ReadySteps

7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness

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& Budget Shelter-in-Place Supplies scheduled Completion Date Budget Essential Needs Beneficial Needs Shelter-in-Place Supplies Budget $ $ $ Water Storage Water Containers Water Treatment scheduled Completion Date Budget $ $ Water Storage Budget $ ReadySteps Short-Term Food Supplies Create Meal Schedule Fill Out Recipe Cards Fill Out Shopping List Purchase Food Supplies scheduled Completion Date Budget TM $ Short-Term Food Supplies Budget $ Long-Term Food Storage Create Inventory Checklist Purchase Food Storage scheduled Completion Date Budget $ Long-Term Food Storage Budget $ Financial Storage Give to Charity Follow a Budget Eliminate Debt Build Savings scheduled Completion Date Budget 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness $ $ Financial Storage Budget $ Grab-n-Go Supplies scheduled Completion Date Budget Essential Needs Beneficial Needs Grab-n-Go Supplies Budget $ $ $ Total Budget 100% Real Readiness Date WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. Schedule.ReadyPlan Master Checklist. All Rights Reserved.thereadystore. 1 .com ) 2009.

ReadyPlan Emergency Information Cards Emergency Information Card My Name: Emergency Contact Name: Emergency Contact Phone: My Blood Type: Fill out an Emergency Information Card for each individual in your family to carry on their person at all times and keep them updated with your current family emergency plan. 2 . All Rights Reserved. ReadySteps TM Out-of-Town Contact Name: Out-of-Town Contact Phone: Emergency Meeting Place: Dial 911 For Emergency Services << Fold Here Other Emergency Information & Instructions ReadySteps TM 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps TM 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Emergency Information Card My Name: Emergency Contact Name: Emergency Contact Phone: My Blood Type: ReadySteps TM Out-of-Town Contact Name: Out-of-Town Contact Phone: Emergency Meeting Place: 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Dial 911 For Emergency Services << Fold Here Other Emergency Information & Instructions 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps TM 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.com ) 2009.thereadystore.

Saw and Axe/Hatchet Rope and Tape Sewing/Mending Kit Protective Gloves Other: Books & Info Financial & Legal Documents Personal Identification Documents Computer Backup(s) Photographs & Personal Keepsakes Other: Total Budget WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.thereadystore. 3 .com ) 2009. All Rights Reserved.ShelterReady Shelter-in-Place Supplies Checklist & Budget Essential Needs Warmth & Shelter Safe Heating Option Heating Fuel “Seal the Room” Supplies Other: $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Details $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Budget Details Budget Sanitation & Hygiene Hand & Facial Hygiene Dental Hygiene Feminine Hygiene Vision Care Toiletries Other: TM First Aid & Medical First Aid Kit CPR Kit Pain Relief Perscription Medication Other: ReadySteps Beneficial Needs Light & Communication Flashlight(s) Emergency Radios Lantern(s) Other: Cooking & Fuel Emergency Stove Stove Fuel Other: Generators & Batteries Emergency Generator Generator Fuel Emergency Power Storage Battery Other 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Tools & Supplies Knife.

75 GALLONS 3.25 GALLONS 22. Water Containers Container Water Container Size & Description TOTAL NEEDED TOTAL ON HAND TOTAL TO BUY Cost/ Item BUDGET ReadySteps TM Water Container Budget Water Treatment Water Treatment Option Description TOTAL NEEDED TOTAL ON HAND TOTAL TO BUY Cost/ Item BUDGET 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Water Treatment Budget Total Budget WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. All Rights Reserved.25 GALLONS 11.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.com ) 2009.ReadyWater Emergency Water Storage Checklist & Budget Average Recommended Water Amounts Per Person Food Type 1-Day Amount ≈ 10 CUPS ≈ 2 CUPS ≈ 4 CUPS 16 CUPS OR 1-Month Amount 18.5 GALLONS 90 GALLONS • Drinking Water* • Cleaning & Hygiene • Cooking & Reconstitution T Total OR OR OR ≈ 80 OZ ≈ 16 OZ ≈ 32 OZ 1 GALLON *The Institute of Medicine advises that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.5 GALLONS 30 GALLONS 3-Month Amount 56. 4 .75 GALLONS 7.thereadystore.

