Epicenter Supplies LLC - Eugene OR - Contact 541-684-0717
Epicenter Supplies LLC, Emergency Disaster Preparedness Equipment & Supplies, Eugene, OR Find Us & Like Us on Facebook - EpicenterSupplies Our YouTube Channel - EpicenterBryan Follow us on Twitter - @EpicenterTweet Discover us on Pinterest - TheEpicenter/
Privacy Policy  |  Returns Policy  |  Shipping Policy

Mountain House Can Sale - March 2015

The Emergency Preparedness
Tip o'da Week

Change The Clocks (and a few other things)

The material presented on this page is intended to start you thinking about what you can do today that might someday save your life. If nothing else, our "Tip o' da Week" might just make your life a bit easier when a disaster strikes. We do not present topics that cost a lot of money (like structure reinforcement.) These are "do it yourself" projects and are relatively inexpensive.

FireBox stove in use with fire powered pan charger - Hatsuden Nabe

Introducing the Hatsuden Nabe

The Fire-Powered USB Thermoelectric Generator and the Firebox Folding Stove


Change More Than Just Your Clocks at the Time Change
By Jo Anne Gray

About this tip's submitter:

Jo Anne Gray is secretary of PEP-C (Peninsulas Emergency Preparedness Committee) serving the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsulas of Puget Sound Country, Washington.

Change is in the wind, in the weather, and in the length of the day. It's the time we change our clocks to or from daylight savings time. But this twice-a-year exercise is also a good reminder to change other things as well.

You've been told to change or check your smoke alarm batteries at this time. Well, add a few more changes to your list.

Change your emergency water supply you have stored. All water except the 5-year pouches should be changed and replaced every six months no matter what the source. Your outside barrels should be rinsed with 1/4 cup of bleach in 2 gallons of water, swished around and poured into the next container to clean it. Refill with clean water, add bleach in the proper amount, leaving head space for possible freezing, and re-close. Same goes with your 2-liter bottles in storage in your garage or shed, and in your cars. Your car kits include emergency food and water for 3 days, right? 1 or 2-liter bottles fit well under seats (held in place with bungee cords), in stowage compartments in vans, and in spare tire compartments. You can fit them into your garage fridge freezer to increase efficiency and provide ice for power failures.

You are rotating your emergency food supply as you purchase new items but this is a good time to recheck it and be sure items with expiration dates are used soon. Again, the same goes for your car kit and office kit. Except for long-life specialty items like MRE's and 2400 Calorie food bars, your emergency food should be primarily foods your family likes to eat so using them up in rotation should be easy. Remember to rotate your emergency pet food also.

While you're at it, check your first aid supplies. Some items like hydrogen peroxide deteriorate, as do some bandages (they fall apart into powder). Check for any medications or supplies that expire in potency.

You should be rotating your prescription medications as you purchase them. But now is a good time to take inventory and be sure your emergency supplies are fresh. One of the biggest needs after recent disasters was prescription medications and glasses.

Now is also a good time to update your household inventory and insurance information you keep in your safe-deposit box or freezer. You will need this information in case of a loss.

The change of seasons is a reminder to be sure your car kits have warm clothes (that still fit) in case you get stuck somewhere on the road.

Next time you look out and smile at the Oregon Juncos pu-pu-pu-ing their happy way among the shrubbery, thank them for this reminder to be prepared for whatever comes our way.

--Jo Anne Gray

Go to More Emergency Tips to see more TOW's.

We are your one-stop source for all your Emergency Preparedness and Survival Supplies!
Our inventory is constantly changing, so visit us often. We update our website regularly.

Emergency Food, MRE Military Meals Ready to Eat, Freeze Dried Dehydrated Foods, Emergency Preparedness Food, Preparedness Seeds Emergency Water Filters and Water Treatment, Water Storage, Emergency Drinking Water and Water Rations Emergency Preparedness Supplies, Camping-Backpacking-Hiking-Hunting Supplies, Outdoor Cooking Stoves, Geocache, Geocaching 72 Hour Emergency Kits, Travel and Car Emergency Kits, Emergency Food and Water, Emergency Kit Supplies
Emergency Preparedness Medical Surgical and First Aid Trauma Kits Emergency Lights, LED Flashlights, Light Sticks, Glowsticks, Solar Dynamo Wind Up Flashlights, Power Fail Lights PRI Gas Diesel Fuel Storage Treatments - Restore Old Fuel Thermoelectric USB Generators, DC to AC Power Inverters Converters, Power Adapters, 12-Volt Solar Panel Battery Chargers, Emergency Power Sources, Gas Diesel Fuel Stabilizer Treatment, Emergency Radios, Alternative Energy Power Military and Other Unusual Surplus Items
MRE Meals Ready to Eat Freeze Dried Dehydrated Foods
Generators and Batteries DC to AC Power Converters Inverters Adapters Solar Battery Chargers - 12V Solar Panels - Solar Products Hand Powered Electronic Equipment - Radios - Flashlights - Other Hand Powered
Emergency Solar LED Dynamo Wind Up Hand Crank Batter Powered Flashlights Emergency Glow Sticks Safety Light Sticks Emergency Power Failure Lighting
New In Stock - Preview of's latest and greatest products Low Prices on Emergency Preparedness Supplies, Overstocked Items Need some help with's order system? Answers to frequently asked questions.

[ Information ]  [ Home ]

No matter where you live, you're at the Epicenter.

Epicenter Supplies, LLC • 384 Wallis Street #2 • Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: 541-684-0717  •   Fax: 541-338-9050

General Email: 
Webmaster Email: 

Copyright © 2014 by Epicenter Supplies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.