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.
Our FIFTH month’s lesson includes making an evacuation plan, starting with two ways to get out of your home and determining where to meet once out. We are continuing to add items to our 72 hour kits – including a family photo with complete descriptions of each family member, toiletry items and a whistle.
Our non-food items this month are dish soap and bleach. In addition to searching for the best buys on what you like to use, we have included some alternative recipes to store-bought products.
First Aid lessons this month cover blood – basics of blood, stopping bleeding and personal protection from the blood of others.
The long term storage items this month are Flour & Wheat. We’ve included information about gluten sensitivity, tips on storing, cooking and other uses for wheat besides bread, plus a variety of recipes.
Are you exhausted from all the work of a summer garden? Don’t stop yet. There are a variety of plants you can grow from now to freezing weather and beyond. Garden fresh does not have to be limited to the summer months. What will your fall garden include?
Assignments – Fifth Month
- Pre-Disaster Preparation:
a. Evacuation plan – make an escape plan to get out of your home; include two routes out of each floor; practice it
b. Determine where to go; what family member to notify
c. Include a family photo with descriptions in your 72 hr kits
- Pre-Disaster Preparation:
a. Learn basic First Aid
b. Make sure to add disposable gloves and absorbent pads to your first aid kits
c. Complete adding toiletries ( toothpaste & brush, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, soap, morror, comb/brush, razor, lip balm, toilet paper, deodorant, feminine needs, baby needs, and a whistle) to your 72 hour kit
- Non-Food Items: Dish Washing Soap & Bleach- Goals:
a. Determine how much your family will need for 90 days and for a year – is this doable?
b. Shop for the best prices and buy what you can afford
c. Explore alternatives, make your own
- Short Term: Plant a fall garden
a. Decide what leafy greens and root plants you like to eat
b. Plant early enough to beat the frost
- Long Term Storage Item: Flour and Wheat . Store some in bulk cans or jars b. Experiment with recipes
Next Month’s topics will be:
First aid tips on broken bones, sanitation and continuing to add items to 72 hr. kit.
Non-food item: Laundry Detergent
Long Term Storage: Rice
Gardening: Preserving herbs for winter
Billie Nicholson, Editor