Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 11 – The Travelers Workshop

Box 11 - The Travelers Workshop Container suggestion - Toolbox  (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) If you've followed the system and been working on your boxes, you might remember that you have quite a few tools already.  There … [Read more...]

On my mind

With all the wildfires burning out of control in my area, I've been keeping a close eye on the news this last week.  If you've ready my Why Blog? page, you'll understand what I mean when I say that the preparedness plate is spinning toward the top pretty rapidly at this point. Often we hear about these disasters on the news or from a far-away friend on Facebook and think for a minute, "Oh how … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101- Box 10 – The Food Kit

Make sure to read the rest of the series, it starts here. Please Note: I don't have a picture for this post yet but rest assured, I'll find a suitable pic soon. Considering all the evacuating that is going on in Utah and other states right now, I decided that the picture in the post wasn't the most important thing, acting on the information is. Box  #10, Portable Pantry - The Food … [Read more...]

Dryer Lint – tip of the week

It's Tip Tuesday and that means that you are treated with a tip, a tidbit, a morsel of awesome info that you might not have thought of.  It promises to make your life just a bit more efficient.  It might even save you time or money. The tip today deals with something that we all have and usually throw away.  Dryer Lint!  No, not belly button lint, that's different.  This is the byproduct of … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101- Box 9 – The Kitchen box

The Kitchen Box Container Suggestions: Rubbermaid tote, wooden box (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) The possibilities for this box are wide open.  It can be as simple and cheap as a couple of plastic bins (remember that these … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home 101 – Box 8 -The Personal Wardrobe

Box # 8 - The Personal Wardrobe Container suggestions:  Duffel bag, Suitcase, Footlocker   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you’ll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) If you are like most people, there is only room in a 72-hour kit for one change of clothes.  I … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101 – Box 7- Family First-Aid Kit

Box # 7 - Family First- Aid Kit Container suggestions: Fishing tackle box, soft sided bag with lots of compartments, Paramedic bag (this would be for the someone who needed lots of volume or intended to care for lots of people.  Like an EMT or other first responder)   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first … [Read more...]

Evacuating your Home – Box # 6 – The Camping Box

Box # 6 - The Camping Box Container:  A wooden box would be the most durable.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series is here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Of all the boxes so far, this one will need to take the most beating so make sure it's durable.  It will … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 5 – The Portable Office Kit

Box 5 - The Portable Office Kit Container suggestions: Large brief Case, portable file box, plastic accordion file (waterproof is a good thing here)  FYI Ikea has some great large plastic zip close bags to put your accordion file in.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found … [Read more...]

Evacuating your home 101, Box 4 – The Water kit

Box # 4 - The Water Box Container: A sturdy wooden box containing 2 liter water bottles, or five gallon Jerry cans, or flats of bottled water.   (If you jumped into this series on this post, you'll want to head back to the beginning so it makes sense.  The first post in the series can be found here, then follow the links for the rest of the series.) Provide 5 - 10 gallons of … [Read more...]