Saturday, December 29, 2012

Washin' away 2012

Sometimes, my phone gives me these little severe weather alerts.... Today, it looked like this.

So we headed to the beach to check things out.

And the boys got a little (or a lot) wet.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas with a twist

Ever notice that there is a phenomenon going on? People seem to be under the impression that something is going to happen, something that is bigger than us all, something catastrophic, something scary. well, we kind of think that too. mostly because we have been told (in the Bible, etc...) that things are going to get bad, really bad, before the return of the Savior. There are some who have hopes of world peace, but i know that Satan is not going anywhere, not until Christ comes again. Which is probably why our prophets have told us to "be prepared," both spiritually and physically. So this year for Christmas we combined prepping and Christmas shopping and at the turn of the year we are going to set goals as a family to get us more prepared spiritually... but as for now, let's visit what was under the tree.....

Everything is self-explanatory except for a few things perhaps? Potassium Iodide is use to protect your thyroid (the first and weakest organ to be attacked) from radiation exposure in case of a nuclear event. The 2 older boys and parents have walkie talkies that charge on a usb device. mom and dad both have usb solar chargers. Charcoal has LOTS of uses. You can use it to up the effectiveness of your facemask. The "food for a week" is actually a coconut high calorie bar for survival needs.

These will be our "bug-out" bags for the kids to grab. We still need to add some items like water, clothing, documents, games, etc...) But we figured that this would be a good start. Of course Nick and I will have a few extras like the good water filters, weapons and heavy stuff. If you're interested in making your own 72 hour kit or bug-out bag, you can check my previous post.

I was worried that the boys would be disappointed in their Christmas, but they were totally excited and kept saying, "this is so cool!!" I cant believe that their favorite gift was the lighter, even though they are going to stay in the kits. We showed them how to use them, supervised, and they had sore thumbs today. They are now put away for safe keeping. They also got a few normal presents which they totally LOVED.

It was a good day :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!