Project Noah

Project Noah is a yearlong food storage and emergency preparedness program designed to help you set and obtain goals in the area of family preparedness. The program is divided into twelve monthly assignments touching on lots of short and long term preparedness subjects including a preparing, a reporting and a sharing segment each month.These lessons are designed to be used in church or community groups focused on self reliance and preparedness. Start your own group and use these newsletters as a reference resource. Many articles will link to previous articles on or other sources. Click for additional information.

Our TENTH month’s lesson focuses on pre-disaster preparations for  emergency cooking. What do I need in a power outage? How will I cook my food?  How will I store fuel safely? What will I use for light at night?

Have you considered planting a garden to help your family have fresh nutritious food that you don’t have to shop for?

Our first aid topic asks the question: Does Chicken Soup really make you better or is it just a placebo?
The non-food items to acquire are Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide and band-aids. How are they used? Do they have the same use? Do they have an expiration date?

We are continuing to collect recipes to prepare using food storage items. What are some of your favorites? You can send your recipes to

Do you know the difference between freeze-dried and dehydrated foods? Do you have a way to make some? How do you use them in cooking?


  • Pre-Disaster Preparation:
    •  Have you considered planting a garden to help your family have fresh nutritious food that you don’t have to shop for? Design a 4×8′ bed
  • Plan how to light your home without electricity
    •  Set up an alternative way to cook
    •  Set up a place to store alternative fuel safely
    •  Remember to winterize clothing in your 72 hour kits

  • Non-Food: rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide & Band-Aids
    •  Determine how much your family will need for 90 days and for a year – is this doable?
    •  Shop for the best prices and buy what you can afford
    •  Decide where you can store them safely
    •  Check your supply of adhesive bandages and antibiotic cream

  • Long Term:  Dried/freeze dried food
    •  Make or purchase some dried/freeze dried food for food storage
    •  Try at least one recipe containing dehydrated meat or vegetables
    •  Try making some dehydrated food

  • Continue collecting “make your own” recipes – look for pasta sauces
    •  Collect ingredients to make pasta sauce
    •  Make a recipe for homemade pizza sauce

Next Month’s topics will be: car emergency kit, emergency communication and financial preparedness

How old is too old? Food storage rotation

Short Term Storage: batteries and matches

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We will have salad dressing recipes to share

Billie Nicholson, Editor
February 2017

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