Fall brings cooler temperatures, so your October week two prep challenge is to inventory blankets, and warm accessories like beanies, mittens, and gloves. Add a few of these warm items into your 72-hour kit. When the furnace is off, you can be warm.
Inventory Blankets and Warm Accessories
What type of warm accessories you gather will depend on your climate.
- Look through 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 do you need? 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. They could be at your home when the power goes out.
- If your child’s favorite blanket gets dirty after 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 and stay warm!
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