are excited to be starting week 14 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! If you didn't catch last week's post which talked about non-food items you can see it here. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as well! It is so much more fun and motivating doing it as a group so find a way to connect! Emergency preparedness is a very broad topic. This week we are going to be working on evaluating our sanitation and…
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