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Old 07-09-2008, 08:40 PM
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Is there a shipping charge on the blue chip orders if you reach $1000?
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:09 AM
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My wife is the leader for our ward.
She got a group order form from the cannery that is quite handy.
It has columns for each person, what they've ordered, if they've paid, etc.

Ask your cannery if they know anything about that.

Also, Kenneth Moravec's website has a lot of information geared toward ward preparedness.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:56 PM
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In our ward we have a Preparedness Leader and a Food Storage Leader. I am the Food Storage Leader. I started a program called 'One Nut at a Time'.
It is based on the thought of squirrels prepare all summer/fall long for the long winter ahead of not having food. So they prepare for it! We don't know when our hardship will come, so we need to always be getting prepared. We are doing it by focusing on getting one 'nut' in our storage each month, that will be 1 persons 3 month supply. It has been going really well. We are starting with the basic storage that everyone will use. One month I do one that might be a little more expensive like water, the next month will be cooking oil. Here is what I have put together...
May: Iodized Salt
1 26 oz container for 3 month supply for 1 adult
June: Cooking Oil/Shortening
S. 16 oz per 1 adult for 3 months (Crisco has 48 oz- 3 adults for 3 months)
C.O. 64 oz per 1 adult for 3 months
July: Water/Bleach
14 gallons per 1 adult for 2 weeks
1 gallon per adult for 1 year (sterilizing water if needed)
August: Flour/Wheat
F.6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
W. 37.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
September: Pasta
6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
October: Sugar/Honey
S. 10 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
H. 4 oz per 1 adult for 3 months
November: Dry Milk/Evaporated Milk
D. 15 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
E. 3 cans per 1 adult for 3 months
December: Rice
12.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months

Hope that helps. There are many elderly people in our ward that just aren't interested in coupons, so I haven't put any of those on there.
Hope that helps, it has been a fun calling. PM if you have any other questions. I'd love to help!
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BriansMel
In our ward we have a Preparedness Leader and a Food Storage Leader. I am the Food Storage Leader. I started a program called 'One Nut at a Time'.
It is based on the thought of squirrels prepare all summer/fall long for the long winter ahead of not having food. So they prepare for it! We don't know when our hardship will come, so we need to always be getting prepared. We are doing it by focusing on getting one 'nut' in our storage each month, that will be 1 persons 3 month supply. It has been going really well. We are starting with the basic storage that everyone will use. One month I do one that might be a little more expensive like water, the next month will be cooking oil. Here is what I have put together...
May: Iodized Salt
1 26 oz container for 3 month supply for 1 adult
June: Cooking Oil/Shortening
S. 16 oz per 1 adult for 3 months (Crisco has 48 oz- 3 adults for 3 months)
C.O. 64 oz per 1 adult for 3 months
July: Water/Bleach
14 gallons per 1 adult for 2 weeks
1 gallon per adult for 1 year (sterilizing water if needed)
August: Flour/Wheat
F.6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
W. 37.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
September: Pasta
6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
October: Sugar/Honey
S. 10 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
H. 4 oz per 1 adult for 3 months
November: Dry Milk/Evaporated Milk
D. 15 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
E. 3 cans per 1 adult for 3 months
December: Rice
12.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months

Hope that helps. There are many elderly people in our ward that just aren't interested in coupons, so I haven't put any of those on there.
Hope that helps, it has been a fun calling. PM if you have any other questions. I'd love to help!
Great Idea! Way to go with coming up with this all by yourself. I am wondering what are you going to be doing w/ the rest of the months between Deb-Sept? Are you still coming up with ideas? I would like to present this to my Bishop if you don't mind?
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:29 PM
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My best friend is the preparedness person in her ward also, and she has decided to post a blogspot to help everyone along the way. Check it out at www.letusprepare.blogspot.com Good luck with your calling!

I have this same calling....can I pass this blogspot along to my ward?
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:30 AM
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Great Idea! Way to go with coming up with this all by yourself. I am wondering what are you going to be doing w/ the rest of the months between Deb-Sept? Are you still coming up with ideas? I would like to present this to my Bishop if you don't mind?

Sure! I would love you to try this in your ward! I have had people tell me they are looking forward to the next month, to see what the 'nut' will be. It has been a lot of fun. Something else I am doing it I put a poster up on BOTH sides of the chapel and on a table I have a flyer with all the info on it (including prices for surrounding stores) Then I also have the item on display. For example, this month I have a 1 gallon bottle of bleach on the table (I didn't want to lug a container of water to church every week). I have on the flyer a label for them to put on their bleach bottles telling them how much to use when purifying water. If you want an example of me flyer PM and I would be happy to send you everything I have done so far.
Here is the rest of what I have planned...
January: Dry Beans
7.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
Rotate Water/Bleach
3.5 gallons per 1 adult for 3 months
1 gallon per adult for 1 year
February: Flour
6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:44 PM
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I just got that same calling~ Someone upstairs must be wanting us to get prepared! We organized our ward into zones, 12 for our ward. Each zone has a zone leader. Our zone is just up and down the street. In an emergency we contact each zone leader and they are responsible for checking with each family in their zone, member or not, and then reporting the needs back up the chain. Make sure when you organize your zone that you do so by streets, so that when the ward boundaries change most of your zones will stay in tack. I've lived in Perry 8 years and am in my fourth ward change! Crazy!
I need to set up the same thing for our ward. How many houses would you say are in each zone?
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:40 PM
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Sure! I would love you to try this in your ward! I have had people tell me they are looking forward to the next month, to see what the 'nut' will be. It has been a lot of fun. Something else I am doing it I put a poster up on BOTH sides of the chapel and on a table I have a flyer with all the info on it (including prices for surrounding stores) Then I also have the item on display. For example, this month I have a 1 gallon bottle of bleach on the table (I didn't want to lug a container of water to church every week). I have on the flyer a label for them to put on their bleach bottles telling them how much to use when purifying water. If you want an example of me flyer PM and I would be happy to send you everything I have done so far.
Here is the rest of what I have planned...
January: Dry Beans
7.5 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months
Rotate Water/Bleach
3.5 gallons per 1 adult for 3 months
1 gallon per adult for 1 year
February: Flour
6.25 lbs per 1 adult for 3 months

Thanks! I'm excited for this, and for the following months that you come up with. I ama ctually only going to do a monthly flyer. Like this month our Bishop is encouraging us to all plant a fruit tree, so I put some links on learning what you might want to plant and what to do w/ it. Bishop also wanted to have some info on the different wheat grinders, and then I will post the "nut" thing you have done...So I'll propably just take a few pointers and put them on the flyer and a few things the Bishop wants the ward to do and call that good. I'm just not as energetic as you are to set up little tables and posters and such...but I bet your ward appreciates what you do. I know visuals are the best. Thanks again adn I am looking forward for the completed months!
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:52 PM
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This is really crazy, but I have been called to the Emergency Specialist too.
I have been posting things in our weekly hand-out about making a special file with copies of all of your important papers and such. (Of course this information was borrowed from another ward.) Its great that we can help each other in this calling. I am looking forward to more ideas that you will be sharing.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:31 AM
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You should usually only have about 5 or 6 houses in each zone. I came across a great plan that really helps you get prepared. PM me if interested and I'll email the attachment to you.
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