{31 Days} Intentional Living – Day 26

Find the rest of my {31 Days} Intentional Living series here.

I decided to go in a completely different direction with my intentional living series today.  See, we have this crazy storm coming towards us called Sandy.  Of course, being in Maine they are saying a combo Nor’easter/hurricane and it won’t be nearly as bad as in the south.  That doesn’t stop everyone from flocking to the grocery store and clearing out the place in badly planned for preparation for hunkering down.

One of the most important ideas I grab at for my family is food security.  That doesn’t just mean food security from the very large agribusiness that supplies the majority of the food in America, but also if there is an emergency.

I’m definitely not in the camp that has months of food set aside.  In fact, I’m not really sure how many days of meals I can make out of the food that is in my house.  I know that I have a lot of dry beans, because we eat a lot of dry beans, but it obviously isn’t enough.

Over the next few days I am going to try and get together a plan for emergencies.  I think it is important, especially when you rely on the grocery store or Target…and even a public water system or private well that uses an electric pump.  I know there have been storms up here where we have lost power for a week or more, and people just a town over have lost power for several weeks, where would I be if that happened this weekend?  Probably not in the best situation!

Some things I plan to talk about are food, water, and the ever important first aid kit.  I am excited to share with you what I find out!  Is this a bit of a stretch on Intentional Living?  I don’t think so.  I think this month has been all about facing what I have been putting on the back burner for so long, and that makes me feel intentional.

What about you?  Is Sandy coming your way?  What do you do to make sure you are ready?

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  1. Sandy is heading towards some of my family and friends. They're being smart about it, and are making preparations. I'm trying not to worry overmuch.

  2. I think this is a great way to fill out the last days of this series! It's an important topic that tends to slide. Luckily we have all this "exciting" weather like hurricanes, earthquakes, etc to remind us how important it is for us to be prepared!

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