Make Copies of Your Recipe Cards: When your finished filling out the meal schedule on your shopping list. Qty = 2. or dinner. write the “Container Size” of the meal ingredient in the field on the same line of your shopping list. if one recipe needed 2 #CANS of Instant Marinara Sauce and another recipe needed 3 #CANS you would put one line of Instant Marinara Sauce on your shopping list with 5 in the“TOTAL NEEDED” field. take a recipe card and write the “Item Description” of a meal ingredient in the field on the first • Second.g.1667 containers) in the “Days for Meal” box in Step #1. how much you already have. pick the “Container Size” you will be using (i. make enough copies of the ReadyRecipes Meal Recipe Cards for all your different recipes. If you come to an available line of your shopping list. • Third.) #6: Calculate Your Total Budget: Finally. just put Qty = 1. just take each of your recipe cards and transfer your container info to your shopping list. (e. write the number of “Measures/Container” (e. • If you followed the schedule above. If this was a breakfast. fill out the “TOTAL ON HAND” of each item you already have on hand • Second. calculate the “TOTAL NEEDED” for all days of the meal. fill in the “Cost / Item” field and times the “Cost / Item” by the “TOTAL TO BUY” to get the “BUDGET” • Finally. 2 / 12 = 1/6 or 0. Ingredient = Instant Marinara Sauce or Sliced Peaches) • Second. and 30 days of 3 different breakfast recipes. simply divide the ingredient “Qty” by the “Measures/Container” to get the “Qty/Meal”. just add the “TOTAL NEEDED” numbers together (e. and fill out the bottom section of your ReadyRecipes shopping list. Measure = Can. and write it in • Finally. For example.g. 18 days of 5 different lunch recipes. you would have written 30 the space provided (i. repeat the above steps with all your ingredients on all your recipe cards.g. lunch. 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ingredient that you have already added to the shopping list. figure out how many containers you Af need of the ingredients. Fill Out Your Meal Ingredients: Once you have decided on your meal schedule. Be sure to include everything you want for your meal.e. 1/6 x 30 = 5 containers). • Finally. • Third.com ) 2009. We recomend the following 90-day schudule: 10 days of 9 W different dinner recipes. CAN as your can size. you’ll need 9 copies of the worksheet which will give you a total of 18 recipe cards so you’ll have one extra.e. In this case you would put 12 because there are 12 Cups in a #10 CAN) #5: Create Your Shopping List: Now that you’ve filled out all the ingredients and container info.) • Second. WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. #10 CAN. just record how many items you already have so you can figure out how many you need and how much it will cost you: • First. • First. fill out the quantity and measure of each ingredient. how much you need to buy and exactly how much it will cost you. and write in the number of days you need for the meal in the “Days for Meal” box. if your family uses a can of peaches for a meal. fill out the meal ingredients for each of your meals. so multiply the “Qty/Meal” by the “Days for Meal” to get the “TOTAL NEEDED” (e. write the “TOTAL NEEDED” of the meal ingredient in the on the same line of your shopping list. • After you’ve made copies. add the item “BUDGET” numbers up to get your “TOTAL BUDGET” and your done. TM #4: Fill Out The Container Info: After you’ve filled out all the meal ingredients. including fruits and vegetables: #2: #3: • First.. All Rights Reserved. check the appropriate box for breakfast. Small Box etc. We recommend laminating your list and using a dry-erase marker to make changes and updates a snap: • First.ReadyRecipes #1: Short-Term Food Supply Instructions Short-Term Food Supply Instructions Create Your Meal Schedule: Decide how many different recipes for each meal type you want.g. if you put Cups as your measure and you put #10 • Third.thereadystore. then look at the can label or use the common can size reference chart to see how many Cups are in the container. You now know exactly what you need for your short-term food supplies. Measure = Cups) You can also ReadySteps use a can as your measure to keep things simple. subtract the “TOTAL ON HAND” number from the “TOTAL NEEDED” to get the “TOTAL TO BUY”number.g. 5 . fill out the ingredients of your meal (e.

com ) 2009.TM 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps ReadyRecipes | Short-Term Food Supplies Meal Recipe Card Preparation Instructions TOTAL NEEDED Meal Ingredients Item Description Container Size Measure/ Container Qty/ Meal Container Info Brkfst Lunch Dinner Qty Measure TM ReadySteps DAYS FOR MEAL ReadyRecipes Meal Ingredients Item Description Container Size Measure/ Container | Short-Term Food Supplies Meal Recipe Card Container Info Qty/ Meal TOTAL NEEDED 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Preparation Instructions Brkfst Lunch Dinner Qty Measure 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.thereadystore. DAYS FOR MEAL TM ReadyRecipes Short-Term Food Supplies Meal Recipe Card 6 . All Rights Reserved.

thereadystore.ReadyRecipes Meal Ingredients Date Last Purchased Item Description Short-Term Food Supplies Shopping List & Budget Container Info Container Size TOTAL NEEDED TOTAL ON HAND TOTAL TO BUY Cost/ Item BUDGET 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps TM Different Recipes Breakfasts Lunches Dinners x x x Days of Each Recipe = = = Days of Meals Date Last Checked TOTAL BUDGET WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. All Rights Reserved.com ) 2009. 7 .

