Tuesday Tea: Emergency Box

29 Apr

Happy Tuesday everyone!  In light of the recent line of storms sweeping over the country, I wanted to share the items in my emergency box.  Yes.  I have an emergency box.  Charlotte isn’t exactly Tornado Alley but we have had our fair share of flooding, hurricanes and intense storms (see our favorite car ever being driven out of a flood… totalled during Floodpodcalypse 2011.)

Living in a condo was pretty convenient when it came to stormy weather.  We never lost power, water or had any type of structural damage.  Now that we have been in a house and made it through a crazy winter and some big storms, I had to put together an emergency box, especially with Mason around.  Here is what I decided to include:

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights (and a Cars lantern for Mason)
  • Long burning candles
  • Lighters
  • A first aid kit
  • Phone charger
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Baby wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Games for Mason
  • Bones for Moe
  • A small foldable camping stove with propane (MicroRocket Stove)
  • Manual can opener
  • Duct tape AKA Macgyver Tape
  • Snacks 
  • Sofia (because, why not)

Thanks to Costco, we have enough non-perishable food and bottled water to last a while so I’m thankful that is covered.  Blankets, jackets and shoes are in our “safe zone” closet under the stairs where we can go if we need extra shelter in the house.  Anyways, I know I’m totally over thinking all of this but I would rather be on the safe side!

Whats in your emergency box?  I’m sure I forgot a thing or two, any more suggestions?

Here are some resources I used to put the box together:

Red Cross | FEMA | Ready.gov


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  • Kristen Brown

    Hi Samantha! I love your blog! So much so that I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. It’s a great way for new bloggers to get recognition and get to know the rest of the community. Please visit my blog at http://homesweetlifeblog.com/2014/05/05/liebster-awards-and-my-100th-post/ for more details. Congrats!

  • http://www.wearflowersinyourhair.com/ Nina B

    I’m late to the party this morning. It is still morning on the west coast :) Haha I will need to put one of these together when I move back. I kept telling myself I needed an Earthquake emergency box but I never put one together. Here’s hoping there isn’t on before I leave. Seriously

  • http://katieelizabethchicago.blogspot.com/ Katie Elizabeth

    This is such a smart idea! We have most of this stuff around our apartment but it would be so much better to keep it in one place in case of emergency. And what would we do without Costco?! Love that place!


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