Today we are covering what to put in an emergency binder. Hopefully you all have been following along each Tuesday and entering our Emergency Preparedness giveaways. If not, make sure you check out what to put in a 72-hr kit as well as read up on the best long-term food storage (after trying them all). Since it’s National Emergency Preparedness month, take the opportunity to get prepared! Don’t tell yourself you will do it later. Do it now 🙂
Let’s briefly cover some essential things to include in your family’s Emergency Binder. In the event of a natural disaster that requires evacuation, you may have very little time to think about what you need to grab. It’s a good idea to have all of these items stored in a binder:
- 1. Cash. In the event of an emergency, cash might be all that you can use. Grocery store shelves often get cleared within hours, and if power is out, cash will be your only bartering tool.
- 2. Emergency Documents. copies of birth certificates, marriage certificate, immunization records, photo ID’s and social security cards would be a good starting point.
- 3. An updated family photo, or individual photo of each family member in case someone gets lost.
- 4. Medical records including prescriptions
- 5. Insurance Policies
- 6. Photo copies of the front and back of all your credit cards
- 7. Proof of ownership: Vehicle Titles, mortgage statements, etc.
- 8. Your living will, trust, etc.
- 9. List of bank accounts, passwords, etc. (MAKE SURE you keep your binder in a safe place so no one can steal it)
- 10. Important phone numbers. You cell phone may not work, or you may not have power to charge it. Keep numbers for important contacts in your binder.
Good news! Not only is Honeyville doing a special sale just for you (Use code READY10 for 10% off), but they are also doing a giveaway! And it’s awesome…
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Since 1951 Honeyville has grown from a specialty grain mill into a national food supplier leader specializing in storable foods, quality baking ingredients, and kitchen appliances (you may recognize their name from your grocery store shelves). They strive to offer excellent quality foods at competitive prices to all of our customers no matter what your volume requirement is. Honeyville’s diverse line of products includes freeze-dried and dehydrated foods, whole grains, flours, baking ingredients, canned foods, corn products, and much, much more.
My husband and I got to review Honeyville’s freeze-dried fruit, the 5-day survival backpack, the water bricks, and the life straw. My husband loved the backpack and was impressed with how much comes in it (food for 5 days, water, ponchos, a stove, first-aid kit and more). Check it out:
My favorite item was the freeze-dried fruit. I love food storage items that are easy to rotate through normal meals, and this is one of them. They are easy to add to recipes, and my daughters love just eating them as snacks. Honeyville has a blog with tons of recipes showing you how to use your food storage items in your everyday cooking. This is a great way to make sure you are using what you are buying, so that it never goes bad.
I love the water bricks as well because like they’re title suggests, they stack like bricks. We found this to be super useful for storing, and are hoping to buy some more during their sale this week.
What they are giving away:
Use code READY10 to get 10% off your emergency preparedness items at Honeyville!
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