Winter Storm Necessities

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As the country prepares for an onslaught of winter storms, it’s vital to have the proper equipment that will make it easier to get through harsh winter weather; you need to prepare for all possible outcomes and scenarios to avoid disaster. Here are some winter storm necessities you need for whatever Mother Nature throws at you!

Bottled Water

Purchasing a case or two of bottled water will help you stay hydrated and have a trustworthy water source to drink from. You’ll want to supply each person in the home with 1 gallon of water daily for up to 3 days.

Canned Goods

Canned food is great for potential emergencies, they are easy to store, don’t need to be refrigerated, and have a long shelf life! We recommend comfort food that keeps you warm, such as soups and stews. If you want to try cooking soup instead, try this quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe we found!

High Protein Food

Stocking up on high protein food like jerky and eggs is a great way to keep your strength and gain extra energy throughout the day. Jerky can also last a long time if freeze dried! You may also want to purchase energy food like cliff bars and trail mix!

Pet Food

If you have a furry friend, be sure to get them the food they’ll need as well! The animals still need to follow their eating schedule in order to stay on top of their health. This will also help you avoid having to share your own food with them, which is better for spreading out your own supply!

Baby Supplies

If you have a little one crawling around it is imperative to have an adequate supply of diapers and formula. If possible, get some extra in the event a neighbor or loved one runs out. Reaching out and supporting those around you will make even the worst of situations better for everyone!

Power Generator

A power generator will come in handy if the power goes out. This will allow you to continue to charge your devices, run electronics like a hot plate or griddle, and jump your car if it doesn’t start. If it’s electric, be sure to charge it beforehand. If it’s gas-powered, be sure it’s filled up and ready to go! Power banks for your phone are also a good thing to have as they help preserve energy from the generator!

Prepare Your Car

There may be the possibility that you need to evacuate and leave your home. Check that your car is ready for this occasion. Fill it up with gas, have jumper cables handy, purchase sand/kitty litter, and have a roadside emergency kit in case you have to pull over. If you want more tips on what you can do to prepare for driving in the winter, check out this article on holiday road trip tips!

First Aid Kit

Have a first aid kit prepared so you can be ready for any injuries or accidents that may occur. Roads may not be accessible, and urgent care might not be an option should anyone in the home get hurt. You can find a good kit online or in any grocery store like Walmart. You should also ensure that all of your prescriptions are filled and that you have any medication you need stocked up.

We hope this could help you prepare for the brutal weather that’s been ravaging the country the past few weeks. Stay safe, stay inside, and stay warm!

SHANE CHRISTOPHER

Nominated for Loan Officer of the Year by ASREB in 2017 and a Mortgage Loan Officer since 2013, Shane holds more than 30 years of customer sales and service career experience, Gilbert-based Shane Christopher serves as a Mortgage Advisor with Geneva Financial. He is renowned—and respected—for a hometown attitude of service with a smile and treating clients like family.