So, I’m sitting here enjoying a beautiful sunny day with a parade of fluffy clouds passing by, and life is good. My iced tea is cold, the AC is cranked down to COLD, and my kids are out of the house.
Within 24 hours, though, we’re expecting Hurricane Harvey to hit our area, and hit it HARD. Harvey was just a tropical storm a day ago and now forecasters are telling me he may reach a Category 4. Yes, we have food, bottled water, and are up to our ears in preps, but until that big guy hits, we won’t know just how ready we are.
I was feeling pretty calm with what we’ve done so far — here’s the To Do list I created for my kids (there may be some items on here you haven’t thought about for your own “Harvey” someday!):
- Charge all electronics and battery packs. We’ve always used the Jackery to charge our phones when they are dead and we don’t have access to an outlet.
- Buy 2 extra bags of ice — in case we have to pack freezer food in the cooler.
- Buy 4+ cases of water. Hurricanes will bring floods and floods very often overwhelm municipal water systems. In that case, we’ll get a boil order, and we can boil water on our gas range or using our Silverfire rocket stove, but bottled water just makes it easier to have drinking water on hand.
- Freeze 1 case of the bottled water. Those will help keep food in the freezer colder, longer, and we can use them to pack our 3 coolers, if necessary. BTW, for Father’s Day I broke down and bought my husband a small YETI cooler. It was a splurge but now I’m glad. We don’t have any medications that require refrigeration, but if we did, a YETI of any size would help keep them cold for several days.
- Get out all our emergency supplies, so we can separate out what we might need.
- Round up all light sources and place at least 2 in each room. We have a couple of LUCI lights, and I adore them. They are these little inflatable things that collapse when not in use, but each one runs on a tiny solar battery and has multiple functions.
- Clear everything off the back patio and put it in the garage.
- Tie down the 2 kayaks. These are pretty big, too big for the garage, so they’ll be tied down to our patio.
My list is longer than that, and I’ll share more later, but isn’t it just like life to make you question whether or not you’re really ready for one crisis or another, whether it’s a hurricane, a winter storm, earthquake, job loss, or something else? You don’t know what you’re made of until you’re punched in the gut, right?
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