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9 Tips to Help you Prepare for Inclement Weather
When it comes to the winter and holiday season, it is very easy to lose track of what is going on. When bad weather is on the horizon, there are a few things that you can do to be prepared for anything.
1. Stock up on rock salt
Rock salt is absolutely awesome when the ice comes calling and it is a vital part of your winter weather gear. Grab it up when you see it on sale and keep your home stocked. It will be used eventually.
2. Lay out the extra blankets
Warmth is important and a strong source of that when the power goes out will be your blankets. Find the warmest ones you have and keep them at the ready.
3. Have candles and matches at the ready
Needless to say, lights will be at a premium if the power goes out. If you have candles and plenty of matches, you will have light when and where you need it. Also put a few lighters in safe, strategic places as well.
4. Stock up on plenty of food that is not dependent on electricity
This is huge if you happen to lose power for several hours or days. Some good foods include Pork and Beans, Beanie Weenies, fruit, nuts, pudding, tuna fish and potted meat. There are countless other options out there as well, so go shopping with that emergency situation in mind and put it away.
5. Stock up on water sources
You will need water and some folks lose that when the power goes out. Grab up some bottled water and plenty of jugs if you have the area to store them in. This will be invaluable when the cold weather strikes.
6. Keep a shovel and plenty of tools in the garage
Shovels are very important because you may have to clear an area. Tools in general become very important when the power goes out and the snow starts to fall. Things have a tendency to get broken.
7. Have a good de-icer for the car
Either a good scraper, good formula to melt the ice or both are necessary.
8. Keep flashlights and plenty of batteries
Again with that light thing. The batteries also might come in handy to power a radio or something.
9. Always have an emergency plan
Talk about this with your family and have a plan of action that everyone knows about. Every member of your family should know what to do and when no matter where they are. They should also know what everyone else will be doing. This ensures that you all stay safe.