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I’ve been watching the recent flooding in Louisiana and the response to those in need. Churches in my area have loaded up trucks and trailers and have coordinated with Louisiana churches to provide assistance. No requirement of church membership, proof of tithing, approval of lifestyle, racial quotas — none of that. It’s just, “You need some diapers for your baby? Here they are.”
That’s how charity is supposed to work. You learn about someone in need and then you find a way to meet that need. The founder of Salvation Army knew this and founded the organization on those principles. You can read his fascinating life story in this book.…Read More...
Saturday, I attended a small local Preparedness Fair, not too far from where I live. It was a nicely attended and open to the public. There was good participation by local law enforcement, fire and the Red Cross. Information on solar ovens, wonder box ovens, first aid, water purification, and food storage was available at the various booths. I found some good new bread recipes
In hindsight, I wish that I had mentioned the fair on this site. Maybe some of you could have attended. So from how on I will start posting information on Preparedness Fairs when they are open to the public. …Read More...
Here is a list of First Aid supplies for your home, but remember the best first aid kit is only as good as the person using it. Take at least the Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR courses. Get good reference books. (I will post a review of some in the near future).
Remember in a serious injury you will use more dressings that you ever expect. Don’t short change yourself on supplies.
Find a good box or bag to store the supplies in. Inspect your kit yearly, things like adhesive tape have a shelf life as well as the over the counter medicines.…Read More...