Checklist for stocking up.
Important documents and cash in a fireproof box.
Birth certificates, medical papers, social security cards, a copy of every credit card, front and back, any bonds, stocks, banking numbers and any active prescriptions plus a two month supply of your needed medicine.
Keep your gas tank full.
Toilet paper, plastic bags, paper towels, tissues, buy in bulk and stock up.
Bottled water. I only buy glass bottled water or clear plastic bottled water. And there is an expiration date. So you will need to use and replenish your supply now and then. I think one gallon per person per day is sufficiet. Also stock bottles of juice and boxed milk like Parliment.
Food. Of course canned and jarred goods last the longest. Make sure you include jarred fruits and vegitables. Don’t forget about pet food.
I read recently if there was a nuclear attack on America, the safest place to go is to stay inside your air tight home, preferably your basement. This article stated that the government should actually prepare us all for this but they are afraid to panic the people. If you had to stay inside for two months, because of a nuclear bomb, what would you need. The experts stated if it happened 60 miles away for example, you would not die if you stayed inside for a month. Now that is promising news.
But what if we are victims of a financial disaster? The banks collapse. You can’t even get to your money. You can’t leave your house because there is rioting in the streets.
What if our food supply is hit with terrorism. We can’t trust anything. Then what do we do?
If there was a natural disaster and you had no electricity, gas, heat, or running water, but you were in your house, how would you survive? Wood for your fireplace, candles for light, batteries, a short wave radio, a lantern, and flashlights.
Buy a wood burning stove.
If you heard something on the news you don’t want to run all around your house pulling this stuff together. Gather it all in one place in your basement or one room in your house. Add sleeping bags and blankets to that spot. If you had to run into your basement and couldn’t come back up for a while, plan like that.
Keep your safe box full of important stuff though in a popular spot like your kitchen. You can grab it to go down to the basement or out the door with you.
On September 11th when the second plane hit the second tower, I grabbed baby Hannah, my dog Babe, and ran out the door to get Connor from pre school. I picked him up, and drove straight to food store and bought water, cans, coolers, ice, and I went home and prepared to hunker down for a long time. My husband didn’t come home from work for 4 days and I thought it was the end of the world.
But it wasn’t. And I don’t think the world is ending now. The human race is loving and good. We are survivors and fighters. But for some people, there is a disaster brewing. And we should all be prepared for the next Katrina, September 11th or GOD forbid, worse.