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Archive for August, 2010

Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 31, 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 gathering Medical Information.

*Dentist(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Doctor(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Eye Doctor(s) name, address, phone #’s
*Hearing (Audiologist) name, address, phone #’s

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 30, 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!

Italian Chicken

4-6 chicken breasts
1 bottle of Italian salad dressing

Put chicken in a greased 9X13 pan. Pour about 1/2 the bottle of dressing over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Until the chicken is no longer pink.

We had this a lot growing up. It was fast, easy, and inexpensive. Plus it tastes good!

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Constancy Amid Change

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 29, 2010

“The foundation and perspective then are these: We must first seek the kingdom, work and plan and spend wisely, plan for the future, and use what wealth we are blessed with to help build up that kingdom. When guided by this eternal perspective and by building on this firm foundation, we can pursue with confidence our daily tasks and our life’s work, which must be carefully planned and diligently pursued.”

N. Eldon Tanner, “Constancy Amid Change,” Ensign, Nov 1979, 80

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 26, 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 small flashlight with 2 AA batteries. I was able to get mine at Walmart for $1.

*Heads up friends! Next week will be the LAST item in our Office Kits. Can’t you feel the excitement? I sure can!

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Basic First Aid

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 25, 2010

Thank you, thank you Laurel. You did a fantastic job and everyone that came learned something new.

It would take me pages and pages to re-create what Laurel taught. So instead of boring you with my notes I asked Laurel to send me hers so I can give you a link to them. How cool is that?

ANNOUNCEMENT: There is CERT class starting on September 21st. It lasts 9 weeks and it a FANTASTIC class to take. It will be very useful in an emergency situation. If you want to sign up or have any questions please contact Laurel M.

Notes

BasicFirstAid

Suggestions for YOUR 1st Aid Kit:

hand sanitizer
latex gloves
work gloves
hydrogen peroxide
knee pads (for you to use when kneeling next to the ill)
bandages
sterile dressing
bottle water
duct tape
cotton balls

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 24, 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 gathering Marriage/Divorce Certificates. Please make copies of one or both and but them in your safe container.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 23, 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!

Green Bean Casserole

* Sorry there is no picture. My potatoes didn’t set up as well as they have in the past and it didn’t look pretty. But I promise it tasted good. 😉

1 med. onion, chopped (1/4 c. dried minced onion)
1 lb. ground beef
salt and pepper
1 can French cut green beans, drained
1 can tomato soup
5 med. potatoes, cooked ( or 1 1/3 cup potato flakes cooked)
1/2 cup warm milk (if using potato flakes or pearls follow directions and omit this)
1 beaten egg

Cook meat, onion and other seasonings; brown. Add beans and soup; pour into a greased 1 1/2 qt. dish. Mash potatoes; add milk, egg and salt and pepper. (If using potato flakes or peals don’t add milk) Spoon over meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 6.

Recipe from Gayle Allen

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Prepare for Disaster

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 22, 2010

[Prepare for Disaster]

“In Case of Disaster,” New Era, Oct 1990, 24–31

Had they known then what they know now, the young people of South Carolina and California would have made a few adjustments to prepare for survival.

1. Store water. Many times after a disaster the safety of the water supply is in doubt. Having water on hand can be critically important.

2. Don’t forget food in the freezer. Because the electricity was out and freezers defrosted, many families had more food (for the short term) than they could use. Neighbors got together to barbecue steaks that thawed. Many teenagers said they never ate better than during the disaster.

3. Store batteries for flashlights and radios. It seemed like everyone in the country knew more about what was happening with the disasters than the people involved in them did. A television or radio that ran on batteries was often the only source of news. Flashlights allowed those who had them to read or play games after the sun went down.

4. Have a family plan in case of emergency. Discuss where to meet and what to do in case you are not at home when disaster strikes.

5. Photos and journals can’t be replaced. Make sure they are in a place where they can be grabbed quickly. Even better, make duplicate prints of your favorite family photos and send them to relatives out of state.

6. Additional supplies. Other items good to have in an emergency could include regularly required medicine (such as insulin); a change of clothes (work clothes would be best); a camp stove and fuel; first aid kit; games; bedding or a sleeping bag.

7. Cash and gas may come in handy. With power out, banks were closed, automatic tellers didn’t work, and service stations could not pump fuel. Usually it only takes a couple of days for generators to be brought in to get these services functioning again, but in the meantime, those with money and gasoline have purchasing power and mobility.

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 19, 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 one King Size Reese’s Peanut Butter cup candy. They suggest this because of the protein in the peanut butter. If you are worried about it melting, then I would suggest peanut butter sandwich crackers. You can find this at any grocery store.

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Wheat Watchers

Posted by imawheatwatcher on August 18, 2010

Come one,

Come all,

Wheat Watchers is TONIGHT (Aug. 18th) at Kathy’s house at 7 pm! We are going to be learning Basic First Aid from Laurel. It is going to be a blast so come and learn some first aid to help you family in emergencies both big and small.

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