Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bloggville-food storage made easy and thoughts on Japan

I had something else planned for today but with all the destruction that happened in Japan last Friday, showing anything frivolous does not make sense.

My father was stationed in Japan during the Korean war.  He loved the people and the country.  My father worked for a company that imported from Japan, he was never happier than when he was dealing with the Japanese. 
I lived in Japan in 1983.  Misawa AFB, it is about 150 miles north of the destruction in Sendai.  The Japanese people are the most gracious people.  Never a day went by when I did not feel welcome in their country and treated like a honored visitor. 
Everyday I pray for the people of Japan.

I recently found a wonderful site for Food Storage and Emergency preparation!!
Food Storage Made Easy
SO many ways to learn from these two; Jody and Julie
They have great categories:  10 baby steps, Recipes, Checklists, Emergency Preparation, Self Reliance

You can sign up for emails, where they will send you a 'checklist'.   OR you can download all the checklists at once, ALSO there is a monthly newsletter.

I know one of the questions I have is about recipes... and how in the world would I cook without a stove/oven/microwave... and amazingly enough they have the answers...
Powerless cooking!
emergency cooling&heating
emergency sanitation..

There is a wealth of information here!
It may take a little bit of studying up on, but oh so helpful.  Here on the West Coast there is always the possibility of something like an earthquake happening....ok, Living ANYWHERE, there is a 'possibility' of something along the vein of a natural disaster happening.
I need to learn more.  period.  end of story... or is it the start???

6 Wonderful People Who Commented:

The McEwans said...

Def. a start! There is always so much to do! We are doubling down over here.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I am so glad you blogged this..i am adding to my blog today and linking to you..we need to get folks to get their food storage etc..;) happy st. paddys day.:)

Sue said...

Perfect and very timely post.

As you know, I live in Northern California, and preparedness is a must.

The people of Japan are handling this devastation with a lot of grace and courage. They are in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

Great information, thanks for posting. Keeping all of Japan in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Lauren said...

yes, yes, I know, need to start on food storage... :)
Very sad for the people of Japan. Very interesting how disaster after disaster keeps happening........

Nezzy said...

Wonderful info sweetie!!!

We have our share of earthquakes here in southern Missouri. Everyone's been talkin' about the 'big' one since I was a little chicklet.

My heart and prayers are with Japan and her beautiful people.

God bless and may the luck of the Irish rain on you today!!!