Sunday, January 29, 2012
Presentation "2012-A Year of Preparedness" Part 2
- Practice Having No Lights and No Powered Entertainment for One Evening
Our YMYW will be having “No Media Week” for Youth during Missionary Month on March 11-17 already. They have to go without media for a whole week. So choose one of those evenings to participate with them.
On one of those evenings, put tape over all your light switches. Don't turn on the lights again until your normal wake up time the next morning.
Don't use any electric lights.All other electricity can be used normally for cooking, laundry, etc.
Don't use any powered entertainment or media.
You may talk on the phone minimally, but don’t use your phone’s games or internet.
See if you have enough emergency lighting.
Learn how to entertain the children and the adults without power.
Collect non-electric lighting. Flashlights, batteries, lanterns, glowsticks, candles, matches, solar lawn lights, etc. Determine if you need to buy more, and buy them.
Solar powered lighting can be charged in daylight, and then brought indoors.
Be careful using candles around children
Light sticks can be hung on bathroom doorknobs.
Remember batteries, matches, and lantern fuel.
Plan some games and activities for the children. Get books, board games.
What will the adults do without their TV and computers?
Pretend the power has been off for more than a week, all your electronics' batteries are dead, and you can't recharge them.
Learn about Food Storage, and Plan Menus using your Family's Favorite Foods.Begin buying food from your plan.
We will be receiving training about food storage this whole month, and that will carry over into other months as well.
Each family will plan a three month's supply of food.
Each family will begin obtaining a three month's supply of food.
Each family will learn the importance of obtaining their one year's supply.
- Obtain Containers and Fill them with Water
(And keep buying food)
Ward members will obtain more than 14 gallons per person.
In June we will begin using the water in challenges.
You may want to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking.
Save your money: Don't use expensive bottled water for bathing or washing.
You may use clean soda pop or juice bottles, or purchased containers.
Do NOT use milk jugs. They disintegrate and leak.
ProvidentLiving.org states: It is NOT NECESSARY to add bleach to treated city water.
We are asked to store two weeks’ worth of water: 14 gallons per person, which is one gallon per person per day. This allows two quarts for drinking and two quarts for very basic cleaning.
Family of one: 14 gallons
Family of two: 28 gallons
Family of three: 42 gallons
Family of four: 56 gallons
Family of five: 70 gallons
Family of six: 84 gallons