Now is the time of year when you’ll want to start making the switch from your cold weather kit to your warm weather kit in preparation for those 80-degree days. They have to happen SOMETIME, right? With the sun shining down, heavy emergency blankets may not be as useful (or practical). The same can be said for hand warmers; extra scarves, hats, and gloves; and snow boots. Granted, we just recently had a snow day in the middle of April…but that’s the Ohio we’ve come to know and love, yes? Hopefully, it will prove to be the last snow day of the season, but it definitely reminds us to Be Red Cross Ready for anything!
For the warmer weather, consider adding battery-powered fans, ice packs, sunglasses, a poncho (for our unpredictable, stormy spring seasons), and SPF lotion to your kit. A little creativity goes a long way too. An umbrella becomes doubly useful not only for the sudden downpours, but also as a shield from the heat of the sun. Isn’t that genius?
If you don’t have a disaster kit that you’re switching from, we encourage you to build one now to fit your everyday needs. You can also visit our Red Cross Store to purchase ready made disaster kits. Stay safe and enjoy the weather!