Let’s talk about emergency preparedness. This episode was recorded on a totally normal day, before COVID-19 but we’re talking about ALL the other emergencies that you need to prepare for — fires, earthquakes and more (also great advice for the situation we are in now too!)
Be sure to grab my Emergency Preparedness Checklist << that post inspired this episode as well!
Today’s guest is one of my best friends who wanted to remain “Becky” in this episode. She’s one of my favorites, and I think this episode is a good time. 🙂
Big thanks to today’s sponsor Family Routines — if you’re looking to get your family prioritized and ready — this is the course for you!
Items talked about in this episode:
- Food & water storage
- Creating an emergency binder
- What to take in an emergency
- Wheat Grinders
- My Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
- Hand Wheat Grinder
- Water storage barrels
- How to create a will & trust
- 72 hour kits pre-done at Amazon
- Preparedness Website from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Producer: Drew Erickson
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Okay, so this episode was recorded before coronavirus came into our lives. I have to say this week is crazy. Our school just got canceled through the whole year.And I have to say I cried, which really caught me off guard. I was surprised. I was so upset about it, but I definitely was and I just caught our whole house off guard anyway, it’s a lot going on. But I still felt like this episode was really important because being prepared for an emergency is really important. So this episode actually talks about my friend escaping fires close to her house.
But I think it’s just as important as any emergency that we might prepare for if you guys have any friends in Utah, you know that they had an earthquake during the beginning of covid 19. So, let’s, let’s talk about emergency preparedness. Welcome back to the polling curls podcast today on episode 38. We are talking about disaster. Guys, disaster is something that I hope we are all prepared for or working to get prepared for, but I find that people just get so overwhelmed thinking about which disaster affair for how to start, all those kinds of things. Today we’re going to give you where to start. Let’s untangle it. Welcome to the pulling girls podcast where we untangle everything from pregnancy parenting, home routines, even some family travel because heavens knows our lives are tangled.I’m your host, Hilary Erickson.
Okay, before we get started, I want to make sure that you guys know that there is a disaster preparedness check sheet in the show notes of this post and also in the post that inspired this episode. So go to pulling curls comm backslash podcast. This is Episode 38. And you can find it there big thanks to everybody that has left reviews for us on Apple podcasts. It really means a lot if you could just head on over there. Leave us some stars leave us some words. It really helps us out. today. I have a friend on we met when I lived in California and she lived in California and we actually really wanted to both get prepared for disasters, which at the time California Bay Area is earthquakes and so we really work together on getting our Water and things like that prepared we also just get along really well and I knew it would be a fun conversation that hopefully you guys would enjoy. So today I want to introduce you to my friend Becky. This episode of The pulling curls podcast is sponsored by the organized home the realistic way to manage a home reduce clutter and clean less ever wished you could relax with Netflix rather than worrying about the state of your home or that last paper you need. No more than 18 hours to prep for company be prepared for any doorbell. Let’s simplify organizing so you can enjoy life more save 15% with a coupon code untangled you can find it at point curls calm and the menu under courses or in this episode show notes. Hey, Becky, welcome to the podcast.
Hi Hillary guys. Becky’s coming all the way from Poland. That’s true. The internet is amazing. Okay, Becky and I live together when we add super tiny houses. Right, Becky? Very true. Yes. Yeah. So let’s talk about our early disaster prep. Tell me some of the things you did when space and money were certainly an issue.
Okay. Well, before we even lived in a house, we lived in apartments and didn’t have space for a lot of storage. But I’ve always been a little bit of a fanatic about being prepared for the future. So I would you know, when we didn’t have a garage or space to keep things I would keep like gallon sized waters that you can buy at the grocery store for like $1 and I kept them in a closet in my apartment or you can keep them under your bed or wherever you have room and I would keep five or 10 gallons of water on hand and then I would just pull them out and rotate them occasionally. Sometimes if we had a party I’d pull one out for people you know, to drink from whatever and then for food storage, I just would keep my pantry stocked so whatever foods we were eating, I would always have one or two extra like rice, you know, instead of having one bag of rice in the pantry, I have three bags in the pantry, etc. etc. cereal, canned foods, snacks, fried foods, whatever it is,
right? I like that because a lot of times people think food storage, I’ve gotta just have beans and wheat berries, right?
