Apr
24
Sat
Check Flashlights & Lanterns
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am
Check Flashlights & Lanterns

Check all the flashlights and lanterns around your house to make sure they are in good working condition. Replace batteries or fuel if necessary.

May
1
Sat
Change Water in Car
May 1 @ 9:00 am
Change Water in Car

You should keep water in your car, it is the easiest way to guarantee you always have water with you. Plastic bottles will start to leach after 2 years, but leaving them in hot cars might cause it to happen faster.

Rotate and Use Food Close to Expiration
May 1 @ 9:00 am
Rotate and Use Food Close to Expiration

Rotate and use any food that is close to expiring. Rotate any food in your caches as well if they are close to expiring.

May
8
Sat
Add Seasonal Clothes to Bug Out Bag
May 8 @ 9:00 am
Add Seasonal Clothes to Bug Out Bag

Add winter clothes to your BOB before the weather turns cold. You don’t want to find yourself stuck in a freak snow fall without it. As the weather starts to warm up, remove your winter gear and replace with warm weather appropriate clothing. You should also change out your sleeping bag.

May
15
Sat
Inventory Home Repair Items
May 15 @ 9:00 am
Inventory Home Repair Items

Make sure you have sufficient amounts of plywood, tarps, 2x4s, screws and nails. These items can be in short supply during/after a natural disaster.

May
22
Sat
Check Expiration Dates on Pet Food
May 22 @ 9:00 am
Check Expiration Dates on Pet Food

Check the expiration dates on any pet food you have stored up. Replace expired items.

Jun
5
Sat
Make Sure Flashlights are Easily Accessible
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am
Make Sure Flashlights are Easily Accessible

Over time flashlights have a tendency to get moved around. Take a few minutes to put them back where they belong so they are easy to find if the lights go out.

Jun
12
Sat
Change Out Stored Water
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am
Change Out Stored Water

It is always a smart idea to change the water in any jugs that you store for your survival water supply. Mold and bacteria can form in containers over time. Clean and scrub all jugs and refill with clean water.

Jun
18
Fri
Rotate Gasoline Stores
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am
Rotate Gasoline Stores

If you store gas for bugging out, now is the time to empty those containers into your vehicle, and refill your gas cans with fresh fuel.

Jun
19
Sat
Check Your Gas Supplies for Cooking
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am
Check Your Gas Supplies for Cooking

If you have electric appliances you’ll need to have gas cooking options to replace your stove and oven. Store enough gas to cook with a gas camping stove in case the power goes out.