Fall brings cooler temperatures, so your October week two prep challenge is to inventory blankets, and warm accessories like beanies, mittens, and gloves. Then put a few of these warm items for your 72-hour kit. Which warm clothing items you need will vary depending on your climate, but in an emergency when the furnace is off you will want warmer accessories.
Inventory Blankets and Warm Accessories
Many of us have blankets and quilts, but have you ever taken an inventory of them?
- Look throughout your home to see if you have enough blankets, beanies, mittens, and gloves to keep everyone warm during the winter or a power outage.
- How much is enough? Just think of your baby, children, or grandchildren in a 45-degree house and you’ll figure it out.
- If you have lots of visitors, have lots of blankets.
- If your child’s favorite blanket gets dirty during a disaster, is there another one to replace it?
- Wash your blankets and warm accessories and store them where everyone can find them.
Add Warm Accessories to Your 72-Hour Kit
- Add an emergency blanket, hand and foot warmers, a beanie, and mittens to your 72-hour kit.
- Hand and foot warmers may be purchased economically in a large box at Costco or Amazon.
- Add a few hand and foot warmers to your kit and keep the rest in a cupboard for winter use.
As you inventory blankets and warm accessories, you’ll be ready to face the cold.
Best wishes, stay healthy and warm!
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