1 1/4 #2 1/2 CAN No. All Rights Reserved.10 1 1 2 2 1 10 10 20 DAYS FOR MEAL 10 ReadySteps TM Meal Ingredients Date Last Purchased Item Description Container Size TOTAL NEEDED Container Info TOTAL ON HAND 2 Oct 2009 18 Aug 2009 2 Oct 2009 Instant Marinara Sauce Freeze-Dried Chicken Fettucini Fettucini Pasta #10 CAN #10 CAN 12 oz.94 $13.thereadystore. 300 Cylinder No. 3 Vacuum No.80 $302. 3 Cylinder #5 CAN #10 CAN Common Can Size Reference Chart Cups Tbsp tsp 3/4 1 1 1 1/4 1 2/3 1 3/4 2 1/2 2 2 2 2/3 1 3/4 2 1/2 3 1/4 3 1/3 1 2/3 3 1/2 3 6 1/2 7 1/3 12 12 16 16 20 26 2/3 28 40 32 32 42 2/3 28 40 52 53 1/3 26 2/3 56 48 104 117 1/3 192 36 48 48 60 80 84 120 96 96 128 84 120 156 160 80 168 144 312 352 576 Dimensions 2 1/8” x 3 1/2” 2 11/16” x 3” 2 11/16” x 3 1/4” 2 11/16” x 4” 2 11/16” x 4 7/8” 3” x 4 7/16” 3” x 5 9/16” 3 1/16” x 4 11/16” 3 3/16” x 4 3/8” 3 3/16” x 5 9/16” 3 7/16” x 3 3/8” 3 7/16” x 4 9/16” 3 7/16” x 5 5/8” 3 7/16” x 5 3/4” 4 1/16” x 2 3/8” 4 1/16” x 4 11/16” 4 1/4” x 3 7/16” 4 1/4” x 7” 5 1/8” x 5 5/8” 6 25” x 7” 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. 8 .49 $2.45 4 45 Different Recipes Breakfasts Lunches Dinners 3 5 9 x x x Days of Each Recipe 30 18 10 = = = Days of Meals 90 Date Last Checked TOTAL BUDGET 4 Nov 2009 $428. Box 5 6 8 1 0 3 TOTAL TO BUY 4 6 5 $27. 300 No. 303 Cylinder No. 211 Cylinder No. 1 tall No.95 $50.ReadyRecipes Meal Ingredients Qty Measure Item Example Worksheets & Can Size Reference Chart Chicken Pasta Marinara with Peaches & Green Beans ReadyRecipes Container Size Measure/ Container | Short-Term Food Supplies Meal R Qty/ Meal TOTAL NEEDED Container Info Brkfst Lunch Dinner Preparatio 2 1 1 1 2 Cups Cup Box Can Cans Instant Marinara Sauce Freeze-Dried Chicken Fettucini Pasta Sliced Peaches Cut Green Beans #10 CAN #10 CAN 12 oz.com ) 2009. 2 Vacuum No.69 Cost/ Item BUDGET $111.19 Can Size 6Z 8Z Short 8Z Tall Picnic No. 2 Jumbo No. 303 No. 2 Cylinder No. Large Small 10 10 1 1 1 1/5 0.

com ) 2009.mypyramid.thereadystore. 9 .gov) WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.ReadyStorage Food Type Long-Term Food Storage Inventory List & Budget Average Recommended Food Amounts Per Person Daily Amount Make Half Your Grains Whole Go Lean With Protein Vary Your Veggies Focus on Fruits Get Your Calcium Rich Foods Monthly Amount 4 #10 CANS 3 #10 CANS 7 #10 CANS 5 #10 CANS 1 #10 CANS 2 #10 CANS 22 #10 CANS 4 CASES Container Info TOTAL ON HAND TOTAL TO BUY Cost/ Item Yearly Amount 44 #10 CANS 35 #10 CANS 76 #10 CANS 60 #10 CANS 10 #10 CANS 16 #10 CANS 241 #10 CANS 43 CASES BUDGET • • • • • • Grains Meats & Beans Vegetables Fruits Milk Cheese 6 oz* 5 1/2 oz* 2 1/2 Cups* 2 Cups* 2 1/2 Cups* 1/2 Cups* T Total Cans Total Cases Food Storage Item Expiration Date Item Description Container Size TOTAL NEEDED 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness ReadySteps TM Total Budget *As recommended by United States Department of Agriculture (www. All Rights Reserved.

thereadystore. 10 .ReadyFinances Budget Worksheet BUDGET PERIOD: Budgeted Income Net Wages/Salary (AFTER TAXES) Self-Employment Rental Income Other Income Total Income Actual Difference Expenses Mandatory Spending Charitable Donations ( Savings ( Groceries Rent/Mortgage Debt Repayment Utilities Auto/Transportation Insurance Medical Clothing %) %) ReadySteps TM Discretionary Spending Dining Out Cable/TV Internet Subscriptions Home Improvements 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Total Expenses Income Less Expenses WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.com ) 2009. All Rights Reserved.

