Before you go... Packing your emergency kit...
❑ Refill any prescriptions and pack over the ❑ First aid kit.
counter medications. ❑ Flashlight with extra batteries.
❑ Make sure all vaccinations are up to date. ❑ Jumper cables.
❑ Make a list of medications (dosage and frequency) ❑ Duct tape.
and doctor’s numbers to carry.
❑ Convert cash to traveler’s checks or plan
to use credit cards.
❑ Flares and white flag for indicating stress.
❑ Pack electrical socket covers and other child safety
devices to childproof the destination spot. ❑ A car jack and ground mat for tire changes.
❑ Don’t forget the sunscreen!!!!! ❑ Work gloves and a change of clothing.
❑ Be sure your cell phone is charged and pack a ❑ Basic repair tools.
cigarette lighter charger kit. ❑ Extra water and paper towels.
❑ Become familiar with local traffic laws. ❑ Non-perishable food.
❑ Give the car a tune-up and safety inspection. ❑ Extra prescription medications
❑ Get a full night’s sleep the night before a trip. ❑ Windshield washer fluid.
House... On the road...
❑ Arrange to have a neighbor watch ❑ Stay alert.
the house and check mail. ❑ Wear a seat belt.
❑ Make sure hedges are trimmed to ❑ Don’t drink and drive.
eliminate easy spots to hide.
❑ Use approved child restraints.
❑ Make sure the outside of the home is well lit.
❑ Be patient and obey the posted speed limit.
❑ Put timers on lights, radios and televisions.
❑ Don’t tailgate.
❑ Leave blinds open, but move valuables
❑ Watch out for road debris.
out of sight.
❑ Avoid in-car distractions.
❑ Leave the air conditioner on.
❑ Stop in a safe place to nap if you’re sleepy.
❑ Turn the ringer on the house phone off.
❑ Travel at times when you are normally awake.
❑ Give a friend or family member a copy of
itinerary and emergency numbers. ❑ Take a break every two hours or
every 150 miles.
❑ Ask a neighbor to park in the driveway
or parking spot. ❑ Pre-program radio stations for easy access
and select CDs before you start driving.
❑ Arrange to have the lawn mowed.
❑ Keep the radio volume low enough to hear
❑ Unplug all appliances (except refrigerator,
sirens, horns and screeching.
freezer and timers).
❑ Designate a passenger to be a navigation
❑ Turn off water to sinks, toilets, showers,
dishwashers, and washing machines
❑ Avoid talking on cell phones while driving.
❑ Turn hot water heater to lowest setting.
❑ Make sure pets are in a carrier.
❑ Unplug the automatic garage door opener.
❑ Do not eat while driving.
❑ Put rods in the tracks of sliding glass doors.
❑ Keep gas tank at least ¼ full.
❑ Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
❑ Double-check homeowner’s insurance policy.
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