Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

We have exactly 21 days until Hurricane Season starts. Everyone that is effected by hurricanes will be out shopping for all this stuff very soon to prepare for our up coming season, including myself. With that being said, I present you with my Hurricane Supply Kit.

1. Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 days
2. Food - at least enough for 3 days
- non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
- food for infants or the elderly
- snack foods
- non-electric can opener
- cooking tools/fuel
- paper plates/plastic utensils
3. Clothing - seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
4. Blankets/Pillows, ect.
5. First Aid Kit/Medicines
-prescription and non-prescription medications
-glasses, dentures, hearing aids, etc.
6. Special Items - for babies and elderly
7. Toiletries - Hygiene items
8. Cash
9. Flashlights/Batteries/Tools/Keys
10. Radio - battery operated and NOAA weather radio
11. Important Documents in a waterproof container
- insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, social security card, ect.
- Document all valuables
12. Vehicle Fuel Tanks Filled
13. Pet Care Items
- proper identification/immunization records
- ample supply of food and water
- a carrier or cage
- medications
- muzzle and leash

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Blogger Haleigh Anne said...

That's a cool list. I would have never thought of that as a Thursday 13...but, what a neat idea. Congrats on being so early, too.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

I am blessed we don't really get hurricanes in the area of Texas I'm in. We did have a tornado yesterday. During hurricane season I will keep you in my thoughts.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That's an interesting TT. I am glad that I don't have to deal with hurricane season- how scary.

My TT is up.

11:00 PM  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Oh I so hope you don't have to use any of your items. Mother Nature can be very scary. My prayers are with those of you that will have to deal with that weather.

Take care,

11:39 PM  
Blogger Me said...

We'll be praying for an uneventful hurricane season. Good list! My TT is up early also!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I live in NYC so I don't really have to worry about the bad storms. But that was truly interesting.

My T13 is up too!

12:21 AM  
Blogger kristarella said...

Wow, sounds a bit exciting, although I'm sure it's a pain in the butt at the time! Happy Thursday =)

2:16 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Very informative and helpful lists.

My TT is up too.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I hate hurricane season! I know I'm not in an area that has to deal with them, but I lived on and near the Texas coast up until 2 years ago.

Good to see you're prepared.

Happy Thursday & thanks for stopping by my 13! :)

6:36 AM  
Blogger Elle said...

I can't even imagine what it must be like to do this every year. We don't get too many hurricanes in the UK

Have a great TT day
Elle x

6:43 AM  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

Oh my........did you HAVE to remind me of the season coming up already? Boy last year was horrendouse, we had evacuation then it was called off at the last minute (AFTER we evacuated!)...

Great list.

Thanks for dropping by my T 13 and the wonderful anniversary wishes!!

7:04 AM  
Blogger The Red Queen said...

Great idea to remind us. We lost a 300 yard long dock to the hurricanes 2 years ago. Be blessed today. My TT is up.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Usually when we get a hurricane here, it's lost its strength. But I hope for those of you that live in harm's way, that it's a mild season.

8:43 AM  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Having lived in Florida for 6 years I was always doing this in May. After a while I said to Hubby, "let's move back home where life isn't so dangerous". We're retired and so it was an easy option for us.
New Hampshire is not so dramatic.
My 13 is up!

8:54 AM  
Blogger FrogLegs said...

Great things to keep on hand all the time- no matter what. We don't have hurricanes-- but we do have 72 hour kits packed and ready for whenever we might need them.

9:09 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Wow - what a good list to have handy. We don't have too much severe weather in AZ - just a couple of monsoon storms during the summer.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Strong Enough said...

GREAT list! I pretty much have ALL that apply except the cash. LOL

10:05 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That is a great list. This is only our second Hurricane season on the Gulf Coast and you listed a few things I never would have thought of. Last year, as we evacuated during Rita, I felt so unprepared. I said a little prayer, "God, if you just get us through this year,I promise we'll be more prepared next year!"


11:09 AM  
Blogger Scouser said...

Interesting list but I have to be honest, if I was living in an area affected by hurricanes, I would just move LOL. Thank you for visiting my T13

11:50 AM  
Blogger -R- said...

Good idea, but kind of scary! Reminds me that I am not even sure where my flashlights are!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Great idea, not only for yourself but for others who need a list such as that.


12:20 PM  
Blogger ceece said...

bwah! That is scary to think about. Fingers crossed that you don't ever have to need your kit.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

What a great idea! We are right on the east coast and so far have been pretty lucky, better safe than sorry. Praying we will have an uneventful season!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

I should probably have a survival kit similar to this since I live right in tornado alley, but alas, I don't.

Happy Thursday!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Lifecruiser said...

Ah, that was a very GOOD to have list!!! Wow... I seldom think about hurricanes and stuff, because we don't have any over here. We're lucky that way, but on the other hand, we've to deal with this cold weather we mostly have... Never satiesfying hah?
It must be difficult to take the dogs out on long walk during that season.
Hope it will be a mild season :-)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

no hurricanes here - we are just wating for a big earthquake to devestate us. i realy should shop for this stuff too!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Wow..great list..very prepared!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Melanie Morales said...

Well, we don't get hurricanes here - we get the sort without the water - those little things that touch down called tornadoes... But it's a great kit for most emergencies!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Holy cow. You are a much braver person than myself. I love Florida but I don't think I could live there for that very reason. Let's pray for a mild season this year!

Happy TT!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Quite a list!
I have a friend who has a diabetic in the family so also stores nuts & seeds - slow release carbs - against the insulin not lasting out.
I cant imagine having to be prepared like this 'just in case' every year.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Ames said...

I hope you stay safe - I guess we take it for granted, but you guys have to remain prepared.

my T13 is up if you get a chance to stop in.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

I'm guessing people will be a lot more careful this year with supplies. Thanks for posting a helpful TT.

My TT is up.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Just Expressing Myself said...

You're quite organzied.
Hope you and yours are super safe during the season.
Sending good vibes from NYC.
Oh and my list is up.
Take care,

4:13 PM  
Blogger Shalee said...

My folks live in Florida and they prepared for it too. Then they decided to work for FEMA because if they were going to have to leave, they might as well help others in the misery too.

My TT is up too.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Good list to print out for those in that area.

My TT is up at

6:24 PM  
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Isn't it terrible to have to be thinking of these things? I just pray for an easy season this year!

Good list!
My Tt is up.

7:51 PM  
Blogger TNChick said...

I hope this Hurricane season is mild!

12:04 AM  
Blogger Kendra said...

Great list you have up. We don't get hurricans here in NC, maybe a few tornados here and there, but it's best to have those things handy for anything though.

12:36 PM  
Blogger angela said...

I remember doing something kind of like this for Y2K...In a way, it's kind of nice to know you have what you need if something should go amiss...hope you don't need it...:-)

2:08 PM  

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