Make Sure You Are Ready For A Storm

30 January 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you live in a storm-prone area, you want to make sure that you are ready for whatever may come. You may have to be a few days without power and unable to leave your house in order to make sure that you have food. There are things that you can do to make sure that you are ready for whatever may come.

Food and Water

Your best plan is to have around three days of food for everyone in your house. That includes things like snacks or treats for young ones and comfort food for everyone. You are looking for things that can easily be eaten without having a cooking source or over something like a camp stove. There are dehydrated meals that you can get that will heat up when you put water in the pouch because they have water-activated heating chemicals in the pouch so that they will cook. Pouches like this are easy to store so that you don't have to take up a lot of room to store them. Make sure that you remember to have plenty of food for your pets too. For water, people tend to need one gallon of water per day. You may need more if it's hot outside. 


In the winter, having no power can mean that you have no heat and that you are stuck in the dark. Neither of these things are desirable things to happen. One way to make sure that you have some heat and some light is to have a generator. There are varying sizes of generators. Some of them will run just a couple of lights or a space heater. A generator like that is usually small enough that you can place it near your house, since you should never run it inside, and run a cord from the generator to your light or heater. Other generators are large enough that you can actually hardwire them into your house. When the power goes off, that generator automatically kicks in and will power whatever you have decided the generator will run. No matter what kind of generator you are using, you need to make sure that you have plenty of fuel stored up so that you can run your generator as necessary. 

It is better to be ready for a storm that doesn't happen than to be unprepared for that storm when it hits. Making sure that you have the food and power to weather the storm will help.