Monday, March 29, 2010

How Many Plates Are You Spinning? Life Balance

How many plates do each of us spin? Some of you know the analogy of spinning plates and life balance. A recent talk by my stake president motivated me to consider my life balance. Does your life seem like this video?

Erich Brenn "Plate Spinning" on The Ed Sullivan Show

The most difficult choices seem to be between good things, or doing too many good things for others until one or two plates fall as the attention they need cannot be given. My husband and I have been in Hawaii for a business trip and and it is during breaks like this, that I can step back, reevaluate my life, set new goals, and tweak some others. Ever since I have been here the voice in my head says, "slow down." There is the need for me to be persistant in life, but the pace needs to be one where, just like a wise runner, I can talk while I run and not be breathless. The right pace is so important. What I need to work on is not saying yes to so many good things. Ever do that?

I think I have the right pace with food storage. I never feel the need to rush to buy any more. Just gather a little at a time at good prices, then reset some goals to buy some more.

As I prepared for our recent business trip to Kauai (Hawaii), I struggled with what to buy or not to buy. Since we still have cooler temperatures in Utah, I knew I had to buy some summer clothes. I spent several days in and out of stores trying to find items that would serve an immediate purpose, but would also be clothing I could use again when the real summer did come to Utah. Funny thing is now that I am here there are some items that still have tags on them that I really didn't need. They get to go back to the store on my return. Living within our means and balancing our wants and needs is not always easy as well.

I recently read a book called "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. Though written for business people, it helped a stay-at-home-mom like me find ways to organize the "stuff." Basically it helped me learn to organize my emails and files and learn where to file or put all that "stuff" that I need to get out of my head and put away so I don't feel like the crazy lady. I sleep much better now. When you are a creative thinker like me, you are always creating new projects for yourself. Good things, but you can't do it all right now. You may not have the time to do all you want to do, so writing ideas and projects down and putting them "somewhere" for someday helps me focus on what I can get done now. My next goal is to reread Stephen Covey's "7-Habits of Highly Effective People" so I can focus on the few areas (or roles) in my life to juggle at the same time. Too many plates in the air is an accident about to happen, so it is important for me to focus on a few.

I am grateful to have this opportunity to enjoy God's creations and think about my life in beautiful Kauai. Aloha!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Volunteering at the LDS Ogden Wet Pack Cannery

What might prompt me to sit on a stool for four hours and watch fresh green beans roll down a conveyer belt, making sure no stems or reject green beans slip through? And what prompted my husband to cut up vegetables for hours for canned beef stew? The love we have for our brothers and sisters in financial need. Both of us have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at the LDS Ogden wet pack cannery. Serving at a cannery is a beautiful yet unique experience. Beautiful in how we have the opportunity to work to help create food products for brothers and sisters in need. Unique because we see the amazing process of how canned food is made from start to finish. After serving at a cannery you really appreciate factory workers who do this every day.

Serving at the cannery has helped me understand how the Welfare program works in the LDS Church; a program that functions without government intervention because those that work at the canneries are volunteer missionaries, and people like me and you. Food is canned and stored for those needing basic commodities. Those needing assistance can also work at the cannery as well which is a way to help people help themselves.

True, those of us who serve at the cannery are able to purchase a few cases of canned foods, but we are able to help create hundreds more for others.

Ronald Reagan visiting with workers at the Ogden Area Welfare Service Center cannery in Ogden, Utah accompanied by Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson, September 10, 1982.

"The Lord provided the way when He declared, “And the storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations of the church; and the widows and orphans shall be provided for, as also the poor” (D&C 83:6). . . .When we care for those in need, the outcome benefits all." President Thomas S. Monson.

Someday I could be on church assistance, or you. It's nice to know that there is a wonderful program for us if that time comes. If you aren't a member of the LDS church, ask a Mormon friend to invite you along on a cannery assignment to experience the LDS welfare program in action.

Welfare Services Fact Sheet - 2009

Providing in the Lord's Way: The purpose of Church welfare is to help Church members become self-reliant, care for the poor and needy, and serve others.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Honey for Food Storage: Where to Purchase and How to Store

Honey is one of those items I keep in my food storage; however, there are various opinions on where to buy it and how to store it. I purchased several 5 lb. containers from Sam's Club in CA several years ago and it crystallized (normal). Because it was in a tall 5 lb. container, it was very difficult to re-liquify in hot water in a pan.

