$100 Amazon Giveaway | Be Prepared

Giveaway at www.PintSizeFarm.com for National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep

Be prepared #NatlPrep

I know everybody would love to win $100 to Amazon? It will be a great start to a basic disaster supply kit! Read on and see how.

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Being prepared for a natural disaster is extremely important for your family. If disaster strikes you may only have a few moments to grab what you need. Depending on the emergency you may be stuck in your house (tornado or a winter storm) or be forced to leave (wildfire or hurricane).

There are six main hazards you can prepare for. America's PreparAthon goes into detail about each so please check out the hazards that are in your area:

  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Hurricane
  • Wildfire
  • Tornado
  • Winter Storm

Everybody… EVERYBODY should have a family plan in case of a disaster. If you do not know where to start then Ready.gov has some great tips on their page. Update your plan each year and keep your whole family involved. In fact, here are some communication plans for children for those of you who have to include kids in your planning.

Being prepared can mean a lot of things to different people. It also changes based on where you live and what you are preparing for. But, for those of you who are just starting out, here are some starting items that should be in your disaster supply kit.

  • Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
  • Food (at least a three day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

This is a giveaway for $100 to Amazon to help you (or add to) your disaster supply kit. Here are two things I would get with this money (and still have some leftover!):

This Ambient Weather Emergency solar, hand crank, weather alert, radio, flashlight, siren, smart phone charger… Really – all of that in one package. At $58 it would get you a 5 way charger (solar, hand crank, USB, AC, and DC/car. The siren is supposed to be really loud, has a flashlight, and is just all around a great weather radio.

This Adventure First Aid Kit has a little bit of everything (including the whistle). It is $20.

Giveaway Details for $100 Giveaway:

In honor of National Preparedness Month, the Homestead Bloggers Network
is hosting a giveaway to help you become better prepared for any potential
emergency situation. Not only do you need to create an emergency family
, but you need to have some basic supplies at the ready. The winner of this
giveaway will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card to help them get everything
on their family's preparedness list!


The giveaway will end 11:59pm on September 22, 2014. Open to US residents,
18 and older only and void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary –
chances of winning depend on number of entries received.

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  • Reply charity saxum September 18, 2014, 7:44 am

    We have tornados, severe thunderstorms, flooding, extreme cold in winter, massive snowfall. We loose power easily as we are in a very small rural community in central nw minnesota.
    I would use the card to purchase oil lamps, oil, small portable water filter, weather radio (as we do not have any local tv stations in our area to waRn of possible natural disasters)

    • Reply Heidi September 18, 2014, 3:10 pm

      I think the weather radios are really nice. I used to live in Kansas City (and Illinois before that) and the ice storms were the worst. I got used to the tornadoes, but we got some pretty big ones in the area.
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  • Reply Nancy W September 19, 2014, 3:56 am

    The worst disasters we have are winter snow storms and occasionally floods, I would use the money to buy a hank crank weather radio.

  • Reply Nicole September 19, 2014, 7:02 am

    Just had some flooding here this week that caused damage and deaths. We also have severe thunderstorms and tornados to worry about.

    • Reply Heidi September 19, 2014, 9:45 am

      That’s awful 🙁 We have problems every year with people trying to drive through washes and not making it. They are really dangerous, but generally clear within an hour. It’s sad that they are willing to risk their life for a few minutes.
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  • Reply Amy September 19, 2014, 8:56 am

    This is such a great idea! I have a very basic emergency kit assembled but I have a long amazon wish list of things I still need to get!

  • Reply Amy September 19, 2014, 8:59 am

    This is such a great idea! I have a very small emergency kit put together but have a long amazon wish list of things I still need! I live in southern Illinois and we get tornadoes, flooding, snow and a lot of ice! A few years back we were without power for almost 2 weeks due to a February ice storm. It’s good to be prepared!

  • Reply Melissa Taylor September 20, 2014, 1:07 am

    Our disasters here in SE Ohio are flooding, snow, ice, and tornadoes. We live on top of a hill and don’t necessarily have to worry about flooding, but we do have excessive amounts of high winds several times a year. We live in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains so we don’t have as much of a threat of tornadoes as most of Ohio does, but it is still possible. We lose our power often because we live in the middle of Wayne National Forest in a very rural area so we are prepared for power outages. What I would purchase are a lot of batteryless powered items.

  • Reply Jenna September 20, 2014, 10:21 am

    I put together a basic kit years ago, and slowly “borrowed” items from it or let them expire. It’s definitely time for an update…and a good weather radio!

  • Reply Deborah Gullett September 20, 2014, 12:53 pm

    We get tornadoes and in winter snow and ice storms. I would first purchase the Ambient Weather Emergency Radio & all in one then a good water filter like the Big Berkey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Fee Roberts September 20, 2014, 1:22 pm

    I live in Florida, so we have power outages all the time. I would put it toward a generator.

  • Reply Christy September 22, 2014, 10:04 am

    I live on the coast of Georgia. Hurricanes are the weather events I watch the most. Even though I evacuate for a hurricane, I still have a hurricane tote with food, flashlights, batteries, etc.

    • Reply Heidi September 22, 2014, 11:02 am

      Hurricanes are one thing that I have never had to deal with. We did get some rain from the last one (and they expected flooding from it), but we ended up with half a day of drizzle. The hurricane tote is a good idea even though you would evacuate. It is still good to have a back up and something to grab quick if you need to.
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  • Reply Angela Y September 22, 2014, 11:21 am

    We have tornadoes in the spring and winter storms in the winter. I would buy a weather radio, since we only use an app on our phone to let us know of dangerous weather.

    • Reply Heidi September 22, 2014, 12:55 pm

      I loved my weather alert app because it was so fast to let us know when something was happening – but it ran off of wi-fi so I needed a weather radio to use once the electricity went out.
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