Your third preparedness challenge in October is to buy a winter coat and boots for everyone in your family for cold or wet weather. Consider your climate and past weather disasters such as windstorms, snowstorms, rain, hurricanes, or fires. Imagine if you had to be outside of your house in the cold for hours or weeks. Everyone needs a good coat and boots this winter. Start looking for sales. You’ve got this!
Buy a Winter Coat and Boots
Think about your winter weather to decide what type of coat or boots you need. Also, consider how often you travel to other winter locations.
- Find a hooded coat with drawstrings that wrap around your face.
- A good coat doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should keep you warm and dry.
- If you can’t afford a new coat, find a used one at a second-hand store.
- Keep your coat in an easy to grab location in your home in case you need to evacuate.
- Just when you think you’ve found your child the best coat ever, they lose it. At our elementary school, there is a massive pile of coats in the lost and found. So, maybe get your child two. 🙂
- Boots will depend on where you live as well. Find a pair that will keep your feet warm and that have a non-slip tread.
- If you have coats or boots that are too small, donate them to someone in need.
After you buy a winter coat and boots, you can feel confident you are prepared for winter weather. Keep up the good work!
Best wishes and stay healthy,
The Food Storage Organizer
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