a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"What If. . . You are not prepared when a disaster strikes?

If you are a regular reader you know I often stress the need for preparedness.  If you are new to this blog, you are soon to find out for yourself.  

Many things can happen that will cause us to suddenly (and often immediately) become self-reliant---job loss, weather-related events, strikes, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economic uncertainty . . .

Being prepared is best practiced as a way of life, not just waiting for a doom and gloom situation. Reference literature, knowledge, supplies and other essentials will not insulate us from hard times but will help cushion the blows of hard times. Practice will prevent waste---of time, effort and commodities.

In the January/February 2012 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine Patrice Lewis has an article on
The 7 Core Areas of Preparedness.

She states "The subject of preparedness is so massive that I can barely scratch the surface in a single article, but it's a start."  And a great start, or refresher, it is!

I highly recommend you read the entire article. Your time will be well spent.


The 7 Core Areas of Preparedness are: 
1. Food (and the means to prepare it)*
2. Water*
3. Heat
4. Light*
5. Sanitation*
6. Medical*
7. Safety*

* I have individual posts, along with simple, cheap and creative how-to's, on each of the * subjects under my "What If . . .?" tab.  

I have read there are three types of people in this world:

1. Those who make things happen
2. Those who watch things happen
3. And those who wonder what happened

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