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This blog comes to help us all deal with FS questions and to build up from a starting place & build a more complete and full FS & how to be more Self Reliant. Let us all get Prepared & ready for anything that may come our way. You never know when Mother Nature, Man Made Disaster or Money Problems may come and you would need your FS to get you through! I will talk about Emergency Preparedness also!

Food Storage, Emergency Preparedness, Other tips and Ideas. Let me help you get ready for what ever may come!

I started Food Storage over 15 years ago. I have taught many classes and been a speaker and helped many people over the years. This is a place where I can state things or address issues I want to cover.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flat Stanley Gets Prepared (Kids)

Flat Stanley and Flat Stella are helping kids get prepared. Well at least so it is not so scary. If you have had a child in the last 20 years of so, chances are you have heard of flat Stanley and how this simple character has helped teachers teach the children in their classrooms about the world.

Flat Stanley sleeping in my sons rack while on deployment on an aircraft carrier 2011
Both of my children have had Flat Stanley's in the past and even just recently my nieces have had flat Stanley's. One flat Stanley went on deployment with my son on an air craft carrier! 

Ready.gov has a children's section, in case you did not know. This website has The Flats ready to download, and print to help you and your children get ready!
There are great resources for parents and fun things for the kids to do!

Flat Stanley and Flat Stella Join FEMA

Flatter World and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working together to make younger generations more informed and prepared for the unexpected. The FEMA/Flat Stanley collaboration will continue to provide kids with state of the art interactive and informative experiences both inside and outside of the classroom in the area of emergency preparedness.
FEMA Flat Stanley & Stella are characters created to help teach kids about emergency preparedness, and more specifically about hurricane awareness, and how they can use their interactive experiences to make disaster preparedness plans and kits fun and informative.
Children can download and create their own customized character from the website or Flat Stanley mobile app. Then they can share their experiences of creating a preparedness kit and share their adventure with other Flat Stanley users.
“FEMA” is now a destination on the Flat Stanley Mobile Application so anyone can create a character and send it on a FEMA tour. On the tour, kids can send their characters to visit FEMA headquarters, interact with agency personnel, experience FEMA field operations, and learn how to prepare their classmates and families for emergencies.


Visit the websites, help your children, take pictures of getting ready! You do not have to share your pics, make a small photo album for the kids to have and look at. Put captions by the photos what you are doing, why, etc. That way they can remember why and can review their own album when they want to.

Anything to help make preparing for emergencies, added to food storage and practicing your fire drills can be a bit easier when the kids and learn through Flat Stanley as he is learning how to prepare!

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