Saturday, May 4, 2013

May Goals

Do one small thing for your family preparedness this month.  Choose from the goals below, or even one from the past months if you like.

Home Storage

· Devise a plan of when/how to purchase home storage

· Learn how to make your own household cleaning supplies (visit for suggestions)

· Take a couponing class to learn how to purchase home/food storage items for less (visit or

Fire Safety

· Complete lesson “Protecting Your Home Against Fire” found in the Family Home Evening Resource book for family night (available at > Home and Family > Family Home Evening > Family Home Evening Resource Book)


Friday, March 29, 2013

April Goals

Select one or more of the goals below to work on during the month of April.

72 Hour and Car Kits

· Take inventory of current 72 hour kits and make a list of needed items

· Set up a purchase plan for needed items for 72 hour kits

Financial Preparedness

· Put $5-$20 more a month in savings than you are now

· Read One for the Money with your family (Sept 2007 Ensign)

· Research, find, and enroll in a health insurance plan

· Research, select, and begin a life insurance plan


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Great Shake Out

The second annual Great Utah ShakeOut on April 17, 2013 is now just four weeks away! Already more than 710,000 people people are planning to "drop, cover and hold on" and test other aspects of their emergency plans! You can help us involve 1 million participants throughout Utah by encouraging your employer and other organizations, your friends, and your family to register at

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Goals

Choose one or more goals listed below to complete this month for your family’s Emergency Preparedness needs.

Emergency Plan/Communication

· Write/discuss/practice a family evacuation plan

· Write an evacuation list (see blog post “The Evacuation List” from June 2012)

· Discuss family communication plan in event of emergency

Food Storage

· Devise a rotation/labeling plan for your food storage and implement it

· Research long term storage options (, Daily Bread,, Shelf Reliance, Mountain House, etc.)

· Make a plan to save $ to purchase long term food storage


Monday, February 18, 2013

72 Hour Kit Sale!

Thanks to Rachel for finding this great deal on pre-made 72 hour kits from Family Storehouse in AF.  Please visit her website for information and to learn how to get your kit before the sale starts this week-end.

Friday, February 8, 2013

February Goals

Choose one or more goals listed below to complete this month for your family's Emergency Preparedness needs.

Home Storage

· Make a list of what you would like in your home storage (i.e.: toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, shampoo, deodorant, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene, baby diapers/formula, etc.)

· Create a chart of how much of each home storage item your family needs over a determined period of time (somewhere between 3-12 months)

· Read ‘All is Safely Gathered In-Family Home Storage’ (link available on blog)

72 Hour and Car Kits

· Put together a basic car kit and get it in your car (see blog post “Winterized Vehicles” Oct. 2012 for helpful information)


Friday, January 25, 2013

2013 New Year's Resolutions

I am going to make your 2013 Emergency Preparedness New Year's Resolution easy on you.  Each month I will post 5-6 goals that you can choose from to improve your emergency preparedness.  Simply choose 1 and do it each month.  By the end of the year you will have completed 12 goals to better your emergency preparedness.  Now doesn't that sound nice?  So, here we go.

January 2013 Goal List

Choose one or more goals listed below to complete this month for your family’s Emergency Preparedness needs.

Financial Preparedness

· Create a budget that you will use on a weekly basis

· Update your budget weekly and share it with your spouse


Food Storage

· Take inventory of current food storage

· Make a 3 month dinner menu and create a list of storable ingredients

· Create a purchase plan for items you would like to add to your food storage and implement it

· Visit and create your own goal