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Archive for June, 2010

A Big Thank You

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 30, 2010

I appreciate everyone that came and used the canner to get ahead on their food storage. It was fun to be able to work with you and get to know you better.

I have a thought on the canner. How would everyone like to have a chance to use it 2 times a year? I was thinking Spring and Fall (right around case lot sales)?

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 29, 2010

Every Tuesday I will post a document that needs to be copied and put in your 72 hr. kits. Breaking it down week by week will, hopefully, make it easier to get it DONE!

This week we are going to fill out our emergency contact list and phone numbers of friends and relatives. If you were at May’ Wheat Watchers, you would have received the handout that needs to be filled out. If you were not go to this link and click on Emergency Plan on the left sidebar. Fill that out and keep with your copies you have already made.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 28, 2010

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!

Mexican Caviar

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
1 bell pepper, chopped fine
1 avocado, chopped fine
1/2 cup salsa
1/ cup Italian salad dressing

Mix together in a bowl. Serve like a salad or with Fritos like a dip. This is FANTASTIC!!!

Happy Eating

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Organize Yourselves

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 27, 2010

“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;”

Doctrine and Covenants 109:8

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 24, 2010

Every Thursday I will post an “Item of the Week” to assemble our Preparedness kits. Don’t worry if you have just started and we are half way through the list. This will continue on a loop so we will eventually get back to the beginning. Start when you can, do what you can, and we will become prepared.

Right now we are gathering items for: Office Kits

This office kit is a small one designed to go in a desk drawer.

This week get a travel size 1st aid kit. You can find them in the aisles with the travel size shampoos, soap, etc. Instead of purchasing one for my kit, I decided to make my own. As I looked around my house, I found that I had most of these items already.

2- 2X2 inch gauze
2- knuckle band-aids
2- medium band-aids
2- small band-aids
2- butterfly closure band-aids

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My Goals

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 23, 2010

After I posted this quote, I decided I would share my Preparedness goals with you. Please feel free to fill me in on some of your goals. This way we can help each other stay on track and reach them.

1. Fill my empty water containers with water. (Pathetic I know)
2. Finish my 3 month non-food supply
3. Take inventory of my long-term food storage

I am starting small this time around since I just finished a big goal of COMPLETING MY 3 MONTH FOOD SUPPLY!

What are some of your goals?

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 22, 2010

Every Tuesday I will post a document that needs to be copied and put in your 72 hr. kits. Breaking it down week by week will, hopefully, make it easier to get it DONE!

This week gather the Drivers License’s of every person in your family that has one. Make copies and add them to your container.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 21, 2010

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!

Biscuits

4 c. flour
dash of salt
6 heaping TBS of Baking Powder
2/3 c. shortening
milk (I used a little over 1 cup)

Cut all ingredients with a pastry cutter until it looks like peas. Add enough milk to make sticky. Place on floured surface, adding flour until no longer sticky. PAT about 1/2 inch thick. DO NOT ROLL! Bake at 425 degrees until done (mine took 10 min.)

I got this recipe from my Aunt Kathi!

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The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 20, 2010

“President Marion G. Romney has said so often: “No self-respecting Church member will voluntarily shift the responsibility for his own maintenance to another. Furthermore, a man not only has the responsibility to care for himself; he also has the responsibility to care for his family.” (The Basics of Church Welfare, address to the Priesthood Board, 6 Mar. 1974, p. 2.)

The home must be the heart of the welfare program. We must focus our training of personal and family preparedness to reach the family organization. We must teach that every family should be headed by an executive committee comprised of a husband and wife who will set aside sufficient time to plan for their family needs. If it is a single-parent family or an individual living alone, there is still need to organize time and thought to establish goals for meeting needs.

It must start here. Every family has different needs. I notice the difference in my own family now that my children are married. Father and mother are now alone. Their needs have changed. A daughter with her own home and family, a son renting in a student housing project with his family, and a newlywed daughter and her husband, still students at a university—each has different needs, and these needs are changing each year.

Personal and family preparedness planning must begin with the family executive committee. Planning must be tailored to fit the circumstances of each family. Consideration must be given to their unique requirements in career development, financial and resource management, education, physical health, home production and storage, and social, emotional, and spiritual strength.

Each family organization should include a family council comprised of all members of the family unit. Here the basic responsibilities of the family organization can be taught to the children. They can learn how to make decisions and act upon those decisions. Too many are growing to marriageable age unprepared for this responsibility. Work ethics and self-preparedness can be taught in a most effective way in a family council. President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., has paraphrased an old statement. “ ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,’ ” he would say. “But all play and no work makes Jack a useless boy.” (As quoted by Harold B. Lee, “Administering True Charity,” address delivered at the welfare agricultural meeting, 5 Oct. 1968.)”

The Need to Teach Personal and Family Preparedness by Elder L. Tom Perry

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on June 17, 2010

Every Thursday I will post an “Item of the Week” to assemble our Preparedness kits. Don’t worry if you have just started and we are half way through the list. This will continue on a loop so we will eventually get back to the beginning. Start when you can, do what you can, and we will become prepared.

Right now we are gathering items for: Office Kits

This office kit is a small one designed to go in a desk drawer.

This week get 2 water pouches. You can purchase these at Emergency Essentials for 35 cents a piece.

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