Emergency Preparedness

I  was reading one of my favorite blogs tonight, That’s My Letter
Her post was a wake-up call to me. She was writing about what it’s been like for her and her family during the last week living through Hurricane Sandy. No power, little gas, and little food in the fridge because of the power being out.

I was just at a girlfriends house tonight and we were talking about putting emergency disaster kits together. Now we’ve been “talking” about this for a while now. I mean really it’s hard for us to find a flashlight that works when our power goes out for a few minutes. This is one of the things my husband is always complaining about. I have a feeling it has to do with flashlight flashdance on my son’s bedroom ceiling after lights out. Anyway, after reading this post over at That’s My Letter, I think it’s time to put that “talk” into action.

I will for sure be gathering lots of info of what to have in those kits. Any suggestions?

This is all I can think of for now:

1. Flashlights with extra batteries
2. Canned Soup
3. Bottled Water
4. Battery Powered Radio
5. ???

Hmmm, I’m out of ideas but something that you would see along the lines of Extreme Couponers comes to mind. Racks and racks of “extra” stuff. Non perishable stuff. Do any of you have an emergency disaster kit or a plan?

I will be doing a little research and reporting back to you on what I come up with….

Be blessed!

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  1. Anonymous

    1. Generators
    2. Water Filters/Purifiers
    3. Portable Toilets
    4. Seasoned Firewood.
    5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps, Lanterns
    6. Camp Stove Fuel – Impossible to stockpile too much.
    7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
    8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
    9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
    10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
    11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled)
    12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
    13. Water Containers
    14. Mini Heater head (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
    16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
    17. Survival Guide Book.
    18. Lantern Mantles
    19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
    20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
    21. Propane Cookstoves
    22. Vitamins
    23. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
    24. Thermal underwear / Polypropylene
    25. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
    26. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty
    27. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
    28. Garbage Bags
    29. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
    30. Milk – Powdered & Condensed
    31. Clothes pins/line/hangers
    32. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
    33. Tuna Fish (in oil)
    34. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
    35. First aid kits
    36. Batteries
    37. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
    38. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
    39. Flour, yeast & salt
    40. Matches
    41. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
    42. Insulated ice chests
    43. Workboots, belts, jeans & durable shirts
    44. Flashlights, Lightsticks, torches, Lanterns
    45. Garbage cans Plastic
    46. Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash, floss
    47. Cast iron cookware
    58. Duct Tape
    59. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
    50. Candles
    51. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
    52. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
    53. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
    54. Bleach
    55. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
    56. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
    57. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
    58. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
    59. Board Games, Cards, Dice
    60. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
    61. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap
    62. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
    63. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
    64. Boy Scout Handbook
    65. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
    66. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
    67. Reading glasses
    68. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
    69. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
    70. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
    71. Lumber (all types)
    72. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
    73. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
    74. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
    75. Lantern Hangers
    76. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
    77. Teas
    78. Coffee
    79. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
    80. Chewing gum/candies
    81. CASH

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