I'm no girl scout, but I'm pretty sure that with a little forethought, Dorothy could have avoided a lot of unnecessary witch-melting (not to mention the inconvenience of walking all the way to Oz in heels).Storm season is coming to Queensland and given my flying monkey aversion, I've put together a storm kit - a box of things that we might need should we lose power for an extended period.
Storm Kit Essentials:
- portable radio
- spare batteries
- first aid kit (including any essential medications)
- copies of important documents in a waterproof bag (I've got copies of birth certificates, passports, our medicare and private health cards. If you have essential medications, I would also include a copy of your prescription.)
- waterproof bags
- UHT milk (I'd choose flying monkeys and melting witches over my monkeys and their melt-downs if the girls were without milk!)
- water (here on the farm no power = no water, so I've bought a large container of drinking water and I'll fill the bath when I think a storm is getting serious).
Other things to consider including:
- gloves (for post-storm clean up)
- non-perishable food items (we could survive for weeks on the stuff I have stockpiled in the cupboard - any one would think I was a child of the depression)
- wine (kidding - kind of....)
What things do you consider essential?
What would you miss most if you were without power for a couple of days?