Daylight saving time is coming to an end. That means it’s time to change your clocks and check your emergency stockpile! Pushing your clock back one hour is a great reminder to check in on your emergency supplies. This will help make sure all your tools are ready to be used in case of an emergency. Get Ready has a checklist and helpful tips to follow when making your emergency stockpile.
The basics that should always be in your emergency supply are:
1. Three-day water supply
2. Three-day supply of nonperishable food
3. Manual can opener
4. First-aid kit
5. Battery-operated or hand-crank radio
6. Flashlight and lanterns
7. Whistle to signal for help
8. Prescription medication
9. Battery-operated or solar cell phone charger
10. COVID-19 supplies, including masks and hand sanitizer
When daylight saving time begins or ends, it’s a great time to rotate out older supplies and fill in any missing items. You might want to refresh:
1. Food nearing its expiration date
2. Seasonal clothes
3. Pet supplies
5. Hygiene supplies
6. Updated important documents
Get Ready also has a cost-friendly stockpiling fact sheet. The fact sheet outlines different plans like buying one item for your stockpile every time you go to the store.
Using daylight saving time as a reminder to check on your stockpile and remove or change anything old is helpful. It will help keep you and your loved ones safe and prepared for any emergency!