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Archive for March, 2011

Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 31, 2011

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: Youth and Adult Emergency Kits (72 hr kits)

This week get reading books/pad games/crossword puzzles, etc for stress relief. Plus it will help pass the time if you have to get to a location and wait for further instructions.

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March Giveaway Winner

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 30, 2011

And the winner is…

April!!! Wahoo!

And the second winner is…

Melissa!!! Congrats!

Congratulations! Email me at wwgroupspecials at gmail dot com to claim your prize! Thanks everyone for participating.

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 29, 2011

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 our Wills. If you don’t have one now would be a good time to start thinking about one. You never know what can happen in an Emergency and it is a good thing to have.

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March Giveaway

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 29, 2011

I am so excited! This blog has hit it’s 300th blog post! In honor of the big celebration I am doing a giveaway.

How to enter: Leave a comment telling me what you are doing to be more prepared. It can be ANYTHING you are doing!

It is going to a great prize! No, I am not going to tell you. What would be the fun in that?

Good Luck!

The giveaway ends at 10:30 pm (MST) and I will announce the winner on tomorrow’s post!

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 28, 2011

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!

Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes

* This is made with 100% shelf stable items

1 can roast beef chunks
1/2 can of peas
1/2 can of carrots
2 TBS dehydrated onions.
1 1/3 C potato flakes
1 1/3 Cup boiling water
salt and pepper
1/2 water + 3 TBS powdered milk (this is for the mashed potatoes)

Saute the first 4 ingredients together until warmed through. Add the boiling water and milk to the potato flakes. Stir gently with a fork. Let it stand for 1 minute then fluff with a fork. Salt and pepper to taste. Put the mashed potatoes on the plate then pour the roast on top. Enjoy! Serves 4.

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 27, 2011

“Procrastination is a deadly weapon of human progress. Thank God there is no need of a shortage in the oil of preparedness. It is accumulated at will, drop by drop, in righteous living.”

Marvin J. Ashton “A Time of Urgency

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 24, 2011

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: Youth and Adult Emergency Kits (72 hr kits)

This week get writing pads with pens or pencils. This will be great if you need to leave a note if you are told to evacuate or just to doodle or jot down feelings on what you are experiencing at that moment.

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March Wheat Watchers Notes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 23, 2011

This past meeting we discussed many ways to buy your long and short term food storage on a budget. Here is the link to get the notes from that evening. * Sorry that link isn’t working. We are having technical difficulties. I am working hard at getting it worked out. If you want the notes let me know and I will get you a copy. Thanks!*

Here are some of the extra notes that are not on the printed notes.

~Tight on money? Start small, one or two cans a week extra and maybe one or two long term food items a month
~Look at the monthly Emergency Essentials group orders. You can find some great discounts there.
~Look at the LDS Cannery prices before buying at a sale.
~Case Lot Sales are great. If you happen to shop at a store that won’t let you break up a case then consider going in with a neighbor or friend.
~Macey’s in Orem has 4 oz cans with freeze dried items, powdered milk, etc. to try (for $4-$6) before purchasing a big #10 can
~Ask for Food Storage Items as gifts
~Go to http://www.providentliving.org to see how much of the long term food storage you actually need
~When setting budgets for food storage DON’T forget the non-food items. Toilet paper, shampoo, soup, deodorant, baby wipes, diapers, etc.

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 22, 2011

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 our Titles and Bonds to make copies.

We are doing great! Only 2 more weeks and we will have all of our important papers gathered and in a safe spot!

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on March 21, 2011

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!

Years ago when I was starting YW’s we had an overnight camping trip to get ready for Girl’s Camp. Remember, this was back in Ohio and we just went to a regular camping ground for Girl’s Camp. Anyway, we were supposed to bring a dinner to cook around a campfire. I told my Mom this and she prepared a tin foil dinner for me. I thought it was lame and told my Mom so but she just told me to trust her. When I arrived at the campsite all the girl’s were there and ready to cook. Most of them had hot dogs or picked up fast food on the way up there. When I pulled mine out I got several laughs. However, once it started cooking the smell was amazing. Everyone asked me what I had in there. I told them and once it was done cooking I was being begged and bribes were made for my meal. I, of course, said no and was glad I trusted my Mom. It was delicious!

Tin Foil Dinners

1 to 1-1/2 LB ground beef
4 16-inch squares aluminum foil
4 Carrots; sliced
1 can Potatoes; 16oz, sliced or 2 potatoes sliced
2 small green bell peppers; chopped
Dehydrated onion flakes
Worcestershire sauce
Salt & pepper to taste

Separate meat into 4 portions. Place each in the center of a square of foil. Top with equal portions of chopped carrots, potatoes and green peppers. Season with dehydrated onions, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Seal foil, checking for leaks. Place on hot coals for 10 to 15 minutes per side.

Makes 4 servings.

If you decide to make it in the oven you can bake it at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. There are so many things you can put in a tin foil dinner. You can do chicken or fish, add cream of chicken, mushroom, or celery soup, or cheese and it will be more like a stew. Remember if you are cooking a different meat the cook time will vary.

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