Thursday, February 24, 2011


Essentials of Home Production and Storage.
Item number: 32288000 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
$1.50 USD

The usual problems I have found in talking with persons who claim to have their 72-hour kit prepared are these:
1) It is not all in one place. It would take a while to gather it all up.
2) There is no way I could carry the box or large can I have it stored in.
3) I am not planning to leave my house, so I have everything I need here.
4) I have some of it in my car, in the closet and in the garage; isn't that enough?
5) My water is stored in big barrels; I can't move them.
6) I did a kit several years ago, do I have to rotate it?
7) I tried recycling my kit and found that the food tastes bad, turned to sugar,
and it isn't eatable. My candy melted all over everything else.
8) The amount of items I will need are huge. How do I move them?
9) Where do I store them and how often do I recycle them?

So what is the answer?

Food and Water Rotate all foods every 6 months.

A three day supply of food and water, per person. No refrigeration or cooking.
• Protein/Granola Bars [Add, if you use a water soluble protein shake?]
• Trail Mix/Dried Fruit [Add, MRE Meals that can be eaten cold with a spoon.]
• Crackers/Cereals/Chips (For munching)
• Canned: Tuna, Chicken, Beans, Turkey, Beef, Vienna Sausages
• Canned Juice or boxed juices
• Candy/Gum/Cookies (Using mint gum might make everything taste like mint.)
• Water (1 Gallon/4 Liters Per Person)

NEXT -- Is where it all gets heavy to carry:

Bedding and Clothing
• Change of Clothing (short/long sleeved shirts, pants, jackets, tennis shoes)
• Undergarments, Socks, Bra
• Rain Coat/Poncho/Warm coat
• Blankets and Emergency Heat Blanks (Like Hand Warmers, to keep in warmth)
• Cloth Sheets
• Plastic Sheet {Tarp}
Fuel and Light
• Battery Lighting (Flashlights, Lamps, with Batteries)
• Extra Batteries
• Flares
• Candles
• Lighter, Water-proof Matches
• Can Opener
• Dishes/Utensils/Dish-pan/Dish soap/Towels
• Shovel [Foldable]
• Radio (with Batteries!)
• Pen and Paper
• Axe
• Pocket Knife
• Rope
• Duct Tape
Personal Supplies and Medication
• First Aid Kit and Supplies [include Needle and Thread for sewing wounds]
• Toiletries (Roll of Toilet Paper- remove the center tube to easily flatten
into a zip-lock bag, Feminine hygiene products
• Cleaning Supplies (mini hand sanitizer, Soap, Shampoo, Towels
• Immunizations [Up-to Date]
• Medication (Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, children's medication)
• Prescription Medication (for 3-7 days and Rotated Monthly by YOU)
Personal Documents and Money
(Place these items in a water-proof container.)

Yes, It Is All Up To You! When that disaster happens, Will you be ready?
Will you rotate to keep everything eatable and safe, Will you have it ALL in one place (perhaps on wheels, so you can move it)? That Hand-Cart might come in handy here! Will you only include foods that you have already tried and WILL EAT? Finally, Have you planned with your family such things as -- How to find and contact, Where to meet, Who to include in your neighborhood watch, Where the bike is stored, What if someone is killed - Who takes over. It could be very serious and a fake pre-test should be done with your children and older family members. BE SAFE! Remember to pray!

OH, Remember to shut off the gas and electricity, should the house be destroyed. It will take the city about a week to comply and the government takes about 6 weeks in an earthquake, tornado, or hurricane diaster to set up. Do you have a tent?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



There are over 600 muscles in the body. Without them you could not lift heavy objects, pump blood from your heart, or move the body without thinking about it. Even your skeleton needs muscles to move. Muscles are made from an elastic type of material similar to a big rubber band. Each muscle has tens of thousands of these small fibers. Some of your biggest and most powerful muscles are in your back, near your spine. These muscles help keep
you upright and standing straight and tall.
We call that good posture!

Muscles come as voluntary and involuntary muscles. They lay in layers, often one muscle will lay on top of another. Your brain tells all the muscles what to do, like a huge computer. To jump in the air the brain tells the body which muscles to contract or expand, make tighter or looser. Some muscles are called ‘smooth’ they often move involuntary. They are at work all through your body; your eyes to focus, your bladder, your stomach, your digestive system to swallow and to digest food, the uterus, to throw up when ill, to talk or sing and the list goes on.

The skeleton has to have muscles attached to it, stretching between or across bones or joints, to cause them to move. These skeletal muscles work with your bones to give your body power and strength. Some of these are not muscles but are tendons. Tendons are cord like tough tissue which connects between bones and muscles. You can see them in your fingers when they move.

