When you are able to step back, and look at something, from a very practical point of view, it allows you to think outside the box. We work hard, to always be prepared, and not manage our life by crisis. We try to look at all of the possible “what if’s” a situation has, and have a plan in place, if they were to occur. A natural disaster, is just another life event, you need to plan for. At the moment, we are planning, for Hurricane Dorian, but these same preparedness items, could be used for a multitude of natural, or man made destructive events. Our situation may not be like yours. You may live in an apartment, suburb, or mobile home park. You may not have the luxury of space, to store everything we have, but the point, I am trying to make is, come up with other creative options for surviving, and if possible have a small level of comfort in a bad situation for yourself, family, neighbors and friends.
Additional items, I would add to your prep list would be:
*Step by step directions on a card, for generators, pump, electricity…….
* Well stocked first aid kit.
*Powerful spotlight, in addition to flashlights, headlamps, or candles.
*Ham Radio or CB
*Walkie-talkie app on your phone, pre loaded with contacts.
*Bug spray and Sunscreen
*Charge all batteries for tools (chainsaws, impacts, screwdrivers…….)
*Solar Power battery tender