I called Miller's Honey (Utah, not CA) with my questions. They told me that Sam's Club in Utah has the best price ($13.99 or $2.33/lb.) for a 6 lb. container for local honey, but you should transfer it into smaller glass containers. Hello! It's not good to reheat a large container over and over again. You want to re-liquify ALL of it. Wildflower honey in 5 lb. buckets costs $13.30 or $2.66/lb. at the factory located at 3000 South West Temple, SLC.

Harmon's grocery store will carry Miller's honey in January and the fall at their case lot sales. Last year's price for a 5 lb. container was $14.99 or $3.00/lb.

Costco in Utah sells Silverbow Honey (but it is from Washington bees) ($11.99 or $2.00/lb.) for a 6 lb. container. You can get a 12 lb. bucket for $31.50 if you live near 1120 East Wheeler Road, Moses Lake, WA.

Other people buy honey in buckets from local beekeepers and then transfer it into their own mason jars which are much easier to heat to de-crystallize. I called my local beekeeper, (Wayne) Perry's Honey (801) 451-2346 at 1162 N. Main Street in Farmington, UT (red brick house on corner). A Gallon 12 lb. is $25, 1/2 Gallon 6 lb. is $13, Quart 3 lb. is $7. I understand that some people with allergies benefit from eating honey made by local bees.

Because I am still learning, I want to share a link to a post at Homesteading Today. This site also has some great articles in the Survival and Emergency Preparedness section and I liked this recent thread discussion.
It is important to know where your honey comes from and how it was processed. Do your homework because some honey on the market has corn syrup added to it and they don't have to tell you on the label. Legally it can say Pure.
Store in a dark location away from sunlight.

Honey Links:

National Honey Board Learn about honey, yummy recipes, etc. It does not include all honey beekeepers, but those registered with the National Honey Board.
Miller's Honey (produced in Utah since 1894. Don't confuse with the CA company) 801-486-8479 Honey is not pasteurized.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Making Food Storage A Lifestyle" seminar

Today I attended the "Making Food Storage A Lifestyle" lecture given by Russ Silver (a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation) at a Healing and Wholeness expo sponsered by my sister and brother-in-law at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

After the seminar I was able to speak with Russ and his wife. I hope to visit them in their home soon to see how they live on their food storage. This seminar opened my eyes to some healthy ideas about food storage. Logical, not way out there stuff. I learned the importance of having fats in the diet. And the importance of baking with 3 or 4 mixed grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rice, etc.). And storing sea salt. Russ has had many years of experience in storing and using his food storage. He has studied various cultures of healthy people, and learned how to remain healthy himself. He has not had the flu in 15 years! There is much for me to learn. I am digesting his DVD which is helping me understand some healthy ways of eating and storing. Since I am a semi-homemade food storager, I have a long way to go. I know some of my readers do a much better job of this than I do, but I am willing to learn.

If you are interested in learning some of his healthy eating and storage ideas, go to or to the Weston A. Foundation.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Food Storage Shelves: To Build or Not to Build?

These are shelves in my cold storage room. See the supports on the back wall? Check back, because I am working on an idea to help my cans be earthquake safe.

This is an older picture of how I used to store my cans in boxes on shelves that came with our house. But my husband built new shelves. Shelves, shelves and more shelves.

To build or not to build, that is the question. Here are three questions you might want to ask yourself when trying to decide if you will build food storage shelves, or not.

#1 What is our budget? If you are living on a lean budget, building shelves out of wood is the least expensive way to go. About $60 for an 8 ft long by 24" deep by 6 ft high shelf and twice as long as a purchased metal shelf. But what if you or your spouse can't build your own shelves? Then you will probably need to buy. You don't have to buy them new. Look in Craigslist for store closing sales or moving sales. And don't overlook bookshelves and cabinets with doors.

#2 How many cans do you plan to store? I know some of you store grains in buckets, but let's look at just my can goals and numbers for a minute:

242 #10 cans, average cost at LDS Home Storage $4.45 per can, average weight is 5 lbs per can = $1076.90, weight 1210 lbs.

1865 small cans, average cost at grocery store is .50 per can, average weight is 12 oz. per can = $932.50, weight 1399 lbs.

