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 preparedness. Start your own group and use these newsletters as a reference resource. Many articles will link to previous articles on SunOven.com or other sources. Click for additional information.
This THIRD month’s lesson includes directions on creating an pre-disaster emergency evacuation plan. We’ve included instructions on how to shut off utilities in your home during emergency or evacuation events. You will understand the need for and begin to put together a 72 hour emergency kit. Emergency kits need to be personalized because each individual and family are different. Parents with young children will need to pack differently than the elderly, single or disabled. We’ll be giving suggestions and reminders. Shelter, food and water are this month’s focus, including suggestions for items to pack in your kit to eat during the first 72 hours following an emergency.
Our non-food item this month is hand and body soap. In addition to searching for the best buys on what you like to use, we have included some alternatives to store-bought soaps.
As you continue collecting foods for your three-month supply, we have included lunch ideas and simple meal plans.
The long term storage item this month is powdered milk: why and how to store, shelf life, differences between instant and regular and recipes.
Project Noah -Third Month Assignments
- Design an emergency evacuation plan
• Sign up for emergency notification
• Plan for communication – out of town relative
• Learn about school & work emergency plans
• Designate a safe gathering place for all family members
- Pre-Disaster Preparation: Shutting off Utilities – learn where they are located in your home; do you need a special tool?
- 72 hour kit
• best container for you – buy one for each family member
• food items – put together food for three days in each kit
• shelter items – tent, rain ponchos, mylar blanket, hand and feet warmers, and flashlights; seasonal clothing
- Non-Food Items: hand & body soap- Goals:
• Determine how much your family will need for a year – is this doable?
• Shop for the best prices and buy what you can afford
• Explore alternatives, make your own
- Short Term: Three Month Food Supply and Menus
• Plan lunch menus and use them
• How much is enough for 3 months? Plan for 90 meals
• Goal – Make one meal a week from your three month supply menus
• Shop for meals for two weeks using your plan and selected menus
- Long Term Storage Item: Acquire powdered milk, use it and store some
Next Month’s topics will be: First Aid/CPR basics and more 72 hour kit contents
Non-food item: Shampoo/Conditioner, including some recipes to make your own.
Long Term Storage: Legumes
Billie Nicholson, editor