Thursday, November 02, 2023

Set your clocks and check your stocks: tips for emergency stockpiles!

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
4. Medication 
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!

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