September is the month I gather some meat and potatoes into my food storage, and work on earthquake preparedness. This would also be a good month to prepare for any disaster which is common to your area, such as a hurricane, fire, flood, tornado, etc.
Here is a handout I created for my ward Relief Society with my goals for September. You are welcome to print it for personal or church use.
What I’m Gathering in September:
- Macey’s Case Lot Sale – Stew, canned potatoes, alcohol, hyrogen peroxide.
- Costco – Kirkland canned chicken, (easy to use in baking dishes and sandwiches), Kirkland canned beef (had to call several stores), laundry detergent, hand sanitizer.
- Walmart – Liquid hand soap refill, backpack for 72-hour kits (should be on clearance aisle), L-brackets (to brace bookcases), duct tape.
- Amazon – bungee cords, collapsible pet food and water containers
There are many great websites with information on earthquake preparedness. Most states have their own. Here are some of my favorites:
This is also a great month to work on your auto emergency kit. But I’ll talk about that in another post.
Hi Valerie and thank you so much for all the dedication and time you have put in to do these posts 🙂 . I have been following you for a while and reading your posts and website from Australia.
We are also LDS but a lot of the information you have here is not available in printouts etc in our area so I am finding it very helpful as we are increasing our food storage above the 3 month level to 12 months.
I am so happy I’ve helped in any way, Lorna. Be the leader your family and friends in Australia need. Keep it basic. It’s hard not to panic these days. But if we follow the counsel of our church leaders, a little at a time does bring blessings. 🙂