Monthly Archives: April 2015

8 apps for earthquake preparation and tracking

Here is a link to a blog post on seattlepi.com that shows a few cool apps you should at least check out. I used to live in earthquake country and know first hand the importance of early warning tracking and being prepared. You should have a years supply of food on hand. If you don’t we can show you how – here.

8 apps for earthquake preparation and tracking

 

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

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It’s that time of year and as all good Prepper’s do we start spring cleaning! Being prepared is about vigilance. Having the right items ready when you need them. Here is a short checklist for you to use as a reminder. The list is short but some items might take a little time to complete, so print this list out and keep it handy.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • This is typical spring cleanup. But all you preppers tend to hoard stuff. Note I said “you preppers.” We are sizing down and getting ready to live the RV life so I know it can be done. Be ruthless!
  • You’re already onto your garden – great! Now is the time to buy your replacement seeds. Learn how to store them properly.
  • Change out or clean any water filters around the house. Especially the refrigerator!
  • Check all your fire extinguishers. Replace any with a low charge. (also an RV item)
  • Test all CO2 and smoke alarms. (also an RV item)
  • Check the cords on your portable electronics. Are your USB cords in good repair? Replace any that are torn or frayed.
  • Replace your pillows. We wrote a great article on why, here.
  • Ensure all flashlights work and are bright. If dim, then replace them. Always have extra on hand of all sizes. Don’t forget the odd size batteries you need for things like a camera or hearing aid. Here is a guide if you are travelling with batteries.

Items specific to your RV

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  • Check the roof. Keeping your RV leak free will pay dividends in the future.
  • Check around windows, doors, and vents for leaks. Seal them as needed.
  • Check all the inside and outside lights. Replace any not working and make sure you have spare bulbs on hand.
  • Check around shower/toilet area for mold, mildew, and leaks
  • Are the tanks full or empty? This is a personal choice and dependent on weather in your specific area.
  • They should be full and ready to roll! Don’t forget to check the spare.

Well, I think that’s enough to keep you busy well into June. Start today and keep at it, I better get started myself.

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