We are in the midst of Tornado season, here in Alabama, and I am not prepared. I was going to post about the use of Corn Gluten as Weed control and another homemade personal care product recipe but I decided to post about what I’m actually doing…freaking out.
Well, not exactly freaking out, but trying to prepare just in case another round of awful tornadoes come through the area and we’re without power for 5+ days. I’ve made a few checklists, however I always feel as if I’m missing something. We have a few things on order that should arrive this week including more canned beans, 1/2 gallon mason jars for filtered water storage, and more mung bean noodles. The GWLW (guy we live with, you know…the hubby) is planning to obtain gas for the generators to keep the freezer and fridge running (in the event that the house is still standing, sans power) and I’m making muffins for the freezer also. Our diet is so limited, I really cannot think of anything else to have on hand. If the gardens manage to survive the storms then we will have fresh produce to eat. I’m also gently encouraging the GWLW to build an outdoor fire pit. He was slightly opposed to the idea but after some discussion I think he agrees that it would not be a bad thing to have.
So, here’s my list:
- Canned beans
- Mung bean noodles (cook quickly)
- 8 Gallons of filtered, safe water
- Gasoline for generators
- Frozen muffins
- Vegetables from garden
- Frozen vegetables
- Glow sticks
- Extra Batteries
- Gauze, cotton swabs, compounded ibuprofen and diphenhydramine
What am I missing? What are some items on your emergency preparedness checklists?