52 Weeks To Preparedness – Week 35


One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared. Merlin Olsen

Emergency Car Kits:

Make sure you have a small first aid kit in each of your vehicles. Add a battery powered radio with extra batteries.

Shelter In:

We often talk about emergency kits used for evacuations or outside of our home, yet often, probably more often than not, we have emergencies outside of our home and it is better that we stay put and hunker down. In these situations it would be wise if we had our home in order. Let me ask a few questions.

Do you have a specific place in your home where things like candles and lighting equipment are kept, and could you find it easily?

Do you have access in your home to alternate sources of cooking, that will be safe to use inside your home? Do you have proper fuel for them?

Do you have access to plastic or other means to seal off fresh air vents and windows in case of a toxic environment, chemical spill, or other such disaster? And do you know how to do it properly and safely?

Do you have a well rounded first aid kit in your home to take care of any small wounds, or at least to hold together large wounds until help can reach you?

Evacuation is not the only option you will need kits for. Think what you would need in your home if you had to hunker down and shelter in place.

Healthy and Happy Prepping


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