Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Keep It Simple Preparedness Guide Sample

Today I'd like to share a sample page from my Keep It Simple Preparedness Guide. I created this for those of you new to gathering food storage and emergency supplies. I've written this for people who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and those who are LDS members.

For generations, members of the LDS Church have been counselled to prepare for adversity by setting aside a little money, gathering food storage, emergency water and emergency supplies so we may help our families and those around us during difficult times. This quest for self-reliance rather than government dependence gives us peace of mind.

Though I am a member of the LDS Church, what I have written are my personal reflections and ideas. And I willingly share them with others so that they may become better prepared. I hope you will find this guide simple, because that was the prompting I received on how I should create it.

The Keep It Simple Preparedness Guide will be a download you may print on your own computer. It could be printed for a binder or attached to planners. I will create several sizes. I hope to have it completed in the next few weeks.

Please share any suggestions with me here: preparedldsfamily@gmail.com. I look forward to your comments.

Thank you for your support!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Preparedness Challenge - October Week 2

Fall is my favorite time of year when the weather gets cooler and the leaves change color. Because of the cooler temperatures, your October Week 2 Preparedness Challenge is to inventory and gather items to keep you warm this winter. These items will vary depending on where you live. But in an emergency situation when your power is out or the furnace is off, you need to find ways to stay warm. I'll keep this week's tasks simple.

1. Inventory Blankets

  • Many of us have blankets, but have you ever taken an inventory of them? Look throughout your house to see if you have enough. What is enough, you say? Well, if you didn't have heat this winter, can you keep yourself warm with your blankets? If you child's favorite blanket gets dirty, is there another one to replace it? Decide what the right number of blankets is for your family.

2. Inventory Pajamas, Sweaters and Coats

  • This week look over your pajamas, sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and coats. Do you have the right size for each child? Has their size changed, or has your size changed? 
  • Is it time to buy a new coat? Is your coat adequate to keep you warm and dry if you had to sleep in your car? 
  • There are many great sales on these clothing items this time of year. Take advantage of those sales and stock up for your family.

3. Add Warm Clothing to Your 72-Hour Kit
If you live where winters are cold, add some of these items to your 72-hour kit:

  • emergency blanket
  • beanie 
  • mittens
  • hand and foot warmers. Costco and Amazon usually have a big box of these for a decent price. Add some to your kit and keep some in a cupboard for other winter uses.
  • If you store your kits near your coats, it will make it easy to grab and go if needed.

Enjoy cuddling up this week!

Valerie Albrechtsen
The Food Storage Organizer

Monday, October 7, 2019

General Conference October 2019 Quotes

During the October 2019 LDS General Conference, I created picture quote memes about each talk. Concentrating and creating helped me focus more on what was being taught. I think this will become a favorite General Conference tradition.  Here are my favorite quotes. 😁