October is Fire Safety Month

Fire safety month is a great time to review smoke alarm safety tips. Smoke alarms are one of those things that we tend to forget about, but they’re a very important piece of safety equipment in your home. Here are some safety tips to keep you and your family safe all year long. Install smoke…

Emergency Preparedness – Special Items

Here we are at the final week. Several weeks ago you were unprepared for an emergency and now, if you’ve been following along, have a kit that will get you through an emergency. Great job. This week’s list of items not everyone is going to need. These are special need items for you and your…

Week Five Emergency Preparedness

This week were looking for bigger tools you most likely already have on hand but probably need to get in an accessible place. This week’s list: Handsaw or chainsaw with fuel Tarp or large canvas (you may also want to consider putting one in your car as well) Crowbar Hammer and nails Battery powered camping…

Week Four Emergency Preparedness Medications and Tools

This week were focusing on medications/pain relief and tools. You’ll need these items to help you get through an emergency. This week’s list: Pain relievers Fever reducers Anti-gas and anti-diarrhea medication Extra personal prescription medications. This can be a problem since pharmacies are usually restricted from giving extra of a prescription. What I recommend is…

Emergency Preparedness Week 3 Health and First Aid

This week we’re focusing on Health and First Aid. So for this week’s shopping list: Hand sanitizer (great for killing germs and also a good fire starter) Toothpaste and toothbrush for each member of your family First aid tape, gauze and bandages First aid manual Hydrogen Peroxide (good for cleaning and stopping bleeding) Deodorant Shampoo…

Week Two – Emergency Preparedness

Welcome to week two of our series. How did you do last week? Here are this week’s items: One jar jelly or jam One jar peanut butter (if your families like mine, the bigger the better) Box (es) of saltine crackers Bag (s) of beef jerky (or jerky of choice) Large can (s) of juice…

Emergency Preparedness Series Week 1

Welcome to my new series. Over the next six weeks I’ll share items you’ll need in your emergency preparedness kit to keep your family safe and comfortable in case of an emergency. Many of the items you may already have in your home, others you’ll need to purchase. This week’s items are: Two boxes of…