TIme to do some housekeeping!
Use DST twice a year to test your fire alarms and change batteries if needed.
I also use it to check, rotate out and re-supply disaster supplies, take stock of normal medications and first aid supplies and re-supply if needed etc.
I have very specific locations in the house for flashlights so even in pitch black I could find one in any room. Check those batteries and have one location for spare batteries so you are not digging through drawers. I have a pink box in the laundry room for spare batteries along with a battery tester.
I use LED flashlights that take double AA batteries. I converted from the big flashlights after a power outage. I noticed that all the C and D batteries flew off the shelves but there were still plenty of AA batteries available at the stores.
Also have some of those "hand crank" versions on hand.
This link has helpful lists for in-home and "go bag" supplies. 72hours.org/go_bag.html
I find it funny that they suggest keeping quarters for pay phones. When was the last time YOU saw a pay phone?? Stash of low denomination emergency cash is a good idea. ATMs and credit cards might not work and if power goes.
If you keep guns with loaded magazines in them, empty and rotate the magazines so the springs don't get wonky from no use.
I have just added emergency whistles to the home box and to all our key chains. I had never really thought about this simple thing, but if you need help, it is a good way to signal your location (not in the case of Zombie disaster of course)
Still not sure why rotting tympanic membranes and corneas work darn so well...sigh....
Edited by: TRIANGLE-WOMAN at: 3/7/2013 (06:40)
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