That's a lot of cans! You may live in a tiny apartment and have only a 3 month food storage goal. Don't be embarrassed about that. You have a goal that works for your space and budget. Do you know what your food storage goals are? You could always buy shelves along the way and not set up a room ahead of it. There are so many options! I have moved my food storage two different times in this house and I've only been here for 2 1/2 years. I've rearranged my cans at least 5 times on the shelves. My kids think I am pretty strange when I show off my food storage arrangements to them. :-)

As nice as they look, I chose not to buy The Harvest 72" #10 Shelf Reliance rotation systems because I would rather spend the money on food right now, than on expensive shelves. So keeping my #10 cans stacked in boxes and putting them on wood shelves is the frugal way to go for me. I stack the newest on the bottom and the oldest on the top. And take a few out and put them on the shelf above the stack so they are easy to grab. You do have to restack the boxes as you buy more #10 cans, but I need the exercise. If some of you love fancy shelves and have the money to afford them, go for it. Ponder this decision for your family.

To visualize how many shelves you need may seem difficult. And some of you might be storing in different parts of your home in closets, under the bed, in a pantry, and the kitchen. So it will help if you figure out how many cans, totes, and boxes you want to store. Your going to rearrange them down the road so don't get obsessed with this. Just an estimate will help.

#3 Is your family growing, or shrinking? I have all the shelves I need right now for our family, but my family is shrinking AND growing. Grandchildren could be just around the corner. And I know young married couples don't have large amounts of food storage and could benefit from their parents keeping some extra food storage around. So I will probably keep the same long-term storage goals for quite awhile even though kids will move out. Your family may be growing so look ahead. More children, means more food storage, which will mean more shelves.

I hope you are able to figure out what works for your family. My husband recently made shelves from an idea in his head. He has carpentry skills. He says he's sure there are some better ideas out there. We left space on the bottom of our shelves for larger items like totes and buckets. More pictures coming! I like shelves that are 18" - 24" deep. Lots of room. Make sure you mount any free standing shelf to a post(s) in the wall to be earthquake safe. Can you imagine going into your food storage room after an earthquake to the mess below? More earthquake preparedness ideas for your food storage room coming soon!

Build Your Own Food Storage Shelf Pattern Links. (Most of these links were found looking for free garage shelf patterns. But, remember. I do not promote storing food in the garage. Let me know if any of these patterns work for you):

How to Build Sturdy Basement Shelves

Slanted Shelf Pattern for Canned Food Rotation

Pattern for Wall of Cans and Water Barrel Storage

How to Build a #10 Can Rotation Shelf

An Economical Built in Utility Shelf (scroll down)


How to Bulid Wood Shelves

How to Make a Self-Rotating Food Storage for Canned Goods

Todd's Shelves

Creating Space for Food Storage - Great ideas!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Earthquake Preparation Family Home Evening Lesson: Include Drop, Cover and Hold On

Though I am not an expert on earthquake safety, I did recieve a letter from Kimberley Shoaf DrPH Associate Director, Center for Public Health and Disasters, encouraging me to promote the Drop, Cover, and Hold On safety procedure to prepare our families. Part of her letter: "Therefore, I would like to correct the thought that Drop, Cover and Hold On is just a recommendation for the US. After a great deal of research and experience in earthquakes both in the United States and other countries, scientists have come to recommend Drop, Cover and Hold on as the best known self-protective action that individuals can take to protect themselves during the shaking."

Last night I asked one of my daughters what she would do during an earthquake in the family room. She looked around and paused. "The doorway? Should I go there?" Then she looked around the room. I could tell she didn't want to go near the window, or under a picture frame. So she crouched on the floor and held onto a floor lamp. :-) Had to smile at that. However, she was the same daughter who dove under a table in a restaurant during an earthquake in California, while the rest of us sat there dazed and looked around at everthing swaying in the room.

Though she has some knowledge, I realized that my children are not prepared to react quickly in an earthquake and I have some work to do. When we lived in California earthquake preparedness was taught over and over again in the schools. Since moving to Utah I find it not being taught regularly in the schools here. Someone can correct me on that. Why? Because people don't feel the daily earthquakes happening here because they are so small. But we live on the Wasatch Fault! See USGS.

As parents, we need to take responsibility to teach Drop, Cover, and Hold On to our families on a consistent basis and one of the best ways to do this is to prepare several earthquake preparedness Family Home Evening Lessons. We should teach at the level that our children can understand. We don't want to frighten them so they can't sleep at night, but we need to take this seriously too. If our children are prepared, they shall not fear.

