I need your help today because we must get people to place food storage in their pantry to save their families’ lives. There is no way to dodge this topic, my friends. I thank you from the bottom of my heart if you are trying your best to help people understand the need to be prepared for the unexpected. My readers will see your comments and see the need to start with one can at a time. Or maybe one gallon of water at a time. I personally had to turn off the TV today, I could no longer look at the violence that’s going on in so many areas of the world and seeing the families who have lost their homes because of the hurricanes.
I think I told you before, I can’t get the picture I saw on TV of a sweet dad asking the TV reporters when the food and water would be delivered. He lost his home and everything in it. I realize this country has not had such horrific storms in many years. I was glued to The Weather Channel and it was heartwrenching to watch, to say the least. If I was his neighbor I would have food for he and his family. If Mark and I lose our home from an earthquake I may have to dig for my food and water. Thank goodness I have several shovels.
But, let’s be real today, we need to continue to stand on our soapbox to get people to do their part. If you have empty water containers, please clean them and fill them today, not tomorrow. Remember to use a Lead-Free Hose if you fill them outside. If you don’t have food for 7 days get with it people. Two weeks would be better, three months would be fantastic. Please remember to use Water Preserver so you only have to rotate your water every 5 years.
What You Need
The word “need” means something essential or very important. Well, here is a good start of what we all need to survive a few days if we have an unforeseen emergency. Please remember, I am not a Doomsday Prepper or Survivalist, I am a mom and grandma teaching the world to be prepared for the unexpected. We can’t count on the government to deliver food and water when WE need it. It’s not going to happen.
Cans of Soup
Cans of Meat
Cans of Vegetables
Cans of Fruit
Cans of Beans
Cans of Diced Tomatoes
Skills We Need To Learn
Now, you can call these vintage skills or pioneer skills, it doesn’t matter. When I say vintage it seems hilarious because I have been doing these vintage skills for over 60 years. It makes me seem older, well, I guess I am.
Cook from scratch
Learn to make bread and teach others how to make it. Linda’s No-Fail Bread Recipes
Plant a garden
Plant some fruit trees and learn how to prune them
Plant some berries
Learn to sew and teach others
Learn to quilt and teach others
Learn to preserve food by canning, pressure canning or dehydrating foods
Learn to cook outside
Learn how to build a fire
Learn to use tools and do your own home repairs (I can’t tell you how many homes my family has tiled, and finished so many basements)
Save money by doing your own painting, it’s really a fun family project
Learn to use a chainsaw, my family cut and stacked cords of wood for years for our woodburning stoves
Learn how to clean and season some cast iron pans
Learn some medical skills, however basic. I highly recommend this book for every home: Medical HandBook
Please purchase the hard copy of my book “Prepare Your Family For Survival” you will need it, I promise. Please study it with your family. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world.