Hurricane Life Hacks That You May NOT Have Thought Of

It wouldn't hurt to try any of these in a natural disaster.

September 13, 2018

Dreamstime

I'm sure you have heard of the typical things you are supposed to have in your hurricaine kit: water, canned foods, batteries, flashlight, cash etc. Then there is my hurricaine kit which includes pet food, food for my child, water and wine (for me). But this list you are about to read is amazing. I love these ideas and I would have never thought of these on my own. Check these out. 

 

1.  Fill Ziplock bags with water, and freeze them.  Then if the power goes out, move them to the fridge to keep your food cold.  Two-liter bottles and milk jugs work well too.

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2.  Fill your washing machine with ice to use as a cooler, so you don't have to worry about draining it afterward.  Obviously a REAL cooler works too.

3.  Fill your bathtub with water, just in case you need it.  You can use it to wash your hands or flush the toilet.  Or you can boil it and make drinking water if you need to.

4.  Those solar-powered lights lining your walkway outside can come INSIDE and light your house.  Just put them back outside during the day to recharge.

5.  If there might be flooding, take a bunch of garbage bags, fill them a third of the way with water, and hang them so they line the bottom of your outside doors.  They basically act like sandbags to keep water from flooding in. 

6.  In a pinch, a crayon can be a candle.  The paper wrapping burns, and the wax keeps it from burning too fast.  One crayon can supposedly burn for up to 30 minutes.  

 

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