It’s important to be prepared in case your power goes out. Storms, brown-outs … we take our electricity for granted, but your power can go out at any time.
Food and medicines can spoil when your refrigerator goes down, and you may not have access to potable water. If you are prepared, you can ride out the storms until the power crews can hook you back onto the grid.
Healthy Survival Tips
- stock your pantry with at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food, diapers and toiletries;
- have extra sanitation and hygiene supplies;
- stockpile extra prescribed medications, vitamin supplements, and powdered protein;
- stock your first-aid kit;
- have plenty of flashlights and extra batteries;
- buy a battery powered radio;
- put all your emergency supplies in one location;
- if your power goes out for an extended period of time, unplug your appliances, TV, and computers;
- if you buy a small generator, make sure it’s rated to handle the amount of power that you will need;
- if your power goes out due to a storm, make sure to avoid any downed power lines, and do not walk through flooded areas.
Non-perishable foods include:
- canned good
- energy bars
- peanut butter
- powdered milk
- instant coffee
- potable drinking water
- hygiene supplies
- towelettes and sanitary wipes
- hand sanitizer
- antibiotic and hydrocortisone cream
- pain relievers
- prescription medicines and insulin
- tweezers and suture scissors
- extra gauze tape
- steri-strips for sutures
- manual can opener
- solar cell phone charger
If you are prepared, you and your family can survive a power outage. Stock up on board games and puzzles, and collect some firewood.
Game night by a bonfire may actually be fun.
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