Watch this video to see what happened in a grocery store during the recent Haiti earthquake. I decided I don't want to be in a grocery store during an earthquake.

WARNING!! Do not teach the Triangle of Life to your children. It is incorrect! Do not circulate emails about it. Dr. Shoaf wrote: "The information you received about the "triangle of life" has been forwarded for many years. While it seems credible, it actually contains dangerous recommendations and is promoted by someone whose credibility has been broadly challenged as NOT being the expert he claims to be. As far as most experts in the field can tell, he is a fraud and focuses on taking videos of him "rescuing" people but only does it for the cameras. And his organization is mostly just him. There are legitimate Search and Rescue organizations and none work with him."

Teaching Resources:

1. FEMA Earthquake Safety for Children and Teachers.PDF Includes 4 lessons for children in kindergarten through 6th grade! Great for parents. Worksheets at the end.

2. Read some scriptures. "And there shall be earthquakes also in divers places, and many desolations." D&C 45:33. “Organize yourselves; prepare very needful thing…” D&C 88:119 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27. Or scriptures that help them not to be afraid.

3. Go to . Memorize the safety procedures. Practice them with your kids so when you shout "Okay! We're having an earthquake!" they will respond quickly and accurately. I've been practicing with my 5 year-old this week. She responds quickly.

4. Play this great online Beat the Quake Quiz and let your teen kids look for hazards in a room. Turn your computer sound on. I did not pass the quiz. My 13 year-old took it 3 times and didn't want any help. My 18 year-old did better than I did, but still lost. We've got some work to do.

Additional Resources for Adults and older children:
Preparing For An Earthquake Video Includes how to secure house, water heater refrigerator, T.V., cabinets, etc.

Surviving An Earthquake Video Learn what to do during an earthquake. If you are indoors, stay indoors and more advice.

After an Earthquake Video What to do if you are trapped, have to deal with gas leaks, communication, aftershocks, being self-sufficient, rationing food supply, etc.

Earthquake Terminology And Science Video. Learn terms like fault, Richter Scale, epicenter, foreshock, aftershock, etc.

Preparing Your Office for an Earthquake Video. This is helpful for the office and our homes because you can see how to prepare.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Food Storage Shelf Labels: How to Make Your Own

Here's my hard-working man.
Loving my food storage room! Saturday my husband built some more wooden food storage shelves. He must love me. I'm sure he enjoyed skiing more later that day. I will post a video soon. But first I want to share my food storage shelf label idea. They are wonderful! They show the food storage goal of each item I want to store, the name of it, and its shelf life. Awesome!
My food storage room is really two rooms: a 7 ft. x 7 ft. outer room with shelves on both sides, and a 5ft. x 5 ft. cold storage room with cinder block walls, a vent to the outside, and U-shaped wood shelves (only 3 sides of the room). The temperature in the outer room is 60 degrees and the cold storage room is currently 50 degrees. I don't keep paper goods, toiletries or water in these rooms. Only food because of the wonderful cooler temperatures. I keep my grains, condiments, fats/oils, and baking items in the outer room. And my fruits, vegetables, meats, soups, etc. in my cold storage room.
How I Made Food Storage Shelf Labels
  • Using a spreadsheet, I typed up a list of items for my storage room. I divided the list into two columns on the vertical page setting.
  • Then I typed the storage goal of each item in front of its name and the shelf life at the end of its name. An example is 48 Corn 3Y. It didn't matter to me the size of an item because I can see that. Just my goals. My shelf life may be different than some of yours because I have a very cool storage room. If you are storing above 70 degrees or so, you will want to reduce the shelf life of your foods.
  • I adjusted the height of the labels and used smaller labels for the cold storage room shelves, and larger ones for the outer room shelves and boxes.
  • I then printed my list on full-sized shipping labels (Staples) in my printer, meaning the whole sheet of paper is a sticker. I had these on hand anyway for all of my shipping.
  • Then I cut out each label on the border.
  • Next, I laid the labels on the shelves without removing the sticker backing so I could see if I wanted to shift some food items. It was sooooooo nice to see how much I wanted to store because I could leave space for future purchase goals. I can now see how it is all going to fit. I could also visualize the types of containers I needed for some foods. For instance I need more plastic containers for my packaged pasta, jello, pudding and brown sugar. So, I left room for that.
  • Then, I removed the backing of some of the stickers and stuck them to the shelves. Helps to dust off the shelves first.Here are some shelves in the cold storage room.
  • I like to use the store box trays of some canned foods on my shelves to hold items. Most grocery stores recycle these boxes, but if you go in the early morning hours when they are restocking, you can get them for free and reuse them. It helps keep everything neat and tidy, and helps me see how much room I need for canned goods and how I might want to stack them. You can pull the trays out to add more items. Nice! Some of the larger labels are on the fronts of these boxes. Looking good!


