Posted by: flipflopfarmgirl | 01/23/2016

Prepping for Snow (or any type of bad weather)

Being prepared for snow or any type of bad weather is one of the easiest things we can do.  But there is a large population of us who still will wait until the last minute to go to the store for the infamous bread, milk, & snow shovel only to find & be upset & surprised at said store when they are sold out of bread, milk, & snow shovel.

Why not just get a new shovel before winter hits so then you’ll have one when you need it & won’t have to deal with the crazy people all trying to get a shovel at the last minute.

Why not go to the store a few days, & not the day before or the day of the storm, so that you are guaranteed to get your bread, milk, & snow shovel (in case you didn’t get one before winter started).

Why not have some of your families favorite snacks, drinks, & water stored in your pantry so all you would have to do is grab a gallon or two of milk & some bread a few days before the storm (see this is easy we can all do this)?  But I don’t have a pantry?  Well do you have a closet you can make room on the floor to store some extra water & food?  Do you have a basement where you can put some stored food?  There are plenty of places you can “store” supplies, you just have to get creative with it.

What’s the worst that can happen?  The storm moves out of your area?  Well that’s a plus for you.  You won’t have to shovel or clean up from said storm.  Plus you’ll have a few extra food items in your pantry/fridge, that’s not a bad thing at all.

Some things to keep on hand for when the bad weather hits:  Flash lights with batteries; blankets/sleeping bags to keep warm if the power goes out & you don’t have a wood/pellet stove; wood/pellets for your wood/pellet stove; in case your fire goes out make sure you have matches & newspaper to restart your fire with; enough drinking water for everyone in your family/house; snacks/food that don’t need to be cooked; games, playing cards, books, coloring books if you have little ones in your house, to keep everyone entertained when the power goes out; a solar powered weather radio so you can keep up to date with how the storm is moving; candles and/or oil lamps to see.

Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car in case you have to leave your home, ie:  flooding of the area you live in.

Money in case the power goes out, you won’t be able to get money out of the ATM’s.

Trust me, stock up now before another storm is on it’s way.  You’ll save yourself the headache of not being able to get the items you need & you own’t have to deal with the craze filled stores when there is a storm.

Happy Prepping,

The Flip Flop Farm Girl….





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