Staying Warm & Dry

We have had some very cold nights during the past few winters. After a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake,  The Oregon Resilience Plan estimates that tens of thousands of buildings will be completely destroyed or damaged to the point that repair could take anywhere from months to years to complete, leaving many families to rely on alternative lodging.

Depending on the weather, you may be able to get a fire going to help stay warm. Having a fire is helpful for the light & food sections on this site, as well. If building an outdoor fire is not something you are accustomed to, add learning to build a fire to your preparedness plan! (Make sure there is not a burn ban in place when you practice!)

Here are some other ideas to help you and your family stay as warm & dry as possible.

SLEEPING
TENT
SLEEPING BAGS
COTS (TO BE OFF GROUND)
BLANKETS
PILLOW
PLASTIC SHEETING
CLOTHING
CHANGES OF CLOTHES
SWEATERS
WINTER JACKETS
RAIN JACKETS
RAIN PONCHOS
STURDY SHOES (KEEP BY BEDSIDE)
RAIN BOOTS
WINTER BOOTS
TOE WARMERS
SCARFS
WINTER HATS
EARMUFFS
GLOVES
HAND WARMERS
UMBRELLAS