Lots of bad news today. Are you prepared for a tornado, earthquake, hurricane or now-Ebola? What about if the super volcano blows in Yellowstone? That one will affect most of the United States. Of course there is always the constant threat of a terrorist attack that grinds things to a halt. Remember 9/11? Flights were grounded for some time! I have an emergency kit. Do you? You might want to get one together. If Ebola gets into South America can you imagine the flood of people pouring across the borders for health care?
My Emergency List
Prepackaged peanut butter and crackers
Granola & protein bars
Large jars of mixed nuts
Canned meat (tuna, ravioli, etc.)
Water – as much as you can store
Bandages & antibiotic creams
Medications you use on a regular bases
Pain Meds like aspirin & Tylenol
Tooth Paste & brushes
Disposable tableware (cups, plates, silverware, etc.)
Baby supplies (diapers, food, powdered milk, powdered juice for water, etc.)
Full tank of gas (when your tank gets to half, fill it up!)
Other cleaners you use
Clothing: I keep socks, underwear, a couple of changes of clothes in a plastic tub for emergencies. If we lose electricity you may not be able to wash clothes. So keep the laundry done up and backup clothes somewhere safe. Comfortable shoes.
Paperwork: Have copies of passports, insurance, etc. in a plastic bag for a fast getaway if necessary. You won’t remember where you put the originals in an emergency. Just keep it with the clothes or other things you have packed.
Flashlights & batteries
Tools: pocket knife, screwdriver, hammer, nails, wrench