Home Sweet Home Magazine - November 2021

source for emergencies. This might include electric space heaters if you have a generator or indoor propane heaters if you don’t. Also stock up on quality blankets and sleeping bags. Tools Being preparedmeans adapting as you go, so keep tools handy like an axe, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, flashlights and other lighting, batteries and portable chargers, a battery or hand-crank transistor radio, multi- purpose knife and walkie-talkies.

Store water in a cool, dark place and replace it every six to 12 months regardless of the container you use.

Heat and Power

If at all possible, have a generator backup for your home, even if it’s a small unit for charging phones or running appliances. Also make sure you store plenty of fuel, but replace your supply every six months. If you have a fireplace or wood stove, keep your wood supply constant. If you don’t, figure out another heating

Cooking Supplies

at home, you can use your existing supplies like pots, pans, utensils, cups, plates, can opener, cooking knife, and towels. If sheltering elsewhere, those items should be in a grab-and-go tote.

You’ll need a stove and the matching propane, wood or gas to go with it. Do not assume you’ll be able to use your home stove, which won’t work if you lose power or your natural gas lines are affected by an earthquake or other issue. If


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