Families Prepare! September is National Preparedness Month

by Chrystal Johnson on August 9, 2012

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Preparing for an emergency or disaster is something no one really wants to think about. But it’s something everyone should think about.

That’s why National Preparedness Month was introduced in 2004 by FEMA. During Preparedness Month, Americans are encouraged to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.

Is your family prepared?

As of 2009, the Citizen Corps National Survey revealed that only 57% of Americans surveyed have supplies put aside in their homes solely for disasters, and a scant 44% have developed a household emergency plan.

Do you know where to begin?

For the month of September, I will be focusing a lot of my attention on sharing information about preparing with you.

I’ll be highlighting several reviews (and maybe a few giveaways), tips about preparing your family and guest posts from other moms as well.

Some of the topics I’ll highlight include:

  • What should be in your kit?
  • Canning your own food
  • Fermenting foods
  • Cooking your food with a Sun Oven
  • Using what’s around you to cook with a Solo Stove
  • Choosing an emergency water filter
  • A list of recommended books
  • Doing laundry without electricity
  • And more!

If you’re a reader and have a topic you’d like featured, please comment below and I’ll try to accomodate your request.

If you’re a fellow blogger, and you’d like to contribute a guest post on a related topic, please contact me with your idea.

Let’s all share our knowledge on how to prepare during National Preparedness Month.

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 AlannaB September 8, 2012 at 6:17 am

This is great! I look forward to reading these posts…I live in tornado alley, so these posts will be quite useful to me :-)
AlannaB recently posted..Ella’s Project – A 4-Year Old’s #Courageous Vision To Comfort Babies In The Appalachia

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