Yeah, I think it’s one really important thing about food storage. My parents are getting older and we’ve actually been going through their, their storage room and we are Throwing away just cans and cans and cans of food that my mom can like 30 years ago, and we never use it because it wasn’t food that we ate, and there was never an emergency. And so we never, you know, busted open that can of wheat, or whatever it was. And so I think my takeaway is, you know, keep foods that you actually eat in your food storage, because you do need to rotate them. First of all, we might sit on your shelf for three years, but there’s there are very few scenarios where you’re really going to need that week if you don’t use wheat on a regular basis. So also I keep wheat
and my food storage, but it is emergency wheat. So I have regular wheat that I make bread with but I’m afraid to open my cans because I’m like, well, that’s the emergency wheat
well, and then you have to recant it or whatever it is. So but but if you’re not using wheat, and you’ll have an emergency, do you even know how to use wheat? I mean, are your kids going to eat? I mean, if there’s a real emergency and you have to you might not even be able to use it to make bread or anything, you know, I mean, but you’d have to have a grinder. I mean, you have to like really be somebody who knows what to do with wheat if you’re going to have wheat and jaggery. So I mean, I think Keep things like you can can your own spaghetti sauce, you know, I mean, things like that, you know, you that’s what you want to have in your food storage, whether it’s mac and cheese, rice cereal, you know, whatever your kids are going to eat. And then you can have some of that long term term food storage we and you know, you can get freeze dried fruits and vegetables, those things are good to have. But I would say we’re, you’re especially for short term food storage. Like if you’re in an apartment, you’re gonna have one month of food storage, it should be food, you’re at your
Yeah, for the most part, you’re gonna have a year supply of food storage, you know, then you can expand I’ve always thought because I was a nurse that I probably would be out like working so I haven’t gonna have all this wheat that no one in my family knows what to do with because I will be at the hospital
right? We’ll be screwed, right? I mean, yeah, you have to grind it or you have to soak it or whatever it is right? You have to
hire the little red hen.
Do well, and I mean, I mostly for me, I view the purpose of food storage is just being prepared also for a rainy day. Maybe you lose your job or whatever it is. And in that scenario, you know, you might not want wheat like it’s not necessarily going to be the end of the world when you use your food storage. So I think trying to plan through like, in the past I’ve planned meals I kind of got off the topic Hilary.
Off the top, which is my other. That’s the other name of this podcast. Yeah, right,
perfect. In the past, I’ve like sat down and planned seven meals, and then figured out how to put those in food storage, like the spaghetti or whatever it is, you know, rice and beans or whatever and or dried you could get like dried chicken, freeze dried chicken, you know, and have a night plan kind of like food storage around those meals, then when we need to use it, we we have a meal plan, and it’s really easy to follow and we know what to do. And then it’s also easy to rotate it because a lot of stuff will need to get rotated at some point, right? Yeah. Or you can leave it there for 30 years and in 30 years, your kids are going to come over and start cleaning it out and dumping it on the garbage for you. So there’s a few different scenarios about how this can play out.
You’re clearly playing out the clean out scenario right now. Which we’re doing that
right now. And I’ve
had so many friends who move and movers look at the food storage and they’re like, Oh, no, I have not taken 60 pounds of wheat berries in this truck. And so they have to Yeah.
Now having said all that, I do have wheat, but I have a wheat grinder and I make homemade bread. Oh, I know how to use my week. Do you have a hand wheat grinder? But yeah, and we actually had to just put all of our stuff in storage when we moved to Poland over a year ago and all my food storage went into our storage unit, which I had to make sure it was air conditioned and blah, blah, blah. But yeah, so it’s interesting.
