Thursday, June 12, 2014

Self-Reliance Tip of the Week - EPP! What Did I Just Step On? 6/12/2014

Sometimes surprises are good, like a surprise birthday party or a surprise "going away" party. Sometimes surprises are bad; for instance your cat decides to deposit a "surprise" in your driveway dirt because her litter box isn't good enough anymore. Nice. It is the polar opposite of the soft, warm feeling you get from serving someone.

Emergencies can be THAT kind of surprise multiplied exponentially. Let us plan ahead with an EPP (Emergency Preparedness Plan), which a PIP (Plan In Place) is part of.
I am so thankful for the easy to follow, common sense approach that the ladies at Food Storage Made Easy have put together on their website. It is completely absent of the "doom and gloom" or "zombie apocalypse" many preparedness websites offer.

What I am about to share with you, I highly encourage you to print it and implement it in your Family Home Evenings, family discussions, Sunday afternoon down time or whenever. This Emergency Preparedness Plan tells you step by step what you can do to be better ready for the larger scale "bad" surprises. You can find that here:
The plan includes instructions on :
  • The Family Plan
  • 72 hour kit and Emergency Binder
  • Evacuation List and Car Kit
In later tips, we will try to implement some scenarios to practice. For instance, how long does it take you to put the essentials in your vehicle for an evacuation?

Even though surprises of the uncomfortable variety sometimes happen to us, if we have an EPP, there will be less stress where we will be able to help our family with a cool head. Make a goal to do a little something every day.

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