We here in the East we are on snow patrol. That's right, Dear Readers, yet another nor'easter storm has blown in and parked itself overhead in an attempt to wreak havoc. What to do? What to do? Prepare of course!
Here are few tips for storm preparation and protection:
1. Always be prepared. That means have bottled water, batteries, canned food, a can opener, matches, candles.hand/foot warmers, toilet paper, etc. on hand and make sure they are not expired.
2. Purchase (or dig) out a camp stove and fuel to have on hand should power go out. ONLY cook on the camp stove in a well ventilated area.
3. Put camp stove and fuel (with matches/lighter) where you can find it. (Go ahead, roll your eyes, I dare you!)
4. Plan easy stovetop meals during a storm such as soup, eggs, etc.
5. Charge your phones, Dear Readers!
6.. Gather a few board games you can play if the lights go out.
7. Shovel as it falls instead of waiting for 10 tons to build up but keep warm, dry and safe. Don't shovel in the coldest part of the day.
8. Clean yourself and the house (do the laundry and such) before the storm hits so things don't pile up and you and your house are not icky but there is never any judging here at Mary's Kitchen.
Share your tips for storm preparation and protection in the comments section.
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