The key to surviving a hurricane or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration dates on food, water and batteries and rotate your stock. Be sure window screens are in place and in good condition in the event the power is off for several days. If a hurricane/typhoon is on the way, fill your vehicle with gas and start preparing your home. Wash all laundry and dishes, secure outdoor items that may come in contact with power lines, such as trash cans, barbecues, etc., and prepare for your pet’s needs in case you have to evacuate. Check lanterns and flashlights and move your toolbox indoors in case it is needed for repairs. Clean out the refrigerator and discard any items that could spoil. As the danger gets closer, turn your refrigerator to its highest setting to help preserve foods if there is a power outage. Secure all windows and shutters. Remove furniture and carpets from areas where water may seep in. Fill washing machines and trash cans with water for washing. For drinking water, sterilize your bathtub and any other containers before filling them with water. Place rags or towels around the bottom of doors or other places where water could seep in, and sandbag around exterior doors. Have a mop and pail handy to clean up water. If you have to evacuate, turn off the main power switch. Take clothing, water and food to last for three to five days. When the typhoon hits, stay indoors and away from windows. After the danger has passed, remain indoors and be alert to hazardous conditions until an all clear has been declared.
Emergency Food Supply
Get Wine bottles from recycling bins, bars or lushy friends and dig a hole and cover.
The sunlight warms the bottle and then the soil.
Amazing Summer Drink
1 12-ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate thawed
1 6-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate thawed
4 cups cold water
1 liter club soda
chilled Ice cubes
Short (6-inch) wooden skewers
Assorted fruits such as halved orange slices, halved lime slices, orange sections, raspberries, strawberries, sliced kiwifruit, and mint
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing – hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
This is a fun and easy way to save money and reduce your baby’s exposure to chemicals.
What you’ll need:
- A sharp knife to cut paper towel roll in half
- A premium roll of white paper towel (cheap paper towel disintegrate easily)
- 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons baby soap or baby wash
- 1 Tablespoon baby oil or olive oil
- A plastic bowl container to put your paper towels in
The first thing you want to do is to:
- Cut the roll of paper towel in half with a knife.
- Mix all the liquid ingredients together.
- Place the half a roll of paper towel into the bowl.
- Pour it on top of the paper towel.
- Secure the lid of the container and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Turn the container upside down and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
- Remove the cardboard piece out of the middle of the paper towel.
Viola! You have made a homemade baby wipes
Here is a video on how to turn a soda can into a stove:
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that downing a whole bag of potato chips makes you fat faster than just about anything else, ice cream and soda included. A single potato chip has enough fat/oil that it can burn for up to 3 minutes! Potato chips are perfect fire starters used for camping or in any emergency situation.
Click on this link to watch the video: