Thursday, November 3, 2011

21 Weeks to Prepare: Weeks 10 & 11 Daylight Savings Time

We started this journey in September when the sunshine was plentiful and shorts and tank tops were necessary to survive 90 degree temperatures. As we move into shorter days and cooler weather, remember to update your disaster kit accordingly. Scarves, gloves, hats and earmuffs are great sidekicks during winter months and will be your best friends during winter storms (especially if the power goes out.)

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Another great item to consider adding to your kit is a box of hand warmers. I first learned of these wonderful devices while standing on the sidelines of a high school football game freezing my fingers off. You can throw them in the bottom of your shoes as well to warm your feet.

Sunday is Daylight Savings Time and is the perfect time to update your disaster kit. While switching out clothing options, remember to check foods for expiration dates. Something else you'll want to update this weekend with your clocks and kit are your smoke alarms. Check to make sure that your alarms are in working condition. Even if your battery is still working, go ahead and buy and extra one to have on hand.
This post is the halfway mark to a completed disaster kit, and we would love to see what you have put together! If you have any photos of your kit so far, please share them here or on our Facebook page.

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