Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters
Highland 12th Ward Sisters

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eating an Elephant...February Goals!

Eating an Elephant...

February Provident Living Goals!

"There is a wise old saying 'Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'  Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything.  Some people are able to get by because of the absence of expense.  They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save money.  They avoid installment buying, and make purchases only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges.  Frugality means to practice careful economy."
--James E. Faust.

Spiritual Goal:
Schedule time each day to read with your family from the Book of Mormon.

Provident Living Goal:
Plan and carry our a FHE on home fires. Include planning an escape route and practicing it.

Storage Goal:
  • 100 pounds (total) pasta and flour per person.
  • Hand grain mill.
  • Thread, needles, buttons and zippers.
72 Hour Kit:
  • 1 gallon water per person.
  • Scriptures.
  • Personal documents--genealogical records, wills, passports, insurance, contracts, birth certificates, Patriarchal Blessings, etc.

Pinterest Tip...Water Storage.

In this Pinterest tip, the woman above, turned off her water taps for 48 hours to see the effect this would have on her family and to learn how really prepared they were to live without running water.  In the link she shares the lessons that she learned from this experience.
Read about it here:  Living Without Running Water.

Emergency Essentials...Tub Liner
My Tip...Aqua Pod Tub Liner from Emergency Essentials

I purchased one of these babies a few months ago.  I think this is ingenious!  You put this in the tub and fill it full of water.  It holds 65 gallons which is a 14-day water supply for a family of four.  It's like a bladder or a big balloon...nothing can get into the water to dirty it.  The liner itself is very compact and takes up very little storage could keep it under the bathroom sink until needed.  It also includes a siphoning pump.  Of course, there would need to be some warning that water service was being shut off.  One of the best features is the price...regularly $29.99, it is now selling for $23.95 at Emergency Essentials.  Click here Aqua Pod Emergency Water Storage.

Hope you enjoyed today's "bite."