Starting today, every Monday I will give you a weekly assignment. This homework is designed to keep you thinking about preparedness and working toward it. No one will be looking over your shoulder to make sure you complete each week’s assignment. But, by following along and completing the tasks, you’ll be all the better for it.
This week, I want you to do a complete inventory and inspection of every one of your emergency kits. Get your bug out bag out of your trunk and empty it. Inspect every item, checking for signs of wear or damage. Rotate your food and water. Resharpen any bladed tools. Check the expiration dates on first aid kit contents and food items.
Go through your home emergency kit and replace all batteries. Make sure everything that is supposed to be in there still is present and accounted for. We all have a tendency to grab things out of the kits and not put them back.
If for some reason you don’t have a bug out bag or home emergency kit yet, now is a great time to get them assembled. I’ve done several blog posts on how to do this. Just do a search for bug out bag to find those posts.
Please comment below with how you did with this assignment.