I firmly believe that food storage is just one aspect of being prepared for emergencies. And not the most important aspect. So I want to do a series on Emergency Preparedness. But I want it to be friendly to me, my family, and all of my readers.
True Story: Last February I made a 72 hour kit. The best and most complete I had ever made. Then in August I wanted to work on it some more, since I had learned a lot more about 72 hour kits during that 6-month time (like they should be 120 hour kits), and because some of the food needed to be rotated. I worked on my 120 hour kit a little bit during the last week of August. And..it's still not complete! I decided that I need a whole month to dedicate toward my 120 hour kit. Not just a few days.
I believe that some of my readers are this same way. (Not you of course!) People need time to work on something. The problem with a blog is that it has new information so quickly that it is impossible to keep up with everything. So each month in 2011 we will focus on a new emergency preparedness topic.
But I need your help! I don't profess to know everything, or to be able to build the "perfect" 120 hour kit. And I want this to be fun! So I need your input. Leave comments on each post introducing the topics. Email me pictures, questions, or comments about what you are doing and creating. The end of each month I will post pictures and stories from both my own ventures and yours on how we have become more prepared.
This will be fun! So invite your neighbors, friends, and family so that we can all "Be Prepared in 2011."
January: Evacuating Part 1 (Family Plan and 120 hour kits)
February: Evacuating Part 2 (Office and Car Kits)
April: Water Outage
May: Work Clothes and Tools
June: Emergency Cooking
July: First Aid
August: Prepare for Fire
September: Prepare for Earthquakes
October: Emergency Heating
November: Preparing for Financial Emergencies
December: Preparing for Other Natural Disasters