  • Group items by food type. Vegetables together, meats together, oils together, etc. This makes it easier to take a quicker inventory count.

  • Do not store chemicals and cleaning solutions over or near food supplies. I keep mine in other parts of my house, but if you kept them on a separate shelf that would probably be okay. Not sure.

  • Label food items with date of purchase on all items. Keep a Sharpie permanent marker in the room. I also keep a pair of scissors in my room to help me open plastic and cardboard.

  • Place heaviest items on lowest shelves, and lighter items on top shelves if possible.

  • I also have a stool in this room to help me reach the top shelves. A must for me because I'm not very tall.

  • To prevent water damage from a flood, keep plastic buckets, bottles, barrels and totes on bottom shelves. I still keep some #10 cans in boxes on my lower shelves, but I figure if I lost some of them we would still be blessed.

  • Keep a barrier between food and the cement floor. My boxes with #10 cans rest on a few 2 x 4's to prevent daily moisture damage from the cement floor. And I keep my canner, roaster oven, etc. on the floor in my cold storage room, and not food.

  • Keep the floor swept or vacuumed so critters aren't tempted. I also have some sticky spider traps set out. And I am getting a noise emitter that rodents do not like.

  • Hope you enjoyed this post. Would love to hear your ideas. I am thinking of doing another post on making my food storage room earthquake safe.
    P.S. If you can't print your own labels, use masking tape but still write your goals, name of item, and its shelf life.
    Here are my labels.

    See some cute Food Storage Shelf Label ideas here. Scroll down to Digiscrapital.

    Friday, March 5, 2010

    Earthquake Safe Food Storage Room

    BBC: After 7.7 earthquake in Chile

    You've just set up your food storage room, but did you think to make it earthquake safe? Let me say immediately that I am not an expert on earthquakes, but I know what they feel like and I don't want my food ruined following an earthquake. I know we won't be able to save everything, but here are a few ideas I've gathered to help keep our food storage safe. And they don't cost much money.

    This soundless video was taken with surveylance cameras in a grocery store during the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. Could this happen to your food storage room?


  • There are many types of shelves, but whatever you end up with should be braced to a wall stud, floor, or other shelves. I have wood shelves that are wall mounted.

  • If you have cinder block walls, you can find the right bolts at a hardware store, but be careful not to crack the cinder block. Get some L-brackets and screws to attach your shelves. If you don't attach the shelves, the entire shelf unit could fall over in an earthquake and block entry to your room as well as damage your items.

    SECURE CANS AND BOTTLES During an earthquake, cans and bottles will fall off shelves. I always cringe when I see pictures of peach jars perched atop food storage shelves; peaches that took hours to make, but will take seconds to fall and break.

  • These look just beautiful. But will they look the same after an earthquake?

    Here are some ideas on how to secure you cans and bottles from the Frugal Fraulein.

    "a. Drill a hole through sides of shelving and thread webbing, wire, rope through holes and secure.
    b. Attach clips to plasticized wire and clip to eye bolts.
    c. Dowels can be attached to wooden shelves.
    d. Hook bungee cords to eye bolts.
    e. Install baby locks on cabinets.
    f. Line shelves with rubberized no slip liner."

    Another idea is to attach strips of wood to the front of wood shelves.

    China Post Newspaper: After Jan. 9, 2010 6.5 earthquake in Eureka, Calif.



    I know few people that like puting latches on their cabinet doors, but have you ever ridden in a motorhome, and had something fall on your head out of a cabinet during the drive? It doesn't feel that nice.

