Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pushing the Basics

A few nights ago I had a dream. It involved me trying to feed my children during a national epidemic. Funny enough it came right after reading about the new health care bill and passage. I ended up having one small bag of rice and a half loaf of wheat bread and was debating on taking us out of our home in search of food.
I don't share this as some kind of revelation of prophetic in any way.

I have dreams that involved me, my family, and some kind of apocalyptic pretense on a weekly if not nightly basis

I told you worry a lot- I guess that worry just seeps into my subconscious more than I care to admit being played out in dramatic and intense scenes while the rest of the world sleeps.

It did give me a resolve to get back to basics when it comes to my emergency preparedness.
Although I embrace all things preparedness, my guide has always been this.
The Provident Living Guidelines of the LDS Church.

Their guide for home storage is four fold
-Three month supply
-Drinking Water
-Financial Reserve
-Long Term Supply.
It is the long term supply I need to work on. I think that is one reason I have been less involved with emergency supply and thus this blog for a while.
I am now working on "the boring part". I think because it is repetitive.
It is much more interesting to me to think and create kits with tons of items, 3 month menus where I get to make creative decisions, or crunch numbers to see how successful we've been saving up 6 months of living expenses.

Here is my new focus.

Quantity/ month Recommended Products Storage Life
25 lbs Wheat, Rice, Corn, other grain 30+ years
5 lbs Dry Beans 30+ years

This is their basic guidelines per adult.

Good luck to me and slowly acquiring 1440 lbs of dried goods.
I think my first step will be 3 months, for 3 adults- a mere 270 lbs.

1 comment:

  1. those numbers really add up quick huh. good luck.


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