I don’t have a hand grinder. I sit here talking about I were talking about
I have a hand grinder. Yeah, I have a hand grinder and an electric grinder. Hand grinders are pretty easy to come by. Yeah, shake. I think I got mine from emergency essentials for pretty cheap.
Yeah, I’m sure Amazon has them now.
But I’ve never used it because that sounds like a lot of work.
Yeah. Looking for the little red hen please. Right. All right. Right. So you evacuated with a disaster, what two summers ago?
It was 20 1403 it was six years ago. California wildfires are on about a seven year cycle. It’s like it takes about seven years for all the vegetation to grow back and then everything catches on fire again,
great. You’ll be back right in time. It’s gonna be perfect.
I know. I can’t wait because it was like the best day of my life and we got evacuated. I was really prepared for it. It was like, I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life. And I’m pretty sure that after the fact, I was bragging to everybody about how amazing I was in that emergency and how was it
good? Okay, so let’s start with the good news. What did you do? Right?
Well, besides everything? Yeah, it’s actually a funny story because there were so many fires in Southern California that time that before our fire even broke out. We had friends in Carlsbad who were being evacuated and they came to my house. They were staying at my house and I was in the kitchen. I went in the yard and there was just a huge cloud of smoke up in the hills behind our house and we knew we were next on the chopping block. And so I called my husband and told him to get home and we got to work, packing the car. And it was very easy. I knew exactly what to do. I grabbed hard drives and computers and our wedding album and through our 72 hour kits in the car, and I keep, which I keep in the garage, I have like big water barrels, but you can’t take those with you in an emergency. So I kept a couple of five gallon jugs that you can buy them at Walmart for, I don’t know $7 and you can just fill them up with your water and put in you usually you put in a little bit of bleach and I just kept those by your 72 hour kits. So I was able to grab a couple of those, throw them in the back of the car. And I actually had time to go in and pack a few clothes and toiletries before we had to leave and that was it. And we were off and I felt like we can go anywhere. We have food. We have water, we have clothes, you know were prepared. So we ended up leaving the house. We closed up the house, all the windows and everything ended up leaving the house on we really did not have anywhere to go because half of half of North County was like on fire and the other half like all the hotels were full because everybody was evacuating. So we had some people saying well, you can come with us To this person’s house, but like, you’re gonna have to sleep on the floor. And so in retrospect, or in that moment, I thought, you know what, gosh, I could have grabbed our sleeping bag in the garage. What had I just grabbed some sleeping bags, we could have gone anywhere. We could have gone camping. But really like we would have been, it wouldn’t matter like as long as we just had, we would have had everything we needed, you know. So we luckily ended up finding a hotel a little bit out of town, and it worked out and it was fine. And our house did not burn down and but it did take several air several days after we returned for like smoke to clear out of the house in the back count fire smell. Um, so yeah, how long were you gone for? We our whole community was evacuated for like two nights, I think three days and two nights so it wasn’t super long.
Yeah. 72 hour kit basically. Right, right.
You’re waiting Hillary good math. 72 hour kit. Yeah, it was it was perfect. And we ended up not even needing to use the 72 hour kids but you just never know and you know in that moment You’re panicked our house over our back fence is city property and there’s lots of vegetation and we had no idea if that was going to catch fire and if that catches fire Our house is gone because there are tall trees and the embers float over my house so we had no idea what we were going to be coming back to. Unfortunately the fire didn’t spread all the way to our house. But yeah, but then that panic moment you know, I want you mean you it is kind of a panic moment where you think what’s most important like you don’t have a lot of time and being prepared is really key because I just was like, like I said, I’m you know, I’ve been waiting my whole life this moment. So I knew exactly exactly what I needed to get because I had planned and so when we drove away I felt good about what was left behind and what was in the car and that we were all saying no and
yeah, I might have left a kid there to protect my property.
