To prepare for some kind of emergency, think about what you would need if you couldn’t leave your home for a few days or weeks. You must begin creating a plan. You need to organize yourself by prepping supplies.
Use the following information to create 7 ways to organize your prepping supplies.
Everyone wants clean drinking water and its something that you really can’t live without. In the event of a disaster, water might be cut off. And when it does, you will have to be prepared. It might not be safe to drink, depending on the situation. If there is a boil order in place, remember that if the power is out, boiling your water may not be as easy as turning on your stove. You should store a two week supply of water. The rule of thumb for drinking water is 1 gallon per day per person. If you have pets, count them in too.
You will need a cooking method that does not require the grid to be working. You will also need to store food that doesn’t require cooking. if you decide you want to cook your food, then make sure you have some kind of fuel for a few weeks. Store foods that do not require long cooking times.
If your power outage takes place in the winter and you live in a colder climate, heat is another necessity. During the first 24 hours after a power outage, you can stay warm if you put everyone in one room in the house. Keeping the door closed, adding a towel or blanket folded along the bottom of the door to conserve warmth. You can safely burn a couple of candles also, and in the enclosed space, your body heat will keep it warm.
Consider a portable propane heater and propane or an oil heater.
It is best to stock up on paper plates, paper towels, and disposable cups and flatware so you can reduce your need to wash things. If you can’t flush due to the disaster, then simply store some water for flushing in the bathroom. Another solution is to stock up on extremely heavy duty garbage bags and kitty litter. Place a bag either in your drained toilet or in a bucket. Sprinkle some kitty litter in the bottom of the bag. Each time someone uses the bathroom, add another handful of litter.
Lighting is absolutely vital some lighting solutions are: Garden stake solar lights, Long-burning candles, Kerosene lamp and fuel, Flashlights with batteries, Hand crank/solar lantern, and matches or lighters.
6. Tools and supplies
Some basic items will make your life much easier during an emergency are , Lighter/waterproof matches, Batteries in various sizes, Manual can opener
Basic tools: Pliers, screwdriver, wrench, hammer , Duct tape, Super glue, Sewing kit, Bungee cords
7. First Aid kit
It’s important to have a basic first aid kit on hand at all times, but particularly in the event of an emergency. Your kit should include basic wound care items like bandages, antibiotic ointments, and sprays. Make sure you keep on hand a supply of basic over-the-counter medications, like pain relief capsules, cold medicine, cough syrup, anti-nausea pills, and allergy medication. Particularly important if sanitation is a problem are anti-diarrheal medications.