At Week 21 we are finally done with our incremental shopping list. At this point you will have completed many activities that help better prepare your family, as well as have a fully stocked 72 hour kit. I urge you not to stop here, but to continue to plan and prepare your family. Continue reading
____Use a video camera to tape the contents of your home for insurance purposes.
____Make a copy of the videotape and send to an out-of-town friend or family member.
____Find out about your workplace disaster plan.
____Review your insurance coverage with your agent to be sure you are covered for the disasters that may occur in your area. Obtain additional coverage, as needed.
____Purchase and have installed an emergency escape ladder for upper story windows, if needed.
____”Child proof” latches or other fasteners for your cupboards
____Double-sided tape or hook-and-loop fasteners (such as Velcro® ) to secure moveable objects
____Plastic bucket with tight lid
____Arrange for someone to install latches on cupboards and secure moveable objects.
____Put away a blanket or sleeping bag for each household member.
____1 box graham crackers
____Assorted plastic containers with lids
____Syrup of ipecac and activated charcoal
____Arrange for a friend or neighbor to help your children if you are not able to respond or are at work.