Monday, June 1, 2009

Pandemic Preparedness

Here's a good article I just read. I have been reading about the pandemics in the past and how they each started out mild and then came back for a second wave much stronger. Whether or not the swine flu is going to become a major pandemic or not, it would be a great thing to be prepared for one!

http://www.ldsmag.com/emergency/090513flu.html


The church has a whole bunch of information that has been on the Provident Living website for quite awhile now about pandemic preparedness. It's pretty tricky to find. Here is the link:

http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,8041-1-4414-1,00.html

It is just another way that we can work on being prepared for things to come. I remember around a year ago there was an article in the Ensign (sorry I can't properly reference it, I'll have to look it up) about some sort of preparedness topic. Anyway, there was a picture along with the article that had all sorts of preparedness items in it, such as a flashlight, food, etc. Also in that picture, there was a mask (a surgical mask, or N95 respirator is what the church recommends). Anyway, part of being prepared for any kind of pandemic that could happen.

Going right a long with this is building up your 3 month supply of foods that you normally eat. As you do your grocery shopping just keep this little rule in the back of you head: Need 1, Buy 2, Need 2, Buy 4. Doing this, your pantry will become stocked with those food that your family eats. In case of any emergency where we might not be able get to the store, or in case store shelves are not able to be stocked.

Just some food for thought!

1 comment:

  1. Great! I'm linking your blog to our self-reliant blog :)

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