Friday, July 10, 2009

Hurricane Packing list

Clothes
  • Swimsuits for Brian, Me, John, Chloe, and Emma
  • 8 pair underwear per person
  • 4 outfits per person
  • 4 hotel lobby worthy pajama sets
  • socks
  • flip flops x each
  • closed toed shoes x each
Personal items
  • Hair Brush
  • ponytail holders for me and girls
  • toothbrushes x 5
  • toothpaste
  • face soap
  • contact lens solution
  • contact lens case
  • glasses and case
  • spare pairs of contacts
  • Goggles for the kids
  • make up
  • hair mouse
  • hair dryer
  • hair detangler
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • sunscreen
  • tea tree
  • witchazel
  • cotton balls
  • night time pull ups for just in case
  • Chloe, Emma, and John special blankets and pillows and animals
  • My pillows and pillow people
Medications
  • blood sugar medicine
  • asthma inhalers for Chloe and Brian
  • Nebulizer (just in case) and meds
  • kids clear Benadryl
  • My Benadryl
  • Zyrtec
  • Melatonin
  • Brians Multivitamin and kids multi
  • injection needles and medication
  • b complex
  • kids asprin
Useful Items
  • Laundry Soap (small bottle) and dryer sheets for hotel laundry
  • roll of quarters for hotel laundry
  • crockpot (for evenings without manager's reception)
  • coupon book
  • grocery list for when we stop on the way to hotel (from hurricane manual)

Electronics/Entertainment
  • My cellphone/charger/car charger
  • Brian's cellphone/charger
  • My Laptop/power cord/wireless adapter
  • Brian's Laptop/power cord/wireless adapter
  • PSP for kids/games
  • DVD books for the van
  • fairy book for bedtime reading
  • books for mommy poolside/bedtime
  • camera
Important Paperwork
  • Coppock Hurricane Manual (More to come on that....)
  • address book
  • Important paperwork accordian file
  • family photo CDs and originals

Pet Items
  • Food/Water bowls
  • Crate for Leia (have to take out middle seats)
  • Crate for cat
  • leashes and collars

5 comments:

Rob said...

I'm so glad you're making these lists! Now I'll have much to refer to after we move down there. But I kinda also feel like I owe you a consultant fee :)

Heather said...

What the heck is a 'hair mouse'? ;-)

This really is cool that you're doing this. I know there has to be others who appreciate it as well. A WONDERFUL starting point to tweak for their own families.

Btw - I saw you have bowls for the animals. Don't forget the actual food. :) Of course, maybe you buy that when you get to where you're going?

Jennifer said...

Gah Heather, doesn't every one have a hair mouse? You know the little mouse hairdresser that you let loose in your hair to style it?

Good point about the dog food! I need to find out if you can give a dog dramaine, or is there some kind of doggy motion sickness medicine.

Heather said...

Uh - no. Any mouse seen around here is under a death sentence [shiver].

I know you can give them Benadryl - which kinda makes them sleepy and more calm. My vet told me one 25mg pill for every 25 lbs. (1mg per lb.) easy to cut in thirds or half - but don't sweat it if you don't get precise. Just make em more sleepy. I'd try it before I actually needed it though to make sure on your specific dog it didn't have side effects or opposite reaction. Doesn't actually do too much for Storm, but it worked like a dream on the cats. But I don't know about actual Dramamine - checking with vet is always best. :-)

Fred said...

I guess it's that time.

Dramimine, I don't know about.

But Children's Benadryl worked on Spencer during the 4th. It didn't knock him out, but it was recommended by the vet and it helped calm him down.