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Friday, September 17, 2010

National Preparedness Month: Great Tips & $25 GC Giveaway Ends 9/24

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For the Month of September I have teamed up with Clorox to give you everything that you need to be ready for a disaster. If you remember disasters can happen anywhere, anytime!! We must be prepared and when you have children, pets and other , it is really important to be prepared.

An important component of emergency preparedness is building a comprehensive emergency preparedness kit. If you want, you can use this emergency preparedness kit checklist as a start to your kit:
  • Water (minimum 3 day supply for evacuations, two week supply for home) washing and drinking)
  • Non-Perishable Foods (minimum 3 day supply for evacuations, 2 week supply for home)
  • Assorted Battery Pack (purchase the pack that provides a variety of battery sizes so that you're prepared no matter the need)
  • Flashlight
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications (at least 7 day supply)
  • Battery Powered or Hand Crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio if possible)
  • Extra Clothing
  • Sanitation and Personal Hygiene Items
  • Cell Phone With Chargers
  • Family and Emergency Contact information
  • Extra Cash
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Map(s) of the Area
  • Household Liquid Bleach. Check this out, you can use Clorox Bleac to creat drinkable water... I know crazy right, but here is how you do it:
    • Disinfecting Surfaces: Use 1/4 Cup Bleach to 1 gallon of water, or as directed on the label, to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces in your home.
    • Disinfecting Water: If you need to purify water in an emergency, (and do not have the means to boil it for 3-5 minutes), you may disinfect your water using bleach. If water is clear, add 8 drops (1/8 tsp.) of bleach per gallon of water. If water is cloudy, add 16 drops (1/4 tsp.) of bleach per gallon of water. Mix the solution thoroughly and let it stand for for about 30 minutes before using. Properly treated water should have a slight chlorine odor. If it doesn't, repeat dosage and allow water to stand an additional 15 minutes. The treated water can be made drinkable by pouring it between containers several times.
  • Copies of important documents - in case of emergency, you'll need copies of birth records, household lease or deed, medications list, passports, and insurance policies....
  • Check out your local home supply store. Many of them sell pre-assembled emergency preparedness supplies that provide a great foundation for the full kit you will need to build.
  • When disaster strikes, you could be anywhere, so make sure you have either a full or abbreviated emergency preparedness kit. (i.e. food, water, change of clothes) at work and in your vehicles.
    make sure the members of your household are aware of each kit, its contents, and its location. In the event of an emergency, its essential to make sure everyone, even the children, are prepared.

So, you ask me if I have a kit together and honestly..."Yes and no!" As a mom of three kids and a dog, you would think I really did have something more put together. However, I'm just not a planner, my husband gets on me about this all the time. Anyway, I do have some of them together, but not all of them. And what is kind of sad about this, all of the above is stuff that I learned at work except for the you could use Clorox to make water.

How many of you have dogs, cats, birds or other animals? We have one dog and a fish and while I know they are a part of our family, I tend to forget. I know that is bad, huh? Well after this, I will definitly make sure they are part of it, because they are a part of our family and just like one of my kids. You must come back next week and read my post about how to create plan for your beloved pets because they are just as important.

For more information, please visit www.clorox.com/redcross and download the preparedness guide: Prepare Yourself Now For Peace of Mind Later .

GIVEAWAY:

Clorox would like to give one of my readers/followers a $25 Visa Gift Card so that you can get started on your Emergency Kit if you haven't already!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

You must be a follower of my blog and say you are. Leave me your email address so I know how to reach you if you are the winner!

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

(please remember...this is not part of the Cloth Diaper OORAH Event I have going on currently!)

  • Like Clorox on Facebook (comment here w/your Facebook Name)
  • Like Coupon Mommy of 3 on Facebook (come check out my flash giveaways on Saturday at 2PM EST) comment that you did
  • Tell me what you would do with this $25
  • Just because I am curious, did you know the trick about the Clorox to disinfect water?

This giveaway ends Friday, September 24th at 1159PM EST, so hurry and get your entries in for a $25 Visa Gift Card to use at your will. Good Luck! And lets pass the word on.

I was compensated for my time by The Clorox Company for participating in this project. All prizes and giveaways were provided by Clorox at no cost to me. All views are my own.

As a blog tour participant, I received information and giveaways from The Clorox Company and Consumer Queen at no cost to me. I was compensated for my time by The Clorox Company for participating in this project. All views are my own.


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104 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I follow your blog on GFC.

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Mami2jcn said...

I like Chlorox on Facebook- Mary Happymommy

Mami2jcn said...

I like you on Facebook- Mary Happymommy

Mami2jcn said...

I would buy diapers with the $25.

Mami2jcn said...

You can add unscented bleach to create drinkable water.

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Stephanie said...

I follow you on facebook

Jennifer said...

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Jennifer said...

I would buy groceries! jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

Jennifer said...

2 drops per liter of water will do the trick jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

Katie S said...

I'm following your blog publicly! Thanks

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Katie S said...

I Like Coupon Mommy of 3 on Facebook (Katie Farish Stewart)

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Katie S said...

With $25 I could get some food storage started. I've always wanted to have food storage, but have never gotten around to starting. Thanks

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Katie S said...

I did not know the trick to using Clorox to disinfect the water. Well, I din't think it would be drinkable, at least. And I wouldn't have known how much to use. Now I do! Thanks!

