As I mentioned yesterday, we tested out the Bitch Squad disaster preparedness kit during the recent power outage. A certain Emily asked what is included in our box of needed things.
The problem with putting together a proper preparedness kit for you and yours is…well, money. A bitch is broke, so I am more than familiar with this issue.
However, a bitch has come up with an easy solution…find a lot of friends and hook up a group plan!
There is power in numbers, chil’ren…trust a bitch. Choosing who to include in your Its Us Against the World Box/Bunker Full of Needed Things is actually rather easy. Just make a list of those folks in your circle who are likely to knock on your door when major shit goes down…or who you are likely to hunt down in such an instance.
And now, by request…
ABB’s Preparedness List (a work in progress)
Water…lots of water…factor in the number of people and pets and you will need 1 gallon of water per person/dawg/cat per day.
Mmmhmmm, that’s a lot of H2O!
You should have a water purification kit too…but go ahead and start gathering water because you know your ass isn’t going to want to do that purification shit until you are certain all hell has broken out…which should take a few days at least.
Note – buy extra water each time you go to the store and set it aside in a 'do not touch/reserved for when all hell breaks out' area. It adds up and doesn’t hurt the pocket book so much!
Food…non-perishable food, for the love of all that is holy.
It may look nasty now, but it will look divine when you are hungry. Do not forget your pets and their needs too! Canned food should be stored in the 'do not touch/reserved for when all hell breaks out' area. And try for some variety…some fruits and veggies.
Cookies for C-Money.
You get the picture...
Note – pick up a little bit each time you go to market so that you aren’t feeling the pinch all at once.
Portable battery powered radio…and lots of batteries. Check the batteries when you regularly check the batteries in your smoke detector…you don’t wanna be kicking yourself in the ass when you need them the most.
Flashlights…and lots of batteries.
Sanitation and hygiene shit. Keep it real, people. Situations can get real nasty real quick when you are hold up in a house.
First Aid kit and manual.
Can opener & kitchen shit. Unless you want to eat cold beans out of a can with your hands.
At least one baseball bat.
Think about it (wink).
No one is gonna carve your ass out of anywhere, so be prepared to handle your bitness!
Meds…extra meds…Aspirin, Claritin, eye drops, anti-nastification ointment…shit like that.
Blankets…and pillows too.
Scrabble, because it never gets boring…and C-Money and my Play Husband adore it. Oh and books too.
A whistle to signal for help. Because you may not be able to get pull a Bacall when you really need to.
A dust mask…’cause.
No less than half a tank of gas in your car…because gas pumps don’t work when the electricity is down.
A bike…because gas pumps don’t work when the electricity is out.
Did a bitch mention a baseball bat?
Anyhoo, September is preparedness month and a good time to sit those you care about down…look them in the eye…and tell them that its us against the world and we need a box/room/bunker full of needed shit.