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2/5/14 10:17 P

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Prep-Along: Step #3 Water & Giveaway
In a departure from the marathon paper chase of the first two weeks of the Prep-Along, this week’s assignment is pretty simple:

Step 1: Count the number of people in your household: ____

Step 2: Multiply that number by three (3): ____

Step 3: Store that number of gallons of water.

This Prep-Along is designed for a 72-hour period of crisis, so that comes to 1 gallon of water per person per day. If you want to prepare for a longer period of time, adjust your figures accordingly. littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2014/02/
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2/4/14 7:04 A

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We have bottled water in the basement. I also have instant Starbucks coffee for when I can't operate my Kurig coffee maker along with individual milks that do not need refrigeration. One thing I need to get is a battery operated radio -- much needed in a no electricity emergency situation.

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2/3/14 5:49 P

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This was in an email today that goes along with this topic:
Be Prepared For Winter Weather

Here are some things I learned from the Missouri ice storm of 2007 and recent blizzards:

When shopping to stock up for a winter storm, be sure to buy cold-cuts (food that does not need to be cooked) - bread, lunch meat, hot dogs, tuna fish, etc. If the power goes out there is still edible food.
Either buy or pour gallons of water. Save water in the hot water heater for when hot water is really, really needed. You may want a really quick shower after a few days of no power.
If you have a generator, plug in an electric oil radiator and light. Have books and games available for entertainment. A small generator will run an oil heater, one lamp, and a small TV with VCR. Close off rooms that are not used - hang blankets in doorways where there is no door. Even at night, your body heat will keep you comfortable in a very cold room with blankets on your bed, socks on your feet and maybe even a beanie on your head.
Try to go out (go hunting) every day to see what is available. Businesses try to make sure that extra propane, kerosene, etc. is coming in. Be there to get it when it does come in.
Have matches and candles in a place where they are easily found. Candles and oil lamps provide light as well as a little heat. You may need to leave them on while you sleep, so keep them on a sturdy surface to stay safe. Jar candles are great as are oil lamps. Save the tapered and pillar candles for daytime.

This year, we had an extraordinarily large amount of snow - 18 inches in one day and night. Our driveway circles our house, so we figured we would be stuck for a day or two. We shoveled the driveway a little at a time until it was completely cleared.
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1/29/14 10:40 P

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LHITS Prep-Along: Step #2 Make a Plan
According to FEMA, at their emergency preparedness website, the very first step is to Make a Plan. For a nice short catch-all checklist for this step, go to my county’s site here.

For this step in our Prep-Along, you will need your binder as we explore:

Planning for your special considerations
Making a Family Communications Plan
The Rest: Getting Tech Ready, Escape Routes, Utility Shut Off, Financial Preparedness, and Safety Skills
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1/23/14 1:51 P

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emoticon for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing the link!

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Thanks, Lady! This is something that is so needed right now. We seem to never know what's going to happen, or when.

So glad God is in control, no matter what!

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1/22/14 7:47 P

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LHITS (Little House in the Suberbs) is doing a "Prep along" that is focusing on being prepared before disasters happen. Here's a link to the first step: littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2014/01/
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I will try to remember to post the other steps as they appear.

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