Emergency Supplies: My New Emergency Cupboard

December 4th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

I now have an Emergency Cupboard in addition to my Go Bag. This is for hunkering down. I wanted all my power outage supplies in one place so I don’t have to go searching around for them when the lights go out. As you can see, I’ve got my battery operated lantern, battery operated radio, (that’s the black thing on the right) a manual coffee press, candles, plastic and staples in case a window is blown out … hmmm. That’s it, it seems. I’ve got a flashlight closer by on a shelf, and one in my purse, and a drawer full of batteries.

Seems like I should need more stuff. What am I forgetting? Food yeah, but what else?

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  1. 12 Responses to “Emergency Supplies: My New Emergency Cupboard”

  2. By Dave on Dec 4, 2012

    First aid kit ?

  3. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Dec 4, 2012

    Bottled water? Or is that a given as a citizen of NYC?

  4. By Gene on Dec 4, 2012

    You should definitely have water, ideally a couple gallons of it. And an emergency supply of cat food.

  5. By Mavis on Dec 4, 2012

    And cash! Living in SoCal during the last big earthquake, there was no electricity for several days…no access to banks/ATMs, etc.

  6. By Jane Jetley on Dec 5, 2012

    A gun?? I surely would….

  7. By Jane Jetley on Dec 5, 2012

    Wait….I did not think long enough….I got it….Catfood!!

  8. By Stacy Horn on Dec 5, 2012

    GUN????? (I’m very very very very clumsy. No one on the planet wants me with a gun in my hand.) But otherwise, great suggestions everyone, thank you!

  9. By Dan on Dec 5, 2012

    I’ve been thinking about switching my phone back to analog, and using my old dial up phone. The reason is that a cordless phone, which most of us have, relies on regular power to function. The old analog phones use phone company power, so that during a black out you still have a functioning phone.
    In case of a REAL extreme emergency, I’m planning on eating my cat. (Onnnnnly kidding.)

  10. By Mavis on Dec 5, 2012

    Good advice, Dan. While I have a cordless phone and a cell phone, when “disaster strikes”, those devices don’t work. I have an ugly beige analog wall phone in my kitchen which always works…I was in great demand from my neighbors during our big Northridge earthquake when they couldn’t reach out-of-state family members.

    Hummm…maybe subconsciously, my two cats’ increasing plumpness is in anticipation of that dire need you spoke of?

  11. By christine on Dec 6, 2012

    I recommend everyone listen to the Diane Rheme part II show tody on NPR, where experts discussed this issue. If electricity fails, Power back up is important if you have cable or broadband, and it is available, in numerous forms. “The times, they are a changin”-Dylan. IMHO, evrey street or every half mile should have a copper whire landline emergency phone. However…

  12. By christine on Dec 6, 2012

    Sorry for the tyos- computer problems…

  13. By Stacy Horn on Dec 7, 2012

    Yeah, I have an old style phone which always works when the power is out.

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