Emergency Supply Kits

emergency supplly kits

Twenty-Two Reasons

Why we need emergency supply kits.

That’s right there was twenty-two named winter storms in the 2016/2017  season.

Begining with Argos and ending with Valerie.

These Storm’s Produced Lots of:

  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Flooding
  • Triggered severe weather such as Tornado’s
  • Blizzards
  • Hurricane force winds

What I see in common with these storms is:

  • Power outages
  • Road closures
  • Evacuations
  • Property damage
  • Time off work
  • Loss of life

Are you ready for 2017/18 season?

Do we want to be dependent on family, friends and worst yet the government?

We do not need to put ourselves in that ugly predicament.

What would we pay for a drink and snack after going without for 24 hours $10.00,$100.00, maybe $1000.00

I think we would pay whatever we had to!!

We should take an action and be prepared !!

With some planning, we can be ready for storms if  they come our way.

If we’re ready maybe we will not be sitting in dark and worried if we have a good supply of food and water for our loved one

Winter Storm–( Main Region Impacted)– Arrival Compared to Average (2012-2016)

  1. Argos-(Midwest/Northeast)- Late
  2. Blanche-(Midwest)- Late
  3. Caly-(Coast-to-Coast)- Late
  4. Decima-(Coast-to-Coast)- Late
  5. Europa-(Northern Plains)-Near Average
  6. Fortis-(East Coast)-Late
  7. Gregory-(Northwest)-Slightly Late
  8. Helena-(Southeast)-Near Average
  9. Iras-(Northwest)-Slightly Early
  10. Jupiter-(Coast-to-Coast)-Early
  11. Kori-(West Coast)-Early
  12. Leo-(West Coast)-Early
  13. Maya-(Coast-to-Coast)-Near Average
  14. Niko-(Midwest/Northeast)-Near Average
  15. Orson-(NortheastNear)- Average
  16. Pluto-(Northeast)-Near Average
  17. Quid-(Plains/Great Lakes)-Near Average
  18. Reggie-(Northeast)-Late
  19. Stella-(Northeast, South)-Late
  20. Theseus-(Northeast)-Late
  21. Ursa-(Central Plains, Rockies)-Late
  22. Valerie-(Rockies)-Late

Winter of 2007

Luckily 2016/17 was a very mild winter for me in Missouri.

It was in 2007 that we had a bad ice storm that took down lots of trees it seemed like it took them all down in my county and the neighboring counties.Then the temperature dropped down in the single digits.(Fahrenheit)

why you need a emergency supply kit
Ice Storm 2007

I lost power for two weeks.

Supplies ran out in town in one or two days there was food and water available. But I  heated my home with electric. My cook stove was also electric.

No portable propane heaters or gas camp stoves.

No portable propane bottles.

No gas generators.

No candles.

No  flashlights

Green Beret 250 Lumen Tactical Flashlight by GT-Lite
No batteries

 

This is just a few of the supplies that were not available.

It was a huge eye-opener for me on how important it is to have emergency supplies stocked up.

If you don’t already have I really hope you make a plan and have at least a few days of emergency supplies.

Talk with your family and friends especially the elderly and disabled make sure they have a plan or help.

Here are some vendors that I have purchased emergency supplies from and got excellent service!! BROWSE HERE 

If you have  questions  Contact me: joe@justbeready.net

Or drop a note in the comments below.

I would love to hear what you have in your emergency kit?

What is your prediction on how the 2017/18 winter in your area?

Here is a good source for 2017/2018 predictions.

Thanks: Joe

Just Be Ready

 

 

4 thoughts on “Emergency Supply Kits”

  1. Awesome website! People are in serious need of preparing. We are a society have hit an all time high on dependency… I’m fortunate enough to live in the country, but if something happened that left a person trapped in there homes without electric (say rioting in town) How would you suggest storing water? Regular plastic containers just break down after a while right?
    Wishing you Joy
    Madelaine

    1. If you are storing bottled water you would need to rotate it to keep it fresh.I have a water filter that you don’t have to hook up to a water line it is gravity feed.It will make pond water safe to drink if it was necessary and it’s portable you take with you if have to bug out.There is water containers for long term storage i like water bricks they stack up nice.See the filter and water bricks at https://justbeready.net/resources

      Contact Me: joe@justbeready.net

  2. This is such a very important topic that we must all deal with even though some may hate to think or talk about it but the truth of the matter is this is reality and we must face. While can never be to prepared they are some basic that we should know and at least put in place because this can save not only us but our families. What you have written here is awesome and I am sure that your readers will find this most helpful.

    1. I had eye opener in 2007. We had a bad ice storm lost power for two weeks. Was able to have water where we was living in the city but no heat..My renters out in country home had heat but no water. That home heated with wood stove.It’s water supply was a well that needed electric to work. If i can make just one person or family aware of having a plan and a few supplies .This website will be a success.

      If you have questions or need help don’t hesitate to ask

      Joe

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