Storm and Disaster Preparedness, and what emergency supplies to have is a running theme on GardenFork. Today Rick and Will take over the podcast to what to be prepared for and how to create a simple plan. This is National Preparedness Month, after all.
What kind of storms and natural disasters happen in your area? The most common of these should be the focus of your emergency prep. Keep these items dry, you may want to put them in zipper plastic bags. You can pretty large zipper bags, btw.
Duracell batteries now last 10 years, according to the manufacturer, so I buy a large pack of D and AA batteries. Keep these batteries in their packaging. If loose in a bag, they can contact each other and possibly drain power.
Will has some good points for keeping kids busy during power outages, with a pack of fun items that are only allowed to be used during a blackout. Smart of Will to have this.
For more on what items to have in an emergency what Eric in this video.
If you like to play with fire, and get your kids learning about how to make do with what you got, here's a fun vid:
While Will and Rick to the heavy lifting, Eric is being interviewed on the Popular Mechanics Most Useful Podcast Ever.
Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
Topics Covered on Today's Show
1. Identifying what you should be prepared for!
2. How to build out a simple plan to be ready
3. Tips and Tricks on Power, Lights, Water, Food, and Safety
Storm Preparedness Items Mentioned:
Midland Alert Weather Radio: http://amzn.to/2fBkr4V
Red Cross Weather Alert Radio: http://amzn.to/2xocp94
Heavy Duty Extension Cord: http://amzn.to/2yerR55
Light Duty 100′ cord: http://amzn.to/2yqHXJU
Power Strip: http://amzn.to/2x51Sw9
Disaster Preparedness Websites we referenced in the show:
www.ready.gov A great site that gives simple tips on how to get ready for any disaster in your area
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/ A great second resource for to plan ahead with easy tips that can help anyone in a time of need