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 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 FOURTH month’s lesson includes a discussion of items to add to a first aid kit and reference books to add to your library. Do you know what to do if someone near you suffers from a heart attack or stroke? Can you perform CPR? Continuing to add items to our 72 hour kits – including the importance of including durable, versatile and comfortable clothing and shoes.

Our non-food items this month are shampoo, conditioner & deodorant. In addition to searching for the best buys on what you like to use, we have included some alternatives to store-bought items.

As you accumulate preparedness items, about this time you are beginning to wonder where in the world you’re going to put them. We have recommendations on that, including suggestions for the space challenged.

The long term storage item this month is legumes. Dried beans, peas and lentils are in this food group.  We’ve included tips on storing, cooking and other uses for beans besides soup, plus some legume recipes.

We have also included a three month checklist to evaluate how you’re doing with assignments.

Assignments 

  1. First Aid Kit
    •  Review the items in your kit; update antibiotic cream
    •  Include bandages from small to large
    •  Do you have a current First Aid book
    •  Add a first aid kit to your 72 hour kit
    •  Include waterproof medical info for each family member
    •  Did you sign up for a CPR class

2.  Pre-Disaster Preparation
•  Learn basic First Aid
•  Take a CPR class
•  Complete adding food to your 72 hour kit

3.  Non-Food Items: Shampoo, Conditioner & Deodorant- Goals:
•  Determine how much your family will need for 90 days and for a year
•  Shop for the best prices and buy what you can afford
•  Explore alternatives, make your own

4.  Short Term: Where can I put all this stuff?
•  Study your home for places you can store food
•  Research shelving and storage ideas that will work for your home

5.  Long Term Storage Item: Acquire a selection of Legumes
•  Store some in bulk cans or jars
•  Experiment with recipes
•  Use beans some other way than in soup

Next Month’s topics will be: Emergency Evacuation meeting places & First Aid info on blood protocols

Non-food item: Dish soap and bleach

Long Term Storage: Wheat and what to do with it

Gardening: What will your fall garden look like?

Billie Nicholson, editor
August 2016

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