This past weekend we went through our survival tote just in case to make sure we are prepared for a hurricane. Since the newscasters keep talking about the ten year storm we might get. Makes my skin crawl. Thank God we have not been in a bad storm yet. I hope we never have one. There is way too much stuff you need to have. You have to have a at home kit which includes:
- battery operated radio
- 6 extra sets of batteries( Which is well over a hundred dollars just in this)
- Gel freezer packs to keep food cold
- matches and a lighter
- camping stove and grill with fuel tank/charcoal with a fire starter
- fire extinguisher (box of baking soda to extinguish a fire)
- medicine if anybody's taking medicine
- supply for at least two weeks of diapers formula bottles pacifier(if you have a baby)
- medicine kit that has aspirin, stomach acid, anti diarrhea medicine, iodide, hydrogen peroxide, bacterial ointment, bandages and tape.
You also have to have an evacuation kit that includes
- map/ compass
- tire sealer in your trunk
- sleeping bags or blankets for each member
- air or foam mattress
- identification for the whole family
- important documents
- extra clothes and shoes
- books, games, playing cards
- soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, feminine products, paper towels and cash.
It is now hurricane season we have completed a first aid kit.
Don't mind my thumb it was a one second slicer accident that almost took part of my thumb off. A Mother's Day gift. Don't worry I didn't bleed in my cucumbers. I was able to save them. Little by little our tote is almost complete. Our plan is to stay put to wait out the storm. I'm not looking to be stuck on the highway with two kids and two cats. Unless we have time to leave I guess we will need to buy another boat.