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Tamara B. said...

Follower GFC.
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Maia G said...

I follow via GFC
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Tamara B. said...

I "like" Clorox on Facebook
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Maia G said...

I didn't know about disinfecting water with clorox. I still think it sounds a little scary!
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Maia G said...

I would use the $25 to buy a waterbob (you should look into these things!) and some more batteries
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Tamara B. said...

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Tamara B. said...

I would use it to stock up on some household cleaning products and paper towels too.
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Tamara B. said...

Mix 1 tablespoon Regular Clorox Bleach with one gallon of water.
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jackie said...

I'm a follower

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jackie said...

Liked you on facebook!

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jackie said...

I would buy my son some school clothes with $25!

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jackie said...

Yes, I did know the trick about disinfecting water


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Henria O. said...

I'm a GFC follower!
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I like Chlorix on FB!
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Henria O. said...

I like you on FB!
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Henria O. said...

I would buy groceries with this!
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Henria O. said...

Yes, I knew about the trick to sanitize water with bleach!
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JC said...

I'm a follower

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JC said...

Like Clorox on Facebook@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

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JC said...

I'd like to get organic produce/snacks.

JC said...

I didn't know until you mentioned about it. Just did a search, it's very informative.

Terra Jones said...

I follow your blog, thanks!
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Terra Jones said...

I like you on FB
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helenlam said...

I follow via GFC

helenlam said...

I'd buy a first aid kit for the emergency kit

helenlam said...

I did know about the bleach/water trick, but I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder!

Lindsey Galvez said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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Lindsey Galvez said...

I like Clorox on FB.
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Lindsey Galvez said...

I like you on FB.
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Lindsey Galvez said...

Hmmm... I'd probably use it on cloth diaper related purchases because I'm a fluff addict! ;)
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Lindsey Galvez said...

I did not. That is crazy! I will definitely be writing that down.
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Becky said...

I am a follower :)
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Becky said...

I like Clorox On FB
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Becky said...

I like you on FB
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Becky said...

I would buy baby formula with this gift card.
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becky said...

I didn't know about the trick to make water drinkable. Thanks!! Now I do :)
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JLJMommy said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect...
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JLJMommy said...

I like clorox on FB.
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JLJMommy said...

I like you, coupon mommy of 3 on fb.
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JLJMommy said...

I'd fight the urge to spend the money on cloth diapers and rather spend it on getting a preparedness kit together.
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JLJMommy said...

I did NOT know about the trick of using Clorox to disinfect water... but I do now!
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Rebecca W said...

I follow via google friend
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Rebecca W said...

I like Coupon Mommy of 3 on Facebook @rebeccaw2005
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Rebecca W said...

I didn't know you could disinfect your water by using bleach. I do now though!
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Rebecca W said...

I like Clorox on Facebook @rebeccaw2005
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The Green MomSter said...

gfc follower Lindsie

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The Green MomSter said...

I have actually been thinking about this alot lately and trying to build up a pantry of non-perishables so I would use the gc to continue this

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The Green MomSter said...

I knew you could use bleach to make drinkable water but I didn't know the measurements to use

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I follow your blog publicly!

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Carrie said...

I like clorox on facebook - Carrie Vickery

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I like you on facebook
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Carrie said...

I would invest in a crank powered emergency radio/flashlight/charger device!

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Carrie said...

I didn't know about using household bleach to disinfect water. Makes sense, though, since cities use chlorine to treat water!

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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I'd probably get some new flashlights, we've lost all but one in our most recent move.
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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I did know about using bleach to make water drinkable. I wouldn't want to do it everyday, but in a pinch it would be better than bacteria.
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Lisa said...

I'm a public follower.
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Lisa said...

I would spend the $25 on household stuff.
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Lisa said...

No, I did not know the trick about using Clorox to disinfect water.
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Jen and Andy said...

I follow your blog

Jen and Andy said...

I like clorox on facebook

Jen and Andy said...

I like you on facebook

Jen and Andy said...

I would probably buy a new frying pan - I just threw mine out today because it is burning everything!

Jen and Andy said...

I did not know the trick about purifying water....that sounds kinda gross, but I suppose in an emergency...

Tiffany said...

I am a follower of your blog.

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Tiffany said...

I like Coupon Mommy of 3 on FB.

Tiffany said...

I didn't know the trick to disinfect water with clorox.

Tiffany said...

I would use the $25 to stock up on household cleaning products.

Amy said...

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Amy said...

Extra entry for playing Thursday night

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Missy said...

Mmm.. I have no idea what I'd buy. I wouldn't mind having a decent flashlight! I follow your blog.
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lmurley2000 said...

i would buy flashlights, batteries and water

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lmurley2000 said...

no did not know that about clorox disinfecting water

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I like you on FB (katrina welch)

Katrina said...

I like clorox on FB (k. welch)

Katrina said...

I would use this to get some emergency supplies like a flashlight... we don't have a decent flashlight in our house!

Katrina said...

I didn't know the trick about the clorox to disinfect the water. That is very interesting and good to know!

AB said...

I am following you!!

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Sully said...

I like you on FB.

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Sully said...

With a $25 gift card, I would buy a bunch of Clorox house cleaning supplies because my house is dirty!

Sully said...

I had no idea you could disinfect drinking water with bleach.

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