A good appetite will allow the body to grow and develop. As a boy grows into a young man his voice changes, he becomes clumsy and runs into things for no reason except his body is growing so fast. And his hair starts growing everywhere. A good under arm deodorant is very useful from then on.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011


Part 4

Bran and Foods with Bran:
The News is filled with new ideas about bran. Bran is the outer layer or the husk of grain. It is a health promoting fiber. Its benefits include B vitamins, protein, iron and fiber, of course.

Everyone knows that bran is good for you; that it helps keep you regular; that it is good for the digestion; that it is an insoluble dietary fiber and breaks down slower. Per today’s Nutritionists - Consuming bran will have tremendous benefits for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, as a pro-biotic food, in reducing or combating heart disease, and perhaps in controlling weight. The effects of a bowel cleansing and a reduction of toxins and impurities in the body have given bran a good name. The only bad publicity of bran is too much of it causes gas and bloating.

Oat bran is excellent for your heart. It helps lower blood cholesterol levels and helps reduce the need for insulin in Diabetics. It becomes sticky and makes a thick gel when combined with water. My favorite use of oat bran is in oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies. No one can tell, even in bread.

Wheat Bran is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber it is the indigestible outer husk of wheat and is found in other cereal grains. You find wheat bran in breakfast cereals, baked-goods, breakfast bars and granola. You can add it to pancakes, cookies, muffins, and even shakes. After consuming wheat bran you will have a feeling of fullness. Many dieters use this hint. Wheat bran is added to many recipes and can be found at your regular grocery store. Wheat can also be sprouted for Vitamin C.

Rice Bran is the newest weapons in the arsenal against high cholesterol, poor digestion, poor nutrition and other age-related problems. When rice is milled the outer layer is removed, this is the bran. There is also rice oil that is consumable. We live close to a Chinese Grocer and find many Eastern health products available there. Check for a store in your neighborhood.

For the best secret results and the longest healthy life, please begin to use bran, lots of fresh herbs, home-grown vegetables and fruits, and bake or broil your meats. In the summertime try to eat out of your garden, and get lots of fresh air by going on walks. Stop and smell the roses. Find a hobby or something that you enjoy doing OUTDOORS and get a little sunshine with Vitamin D. Take your family along or a friend. Remember to use a sun screen topically and do not burn. If you live in a colder climate remember to wear layers with long sleeves that can be wrapped around your waist when no longer needed.

Caper’ Diem = Seize the day and live long!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011


Part 3

HAIR - A beautiful, shinny head of thick hair is the beauty of the women advertising in magazines. They tell you that a bad hair day is bad for your self-esteem, causes you to feel insecure, or you think everyone is looking at your hair - whether clean, dirty, stringy, or those balding spots. As they sell this or that product from their mega-stores to convince you their product is the very best one of all for your hair, let me give you some of my Mother's advice.

On a day when you can just concentrate on you, here are some great ways to make you look and feel great! Take a bath and wash your hair. It is best to use a clarifying shampoo - one that will strip your hair of all the oils weighing it down. Allow the shampoo to stay in your hair for 5-7 minutes before rinsing out.

Then mix together this recipe: One cup of mayonnaise, one or two eggs well beaten and one tablespoon of vanilla. The vanilla cuts the odor of mayo. Mix well.

Apply the mayo mixture to wet hair. Get from the top of your head all the way down to the ends, which may need attention. Run a wide tooth comb through your hair to be sure the mayo mixture is evenly applied. Now, cover your head with a shower cap and then wrap it with a small towel to secure it. Let this sit on your hair for about one-half hour. I hear you asking, Why? This will lock in the heat rising from your scalp and allow the mayo mixture to heal the hair shaft.

While you are waiting, I'm thinking you are out of the shower while you are applying the mayo mixture. Read a book, do your nails or toenails, and sit with your feet up. OK, you might also pluck your eyebrows or facial hairs. You have time!

When the timer dings, wash your hair again to remove the mayo mixture and dry it. Check it for shine. Admire yourself! You should look like the pictures in the magazines.

I remember when I was young that Mom bought me a special hair brush. In those days we brushed our hair 50-100 times before bedtime. Yes, this included turning our head toward the floor and brushing it underneath, too. This brush, however, was to be used after the brushing in the morning. It had a contained place, like a squirt gun, to hold oil. It also had some tiny little holes that allowed a drop of oil to come out when you were brushing your hair. This brought a shine to your hair that was brilliant. I remember the men used VO-5 to run through their hair to give their hair a shine.

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