Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello Dolly!

It's about 5:30 a.m. and I woke up to rain, thunder and lightning....and now I can't seem to get back to sleep. All I could think was "sounds like Dolly's knocking on the door." I'm so glad it wasn't a direct hit! It sure is nerve wracking to track these things when they first start up as a tropical depression and wondering how big they'll get and where they'll hit. Thankfully we haven't been hit by any while we've lived here! And hopefully we won't be!

When we first moved to Houston, our Relief Society President came over and the first thing she said was "make sure you have all of your emergency supplies in order! You WILL need them here." Naturally, I was totally freaked out since it hadn't been all that long since Katrina, so I of course think the worst. The good that came of all of this is that we got our 72 hour kits together in a jiffy (uh, did I just say jiffy?) and are building up on our food storage. We're pretty set, and it feels so good to know that if anything does happen, we'll be able to provide for our kids. At first it seemed like such a daunting task, but then I decided to just buy one thing for our food storage every time we go to Sam's Club. And then I found BePrepared.Com and it's my new favorite place!

So, anyways... being prepared and helping others to get started is my new passion! I was even thinking about starting up an online business selling 72 hour kits tailored to individual families needs...with diapers and that sort of stuff. Not the generic "here's a few water bottles, a flashlight, band-aids and granola bars." We'll see if anything comes of it...but it would be so much fun! So, if any of you need help getting yours started or even just want your food storage needs calculated for your family let me know!

Hmmm. Well, sounds like the thunder woke Aaron and Whitney up. Guess my time is up! And if this post is lame...blame it on being up before the crack of dawn and Dolly!

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The Yoder's Three said...

I'm glad you're starting your own business! You'll have to create a blog for it. Anyway, I hope those hurricanes leave you alone. How nerve-wracking!!

I love the new pictures on the sidebar, by the way.

TG and Steph said...

This is something I've really wanted to do and I would love any suggestions you have. TG and I have not started any emergency kits. I just need to know where to start. If you could just give me a list of the basics that would help me so much. Just email me:

Chris said...

Funny story alert:
Yeah we have our 72 hour kit in a huge trash can with wheels. I put our tent in there a long time ago & a while back we were looking for it to go camping in Kansas. We couldn't find it anywhere. We swore we lent it to someone. Brant said our 1st movers stole it. Probably about a year later I needed a whistle for Youth Conference & went to get one out of our kit & guess what I found? Our tent!
Serves us right for blaming people ;)

Tyler, Monica & Nathan Murset said...

Great plan Nat. We just had an emergency preparedness lesson in church a couple weeks ago. We started planning at our next FHE.

Be prepared!!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're being safe and I hope it stays that way!

themuirbunch said...

I'm kind of dumb when it comes to food storage but I do feel the need to be prepared. Any tips would be great! I'm glad you guys are safe.