Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Prepardness Drill

On Sunday a few families were asked to go 1 week on the food in their homes. I thought okay, I can do this BUT, then we were asked to act out one day as if we were hit with a disaster. We are to use our 72 hour kits for food and we are not to use our electricity. Ouch! I knew this would be a little bit tough but how wrong I was. It sucks! We all had oatmeal for breakfast along with our lotion tasting hot chocolate! BARF! For lunch I TRIED to eat a Campbell's drink soup? GROSS! I couldn't even finish it. I then moved on to a cup of noodles. . . . gross, it tastes like lotion! I'm going to suffer with dry skin on our next emergency! Here is the plus to this. . . my Ritz crackers taste wonderful! My winter green breath mints taste awesome but I just want to chew them all up because I'm so hungry! I'll need a bag per day next time. My bad cuz my 72 hour kit is 1 year old. I now know the importance of changing it out every 6 months. For now. . . . I'm hungry! :(

Here are the girls getting ready for the night with flashlights in hand!

Husband had to get a picture! I will say that my headlight is awesome! I love having my hands free, it made reading a breeze!

It's my lucky day! My guardian angels arrived with a plate of yummy treats! I'm NOT cheating friends because in a real disaster if someone brought me treats I would eat them! I'm only cheating due to the fact that I am blogging this! :)


8 comments:

Mamawags said...

I'll have to bring you a treat real soon... feel free to come and use electricity at my house!! No black outs here :)

Beckstrand's said...

I am reading this laughing out loud. You are too funny. What a good lesson.

Tom Martin said...

What a great idea. Nancy and I have been building our Food Storage for the last year. We even bought a generator. Would you be able to use electricity if you had an electric generator? Not sure the condition of our 72 hour kits. I will have to investigate that when I get back home from Atlanta.

pianomom said...

Did you get a different letter than we did. Our didn't say anything about no electricity. Or, maybe I'm just blocking that part out of my mind so I won't have to do it ; )

Jones Family said...

Well, be glad it is just a test. We have had to do it for real. Luckily there are still fast food restraunts around. With two little ones we had to get out and do something. But we slept with a fire and we also had a generator which helped, but it was still cold. That was last January. We were out for about 3 days. Anyway, I think it is great that you tried it. It makes you grateful for showers, and electricity!

Trisha said...

What a great idea. Ane let me say that the one week part would be a no bigee, I think. But the 24 hours would be so rough!!! Considering that we do not even have a kit at all!! Uh oh! By the way I just bought some disposable toothbrushes at the store...they have built in toothpaste and and tooth pick on the other end. That might be really good for the kit! HHHMMMM thanks for the laughes..and knowledge! NO LOTION!

kristi said...

What about "unscented lotion"? Maybe vacuum seal your lotion products to avoid cross contamination? I think you are wise for adding lotion, but that's just me.

JOY said...

What a great idea! Maybe we'll try it - next week. :0)