  • Keep a flashlight in easy access on a wall in your food storage room.
  • Thursday, March 4, 2010

    LDS Missionaries Prepared for Earthquake in Chile 2-weeks before it hit

    Read how Sister Lisa Laycock, wife of mission president Larry Laycock of the Santiago Chile East mission, listened to a spiritual prompting and prepared their missionaries for an earthquake 2 weeks prior to the 8.8 earthquake in Chile. Here is a brief quote:

    "Nearly two-and-one-half weeks ago, I was awakened at around 4:00 AM by just such a prompting. I did not hear a voice, but the thought was as clear as if it had been in the form of spoken words: "There is going to be an earthquake. Prepare your missionaries." I sat up in bed and immediately remembered Elder Scott's counsel. That morning I told Larry what had happened. He immediately set to work organizing our missionaries to prepare for an earthquake."

    This article reminds me to listen to spiritual promptings. How often do we ignore them or forget about them when they come in the night or early morning? Grateful for Elder Richard G. Scott's counsel to write them down. Also, it makes me thankful for the wife of all mission presidents and their sensitivity to the Holy Ghost.

    Read article here

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Case Lot Sale Price Comparison March 2010

    Comparing grocery prices during case lot sale season takes hours of my time, but it sure is an eye opener. Because Fresh Market is having their case lot sale this week I've put their prices in the spreadsheet. And gathered the regular prices of Walmart, Sam's Club and Costco as well as food storage companies such as the U.S. LDS Home Storage Centers, Emergency Essentials (March sale going on now), Shelf Reliance - Thrive (Utah), and Blue Chip (Utah). I don't think it matters much that I don't have the other grocery store case lot prices yet. I think the numbers speak for themselves.

    Personally I only buy a few case lot items during case lot sales as you will see you can get similarly priced items all the time at Walmart, and sometimes Costco or Sam's Club.

    I found it very interesting that Walmart prices hardly went up since last August. I talked with a Krafts food representative at the store while I was there and he said his items have been creeping up in price. I believe your food storage can still be affordable if you put the basics aside.

    It's always funny to me how official I look to people when I walk around with a clipboard in my hands. They usually ask me if I can help them find an item in the store. :-) I know I should get paid for this, but that would take the fun out of it and make it a job instead of a service. A little thank you is all I need.

    Spring 2010 Grocery Store Case Lot Sale & Food Storage Price Comparison list pdf or excel

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Why Triangle of Life is Not Endorsed by American Red Cross. Earthquake Safety Resources.

    Doug Copp's "Triangle of Life" email has been circulating again, so I thought I would explain why I don't promote it. I usually have an uncomfortable feeling about pass-it-on emails, so I did some research. The American Red Cross does NOT agree with his philosophy. Here is a portion of their statement, but I recommend you read it completely:

    "What the claims made by Mr. Copp of ARTI, Inc., does not seem to distinguish is that the recommendation to "drop, cover, and hold on!" is a U.S.-based recommendation based on U.S. Building Codes and construction standards. Much research in the United States has confirmed that 'Drop, Cover, and Hold On!' has saved lives in the United States. Engineering researchers have demonstrated that very few buildings collapse or "pancake" in the U.S. as they might do in other countries. Using a web site to show one picture of one U.S. building that had a partial collapse after a major quake in an area with thousands of buildings that did not collapse during the same quake is inappropriate and misleading." American Red Cross

    Be Ready Red Cross Earthquake Safety Checklist.pdf
    Utah Earthquake Safety brochure.pdf
    USSC Earthquake Tips for Preparing Children.pdf
    USSC Earthquake Tips for Preparing Elderly.pdf
    USSC Earthquake Tips for Pets.pdf
    Utah Seismic Safety Commission
    The Great California Shake Out website
    Why Drop, Cover, and Hold is recommended. Not Triangle of Life
    Video: Gov. Schwarzenegger, after Haiti and Eureka earthquakes
    Video: Utah Wasatch Fault Video

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    Suggested Food Storage and Emergency Items to Gather: March

    Set some monthly food storage goals. Gather what you can afford. Here are some ideas for the month of March.

    Shelf Stable Foods
    Wheat, red or white (Case Lot sales)
    Cornmeal or mixes
    Rice, long-grain or instant
    Packaged pasta
    Fruit drink mix
    Dough enhancer(Case Lot sales)
    Spam(Case Lot sales)
    Snack crackers
    Worcestershire sauce

    Frozen vegetables
    Ham(Easter sales)

    Toilet paper
    Facial tissue
    Paper towels

    Medical Supplies
    Latex medical gloves

    72-Hour Kit Food portion
    3 day supply food
    3 day supply water
    candy, gum

    Equipment & Fuel
    Portable heater (Winter clearance)
    Fuel for heater
    Walkie talkie