Monday, May 23, 2011

Getting Prepared and Having Peace of Mind

June 2011

June Preparedness:

Free or Under $1: Take one or both of the following challenges with your family: (1) The 10 Minute Challenge: A firefighter comes to your door and tell you that you need to be out of your house in 10 minutes! (2) For one day (24 hours) live on one gallon of water per family member.

$5-$20: Buy a fun preparedness cookbook (Food Storage For the Clueless, Dinner in a Jar, Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, I Dare You to Eat It)

More Expensive: Build shelves for your storage, a base with wheels for under your 55-gallon water drums, invest in some organization items to help you store your items, even some bins to pre-pack items for a quick evacuation.

Food for Thought: In 1987, Ezra Taft Benson said, “The council to store food may be as essential to your temporal welfare as boarding the ark was in the days of Noah.” This is revelation to us from the Lord through his prophet? What are we waiting for? I know that if we seek out the Lord in this matter, He will give each of us personal revelation in the ways that we need to accomplish this principle.

Cannery: Upcoming Dates: Wed, July 13, 6-8pm/Tues, Sept. 20, 6-8pm/Sat., Oct. 15, 9-11 am. If you need help getting there or are unable to make the scheduled dates and would like us to pick up items for you, please call Sister Ranck. Also, if you can’t make these dates, you and your family may call to schedule a canning time at the Cannery (631-2438).

Did You Know: Spam and Hormel chili are two items with indefinite shelf life. If that doesn’t excite you…according to the Utah State University Cooperative Extension website: extension.usa.edu/foodstorage/htm/cannedgoods – commercial canned foods in metal or glass jars are safe as long as the seal has not been broken. Check it out! I emailed them a question last week and got an answer within just a couple of hours…on a weekend! Think outside the box!

Buckets: I have (20) 5 gallon food grade buckets with lids for $5.25, first come first serve, no reservations; or you may contact Lee Lloyd at aussielloyd@cox.net or 568-6088. Lee’s are $5.50 each with a pop on lid. Great for storing your bulk purchases from the cannery for long-term storage. (Also, can be used as a potty, 72 hr Emergency Kit, Emergency Car Kit, and more…)

Recipe of the Month: Dutch Oven Bisquick Cobbler

Ingredients:
2 T. butter (use canned butter or shortening)
1 c. Bisquick,
1/2 c. sugar,
1/2 c. powdered milk,
1/2 c. water,
1 pt. canned fruit

Directions: Heat 16 or 21 briquettes, depending on Dutch Oven size (16 for 8, 21 for 10). Melt butter or shortening in dutch oven. Mix Bisquick, sugar, milk powder, and water in a bowl. Pour over melted butter. Pour canned fruit over Bisquick mixture. Cover with Dutch Oven lid. Set over 5 or 7 hot charcoal briquettes. Put 11 or 14 hot briquettes on the lid. Let cook for 20 – 30 minutes.

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