Emergency Preparedness

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Is Your Home Secure?

I live in a pretty small town, but my husband and I are from Southern California. My sister will leave her door unlocked even when they go to the movies... I on the other hand, lock my door ALWAYS, even if we are inside. I definitely get concerned with the security of my home and children, but I don't know…

Back That Thing Up

You know me by now, right?  There are certain things that I feel very strongly about!  You know how much I adore the wonderful piece of machinery that is my laptop.  You know that I think paper is the root of all evil.  You can probably gather that my handwriting is horrible due to the fact that I rarely wield a…

My food storage plan

I'm working really hard to build up a food storage. The earthquake in China and higher gas/grocery prices have made me happy to have rice and wheat in the basement. But I'm trying to be more organized about it. I decided to think of 7 meals I could make with mostly non-perishable items and then calculate how much of each…

Personal Preparedness

After speaking with my friends over at My Family's Disaster PlanI have realized how important having PERSONAL preparedness.  Anyone can give you a list of things you should have in place in order to be prepared... they can even charge you for this list in the form of a book or online.  While it will be good to at least…

My Family’s Disaster Plan

Some good friends of mine recently started a company, and I just could not be more excited about it!  It's called My Family's Disaster Plan, and be sure to check out their website here.  If you live in Utah you NEED to give them a call!  Karl was going to find a job with FEMA (he has all the certifications and…

Emergency Papers

I briefly touched on this topic in this post, but I wanted to go into further detail as to what paperwork you should be able to take from your home at a moments notice.  I keep them in a plastic notebook sleeve in my big storage bin with my other emergency supplies.  Legal Docs - You will want your marriage certificate,…

A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On!

Apparently not only are people nervous about flooding in my area, but there is talk of Earthquakes as well!  Now me being from the land of earthquakes (California), I'm quite used to them.  So used to them in fact that I have a funny story.  I used to work the help desk while I was pregnant at the IT company…

Bring On The Flood

My sister (who just got her plates in and they are available for sale today!) is very concerned that we will have a flood in our neighborhood this year.  While I usually could say that she's just being a bit paranoid, a flood could very well take place in our neighborhood!  First we are already in a "flood zone" meaning…

Changing Your Mind About Emergency Preparedness

Since I did not get to continue this series last week due to illness, I'm continuing it now.  Many people find getting prepared to be an overwhelming task to undertake.  If you look at it like this giant thing you have to do then yes it will seem extremely overwhelming, but if you take it one step at a time…

I’m Lost!

Again I take a tip from Lou and Lou Safety Patrol on Playhouse Disney!  We need to prepare our children in case they ever get lost!  My mom was recently talking to me about the time that I got lost at the Portland Air Show.  I had completely forgotten about that!  I think what happened is my family stopped to…