LHITS Prep-Along!

by Ivory Soap on 01/13/2014

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The past week of water contamination emergencies and burst pipes in my area due to winter storms has inspired a weird idea.

How about . . .

A Prep-Along!

Not that this is anyone’s view of a good time, but it’s something we should all do, at least on a basic level.  So, for this first Prep-Along, we’re going to follow the FEMA requirements found at www.ready.gov.  Exciting right?  Let’s follow a government program together….YAY!


Well, it’s a way to take something boring and try to make it fun anyway, right?

Here’s the set up:

  • If you want to join in, declare your intentions in the comments section of this post.
  • Then, every week I’ll post a new prep-along “assignment” for us to complete over the course of that week.
  • As we prepare together, report on your progress, either in the comments section or, if you have a blog, you can link in comments to a post where you discuss any issues.
  • In 8 weeks, we’ll all show off our progress.

To spice things up, not that we’ll need it with all the exciting government pdf’s to read,  we’ll have a couple of giveaways along the way. I think an emergency preparedness book would be lovely, and, if we get really fancy, some hand-crank flashlights. WOW!

Are you up to the challenge?


{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen January 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Look forward to learning lots of neat things.

Misty Farris January 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I’m in!

Olivia January 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Count me in…..

Sara January 18, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Totally ready! This is something I’ve talked about and even started collecting forms for, but let sit on the side. I’m excited to get this project started with the help of your blog and motivation.

Amy January 18, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Me too!

Rebecca Jones January 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Definitely something we need to do.

Beth G January 19, 2014 at 5:56 am

Just what I needed to get me back on the preparedness bandwagon. I’m in.

Connie January 19, 2014 at 7:23 am

I’m a little late but need to get my butt in gear and do this. Count me in!

Denise January 19, 2014 at 7:27 am

Sounds beneficial. Thanks

Sarah January 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

Sounds like something I need to do, so sign me up.

L.L. January 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Let’s do this…

Patti Johnson January 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm


John January 20, 2014 at 6:34 am

Much needed and appreciated, I’m in. Looking forward to it already!

Heidi Weeks January 20, 2014 at 7:16 am

We have been without electricity for 5 days during hurricane season several times. We used our camping stove to cook, but the hardest thing to deal with in Florida in the summer is the heat. Looking forward to following along.

Sheila January 20, 2014 at 9:28 am

This sounds like something I would enjoy doing.

BJ January 20, 2014 at 9:54 am

We were without power during ice storm ’94. All of my guys are scouts so we managed well but it was still cold. My favorite food on a camp out is bread toasted with butter on a pan over a campfire with breakfast. My favorite treat on a camp out of course is toasted marshmellows (golden).

Amy January 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

So far it looks like about 8 natural disasters are a possibility in my region!

Mmaree January 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

Sounds intriguing. Let’s try it! 5 days without power one year did’t get us to prepare. Maybe this will do it? 😉

Karla January 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Count me in! I have been needing to do this for some time now!!

Laurie January 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm


Julie January 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

I look forward to reading everyone’s comments. Already the weatherman is predicting that January will go down as the first rain free January in over 150 years here in the desert Southwest followed by a hot dry El Nino summer. I need to prep for higher food prices and water rationing.

Deanna January 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I’m in. We used to live in an area that would lose power when the wind blew, sometimes for a few days at a time. Now, I would like to teach my kids (12, 13, 15, 18, 19, & 26) how to be prepared.

Charlena January 20, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Count me in!

Teri Melton January 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Yes I would like to join. Last spring we bought a Pro Pur One water filter from Info Wars. Big Berkey also has a great one. This takes everything except the minerals out of the water — all the chemicals, all the parasites. So if water suddenly goes bad we have that option. I use it for cooking and drinking even now although we have good water. But that can change in a heartbeat. I am putting together an emergency kit for my jeep in case we ever got stuck in the snow (western Colorado, in the Rockies). I have a pretty extensive list but I have only been able to buy a few things at a time.

Sheila January 21, 2014 at 5:40 am

Sounds like you are getting ready . I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast so we have to be prepared at all times during Hurricane season.

J A January 21, 2014 at 6:54 am


Angela January 21, 2014 at 8:30 am

I’m in – sounds like it will be interesting. 🙂

Pam January 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

So glad I seen this. I’m ready!

Allison January 24, 2014 at 6:42 am

I would like to join!

Joyce January 26, 2014 at 1:26 am

Love this idea!

Hope January 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Sounds good.

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