Farmers Almanac Has Spoken! Get Prepared – NOW.

Farmers Almanac Has Spoken! Get Prepared – NOW.

The kids are back in school and last weeks low temperature dropped to 50 degrees. Argggh, a painful reminder that winter is around the corner. As a matter of fact, The Famous Farmers Almanac has been published  for the 2013-14 season and it is screaming for everyone in the Midwest and Northeast  to pay attention. God, I want to take a nap just for saying that. I am not ready – even a bit. Oh, well..the season won’t wait.

So, what does that mean? Well – in short, it means to Prepare for  bitter cold and potentially dangerous winter months.  There are four areas to consider NOW – before the crazy weather shows up:

  • ANIMAL PREP (Yep, Seriously…)

Over the next ten days, I will post one thing to do per day. Home “Prepping” can seem like an overwhelming task to many. If you break it down step by step, it’s not a big deal at all.

What is today’s assignment? Two EASY Steps


Take some time to consider what could happen in a Winter Emergency. Let’s not get too ridiculous here. While it is true that the Zombie Apocolypse COULD happen during a winter storm , the probability of it happening (ever) is very, very low. So – let’s just deal with what is Probable. During the winter months, the biggest threats to a HOME are:

  • A Horrendous Snowstorm that leaves families housebound for an extended period
  • A Snowstorm and/or Ice Storm that Knocks out Power
  • Someone getting Trapped on a Road during a Storm
  • Loss of Communication Between Family Members


We live in the age of technology and smart phones.  These can be an enormous help learning about, preparing for and surviving an urgent weather situation – IF they are charged and accessible. Ensure that everyone who has a phone keeps it fully charged at all times. Create a charging station in your home that everyone uses before they go to sleep each night. Download emergency apps that could be useful in a winter situation.

  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • Winter Survival Kit

Now, see, wasn’t that easy? Taking a moment to consider the situations you and your family could find yourselves in AND downloading a couple of Apps – Suddenly you are off an running in your PREP efforts!

Watch the Blog for Steps WInter Prep Step #3…..

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