Ok I have started moving forward with my emergency preps. The power outage set me to thinking about what I would do if the power was out for weeks like some of my customers.
Sitting on my counter are two kerosene lamps with no kerosene in them. They need new tops. My battery was decharged on my flash light. I was lucky I had a candle sitting on the counter and knew in the dark where the matches were.
I could not see my hand in front of my face!
So here are some things I bought with this weeks paycheck:
Handcrank radio-w/cell phone charger and weather radio
Peggy Layton's Emergency food storage & survival handbook
Water safety test kit--this is very cool
Extra wicks for the hurricane lamps
Solar battery Charger
For the Storm Box
hand crank am/fm weather radio that also has a cell phone charger
new flash light and batteries. What I plan on having in it also is - matches in a zip lock, playing cards, hard candy.
Bug out bag 1: This is my back pack which will be packed and ready in case we need for some reason to leave quickly. It will be kept in a safe place in the house. It will be with my firebox so that I can grab both quickly. It will hold 3 days of supplies...clothes, bath supplies, etc.
Bug out bag 2: this will hold 3 days of belongings and bath supplies for my daughter. She will have to pack this for herself.
But out bag 3: this is 3 days supplies and clothes for my grand children. I make this seperate because they are not always here.
Bug out box: This will carry more extensive camping/survival stuff. This will be if we need to be gone longer or won't be able to go somewhere where we would have to sleep outside.
So here are some things I would like to get done this weekend:
Chore #1: Fill all three kerosene lamps and place one on the wood stove, 2 in the kitchen on top of the the shelves.
Chore #2: Put together the storm box....mark the box clearly....place on the top shelf with the lamps in the kitchen
Chore #3: Begin to pack Bug Out Bag #1.
Fun things: walk down the street with J and D to the neighbors garage sale
mow - grass is starting to go dormant due to the 100+ heat
sort through the papers that came from the old car
water the garden
Have to go to work tomorrow after noon but hopefully only for a few hours.
Tomorrow is KK's 2nd birthday. Her party is Sunday. I am buying her some tools of her own. Hopefully pink tools.