Did you know it's National Preparedness Month? Fall always feels like the right time to get ready. The weather is turning iffy, and the kids are heading back to school. Are you ready if you get stuck at the side of the road, the power goes out in your home, or you need to quickly leave your home? What would you take with you, and do you have any supplies on hand? I want to share what I do for myself and family, and how you can be prepared too.
Today I'll start off with vehicle emergency kits. Check out the pics below of the ones I keep in our car and truck. Here are my top 7 tips to get started:
1. Pack a kit for every vehicle you own.
2. Store the kit inside your vehicle at.all.times. for easy access.
3. Choose a container or bag that will fit in your vehicle and can hold all your needed items. Bonus points if it is easily portable!
4. Emergency supplies and food can be found affordably at your local dollar store, grocery store, and Fred Meyer/Target.
5. Make a list of what you need and how much of it, for yourself and your family.
6. Set a reminder in your paper planner or online calendar to check over these supplies 2x/year. This will avoid expiring food and remind you to restock items that have been used. I just set this up on my Google calendar and it is a game changer!
7. Ready.gov and FEMA.gov are excellent online resources for supply lists to get you started.
I'm considering filming a video on what's inside my kit and where I get it. Would you find that helpful? Let me know in the comments!