Hi friends and fellow bloggers,
Welcome to October and welcome once again to Tuesday 4 in memory of Toni Taddeo, hosted by her good friend Annie of Cottage by the Sea.
Where I live we are still in summer mode and the autumn hasn't really arrived yet. Perhaps in another week or so. In the eastern part of Canada and USA there have been high winds, tree splitting winds and buckets of rain and several hurricanes. Since the east coast is experiencing hurricanes and tropical storms let us explore the topic.
1. Expert survivalists and weather experts say it is wise to have a bug
out bag handy in case of evacuation, hurricane, earthquake or any
emergency. You can see online how to create one.
Do you have an emergency kit or bug out bag?
Yes, I have an emergency kit consisting of a small suitcase and a
backpack. The backpack has the barest essentials if there is no time to
grab both bags. Where I live we are likely to experience emergencies relating to wild fires, flooding or earthquakes. Hopefully we will never have to deal with any of it but being a bit prepared takes some of the edge off the possibility (just a little anyway).
2. Do you have plans with your family on where to meet and what to do in case of emergency?
Whatever plans we had need to be revisited and updated because family composition has changed since I last updated the kit.
Do you keep your phone well charged and your gas tank topped off ? Is
your flashlight kept fresh with batteries? Do you have a list of what to
go where to go?
Yes and I try to keep the power bank charged up. I have so many flashlights and battery operated lamps. I need to invest in more batteries as I seem to be low on what I need.
4. How about a little stash of emergency goods and foods to last a week or two? They say it pays to do this.. do you?
I have meal bars and water from the emergency packs you buy at the store and I added a bit more. These need to be changed out from time to time as they get old but I don't change them as often as recommended. I figure that they will still be "good enough" in a pinch even if the taste is not quite as good. I'd like to buy some dried foods but whenever I've looked into it it seems like they only come in very large quantities. It's probably time to look on line again to see what is available. Update: I found a Canadian company called Good2GoCo that has a wonderful selection of foods and other items in small and large quantities. The foods and water have a very long shelf life so I think this is where I will be purchasing from soon. The food is sourced from Augason Farms which is based in Utah and so you can purchase from a number of retailers (Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Winco or from Augason directly).
In other news, I haven't blogged about the Kenyan missions. While Jonah and I have been busy getting organized we have also tried to continue with some missions efforts from afar. I hope to provide a short update in the not too distant future. If anyone would like to contribute to the work the donate button on the right hand side of this blog is always open. If you should experience any problems/issues with it, please let me know and I can try to resolve it. Thank you and God bless!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
All the best Jan