column on the left for each month adding each month’s amount to the previous month’s total.com ) 2009. medical emergencies. it will take you 30 months to save three month’s worth of income. The third key. If you save 10% of your income. loss of employment. would recomend 10% of your after-tax income. It may be hard. That’s what this worksheet is for. Savings should not be optional. your savings will too. WORKSHEET © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. Here’s how it works: ReadySteps TM • First. write down your desired monthly savings amount in the • Finally. The fourth key is making a plan and setting goals.ReadyFinances Savings Plan Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Monthly Savings Amount total Savings Balance Your Monthly Income (AFTER TAXES): Desired Month’s of Income in Savings: Total Savings Balance Goal: Desired Savings Percentage: Monthly Savings Amount Goal: Month’s to Reach Savings Balance Goal: $ $ $ Use this savings plan worksheet to make a scheule for building a savings account balance to be used for a rainy day. It should be one of the first things you do when you get a paycheck. it will be well worth the effort. The first key to building your savings is to make it a priority. decide how much you can save every month. but in the end. or natural disasters to name a few. All Rights Reserved. We would 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness recommend at least three month’s worth of income. Many employers that offer a direct deposit give employees the option to deposit a percentage of their wages to a separate savings account. You should have a separate account that is not easily accesible via checks or debit cards. is making sure that when your income increases. when your income increases. decide what your savings balance goal is. save more until your desired savings balance is achieved. If you get some extra money. implement your plan and stick to it. Repeat this step until your savings balance goal is reached. you’ll be glad you saved the money rather than spending it. and perhaps the hardest. Don’t let the things you want today prevent you from getting the things you’ll need tomorrow. It is best to think of this as a percentage of your income rather than a flat amount. take advantage of this if it is available. Don’t spend it. When the time comes. save it. 11 . This way. • Second. We • Third. Instead of spending more when you start earning more. you save first and spend later.thereadystore. The second key to building a savings is keeping your savings separate. Many things could happen that would cause you to need your savings.

when you pay off a debt that is usaully a $150. The key is to make sure that your total debt repayment stays the same as your individual debts are payed off.” you need to think “Now I have $150 more to put toward paying off my other debts. • Third. WORKSHEET .com ) 2009. • Finally. write the names of your creditors in the colums at the top of the worksheet.” Here’s how it works: • First. All Rights Reserved. In other words. beginning with creditor 1 write the monthly amound due in the in the rows beneath the creditor for as many months it will take to pay off the entire debt. Then add the amount you were paying to creditor 1 to your creditor 2 payments. write the monthly amound due for creditor 2 until the month when creditor 1 is payed off. • Second. write the names of the months in the left hand column beginning with the upcoming month.thereadystore. continue this process until all your debts are payed off and you will have saved yourself a significant amount of money in interest payments.00 per month payemt.ReadyFinances Debt Reduction Calendar Use this debt reduction calendar to make a plan for eliminating your debt as soon as possible. beginning with the creditor you want to pay off first (usually this is the one with the highest interest rate or earliest pay-off date). instead of thinking “Now I have $150. Creditor Creditor Creditor Creditor Creditor Creditor 1 TM 2 3 4 5 6 Total ReadySteps Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Total 12 © Copyright The Ready Store ( www.00 more to spend each month.

WORKSHEET 13 . Face. Tarp. Saw and Axe/Hatchet Rope and Tape Sewing/Mending Kit Protective Gloves Other: Maps & Navigation Compass & Map or GPS Other Books & Info Financial & Legal Documents Personal Identification Documents Computer Backup(s) Photographs & Personal Keepsakes Other: Total Budget © Copyright The Ready Store ( www. Duffel Bag.GoReady Grab-n-Go Supplies Checklist & Budget Essential Needs Warmth & Shelter Emergency Tent. Lighter. and/or Blanket Poncho. and/or Fire Starter Other: Details Budget $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Details Budget Water & Hydration Drinking Water Mechanical Filter and/or Chemical Purifier Portable Water Container(s) Food & Nutrition Food Dietary Supplement Sanitation & Hygiene Hand. and/or Waterproof Gear Matches. Shelter. All Rights Reserved.thereadystore. & Body Hygiene Dental Hygiene Feminine Hygiene Vision Care Toiletries Other: ReadySteps TM First Aid & Medical First Aid Kit CPR and/or Burn Kit Pain Relief Perscription Medication Other: Bags & Buckets Carrying Backpack.com ) 2009. or Bucket Other Beneficial Needs Light & Communication Flashlight(s) Emergency Radios Lantern(s) Other: $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Cooking & Fuel Emergency Stove Stove Fuel Other: 7 Simple Steps to Real Readiness Tools & Supplies Knife.

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