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Storm Emergency Kit

When we were smacked with Cabin Fever last week, the world around me was apparently preparing themselves for an awesome French Toast Festival since all stores were out of bread, eggs and milk.

We ourselves unexpectedly also lost power for about an hour.  No big whoop, but it came on the eve of about 4 days being record lows (and what was supposed to be 8 inches of snow that was really rain).  While we were scrambling around for lights, I realized all of my flashlights were full of dead batteries, thanks to being my kid's favorite toys, and all of our candles were gone due to the fact that I've replaced them with Scentsy burners.  Oops.  Now my father has worked for the American Red Cross Disaster services helping people all over the country prepare and my brother is a Fire Prevention Chief, so I probably should know better.  Anyways, it got my butt in gear that night to run out to the store and drop some money on an emergency preparedness kit.

Now, I am no where near Doomsday preparations here, but it's a start and I felt much more comfortable knowing we had all of that stuff once the cold temps did hit.  Many of the things you already have most likely, but putting them into one area will help you stay organized.

Things for your house:
  • Batteries (the right size ones too)
  • Bottle/Case of Water
  • Flashlights/Laterns
  • Firewood & Starter logs
  • Matches/Lighters
  • Food such as granola bars or other non-perishables
  • Pet Food
  • Multipurpose tool
  • A little cash
  • Homeowner's insurance information
  • First aid kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Tarp
  • If a baby in the house, extra formula, diaper/wipes
  • Masks, surgical
  • Candles for light

Things for your car:
  • Blanket
  • Extra gloves, warm gear
  • Bottled water
  • Jumper Cables
  • Insurance Information
  • Maps
  • Cell phone charger
Red Cross Suggestions can be found here

If you have a kit, or are prepared for a disaster, what have you done to gather things around?


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