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Archive for October, 2011

Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 31, 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!

Buttermilk Cornbread
Check out this recipe from Food Storage Made Easy. It sounds so yummy!

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 30, 2011

“On a daily basis we witness widely fluctuating inflation; wars; interpersonal conflicts; national disasters; variances in weather conditions; innumerable forces of immorality, crime, and violence; attacks and pressures on the family and individuals; technological advances that make occupations obsolete; and so on. The need for preparation is abundantly clear. The great blessing of being prepared gives us freedom from fear, as guaranteed to us by the Lord in the Doctrine and Covenants: “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).”

Elder L. Tom Perry,
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Question…

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 28, 2011

Would you please go to Sunday’s post and let me know what your goal is? I am going to be using these in planning next year’s meetings.

 

Thanks for all your help!

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 27, 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 gather  food for our 72 hour kits. This is the 3rd week I have put this up. I know many of us may not have the food part done but at least it is on your mind or on your list. 😉

Great job guys!

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Upcoming Changes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 26, 2011

As many of you know November will be our last meeting until April. December’s meeting time was the same week as Christmas and I didn’t feel right holding a class then. Also in January I am going to be welcoming a new little one into our family so I will not be able to have a class then. Also the next couple of months I will need the time to get my energy up and brain back on track before I can start teaching again. However, with no classes for that long I have decided to keep up with the blog. I can do a lot of research and posts beforehand and just post date them. I will have tutorials on how to make your own sun oven if you haven’t bought one yet also on how much food is actually stored in #10 cans and 5 lb buckets. Also I will have some ideas on non-food storage items you should be storing as well.

I am starting to figure out what I should teach for classes next year and I need YOUR help. These classes are not just for me. I want to know what you WANT or NEED to learn. Please, if you have an idea write it in the comments below. I am also in need of food storage recipes. I am starting to run out of ideas. If you have a favorite recipe, email it to me, even if it isn’t food storage only. I bet I can help with that. 😉

Thanks for your support!

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Important Info. Tuesday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 25, 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 you paperwork on all your stocks and bonds. Don’t forget to make copies and put them with your 72 hour kits.

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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 24, 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!

Chicken Barley Chili

With the cold weather coming and going this season, I thought it would be the perfect time to get some soup or stew recipes out for everyone to enjoy. This recipe is not mine so I will post the link to it. Click here and enjoy!

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Inspirational Sunday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 23, 2011

Today I am not going to be giving you a quote. Instead I thought I would give you a challenge.

Sometime today go into your storage room, closet, or pantry and take a good look at it. How does it make you feel? Safe, nervous, or near a heart attack?

I realized the other day that my 3 month supply has dwindled a lot. It is probably because I have been so tired and sick for the past 6 months that things have not been replaced like they should be.

So here is your challenge. Start small and you can do it. Today make a goal on how you can improve or build upon your storage. It can be a goal to buy one canned item a week or one freeze dried item a month. We can all do it and it should be done. Let’s see how we feel about our storage in 6 months or a year from now.

Good luck!

 

*If you are brave, post your goal in our comment section so we can see how to help each other out.

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Item of the Week

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 20, 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 gather food for our 72 hour kits. This will take longer than one week. I will post this same one next Thursday so we can have enough time to gather the food.

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October Wheat Watcher Notes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 19, 2011

How to Prepare your Home for Winter

and

What to Do If You Lose Heat

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

1. Winterizing your Home

What to do if you lose heat

  1. If you have a regular wood stove or fireplace, you can use it for heat. However, DO NOT USE kerosene heaters, BBQs, or any outdoor type heater inside. Such devices create poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas given off by combustion and could kill.

  2. Dress in layers. You lose heat from the top of your head and the bottom of your feet. Also you can buy hand and feet warmers that will help you keep warm. I have found them at Emergency Essentials and the Dollar Store.

  3. Cover your windows with curtains (if you have them), quilts, or old cardboard boxes that you have cut to size.

  4. Try not to open your fridge or freezer. This would be a good time to pull out your 72 hour kits if the power will be out for a period of time.

  5. If it happens over night one of the best ways to keep warm is to have everyone sleep in one room with sleeping bags. If it is still cold put up a tent in your biggest room and sleep in there.

  6. Put towls covering the bottoms of your front, back, and garage doors. This will help prevent the cold air from seeping in.

  7. If you are able to find a way to buy a generator that you can run for a couple of hours to get some warmth in your house.

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