Gentle Reminder To Be Prepared To Survive Disasters

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This is my gentle reminder to be prepared to survive disasters. Now, this could be two feet of snow in your yard that doesn’t melt for two months, like a reader, Kathy, told me about where she lives. She said they hadn’t had snow like that in 20 years. What’s really scary is the thought of no garbage pickup or mail delivery for those two months. Luckily, Kathy was prepared with food and water, except for the cat she has who wouldn’t drink the powdered milk! I loved that comment! It’s a good reminder to store extra pet food for our dogs, cats, etc. I’m not sure what the farmers would do for outside animals. I now have a dog again, a male black and white ShihTzu, so I grabbed one extra bag of food when I went to the store the other day. Remember, we also need to store water for our pets, just a quick tip to think about.

Now, two months with that much snow means the roads were probably not driveable or they would have had garbage pickup and mail delivery. Is that a major disaster? Well, if you don’t have direct deposit for your monthly paychecks, retirement checks, or whatever, you may not be able to pay your bills. If you pay your bills online, if available, it wouldn’t be as major a disaster. Of course, if there is no mail delivery you may want to setup paperless statements. I prefer paperless statements on everything because they are never in the mailbox. If the power is down, that’s okay, I have direct deposit and my payments are ACH (automatic clearing house) which means my bills will automatically be paid whether or not I have the Internet. UNLESS we have a grid down we could get things done, with a grid down then payments will not exist. Paychecks will not exist, at least, until power is back up and running. Banks will be closed and your money unavailable. If you haven’t read the book called, “Lights Out” by Ted Koppel, you need to ASAP. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

If you haven’t purchased the paperback copy of my book, you may want to in order to be prepared for the unexpected: Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation If you already have it, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for buying it.

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Gentle Reminder:

  1. Store food, even if it’s one can a week, just make sure it’s something you will enjoy eating.
  2. Store water, please store at least one gallon per person per day. I prefer four gallons per person per day, but that’s how I roll. Don’t forget to store water for your pet as well.
  3. Store your basic first aid supplies at the very minimum. If the stores are closed you may not have fever reducing medicine at your home if you use it. Yes, I love essential oils, but I need aspirin for my arthritis, it’s the only thing that works for me. Another gentle reminder to check your cabinets for your favorite ones.
  4. Store the product My Doctor Suggests Silver Solution if it’s right for you. I use it whenever I am exposed to sick people. I still wish churches had those hand sanitizer deals hooked to the walls. Oh my, the hand shaking and germs, just thinking out loud. Sorry, I use hand wipes on the grocery carts, I’m not proud, if the stores don’t supply them, I bring my own. Wow, I’m starting to sound like a germaphobic….okay, I own it. I recommend this one: 30ppm, Triple Strength pH Balanced Colloidal Solution – Daily Colloidal Silver Supplement for Immune Health – 16oz Bottle of Silver Water This silver will not turn you blue or gray, I use it all the time and have for years.
  5. These may be considered a first aid kit item, but I highly recommend this cough drop: Original All Natural Silver Lozenges – Soothing Honey with Lemon: The Perfect Cough Drop for Cough, Throat & Mouth Health and Immune Support – Contains 30ppm Silver Solution in Each Drop
  6. Keep your gas tank at least 3/4 full because, as you may know, the tanks’ pumps don’t work without electricity. Now, if you live out in the country where an older gas station still exists and works with a hand crank you are lucky!
  7. Please check on your neighbors if you have a power outage. If you have older people living near you, see if they need help, I’m sure they would love a hug or two, I promise. Before you have a disaster, whether small or big, deliver a case or two of water to an elderly couple on your street. Trust me, if they were your parents you would love to have someone deliver some water in case of emergency. Also, consider giving WaterBricks for Christmas or birthdays to your family members. You can sleep at night knowing your loved ones have water when needed. Please help the elderly fill some containers, they may need that kind of help too.
  8. Flashlights are critical, so be sure to know where they are and have some extra batteries available. I gave a solar one to one of my granddaughters who went to college. She is serving a mission right now for her church, proud grandma here, she took it with her! I love it!
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Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected and heeding my gentle reminder tips, I thank you and you neighborhood thanks you! May God bless our world.