Just kidding. I mean, if you could pick which kid maybe I’m which kid for
sure. I guess all my kids are taking bets as to which one I would leave. Did you have a list of like the paperwork and stuff you wanted to bring with
you? So yes, that’s a good question. That is another thing I brought. They didn’t want anything. I actually have an important papers binder. So I keep all of our immunizations, birth certificates wedding, what do you call it, your marriage certificate, Social Security cards, our will and trust, which we have all of this stuff is in one place in a binder. And I was able to grab that binder and go with it. You I totally didn’t even tell you that. That was like an important part. This is why I’m the interviewer.
So do you have digital? So do you keep your actual copies in that binder? I do have actual copies. Yeah, in the binder, but your trust it’s got to be a digital one. Like my trust is like three inches of fish paper. I have
a binder my will and trust is in a binder but it’s all backed up.
Okay, but it’s a separate thing. Right?
It’s a separate I have two binders and one with all the papers and one with my That’s awesome.
I think that is something that everyone even if you don’t put the originals in there because somehow that makes me a little nervous even if you did copies right be a good start.
Well, yeah, because if you get evacuated and you can’t get back home and you have you know, I mean you might need that information. insurance information. Mine has all of our insurance information in it just phone numbers. Yeah, you just never know what if you have to leave the country in an emergency because you commit a crime like you definitely want to have your key needs that your papers with you. I won’t ask why you’re in Poland right now. That’s not why we’re that’s not where we left the country.
But also, it’s a good idea to have those documents backed up somewhere else. So you can leave them with grandparent.
Yeah, I have mine on Dropbox or Google Drive also in a special secret folder,
right? Yeah, you can have digital copies. But I mean, if you really needed it, usually you have to have a real certified copy of something so you can you can get extra copies and keep it at your parents house or just out if you don’t like your family at a friend’s house. Oh, Hillary, you could keep it at my house
in Poland that would do me a lot of good in your storage said, Okay, what would you have changed though? Is there anything that you fail that I know this is gonna be hard for you?
Yeah, I mean, I really don’t fail very often. I think just the thinking about like, where are we going to sleep in having sleeping bags I mean, because Worst case scenario, we had our minivan. You know, we could have slept in our van if we’d had Sleeping Dogs or something. I mean, this wasn’t, this was a disaster where we were able to get places and get outside of the, you know, city and it was kind of localized. So if there were a huge earthquake, and you know, you probably don’t have anywhere to go, and then in that case, you want to consider, oh, I might have to, I might really have to count. You know, who knows, think of Katrina. I don’t know, you know what, people didn’t always have somewhere to go, or they didn’t always have it. Well, and we lived in earthquake country when we were together. And so that’s a different thing. Yeah, prepare for because I always figured we would camp in our backyard for however long until our house was stable or whatever. I don’t know. Ah, yeah. You never know. Yeah. So that was the only thing we didn’t have. And there was a moment where we were a little panic. Like, we really did not know where we were going to sleep. And we father three kids with us. So luckily, it worked out but it took quite a long time to find somewhere. I was just six hours away. That’s true. We could have driven. We didn’t have high hopes of just like going back home in a day or two. Yeah, that’s true. Okay. So now you’re on sabbatical for what? Three years so we are living in Poland I wouldn’t call it a sabbatical My husband has a really stressful job.
