Preparing for Emergencies – Lighting

We are in pretty good shape for emergency lighting.  We lost our power on New Year’s Day, a few times.  When I woke up at 5am it was really dark, really dark.  I snuck downstairs to turn on a few battery candles so the boys spending the night didn’t trip over anything.  They were great,…

Red Cross Recommends

I’ve been listening to OPB’s series about disaster preparation and it’s got me thinking that we could be doing more. So I’ve copies their list below and am going to start getting things together in case we ever need them: Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)…

Emergency Ready? – Staying Warm

If the power goes out, so does the furnace at our place.  We do have propane, but without electricity, the fans don’t work.  The water heaters are lovely, they run on propane and after a cold day, a warm bath is wonderful. We also have a fireplace and, while we can’t afford to upgrade to…

Emergency Supplies List

* This information if from the American Public Health Administration – for more information click here Emergency Supplies √ Flashlight and batteries √ Manual can opener Battery-operated radio (and batteries) or hand-cranked radio Matches in waterproof container Utility knife Paper and pencil Cash, traveler’s checks and coins Paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels Garbage bags Whistle…