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  •  exactly. it's interesting that (0+ / 0-)

    mormons are encouraged to have something like a three month food/water supply available in their storage areas (bags of flour, sugar, oats, and the like). For awhile my husband owned a local moving company here and the guys really hated the well prepared. Canned goods are heavy!

    i think we could last about 3 weeks!

    anyhow, this has spilled over into preparedness for other issues, but also a real feeling that neighborhoods should stick together. its a safe environment for my daughter as well.  

    "There's a bailout coming but it's not for me."Neil Young

    by UTvoter on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 09:15:59 AM PST

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    •  i did a panel with this fella (2+ / 0-)
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      Russell M. Nelson, MD, PhD, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      1. Urged members to store food, clothing, water and a small financial reserve for a three months through a pamphlet that is available in 23 languages.
      1. They have created storehouses for people in need, who cannot store their own stockpile.
      1. They have pre-positioned supplies in areas of high risk throughout the U.S. and in other countries.
      1. To facilitate communications, they have created a network within each local congregation (which they call wards) so that every family can be contacted from a central location, using the Internet and short wave radio.
      1. They have agreements with the Red Cross and other health organizations to use church meeting houses during a time of emergency.
      1. They have a central, indicating the assignments of key personnel so that operations will continue during a disaster.
      1. They regularly communicate about pandemic preparedness to local church leaders and urge them to teach it to others.
      1. They regularly publish articles about family and personal preparedness.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 09:28:35 AM PST

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