Just kidding What do you call it like a year abroad? You’re abroad we’re
expatriate Okay, you’re living in Poland took a work assignment abroad. Yeah, so I don’t I mean, we’re here temporarily so I’m not going to have like six months of food for everything but I basically just keep we have a water dispenser with the five gallon jugs in our kitchen. So I just keep extra gallons, the five gallons in my garage I usually have about five of them just because we rotate them but I make sure I have extra so we’re never out of water. So that’s kind of my water storage. We also don’t live in a place that’s prone to fires or earthquakes. So I don’t feel like as critical that we have the emergency stuff that we had in Southern California but still and then I just do basically what what we did when we were living in a smaller apartment. I have a pantry full of you know, extra food that just back up for things I always make sure we have plenty of rice and cereal and that all the snacks that my kids like and canned foods and I keep you know just extra I just always have extra stuff on hand just in case for 72 hour kits. I don’t really have 72 hour kits Harry just keep in my car I keep food and water and a first aid kit and you know jumper cables stuff like that and then that’s pretty much it that’s all I’m doing here. I feel like a failure now that I’m telling it to you
Well, okay, what kind of disasters does Poland really have though? Because I think each person needs to think like I’m in Arizona so our big disaster would be Yeah, lack of electricity and burning like the surface of the sun. Right? Right. So water is our big one. Yeah, so
since we have lived here we have had our electricity go out actually several times so we have a fireplace and we keep what we don’t usually burn we don’t usually start burning fire sir. But we do have we have what just in case we need a fire our electricity actually went out last night for three hours. Oh, wow. That’s Yeah, happens. And then water. I just felt like it really doesn’t matter where you live. You need to have water storage. It’s the number one thing everybody should be concerned about because I don’t know if you know this but you can’t live without water what you will die but really that is the first step is water water is the most critical part and that was I mean if you look at the disasters that happened around the world and like in Katrina that was the biggest problem was people didn’t have water and getting people water it’s it’s tough so I even tell in California No, I have like 100 gallons of water in jugs and then I also keep you know, like the five gallon jugs in my garage and I’ve told my neighbors you know, if there’s a disaster you’re gonna want to come to my house because I’m like, pretty awesome at disaster prep.
You’re gonna tell them they were on their own
but don’t tell any of your friends because I don’t know them So number one, yeah,
so I keep I have like 200 gallons outside and giant containers. And then I have but I do keep some in the house because in air in California, I always kept them in the house because I wasn’t sure where we didn’t getting trapped.
Yeah, so it’s good. Good to have him everywhere. Well, and I’ve read you know, if the if there is a disaster, you want to Go fill up your bathtub and you’re saying fill everything up with water. So you have the water, but you can’t, I mean, first of all, you need drinking water, but you can’t cook without water you like if you have a gas stove, you might still be able to cook. Usually, I guess probably not in a disaster even using gas, but we have like a propane stove that we take camping with us. So that’s kind of our disaster stove that we would use for cooking. But again, you need water to cook a lot of things mean and then just hygiene brushing your teeth, you know, whatever it is, water is pretty critical. But even if you have nothing else, if you have water, you can survive for quite a while. But I don’t know if I mentioned this, but without water, you’re not going to last very long.
Yeah. So although some people are like, what would you do if a nuclear bomb went off? And I’d be like, I would hope I would die. That’s my that’s my disaster plan. Right? Because some of them you’re like, I don’t know if I want to live through that. So yeah,
it’s you know, it’s funny because we actually live where we’re near Chernobyl. So we have when we were moving here our realtor remembers growing up and like being evacuated from the Chernobyl. It wasn’t a nuclear bomb. It was a nuclear meltdown meltdown. Right? And so it was crazy just listening to her talk about that. And I was like, oh, man, I would have been so prepared for that. But yeah, I probably would not want to survive through a nuclear bomb going off.
