Saturday, November 05, 2016

Post Election Chaos Checklist

There has been a lot of chatter all over the internet that many people are not going to be happy no matter who wins this election.  There has also been warnings put out of possible terrorist  attacks.
Now would be a good time to check your basic emergency supply kits.

Make sure everything is in order. While it’s unlikely that services like internet, electricity, and municipal water will be affected, it doesn’t hurt to be ready for that possibility. The key here is to make certain you don’t have to leave your home for the duration of the unrest, should it come your way.
  • Check your pantry and fill any gaps in your food preps.
  • Order emergency food buckets – if you order right away there is still time to get them before the election.
  • Get your water preps in order
  • Sign up for a class: Prepping Crash Course: Getting Ready for Post Election Chaos
  • Get cash in small denominations out of the bank.
  • Make sure you have enough garbage bags, pet supplies, and toiletries.
  • Pick up a copy of a comprehensive preparedness guide like The Prepper’s Blueprint
  • Check your supply of candles, matches and lighters. (This article has more information)
  • Flashlight and spare batteries and/or dynamo wind up flashlights.
  • If you have an alternate heat source make sure you have enough fuel to power it
  • Make sure all electronics are fully charged and keep them charged during election day.
  • Make sure any cell phone battery packs are fully charged.
  • Fill up your gas tank up to the max.
  • If your vehicle isn’t in a garage park it trunk end in as close to a wall as you can. This makes it harder to get to the tank to either steal the fuel or set fire to it.
  • Check your home security – walk around looking at your property as if you were a burglar and take appropriate action to improve security if required.
  • Have something on hand for the kids to do in case of school closures.
  • Make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit and enough OTC medications to last the family for at least a month.
  • Plan to keep pets indoors
  • Make sure you have enough of needed prescription medications to last a few weeks.
Mullica is a small rural town and these preps might be for bigger cities but as you can see, none of these preps are outrageous. They’re all things that you’ll use at some point if all is peaceful after the election.

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