As hard as it is to believe, winter will soon be upon us. One of my favorite ways to prepare for cold winter weather is to drink hot chocolate and I try to practice that as often as I can. Making your own mix for hot chocolate can help you save money — which in this tough economy is something that is essential. Click here for the recipe for your homemade hot chocolate mix.
Here is Part 2 of the CERT articles. In this one, you will learn several excellent reasons to be CERT certified and how you can have great peace of mind for everyone in your family who is over twelve years old to have this training. Especially when it comes to inoculations! Read the whole article here.
Many of you are gearing up to send your children back to school. I’m not! This is a new experience for me — one that I’m managing quite well, thank you very much! However, when children go off to public school, college, or jobs, they still need a preparedness kit. Read our Ready or Not #45: Back to School article to learn what to put in a back to school preparedness kit.
(NOTE: As you might have noticed, the numbering of these Ready or Not articles are not sequentially in order. Well, they really are. Sort of. The current ones numbering in the forties are new articles. The ones numbering in the twenties, are articles that I have written for a local newspaper. We are slowly getting those older ones posted to the site. There are about 10 more to go and they will all be up and everything will be in proper numerical order. Hopefully . . . )
Have you ever heard of CERT? No, not the candy breath mints, but the volunteer emergency team. A lot of people get involved in our communities in a variety of ways. As a matter of fact, I sometimes think that our cities and towns would probably have to shut down a good share of their services if it weren’t for those that volunteer their precious time to make our communities a better place to live. Read our Ready or Not #27: CERT (Part One) article to learn more.