If you lose electricity and running water in a disaster, do you have a backup plan?
The American Heritage Society of Georgia can give you some tips. They are holding a Survival Preparedness Retreat on Sept. 7 and 8 at the Historic Old Milton High School (Milton Center) in Alpharetta.
Vesta Smith of the society said the retreat is needed “because our people do not know the basics of survival. They don’t know how to plant gardens, they don’t know how to grow their own food,” she said. And they don’t know how to use simple things in their homes to survive without going out to the store. When it comes time to deal with tornados, hurricanes or other disasters, people need to know what to do.
Smith said they have representatives from the Mormon church and the military. They even have a member of