POWER IN PREPAREDNESS! Week 4: Emergency Lighting, Cooking, and Heating
Family Home Evening—Choose what works for your family.
Nephi’s Courage, and Book of Mormon Stories (Children’s Songbook, p. 120 and p. 118); The Lord is My Light (Hymns, p. 89)
Book of Mormon Story
Nephi builds a ship.
Read 1 Nephi 17:5-18, 50-55; 1 Nephi 18:1-8.
- How did Nephi make a fire?
By striking two stones together
- What did Nephi make with molten ore?
Tools to build a ship
- How did Nephi learn to build a ship?
He prayed often, and the Lord showed him how to build it.
- If Heavenly Father commands us to do something, we can do it!
- We can prepare for power outages and emergency cooking and heating needs by storing equipment for lighting, cooking, and heating.
- We should store fuel for heating, if possible.
- Pretend the power is out. Cook without the kitchen stove, oven, or microwave.
- Eat dinner by lantern, flashlight, or candlelight. Store emergency lighting equipment and fuel. Place flashlights in your 72-hour kits.
- Store emergency cooking equipment and fuel in stages: in your 72-hour kits, for three months, and for one year.
- Consider how you will stay warm in an emergency. Look at alternative heating options and store fuel for one year, if possible.
- Roast marshmallows over canned fuel or candlelight.
- Place a roasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers.
- Banana boats
- Peel back one section of a banana skin.
- Cut a wedge-shaped piece from the exposed section of banana (and eat the banana piece!).
- Place small marshmallows and chocolate chips into the cut-out area.
- Cover the marshmallow-filled section with the peeled-back banana skin.
- Wrap the whole banana in foil.
- Bake the foil-wrapped banana in warm coals, in a barbecue grill, or in a warm (350) oven until the marshmallows and chocolate are gooey.