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Making LDS Emergency Preparedness Less overwhelming

Making LDS Emergency Preparedness Less overwhelming


If you are always thinking about LDS emergency preparedness but feel it is too overwhelming, you are not alone. Not only does this mean in a disaster but also in your every day life. We have always been taught to be prepared in case of an emergency. Sometimes that becomes so overwhelming that we don’t even know where to start. Here are some simple ways to put to rest the overwhelming feeling of LDS emergency preparedness and replace it with satisfaction.

The first thing to do is to build up your food storage. This is not always an easy task, especially in today’s economic situation. The simplest thing is to buy extra of what you are already buying. For example if your family eats a lot of macaroni and cheese instead of buying once box buy two. This is a way to build your food storage without even really thinking about it. Also if there are things on sale buy a couple extra to put down in your food storage. You will also want to make sure that you have extra toiletries on hand such as extra toothbrushes, toilet paper, toothpaste, and soap along with feminine hygiene products. This will not only help you in a natural disaster but also be helpful if you or your spouse looses their job and you are tight on money.


The second thing to think about is to get things such as wheat and dry milk. These are things that you might not use every day but should try to learn how to use. You may also want to get a wheat grinder that is electric that you can have for every day use. For emergency purposes you might want to look into a hand grinder. There are some grinders out there that will do both. You will want to make sure that you do your research when looking to buy a grinder to make sure that you get a good one for a good price.


The third thing is your 72 hour kit. In this you will want to have extra clothes, along with 72 hours worth of food. You will also want to pack some toiletries in here as well. You will want to have a flash light or some source of light as well as matches. Also if there is any medications that you are taking you may want to add those to your kit as well. Depending on your personal needs will depend on what you want to put in your pack. You will want to make sure that you have one for each person in your family.


The fourth thing is to make sure that you have something to store water in. A lot of people have found it helpful to have the 15 to 50 gallon buckets that store water. You will want to make sure that you replace the water every six months to a year. Depending on how the water is treated and what the recommended time is for the barrels you have.


These are just some of the things that are part of LDS emergency preparedness. There are a lot of things to add on to these. This list will get you started. The first thing to do is make a list of everything that you think you and your family will need to be prepared. Then start small. You will also want to go through your food storage once a year and get rid of things that are close to expiring and figure out what you want for the next year. Also do this with your 72 hour kits. If you don’t have any idea of what you want to put in your 72 hour kits or what things last longer in your food storage go online. Going online you will be able to do some research and see what other people have done when they started their LDS emergency preparedness.

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