Do you know how to make an emergency mommy kit? It seems like just yesterday that I had one baby resting on my hip and another toddler hanging on my leg. At the time I thought it was a bit hard being a mom. It was something I wanted my whole life…to be a mother. I was blessed with four daughters. But being a mom is not an easy thing to do 24/7. We are the ones packing the car for road trips, usually. Oh, and getting the kids ready for church. Then there is laundry, meals, homework, etc. It is sometimes hard to remember everything, do you know what I am talking about?
What should I put in my college first aid kit? I have the answer for you. One of my granddaughter’s, Madison, we call her Maddie, is graduating from highschool this year. The prepper grandmother that I am, of course thinks she needs a first aid kit to take to school in the fall. I want her to have a few things she doesn’t have to run to the store to get if she happens to get a fever, cut, burn or a bad cough. I have the FREE printable college first aid kit list below.
Monday was Memorial Day and so it makes it a three day weekend for some families. I am really enjoying having the screen doors open with a slight breeze coming through them. It got me thinking about the air conditioning bill. I try not to turn on the air before I absolutely have to. The power bills here in Southern Utah are ridiculous. I live in Washington, Utah and the government controls the cost of the electricity we use. They do not put it out to bid for the best price, plus they actually state they make a profit on our power bills. Okay, I will get off my soap box, for a minute anyway. Let’s talk about how to stay cool when the power goes out.
This recipe is great as a fresh tomato salsa or a side dish salad. This recipe is from my friend, Kathleen. Whenever we have a neighborhood get together she brings a bowl just for me. Yep, just for me. She knows I love it. Just a small bowl to eat by myself. She brings a large bowl for the rest of the group.
I met with Eric from Back Stage Pass a few years ago to do this Food Storage Moms behind the scenes interview. I met him at a DownEast Blogger Mixer. Eric really wanted to show the world what bloggers do everyday. I was honored that he asked if he could do an interview with Food Storage Moms and to do a YouTube as well. He asked why I started Food Storage Moms and why I was so passionate about food storage and emergency preparedness. This is my desk area where I write, research and answer questions.
This playdough recipe is very inexpensive to make and kids love it! It brings out their imagination to create whatever they want with the dough. Do you know how to make playdough? This is great to make for everyday use and when you have kids drop by….who doesn’t love playdough?! This recipe is not gluten free, but you could trade out the flour with your choice of flour.
Today I want to suggest to everyone to gather up some games in your home and place two or three in your 72 hour kits. I am sure some of you have already put some games in those 72 hour kits. Kudos to you! If we need to evacuate I would love to have some of these games available to distract someone, whether they be an adult or child in my 72 hour kit. The good thing about these games they will not melt like crayons. I will not put crayons in my 72 hour kits. I have scraped crayons out my car when my kids were young. Yep, that is not fun….who would have guessed a small red crayon could spread so far in the heat…..now I have colored pencils with a sharpe
I’m asked all the time, “What food should I put in my 72 hour kits?” There are many ways to do this, but I like to put items I can just add water to or eat right out of the can or a bag. I bought smaller size pantry cans with foods that I like and will eat if I have to evacuate and go down to a school gymnasium or church facility. I have to be honest here….I have tried many “pouches” with meals where you just add water.
I have been thinking that my crayon bag would be a great addition to our 72 hour kits, especially for children to take their minds off a disaster or unexpected emergency. I know we have added coloring books, crayons or colored pencils to our 72 hour kits this last year. You could make two for each child, one for the 72 hour kit and one for church, car or to take to the park. Just remember, crayons can melt in a hot car…..colored pencils work best in the car.