During this year of devastating wildfires across the western United States we've seen miracles, not the least of which was that LDS Camp Liahona was spared from the flames of the Donnell Fire in California. Even so, the destruction has been difficult to witness and we all want to know what more we can do to prevent these kinds of wildfires in the future. Here are some important tips for doing just that.
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Several years ago a friend who was suffering with bipolar disorder decided that if she had enough faith, she should be able to live without medications. After a rough relapse, she understood real faith was believing that Heavenly Father inspired those who created her medications, and that it was up to her to take them. Have you ever thought this way about preparing? That if you had enough faith, you could rely on Heavenly Father to provide in an emergency?
On Thursday, August 2nd 2018 the Fremont California Stake young women attending Camp Liahona spent the first half of the day hiking and swimming at beautiful Pinecrest Lake. But by 7:30 that evening, their leaders would have them packed and evacuating in cars to escape the Donnell Fire. Looking back on this experience, their leaders can now see that clearly, so many tender mercies and small miracles attended them, even before they headed to camp.
Bandanas are inexpensive and easy to carry in your emergency kits. They are useful in many, many ways. Purchase a few at a time until you have a little stash at work, at home, and in the car. Here are some of the ways that can come in handy in all sorts of situations.
The thought of having to evacuate is not a pleasant one. The thought of contracting the flu is not pleasant either, but we have tissues and medications on hand just in case. Studies have shown that those who think about a challenge ahead of time are far more likely to survive and even thrive, than those who have chosen not to consider the possibility.
We dreamed of a home on the Big Island of Hawaii and after carefully planning and preparation, that dream came true. But after only six years of having it, we lost our home to the Pahoehoe lava of Kileaua on May 28th. Here are some of the ways we were gratefully prepared and some of the things we wish we wouldn't done differently during this unexpected disaster.