August 15, 2013
Survival Skills: Hurricane Preps That You Probably Won't Like - 0
by Tim MacWelch
As we move deeper into hurricane season, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the horizon. The Weather Channel isn’t too bad of a resource, either, but one thing they don’t have at Weather HQ is a crystal ball. Cooler than normal summer temperatures in much of the Northern Hemisphere may sap the energy from this year’s potential hurricanes. Or the clash of cool air and warm water could escalate this fall’s systems. It’s anybody’s guess right now.
With this unpredictability in mind, it never hurts to have the supplies to subsist on your own for a while. You should at least have the basics: ample water for your family and a way to disinfect more water; a food supply that is non-perishable and acceptable to even your picky eaters; a battery-powered or hand-crank radio with NOAA bands; flashlights and extra batteries; a first aid kit; tools to turn off utilities; a cell phone with a solar charger; prescription medications; pet food and extra water for your pet; and some cash in small bills.
These things are easy to acquire, don’t represent a large investment, and really won’t trouble you if you don’t use them anytime soon. There are also a few hurricane season preps that you can do now that you may not like, but may thank me for later.
Dark Ages Weekend
Get Used to Warm Beer and Cold Food
Bye-Bye, Ice Cream
Have you survived a hellacious hurricane? Do you owe your safety to the plans and preps you made ahead of time? Share your story in the comments.