August 27, 2008
1) Toilet paper. That one’s pretty self-explanatory, but yet not on many lists.
2) Yarn, needles, patterns. Duh. Have you ever been to a Red Cross shelter? I have. They’re boring. So are zillion-hour car trips because the traffic is backed up. So yarn, my friends, is mucho imporante! I figure three balls of dishcloth cotton, a book of patterns, and dpns should last me awhile. Plus I can always rip and re-knit. =)
Luckily, we probably won’t have to evacuate from BR. But, if Gustav stays on course, New Orleans and surrounding areas will evacuate, and a lot of ‘em will come here. Thus the most important preparation is to make sure that you have enough stuff in your house and kitchen that you don’t have to leave home for a week and a half. No driving. Certainly no shopping. Staying at home. =)