Here we are again in Hurricane season.  I like to post my list every year. I have new things added like portable air conditioners on amazon, they are coming in today. Ill post my favorite ones soon , below I linked one of the few I purchased. We recently purchased artic air and its great- but it’s not battery operated. Going through a hurricane is one thing but  living hours, days or weeks without electricity is horrible in this heat. Praying all stay safe this season. Keep your eyes on Jesus!

Some items may seem unnecessary but in some instances, stores may be closed or you may be stuck in your neighborhood. Also, stores were out of bread and flour for a while, so stock up.

My (OTT Over the top) Hurricane list

  1. Animal food
  2. antibacterial soap and hand wipes, antiseptic, face wipes
  3. baby items, diapers, wipes, extra bottles, pedialyte
  4. Batteries for fans, radio, phones
  5. battery operated fans
  6. can opener – not electric
  7. cash on hand
  8. car keys – where are they? have an extra set close by
  9. cell phones charged , have a land line
  10. portable cell phone charger
  11.  Clorox
  12. coolee towels – frogg toggs chilly pad cooling
  13. coolers
  14. disinfectant wipes
  15. dust mask
  16. electric candles, lanterns
  17. extra deodorant, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toilet paper, dry shampoo, feminine supplies, cortisone, insect repellent, benedryl, mortrin, otc meds and rx, if you don’t have a pool in backyard to help flush toilet -have bags, ties and moist wipes, medicine- band aids,  first aid kit
  18. extra garbage bags
  19. Fill up all gas tanks
  20. fill up large tubs of water – not just your bathtub. I fill large storage containers with water for : animals, brushing teeth, wiping counters, cleaning dishes, flushing toilet. I’d fill 2-3 containers- and cover them up with a lid. I use the largest storage container I can find at walmart
  21. fire extinguisher
  22. fire and carbon dioxide detectors – check or change batteries
  23. first aid box
  24. flashlights – fluorescent light for main rooms
  25. flex tape
  26. flood insurance
  27. food ideas: 7 days of food bagels, food to grill, snacks, Gatorade, soup, canned items- beans, corn, tomato (chili seasoning) bread, crackers, nuts, raisins, fruit, pudding, cereal, breakfast bars, protein drinks, nutella , wraps, deli meats , canned meat, boxed milk, instant coffee, bread, canned foods with pop tops, breakfast bars, animal crackers, peanut butter, jelly, nuts, seeds, yogurt, flour, baking soda, eggs,
  28. freeze water in plastic freezer bags – lay them flat in freezer
  29. games – entertainment, cards..
  30. Gas- fill tank up
  31. Generator – test beforehand
  32. Get your grill ready, with utensils and anything you need to use it
  33. glasses or extra contact solution
  34. hand written list of phone numbers
  35. have insurance info ready
  36. Headlamp flashlight
  37. ice
  38. laptop batteries
  39. map
  40. Matches (in a waterproof container) / lighter
  41. Paper cups, paper plates, plastic ware, very small cups for brushing teeth
  42. phone battery packs
  43. phone numbers
  44. photos of home before store- and your vehicles- take inventory
  45. Plastic bags for outdoor debris pick up after storm 
  46. Portable air conditioners
    1. portable personal coolers around neck 
  47. Prep and test generator
  48. prepare valuables/paperwork in a safe and waterproof place : license, ss card, insurance, certificates, etc
  49. Prescriptions
  50. Radio or battery operated tv – noaa alert radio
  51. raincoat and rain boots
  52. small paper cups to brush teeth
  53. small plastic shoe box bins (with lid) filled with water  per person for brushing teeth
  54. soap
  55. solar battery for cell phone
  56. sunscreen
  57. tea lights to use at night as night lights- put in hallways, bathrooms – you’d be surprised at how dark it can get. The lights go out after about 2-3 nights, so get extra, you’ll be glad you did. I bought mine at michaels
  58. Water- 1 gallon per person per day plus tubs of water in plastic shoe boxes for brushing teeth – use the small plastic or paper cups – tiny cups, fill tub, fill containers
  59. waterproof containers for insurance and important documents
  60. whistle

Read He Protects me 
and God’s Protection 



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By Ancient Paths

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

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