Living in KS for 9 years and having gone through a few ice storms that knocked off power for weeks, I always worried about the how to's of taking care of my family's needs when disaster struck. Now that I moved to FL and hurricane season is around the corner, I can't help but start thinking about a plan b if we were to loose power during a storm. There are many things to think about like having flashlights, extra batteries, nonperishable goods and what not, but something I need to consider is how to wash my little guy's diapers.
Many people say I could have an extra supply of disposables or get disposables but sadly with his growing size that may not be an option. Plus when electricity is gone it can be weeks before you get it back making it a bit difficult to count on disposables. Not to sound negative but disaster and chaos can strike at a moments notice so one has to always have a plan that will help them get through something chaotic like the loss of power.
So I decided to come up with ideas to help in a situation where I would have the loss of power and needed to think outside the box. Here's what I came up with.
What you would need:
Recently I had a reader suggest a breathing hand washer for camping and if I'm on vacation. I decided to look into this further and realized it was a great idea to use in case we lost power not only for my diapers but for all our clothes washing. Because,well if there's now power, no ones clothes will be getting washed. of course you could do it the old fashioned way by hand or ease life a little bit by getting a breathing hand washer. A breathing hand washer almost looks like a plunger but with little rubber grates on the front.You can purchase one of these at Lehmans.
Many people use these as coolers at parties for drinks and beer. So this little guy could be a multi use item.
10 gallon buckets are also great for storing items one would buy in bulk. We store rice, flour and sugar in ours but having a few extra for an emergency is a must.