In the Presence of Others Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor Drum with your Fingers or Feet.
Weed of the Week: Elderberry
Main Topic: Hurricane Preparedness
What is a Hurricane? NOAA’s National Ocean Service
Ready .GOV: Hurricanes
Flood mapping: FEMA Flood Smart
Some thoughts on general Hurricane preparedness:
- Know your area! If you live in a flood prone area you should be aware. Check out the flood smart link above especially if you are new to an area. Ask your neighbors if flooding has been an issue in the past.
- What kind of structure do you live in? House, Trailer, Apartment. Know if it will stand up to the force of a hurricane!
- Know your evacuation routes and possible shelters in your area. If you must leave.
- Have a couple weeks of non-perishable foods and as much water as you can possibly store! Water is almost more important than food. You can only live 3 days without water. The general rule of thumb is 1 gallon of water per person per day. That is just for drinking and food prep not cleaning or hygiene!!! You must have water!!
- Have the means to prepare your food. You will need something to cook on such as a propane stove or grill with a burner. A Coleman stove would be a great addition! It can use small propane cylinders or you can get an adapter to use larger tanks. You can also use this to purify water of questionable purity.
- If possible have a Generator. They can be invaluable to keep refrigerators and freezers from thawing out.
- Have plenty of batteries. A USB charger is great to have every day! I like the ANKER brand on Amazon. I have had more than a few and they work great! Also have various AA, AAA, C, D batteries dependent on your needs for flashlights and such. DeWalt USB Adapter.
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Medical supplies! Have medical supplies. This may seem like a reoccurring theme on this page and on my podcast and well it is and will be! I believe that this is that important!!! I am about to embark on a T&E of several Ankle medical holsters or pouches or whatever you want to call them! I have four that I am pretty sure of on the way. At least two will be here Monday the 10 of 2019. As I stated in my previous post I submitted a request to a lot of makers and have gotten quite a good response. I look forward to getting started! It may take a couple months to get this done. I may do a weekly update on the various ones I get and do a compilation of them all at the end. For now get some supplies! Get a tourniquet and learn how to use it! Get some bandages and gauze to keep on you or in your vehicle! Get some training even if it is just a Red Cross CPR class or seek out a STOP THE BLEED class! It could save the life of someone you know!