Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Emergency Preparedness

image borrowed from Hampton.gov

I got released from being the primary pres at church (can you tell, since I've been posting more often?), and am now the Emergency Preparedness Specialist (hence my posting lag this week). BTW, did you notice the new poll on the top left?

I've been given the assignment to put together an EMERGENCY PLAN for our ward (which would cover a geographical 1/2 square mile where I live, but may differ in other wards/areas). Yes, LDS people have always been taught to be prepared. It's something that I've lived with my whole life... food storage, homemade whole-wheat bread, a fanny pack with a 10 essentials survivor kit, and many family training sessions on survival and emergency planning, put on by my very outdoorsy father.

Now I'M the mom, and working on getting my own family totally prepared for a "rainy day". I'm not completely there yet, but getting there... and it's a wonderful feeling!! I am very excited for the task I've been given and hope to make it a success!

My vision is to include (optionally of course) the whole 1/2 square mile of neighbors, whether members of my church or not. Everyone could benefit from each other's help and skills in a crisis situation. I have found a ton of great info from the Internet, family and friends. But I would still like some more input! I want to know what works, and if you have a neighborhood emergency plan in your area! I'd also love to hear some tried/true personal survival stories!! Please comment or email me if you have something to share! TheCreativeHomemaker AT gmail DOT com. Thanks so much!!

♥ I will share with you what I do along the way! Pin It


  1. we just had a tsumani warning in hawaii and i did not feel as prepared as i should have, will definitely start working on food storage again. our specialist puts something in the program each week to buy, or prepare for, like 10 1$ bills or games for your 72 hr. kit. there are many ideas and it helps to do it week by week. good luck!

  2. Thanks for your comment Kelly! I've been wondering about Hawaii. Keep us posted!!

  3. We just made 72 hour kits for family night. I marked on the calendar 6 months from now so that we can replenish the food again.

    I also made a kit for my car which included a first aid kit, blankets, food, a case of water, toilet paper, plastic trash bags, shampoo, sharpie, can opener, diapers, wipes and a few other things.

    I also try to get a few extra things when I go to the store.

    Another thing someone just taught me was to have feminine products on hand. I never really thought about that but would hate to go without...lol

  4. This is on my "to do list" as well as practicing fire drills now that my kids are 2 and 4 and would actually understand what I'm talking about.

    Please pass on any lists of what to gather, how, where to store, etc. when you figure it all out! A photo of your finished one would be great.


Thank you for your comments!


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