Monday, June 2, 2008

Home & Family/Preparedness: What Do I Start If I Don't Know Anything

by Barbara Salsbury on Three P's in a Pod
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 2 June 2008

Your first step is to spend a few minutes thinking about what area of preparedness you are most concerned. Are you concerned about the possibility of a natural disaster leaving you stranded with no food or water or utilities? Are you uneasy about the possibility that you’ll be evacuated from your home with only the clothes on your back? Do you worry about the economy and how to be sure you always have food on your table? Have you considered the possibility that severe weather conditions or global disasters could result in severe food shortages?

Ponder your possibilities and try to gain as much insight and information as you can about what your options are and how you’d like to tackle them. (Get further information at Solutions for Preparedness.) Ideally, you’ll want to work towards being ready for any crisis. But don’t wait till you have the time and money to purchase every emergency preparedness product known to man before you start. ~ Read More