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CD10471403 Posts: 2,722
10/7/13 7:29 P

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Celest- thanks for that encouragment. I can manage that.Your so right Jehovah will provide. I like the softner sheet Idea as well.

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10/3/13 3:46 P

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We have ours in 1 large roller bag since I am the one that will gave to grab for both of us. Having rollers will be a big help. Fortunately there is only the 2 of us so I don't have to have other bags for each of say the children as well to store. We don't have a garage so can't put it out there.

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10/3/13 7:41 A

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Just make a start and add something each month or week, depending how you shop and your finances. Jehovah will do his usual "magic" and share what is available between us all. We only collect whats needed to be faithful in small things because Jehovah can give us everything we need, without go bags. The bag is our show of obedience to Jehovah and the fact that it is only a small bag (we were told for 4 days) shows our reliance on Jehovah for our survival.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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10/1/13 12:39 P

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I really need to fix up a separate bag or box of food to grab and go.. Have lots of food in case of emergency for having here in the house but have the food for grab and go in the cupboards which is dumb. Another thing I packed in the suitcase was Brita filter water bottles with extra filters, flints and dryer lint for starting a fire, pocket knife and a flash light.

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10/1/13 8:35 A

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Thanks for sharing Sisters. It feels a little daunting getting started with this but printed off the list mentioned here and will start with one thing at a time.And will review the one given by the FDS

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9/30/13 7:30 P

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Ours is in our master bath as I will need to grab all our prescription meds at the time. Can't put them in ahead of time as some are regulated plus you have to use them before the expiration dates as they turn toxic and have killed thousands. OTC meds and vitamins don't, they just lose potency.

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9/30/13 3:34 P

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I must admit that I dont have a basement either. My go bag stands at the front door, just parked off next to the door. Not my favorite ornament, but obedience is obedience, so there my bag will remain till it is needed. Its a daily reminder to me that the Israelite's sat in the mountains for a lengthy period before they got their release.....and my bag may be there for a while too, but when Jehovah says flee....the bag will be ready.

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CD10471403 Posts: 2,722
9/30/13 12:06 P

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I was thinking I would have to put this in a suit case on wheels because I know I won't be able to carry much. We deal with tornadoes, blizzars, ice storms and some flooding mostly. We don't have a basement so wondered where I could store my items.

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9/1/13 8:31 P

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Checked our go bag to discover I had all dh's clothes but none of my shirts and pants emoticon Now it's ready if we have to go. Will just have to grab our meds.

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So far my cans are all those with self opening lids so I've had no need for a can opener yet.
I was invited on a study this morning, WHAT A TREAT.....4 hours later.....this study is a hive of interesting questions. We first did what we had to do in the book, then allowed her "open time" and my word she is just sucking up the truth like a sponge. She lives on a farm not too far out of town, but cannot make evening meetings due to a river which comes down in flood (in the season) and then because she is afraid of driving alone on the deserted road at night. She is afraid that "no good folks" will work out her pattern and then wait at the gates which have to be unlocked and locked behind her because of cattle.
So there I was thinking shes telling us WHY she cant make it to the theocratic school meeting but NO she was telling us that her husband who has a business in town, is prepared to make up a bed in his office (he builds wooden houses) since it already has a portable toilet and shower in it. They have a security guard with a dog on site so she will be safe. Wow imagine going to all that trouble and she's not baptized. Im delighted.

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11/21/12 1:55 P

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Don't forget the can opener!

Keep walking by spirit and you will carry out no fleshly desire at all. Galations 5:16


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Very helpful indeed. Thanks!

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4/8/12 5:41 P

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Shari sent this to me and as it is something some of our members have ben asking about, I thought I would post it here for everyone and sticky it so it won't be lost but at everyones finger tips. Paste and copy it so you can print it out as well. Thank You Shari!


One of our elders made copies of the state recommended disaster plan. This plan did not come from the Governing Body. Some of the recommendations don't necessarily apply. The calendar is very useful for getting yourself set up.

Deleted the link as it no longer works.


Additional important information: (some of this is from the list given to our congregation and some is from my own list of necessaries. You may want to add your own items to it.)

