At Week 21 we are finally done with our incremental shopping list. Now that you completed your incremental disaster kit 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. (more…)
____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.