Yeah. Okay, so let’s talk about things people could do right now. So water is definitely one of them and I would make the water work for you. So yeah, like Becky said, there’s we have one or we have five gallon ones I think that stack and we just got them at the grocery store and they’re and they’re so easy to keep in your house. So that’s a great place to start. It just adds you know, $5 to your grocery budget that well can every week you just pick up five more. Yep. And it’s a real easy way
and it’s good for about a year the water so every year you wrote you know you rotate it and you go while your lawn or flowers with it,
you know, or you don’t because you
don’t. But yeah, so I would just I did that with my barrels today. We just dump it out on my lawn and turn my sprinklers. Yeah, so start with water. Definitely water is the place to start. So get your five gallons jogs from the grocery store a dilemma or whatever it is. You want to get the big gallons the big huge. What do you call those? Hilary? I think it’s 50 gallons a big thank you
those you usually want to buy the barrels
Yeah. in person at an emergency because the big cost for those is shipping. So look at emergency preparedness store near you because they’re not that expensive. Yeah,
those are those can be hard to find outside of probably Utah and Arizona. We actually drove ours back from Utah off the top of your car to California. Yeah, no, my husband was there by himself anyway. Yeah. So he filled up the car with as many as many as many What did we call them? What are we calling them? barrels? barrels. barrels, you guys I have early onset dementia. It’s not really a joke. It’s true. barrels. Yes. So he brought the barrels home But anyway, but we do the barrels and then I always keep I usually will just have like a case of water in the car just because a bottle of water that and my kids use reusable water bottles so before anybody shames me for keeping case of water bottles in my car, but those are for me. Emergency and then they’re easy to rotate out if we need to. And then I mean, if somebody does forget water and we’re, you know, on a long drive or something, we do have water. So I keep those in the car. And then I keep my five gallon jugs in the garage. And then we have our water barrels. The next thing is food. I think food The next time you grocery shop, just double up on a few, like maybe five things that you buy.
So buy extra, a couple extra boxes of cereal or some extra rice or extra, you know, we use like canned black beans like crate though, get some extra and keep it in your pantry. And then just slowly every time you go to the store, buy a little extra things that you use. When you build up your rotating food storage, the stuff that you’re going to be using on a regular basis and rotating through and you have a good stock of that then you can start thinking about maybe getting dried foods or wheat or whatever it is for longer term storage. But definitely start with the stuff that you use in the short term and the stuff that you’re going to rotate first. I think for starting a 72 hour kit, find a bag, put some water and some snacks in it and it started and then you can just if you did that for everyone. In your family, you would at least have something to grab in an emergency and you would have food and water. And obviously, that’s the most critical part. And then you can just add to it when you think of it, you know, throw in whatever else you think of a first aid kit, you know, a change of clothes, whatever it is, there are a million lists online of things you can do. And you know, just think about what’s really important because that bag gets heavy. Really?
Yeah, we actually have especially with water in it, we actually do not separate ours out. And you have each kid their own bag, their own 72 hour kit.
Everybody has their own bag, and they have to be able to carry it. We have one giant bag. Yeah. Okay. You have to what if you had to walk though, Hillary, that’s Drew’s problem. What if he had to walk 5000 miles?
Again, that’s one of the ones I’d be like all die. That’s fine. Right here.
Right. I’ll stay. I’ll go down with the ship. The rest of you can walk 5000 miles without that. Yeah. So for us we do separately and we just make sure that it’s not too heavy for each person to carry their own.
That’s smart and an easy way to use up.
might not be able to have as much Yeah, or dad’s has extra water. You know, extra water. It’s
an easy way to use up your old backpacks to like, Yeah, no, you’re totally done. Yeah, cool. So and a good reminder to switch it out because kids clothes like I keep an extra thing of clothes in but you know when you have a baby, yeah, you know, the three month ones he probably isn’t gonna fit when they’re
not gonna fit your five year old. If you haven’t looked at your for five years. Yeah, and it doesn’t have to be elaborate. I mean, mine certainly are because me but I keep it just think about what are your basic needs? What are you going to need? You know, I have phone cards in mind. Those are probably totally outdated now. I’m not sure I would, you know, but money you may want to have a little bit of money like small bills on hand for things there. You can look up list online, there are a million ideas of things you can put in.
Yeah, and I
think just don’t animal your animal. If you have an animal if you have a dog or a cat or I don’t know, a llama, whatever it is, make sure that you have you’ve considered your pet and just some food and water for your pet also,
did you make your dog carries on backpack?
