Do you have a plan in place for water? This week we are talking about how to prepare for an emergency that may affect the water supply!
10 Items to Stock Up on in Your Home Last week, we talked about how to stock our food storage, but as we know, it takes more than food to run our homes! A while ago we listed 10 Items to Add to Your Home Storage that we need to have to sustain our lifestyle;
Last week we talked about several ways to improve our self-reliance, because each of our paths are going to look different. Some of us will be guided to focus on more temporal preparation, while others may be told that they should focus on emotional or physical health goals. As we go forward, we will be sharing ideas in all of these areas!
As we work towards self-reliance, all of us will end up taking different paths to get there. Today, we will talk about several easy steps to help us improve!
The last step I would recommend is practicing your plan! We all grew up doing fire drills at school about once a month, so that if a real one happened, we would know what to do. There is a reason we did that, so we already had the automatic response. We want to create that in our homes too.
After creating your plan, make sure that each family member knows where to go, and what to do for each type of emergency. Can everyone get out? Can everyone fit in the space selected for tornado shelter? Where would you meet if you evacuated the house? Having practices and meetings sets routines for these situations so everyone knows what to do, and helps relieve some of the anxiety that comes with them.
Lessons from Dystopian Novels As Latter-Day Saints, and disciples of Christ, we talk a lot about building or becoming Zion. As a society, I think this idea of Zion has captivated us for centuries. The idea of a perfect society, where there is no crime, no dischord, and a reigning sense of peace. No matter
Money is tight these days, isn’t it? I personally teach a private homeschool group, so our budget is tighter in the summer than the rest of the year, so I know we are definitely feeling the pinch of price increases right now. 1- Track Your Spending It’s so important to check in with your money
I remember being in high school when the last major recession started. House prices tanked, people lost jobs, and gas prices rose. There are rumors that a recession is coming, or that we may already be in one, because a recession is two consecutive quarters that the national GDP is in decline. According to a
Welcome to part four of our blackout preparedness series. We’ve talked about food, lighting and protecting our homes, and now it’s time to talk about what to do about surviving the cold or the heat, depending on the time of year, and where we live.