Join us for an evening of free information on different options for cooking when the power goes out. Representatives from great companies such as Sun Oven, Volcano Grills, Humless, and InstaFire will be combining with Jodi and Julie from Food Storage Made Easy to help you learn about these products as well as several free or inexpensive tools you can make yourself. Come and enjoy free handouts, event discounts, giveaways and more!
Cost: FREE! Bring a friend!
Date: Thursday May 10, 2012
Time: 7-9 pm (7-8 will be instructional, 8-9 will be Q&A at individual booths)
American Preparatory Academy
12892 S. Pony Express Rd. (Just off of I15 and Bangeter)
Draper, Utah 84020
At 10:15 Drop, Cover, and Hold OnDrop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds). Practice now so you will immediately protect yourself during earthquakes! (See this page for what to do if you are in bed, outside, driving, in a tall building, or other situations.) For people with disabilities or access and functional needs, download our preparedness guide (661 KB) PDF.”
While still under the table, or wherever you are, look around and imagine what would happen in a major earthquake. What would fall on you or others? What would be damaged? What would life be like after? What will you do before the actual earthquake happens to reduce losses and quickly recover?
(Optional) Practice what you will do after the shaking stops.
After your drill is complete, have discussions about what was learned and incorporate these lessons into your disaster plan.
This is a great opportunity to look at your emergency plans. Have you thought about earthquakes? Is your 72-hour / bug-out-bag ready to go?
If you are on twitter you can follow @UtahShakeOut and the #shakeout hashtag for more up-to-date info.
It should come as no surprise that the UtahPreppers site will accept advertisers to help cover the costs of hosting. It’s also nice when sponsors are willing to give out some of their products to our readers. So I’m pretty happy that one of our new sponsors here has a little contest . The Threat Journal is a free newsletter that focuses on different possible dangers to people in the US, and what you can do to be ready for those dangers. The newsletter covers a broad range of disasters, and discusses the plausibility of each. This should give you the reader a chance to become more informed about various dangers, and decide for yourself how likely they are to affect your family.
For the giveaway, the publishers of Threat Journal are having a drawing for three (3) radiation safety kits. These packages are designed to help with the three most basic tasks you face during a radiation emergency:
For those of you local to the Salt Lake City area, there is a great store called NPS. They are located at:
1600 South Empire Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
NPS calls themselves a “salvage and freight recovery company”. What that means is their inventory is always changing. They’re setup with a department store layout, for example: clothing, electronics, house wares, hardware and even groceries. Generally you don’t go to NPS looking for a particular item, but to see what deals they might have. Most of their product is reduced from retail prices. The prices range from being just under retail to steals of a deal, it just depends on how lucky you are. Continue reading “NPS and Motorola PM1200 Transceiver”
Reader erixun72 sent along a link to the Davis County Amateur Radio Club‘s posting about their upcoming radio class and test. If you’ve seen our posting’s about the Utah County tests, and figured it was too far of a drive, maybe this is a bit closer to you. There’s never been a better time to get your license, as you can quickly find a local community getting ready for the Utah Shakeout and help out.
If you know of any other classes, please send them along via our contact form, or if you want to post directly, let us know and you can post too. To attend the class, just follow the instructions below.
Just a quick post today. With the severe wind storms some people have found that they are not prepared for an emergency such as spending a single winter night without power. KSL posted an article this morning with some useful information on how your family can weather such an emergency.
When the Utah County Sheriff got the call about him falling in, I happened to be very close to the canyon just finishing up a picnic with my family. I immediately headed towards the canyon and was almost there when we (Utah County Search and Rescue) were paged. I was the third person on scene and was working with the Lone Peak Fire Department and several other local police and fire departments. We set up right across from Timp Cave and started watching the river for a body. Over the next hour, well over 100 members of the SAR Team and local PD/FD arrived and spread out over about 10 miles working our way up and down the river. He was finally found after I had been there almost 2 hours. Continue reading “Parents – Keep your kids AWAY from the rivers!”
On a semi-related note to preparedness, a friend of mine is hosting Stephen Pratt in Highland, UT this weekend, and asked if I could pass along the invitation. If you are interested in a great chance to learn more about personal liberty and self-reliance, this is a great opportunity.
A lot of people have written up their thoughts and their experiences about going through the Herriman “Machine Gun” fire 19 September 2010. I’ve had some friends ask me to do the same. One friend asked me to specifically to highlight the preparedness aspect of our experience.
We’ve lived in the Herriman area for about seven years. During that time, we’ve seen a handful of fires on the hills south of us, usually ignited by lightning. These have usually been small fires and quickly contained by firefighters. So when we heard there was a fire burning in the hills Sunday afternoon, it wasn’t terribly shocking news.
When we came out of church after 4:00 p.m., the sky was considerably smoky to the point that the light from the sun had taken on an orange-ish hue. That was remarkable, but it still didn’t really concern any of us. We carried on with our plans just as most everyone did.
A neighbor of mine just harvested red wheat on his family farm here in Utah and is selling it at cost. They had the wheat processed and bagged at Lehi Roller Mills. It is organic hard red wheat and priced at $10 per 60 lb bag. That is thirty-percent less than what you can get it for at the LDS Home Storage Centers. That’s 600 pounds for only $100! Contact Wade for more information.
I received this information about a potential group buy on soft white wheat. Soft white wheat has a lower protein content than other types of wheat and as such is not suitable for making bread. It is however excellent for pastries, cakes, cookies, etc. Continue reading “Soft White Wheat Available in Elk Ridge”