Project NoahProject 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 SEVENTH month’s lesson includes first aid tips on insects/snake bites. We are continuing to add items to our 72 hour kits – blanket/sleeping bag, memo pad/pencil, money, stress relievers, nylon cord, safety pins, respirator mask, garbage bags, extra batteries (for flashlights and radios).
    Our non-food items this month hand sanitizer and tissues. In addition to searching for the best buys on what you like to use, we have included an alternative recipe to store-bought products.
    Our long term storage topic this month is Fermentation. Fermented vegetables last longer than freshly picked ones and contain healthy pro-biotic microbes.
    Do you know how to “Make Your Own Groceries?” Expanding your basic food storage to include some suggested items will expand your cooking capabilities. We’ve included some recipes, but we’d love to share some of your favorite recipes. Send them to

Project Noah -Seventh Month Assignments

  1. Pre-Disaster Preparation:
    a. Study first aid tips on dealing with insect/snake bites
    b. Remember the proper first aid for bites may require different steps and may require medical assistance
    c. Learn to recognize the symptoms of severe allergic reaction
    d. If you have ever had a severe reaction to an insect sting, request a Rx for epinephrine from your doctor (epi-pen)
  2. Pre-Disaster Preparation:
     a. Add to your 72 Hr. Kit – blanket/sleeping pad, memo pad/pencil, money. stress relievers, nylon cord, safety pins, respirator mask, garbage bags, extra batteries (to fit your flashlights)
  3. Non-Food Items: Hand Sanitizer/Tissues – 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

  4. Short Term: Favorite Family Recipes
     a. Add some supplemental items to your food storage to expand your meal options
     b. Collect some of your favorite recipes using food storage ingredients
    c. Send your favorite recipe to share to
  5. Long Term Storage Item: Basic Fermenting
    a. Select vegetables in their prime of ripeness
    b. Make a batch of apple kraut

  6. Making your own groceries
    a. Learn the basic components of items you cook with regularly
    b. Practice making a batch of SOS Mix (perfect for any emergency)
    c.  Make a batch of whole wheat (using wheat berries) waffles

Next Month’s topics will be: Vital Records and Tornado preparedness
Non-food item: Garbage bags

Long Term Storage: Sprouting seeds and grains
Gardening: Winter garden clean up

Happy Thanksgiving

Billie Nicholson, Editor
November 2016

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