My favorite things:

Water Storage Containers – WaterBrick – 8 Pack Blue

WaterBrick WB-0001 Ventless Spigot Assembly, Fits Both WaterBrick Water Container Sizes, Blue/White/Red

WaterBrick 1833-0001 Stackable Water and Food Storage Container, 3.5 gal of Liquid, 27 lb of Dry Food Products, Blue

55 Gallon Water Preserver Concentrate 5 Year Emergency Disaster Preparedness, Survival Kits, Emergency Water Storage, Earthquake, Hurricane, Safety  I use 1/2 teaspoon per 3.5-gallon WaterBrick of this product. You only need to rotate every five years.

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  1. I make soap, so I have a whole boatload of N95 masks, but I suggest having a couple around the house. A wildfire could put enough particles in the air to affect breathing for many miles.

    • Hi Janet, yes I wish everyone would buy some N95 masks. I have several hundred but that won’t cover my entire neighborhood. We will need to change them. I bought the face mask shields after I was asked to go to a POD healthcare training. “Point of Distribution”, put out by our local health departments. They taught us how we will dispense antibiotics after a pandemic or disasters. Great tip on the wildfire particles. Hugs, Linda

  2. Thanks for all the great information that you send out, I eagerly wait to read all your posts. I have water and food tackled, working on the toilet, that washing laundry thing (need more buckets and need holes drilled), my first aid kit, those awesome storage bags you had on a different post to cover items stored in the garage, and getting books…yours is on the list too! Sometimes it feels so overwhelming but 1 project at a time and eventually I hope to catch up with you. Wink wink! 🙂

  3. I just had a discussion with my son-in-law this morning about the items we still need. I just bought 2 more first aid kits .I have the n95 vented masks and lots of disposable gloves. We have buckets on hand, but I want to get the plunger type washer (not sure what it’s called). I too make my own laundry soap. I love my essential oils, but I also have the colloidal silver. we try to buy bottled water every week. with a 6 month old baby (my grand daughter) we feel we need a lot more water. living in the country we don’t have an issue with flushing toilets or worry about trash piling up. I have both wood and propane for heat and cooking. But summer is coming, so we could have issues with being too hot if we lose power. I’m pretty sure our generator wont run the 220 AC unit. we are slowly buying hand operated tools, drills ,saws, etc.. we have heirloom seeds and I currently have tomato and jalapeno plants growing.I have started lettuce,radishes ,garlic and onions .gotta plant kale for my almost 12 yr old grand daughter. so as Kim said, 1 project at a time . God Bless and keep on prepping.

    • Oh, Judy, I love hearing what you are doing! I have never planted garlic, I read how to plant it, but I didn;t get to it yet this season. I’m on it. I love your idea of hand powered tools. It sounds like you are in a great location for prepping. One project at a time is right! Hugs, Linda

  4. hillbilly girl says:

    I’ve taught food storage and preparedness 20+ yrs. Many years ago, a sister was totally amazed that it was recommended that you should store a #10 can of dried beans. “A whole gallon of beans?! What will I do with a gallon of beans?!” My husband and I can eat a #10 can of beans in a month.
    Most people grossly underestimate the amount of whatever that they need. They do not grasp (nor can you tell them) that the recommendations are the minimum amounts needed to survive. Water is at the top of the list. They see 1 gal/person/day and store exactly that amount. Not 1 oz over. We do not know how to manage on 1 gal/person/day. Our ancestors could, but not us. We lost that ability when we stopped having to carry water from outside the home.
    Oh, by the way, I love your articles.

    • Hi, Hillbilly girl, thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to me! You nailed it on the 1-gallon per person. People do not grasp how much water they use in a day. I really hadn’t thought about our ancestors hauling the water. I mean I have, but I hadn’t compared it the theory of water from pioneer days to our generation. Carrying water was and will be a BIG deal when WE need to haul it. Man, you nailed it! Hugs, Linda

  5. Well guess you and I are related . I use wipes on my hands when grocery shopping also, including baskets. My husband has a cat, we store her food in a five gallon bucket. Since we live in the county we burn our trash except those items that are unsafe to burn. Always prepare to be ready and safe!

    • Hi Judy, I really think we must be cousins or something!!! Oh, how I wish I lived in the country and could burn my own trash! That may seem weird to some people but those of us who are prepared think about garbage….and how to dispose of it. You rock, Linda

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