Meet With Your Family to Plan~~~

* Discuss the types of disasters that could occur. Explain how to prepare and how to respond.

* Discuss evacuation plan

* Decide on a mutual meeting place in the event an emergency happens while you are separated

* Practice your plan

* At the end of 6 months, review what you have done. Start w/ month one of the calendar. Evaluate, rotate, and supplement supplies and preparedness actions.


Necessary Emergency Kit Items:

* Radio and fresh batteries
* Flashlights, at least 2, and fresh batteries
* Address book w/ important contact numbers
* Vital meds
* 1st aid kit for wounds and illnesses
* Hand sanitizer
* Pet food and supplies
* Water, 2 gallons per person per day
* Necessary vitamin/mineral supplements
* Protein powder
* Oil of Oregano or other antiviral/antibiotic/antipathogen agent to keep you from getting sick

Suggested Foods (Select foods by your family's needs and preferences.)~~~

* Canned Meat: tuna, chicken, raviolis, chili, beef stew, spam, corned beef, etc.

* Vegetables: green beans, corn, peas, legumes, carrots, etc.

* Fruit: pears, peaches, mandarin oranges, apples sauce, pineapple, etc.

* Cereal: Cheerios, Chex, Shredded Wheat, Granola, etc.

* Quick Energy Snacks: granola bars, dried fruit such as raisins, etc.
(remember to rotate your supplies every six months)

Storage Tips~~~

* Keep food in dry, cool spot~~dark area if possible.

* Keep food covered at all times.

* Wrap cookies or crackers in a plastic bag and place inside a tight container.

* Store sugar, dried fruits and nuts, flour, oats, and other staples in screw-top jars or air tight cans to protect them from pests.

* Inspect all food for signs of spoilage before use.

* Use foods before they go bad and replace them w/ fresh supplies

* Mark all foods w/ purchase date using ink. Place new items at the back/bottom of storage area/container and older ones in front.

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Use or Replace Within 6 Months:
* powdered milk
* dried fruit (in air tight container)
* dry, crisp crackers (in air tight container)
* potatoes
* water
* bleach

Use or Replace Within 1 Year:
* canned condensed milk and veg soups
* canned fruits, fruit juices, and canned vegetables
* ready to eat cereals and uncooked instant cereals (in air tight containers)
* peanutbutter
* jelly
* hard candy
* canned meats
* Vitamin C
* water in manufactured sealed container

Long Life Items: (if checked annually and in air tight containers and proper conditions)
* wheat
* veg oil
* dried corn
* baking powder
* dried beans
* instant coffee, tea, and cocoa
* salt
* noncarbonated soft drinks
* rice
* bouillon products
* dry pasta

In the event of an evacuation it's important to know where these vital items are in a hurry:

* Birth certificates, passports, social security cards
* Insurance papers (life, medical, homeowners, auto), bank account numbers
* Business/computer records depending on your needs
* Family photo albums and home movies
* Ask anyone who had to wait for rescue during Hurricane Katrina and they'll recommend at least one deck of playing cards!


Also the Governing Body has recommended a "Go Bag". The following is taken from the 9/07 Awake! article, "Is God Responsible for Natural Disasters":

ARE YOU EQUIPPED TO FLEE?

The New York City Office of Emergency Management recommends that households plan for evacuation by assembling a “go bag”—a durable, accessible, easy-to-transport bag containing important emergency items. The following may be included:%

* Copies of important documents in a waterproof container
* An extra set of car and house keys
* Credit or debit cards and cash
* Bottled water and nonperishable food
* Flashlight(s), AM/FM radio, cell phone (if you have one), extra batteries
* Medication for at least one week, a list of dosages, prescription slips, and doctors’ names and phone numbers. (Be sure to replace medications before their expiration date)
* First-aid kit
* Sturdy, comfortable shoes and rainwear
* Contact and meeting place information for your household, as well as a regional map
* Child-care supplies

% Although based on the official list, the above includes minor changes. Not every item listed may be suitable in your case or in your part of the world, and some items may have to be added. For example, seniors and the disabled have their own special needs.

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