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This week the preparedness challenge is to add apples to your food storage. Apples are nutritious and tasty and are fresh and plentiful this time of year. They are one of the most economical fruits, and almost everyone likes them.
Apples are good for snacks, salads, cakes, muffins, breads, apple pies or crisps, and to enhance meat dishes. Having a supply of apples will increase menu options if you must rely on your stored food.
Take action to prepare for power outages, specifically, what are you going to do about lighting when the lights go out? Sometimes, power outages are a short, minor inconvenience. Other times power may be out for days or even weeks. There are several types of emergency lighting worth considering.
Add Some Tomatoes to Your Pantry! September is the time of the year when tomatoes are coming on like crazy in our home gardens and can be found at nearly every roadside fruit and vegetable
Do you rely on your phone for keeping track of important phone numbers? Since dialing our phones is automatic with just the touch of a screen, most of us don’t memorize very many phone numbers, even those we call frequently. The only phone number besides my own that I have memorized is my husband’s. As important as my kids are to me, and even as frequently as I call them, I haven’t memorized their phone numbers! Does that sound familiar? With just a little forethought and advanced preparation you can be prepared with your family member’s contact information in case of a crisis.
How Much Toilet Paper Does the Average Person Use? Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic toilet paper quickly disappeared from store shelves. Though there was no actual shortage, people hoarded it in a panic-buying frenzy. No
Week 34 Preparedness Challenge This week the preparedness challenge is quick and simple, but it is an important part of being prepared. It is simply to update your over-the-counter medications. Two Important Tasks for Updating
Drying fruits is an ancient practice and has been perfected by modern techniques. Dried fruits have a portion of the water content removed through dehydration or freeze-drying. Commercially dried fruit range from soft and pliable to crisp and snappish. In freeze-drying food is frozen and then water is removed by turning the frozen ice crystals into vapor. The product retains its shape and is porous, allowing it to be easily reconstituted.
Cleaning products have always been a mystery to me with way too many options to choose from. It turns out that there are just four basic types of cleaning products that take care of most cleaning jobs: a pH-neutral cleaner, a degreaser, an alcohol-based glass cleaner, and a disinfectant.
The challenge this week is to, first, inventory your cleaning products. Take note of the cleaners that are in low supply. Next, complete one of the two challenge options.
Week 30 Preparedness Challenge During major disasters water mains and sewage lines may break and disrupt the sewage system. When that happens, inadequate sanitation and hygiene can be deadlier than the disaster itself, causing disease