A friend of mine sent this e-mail to me with the added note, “I’m going to re-evaluate my emergency supplies!” I don’t know the person, who originally sent this e-mail, or who it was originally sent to, but the information shared is very good and shares the practical application of why I encourage everyone to be prepared.
Here is the e-mail and my thoughts: Ready or Not #205: Practical Application.
Just like the rest of the world, I have been watching and waiting to see how things will play out after the trifecta disaster (monster earthquake, devastating tsunami, nuclear meltdown) in Japan. How devastating. The good thing about the disaster happening in Japan (if there is a good thing) is that the Japanese nation is probably the most prepared country to deal with such devastation, unlike Chile, Haiti or New Zealand. Their building codes are high, the public has been educated and everybody is pulling together.
Ready or Not #204: Don’t Panic – Just Prepare gives wise words of counsel about preparing for disasters. Read it. Now.
Vegetarians – don’t read this article. If you are a bit squeamish around raw meat – toughen up. A couple of articles ago I shared with you what my friends’ grandpa, Grandpa Motes, thought that every young woman should know how to do: drive a car, shoot a gun and milk a cow. I agreed with him, but I want to take that self-sufficient thought little bit further.
Ready or Not #101: Killing a Chicken or Cleaning a Fish talks about preparing these meats ‘from scratch’ instead of depending on pre-prepared for from the store.
Last year, my daughter had been talking to some people in her EMT class at UVSC and she called me in a panic. She had been told that there would be an earthquake in Utah County where we live Did I panic? Heavens no! Ready or Not #100: Earthquake in Wells Nevada shares my response to my daughter.
Want an easy, delicious recipe for chowder that will replace your winter chill with warmth and goodness? Read our Ready or Not #99: Corn Tortilla Chicken Chowder to get a fabulous ‘food storage friendly’ recipe.
A friend of mine got a letter from her dear Aunt Vera who shared with her some family stories. My friend then turned around and shared this one with me. Not only is it interesting, it provides good advice on being prepared. Read all about it in our Ready or Not #98: What Everybody Needs to Know.
A small town near me had a problem with their water system. I found out about it when a friend told me that she wished she had filled her water containers. She had them but they were empty!!
If you can’t afford big water containers, you can easily afford making a water filtering system. That way you will be prepared when your water system is compromised. Check out Ready or Not #97: Water Filter for directions of building a simple and inexpensive filtering system.