Emergency Preparedness Week 1

Let’s get cleaning!

I know it’s not a lot to do this week. That’s kind of the point. I want this to be achievable. Your homework for this week is to clean out an area for your gear.

  1. Clean a space for the emergency bags and bins
  2. Gather bags: Ziplocs, backpacks, grocery bags, waste bags, and permanent markers
  3. Papers. print lists, make copies of important documents
  4. Clothing
  5. Hygiene
  6. Mental health, stimulation, and comfort
  7. Water
  8. Food
  9. Survival Gear
  10. Pets

Consider an area that is not directly exposed to the elements. And indoor area would be best. This will protect your medications, water, and food supplies.

Consider somewhere high up. This will reduce the likelihood of pests getting into your items.

Lastly, make it somewhere out of the way from your day-to-day life, but easy to access when you are on your way out the door.

For us, this is the top shelf of our hall closet. Its indoors, high up, out of the way, and it’s easy to open and grab items when we need to leave. I embraced Konmarie and cleaned out much of the closet. I made a few donations, and sold some items on Facebook marketplace. Now I have a nice open space to put my gear!

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