You may have noticed that I have been missing for a few weeks! The past couple of weeks I have been working on a very special project that I am so excited to tell you about in this post, but first I want to talk about emergencies.
Signs of the Times
Over the past couple of decades there has been an ever increasing number of natural disasters that we have experienced, or witnessed through the news and social media. Just in my “memory box”, I think of Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in India, the forest fires literally everywhere in 2019/2020, the Pandemic. And we know why, right? These are signs of the times that the Lord foretold in Doctrine and Covenants 88:87-91. “For not many days hence and the earth shall tremble and reel to and fro as a drunken man; and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light; and the moon shall be bathed in blood; and the stars shall become exceedingly angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig tree. And after [Joesph’s] testimony cometh wrath and indignation upon the people. For after [Joseph’s] testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and men shall fall upon the ground and shall not be able to stand. And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thunderings, and the voice of lightnings, and the voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea heaving themselves beyond their bounds. And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I think about preparing for things like this, it does not bring me a lot of joy and happiness. I would so much rather think about food storage, and a shelter-in-place kind of a situation, but part of being prepared is looking at the possibilities and asking what if?
The Family Emergency Plan Workbook
Which brings me to my big announcement! I know how hard it is to think about the “What ifs?” So I created a workbook to help you! This will help you create a plan to be ready for the days ahead, in a simple checklist format.
The Family Preparedness Workbook has a beginner assessment to help you determine what natural disasters you may face based on where you live in the United States. It has links and signs to look for to help you know where to look to determine what you would need to think about. For example, I live in Idaho, so the chances of us getting hit by a hurricane are 0%, but we do live in an area where wildfires, floods, or earthquake shocks could affect us.
You will also find a copy of the Ultimate 72 Hour Kit Checklist to help you determine what you would need in your family go-bags.
Then, there are preparation tips and safety procedures for different kinds of emergencies such as: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, earthquakes, winter storms, power outages, and evacuations. They include tips for how to prepare and practice with your family members, including your pets.
It also includes tips on how to set up a plan to find your loved ones and keep in contact with extended family. These times can be very difficult for those who are involved, and extended families who are worried about them.
It also has resources and additional websites to check out for more tips and information on different types of emergencies to help your family be prepared.
The Honey + Lilies Shop
I’m so excited to be able to bring you products to inspire and help you on your preparedness journey!