You know what was We didn’t have a dog yet. So I can guarantee that I would have been prepared for that. The tricky part would have been going to a hotel with our dog but I’m also pretty or I would like
if it were necessary
No, we didn’t have our dog so but I always keep I always keep like we keep extra food for us. I always have extra like an extra bag of dog food, just in case although the dog can really eat anything. But I don’t want him eating our food storage. So I always have little extra dog food. So water food 72 hour kits. I say for a car kit. Just have some water, some water bottles, some snacks and a first aid kit in your car and you’re good to go in an emergency. You can always add flares, you can add toilet paper, I mean there’s a bunch of things you can add but if you have food and water and a first aid kit, you know you’re going to be okay. And then your emergency binder I would say to start your emergency binder, just just throw in your birth certificates move. Whatever important papers you have. Just throw them all in a binder. Wherever Keep it somewhere where it’s accessible, you can keep it with your 72 hour kit. I don’t really like keeping mine in the garage. So I keep it in the house, but I know right where it is. And I’ve told other people where it is to just because and where my like will and trust binder is I keep them in the same place. But
yeah, those are awesome. And I think what’s important is to kind of just think what’s important to you. And then just keep your eyes peeled because we would have cans explode in our garage because it gets so hot here. So I was thinking we need we need freeze dried food, not very much because I it would need to be a true emergency for me to eat some of it but I wanted to have it available in the garage in case we need it and we ended up finding it at Costco and but you just have to keep your eyes open. For what you’re looking for. Walmart’s a great place to look Costco, you know or ask around. Usually you have a friend who’s really an emergency preparedness. And if you don’t have a friend, ask at school if there’s any members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because we tend to obsess over absolutely emergency preparedness.
And if you get a group of people together and you you can order stuff You know, for a lot cheaper if you order it in bulk.
Yeah. Especially like those water barrels. Yep. Like your little crank
radios or your crank flashlight or food storage, like all of that stuff is always cheaper if you buy,
right and you’d want your friends to get prepared because I don’t want to see him die. I would Well, I
don’t want to share with them. Yeah. Yeah, but I also think that’s part of it is I think, you know, I mean, I have all this food if there is an emergency, I would be prepared not to just help my own family, but to help my neighbor. Yeah,
when we were in California, I always plan to trade Cheetos for actual food storage because quite a stock of Cheetos for little kids. Yes, it’s very white. A commodity.
Cheetos are quite a commodity.
Alright, thanks for coming on, Becky. Thank you, Hillary. Okay, guys, I hope you enjoyed that episode. I hope you also head over pulling curls and get that disaster preparedness check sheet. I think you’ll really like that too. I hope we gave you somewhere to start. Actually, I hope that you don’t even need this because you’re already 100% prepared and we were completely useless, but I’m guessing that some of you are not as prepared as you would like to be. And this guy Have you some ideas to target in on and to start getting prepared? If you would like to know more about it again, this is Episode 38. You can go to pulling curls comm backslash podcast or podcast is on any menu and this is episode 38.
You can find all the information in there, I will also drop some links to some great emergency preparedness stuff to get started with at your house. Big thanks to our sponsor, the organized home, like Becky said she had that preparedness binder. And so that’s something you can do to be organized. But you kind of have to have a spot where that thing lives so that you can grab it when you just have a few minutes to get going. Right. So being organized is a great way to get prepared. I simplify it in that course and I think you are really gonna like it. In fact, I guarantee it. Big thanks to my friend Becky for coming on. She really is super prepared. And when she got evacuated, I thought well, no one’s more prepared than Becky. And it shows and it’s really nice to know that when you put in the effort that it really is going to help you have some peace of mind when that time comes. If you liked today’s episode, we’d love it if you would share, subscribe and review what better way to let your friends know that you love them then to share with them an emergency preparedness podcast so get it out on social media. I hope to have you with us next time we drop an episode every Monday and until then I hope you have a tangle free day.
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