Happy Holidays from Ready Georgia

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and Ready Georgia is getting into the spirit. One of our “Get Ready” readers will receive a $100 kit of emergency supplies courtesy of our sponsor, The Home Depot.

Home Depot Ready kit

To be entered to win, we want you to tell us how you’ll customize the kit when you win it. Notable Georgians from Atlanta Falcon Ovie Mughelli to Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford have told us what’s in their kit. So what will you put in yours?

Here are a few ideas:

  • A copy of your favorite novel, to help pass the time
  • Your favorite nonperishable snack food – peanut butter, anyone?
  • Personalized water bottles for each member of the family
  • A first aid kit that includes bandages with your kids’ favorite cartoon characters
Comment below with your idea for putting your personal touches on your Ready kit, and you’ll automatically be entered to win. Good luck, and happy holidays from Ready Georgia!
Contest details:

PRIZE:  One emergency supply kit from The Home Depot and Ready Georgia
TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling us how you’ll customize your Ready kit
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, December 21 at Noon (Eastern)
PRIZE SHIPS: State of Georgia only
RULES: Open to Georgia residents only. One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and notified via email.

12 replies
  1. Mary
    Mary says:

    I would customize my Ready Kit by adding Pet food/toys and supplies for my two parrots! And for myself, the ultimate comfort food would HAVE TO be added….Chocolate….Ahhhhhh, now I feel better!

  2. Eric Decker
    Eric Decker says:

    I am a big proponent of having a bag ready to go. You never know what is going to happen. I am sure that the partner ship with Home Depot will result in a great bag.I have a bag that bass a full trauma kit, food, water, and hunting equipment. With 2 small kids you can never have too much stuff to be ready. Most important stuff to have is anything that can provide entertainment. You gotta keep your mind sharp and the only way that will happen is bu not doing insane. Haha!

  3. Weyland Billingsley
    Weyland Billingsley says:

    I read about an American solider stranded in Japanese occupied Philippines who rallied guerrilla fighters…he carried a case of canned peaches with him as he traveled around avoiding capture…I would add a can of peaches in his honor…to go with the pre-cooked bacon for breakfast. Decent tasting food is an important morale booster in a disaster.

  4. Eric
    Eric says:

    I would Include canned food, and cooking gear in my kit. having all the food in the world is not going to help unless you have a way to cook it. May be even a camping stove for it also. I think th at there should also some sort of shelter in the kit in case you are nopt able to find a safe dwelling to stay in(pup tent, tent, etc….). I would also include a portable fan system in case it is summer and no power to be had.

  5. Angela
    Angela says:

    I would customize my Kit with emergency medical supplies, iodine, a water filter, emergency fold out covers for trauma/warmth, beef jerky (which my family loves), peanut butter, some books & card games, and a harmonica. Music helps lift the spirits! I’d also have a battery operated radio & flashlight, along with birth documents, medical documents, etc. Oh yes, chocolate…dark.

  6. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    I would stock my kit with feminine hygiene products, pet rations, general hygiene products for the family, a radio, spare fuel supply, crank flashlight, batteries, food, water, vitamins for whole family health, diapers and wipes/supplies for baby, underpants/clothes, and barganing items for trade.

  7. Amy
    Amy says:

    I would include a emergency signal system of some sort (mirrors, flares, radio…etc), water purification setup, long term supply of water/food, extra clothing, gloves, hat, shovel/tools, Tylenol and other viable meds, pen/paper, solar power converter, phone charger, weapons for defense/hunting, something for entertainment, and a man to take care of it all.

  8. Rich
    Rich says:

    Don’t forget to include some quart and gallon sized zip-lock freezer bags, some aluminum foil, Prescription and OTC medications, bandages and band aids, pens and paper, a multi-purpose tool, some para cord, a pad lock, rubber bands, heavy duty thread, needles, a suture kit and many other items…these are just some ideas of things to add.

  9. G
    G says:

    “The Wavelength” It’s a hand cranked flashlight and am/fm radio. It can also be used to plug a cell phone and other electronics so that they can be recharged. Like plugging it into a car’s power outlet.

  10. Charles Giles
    Charles Giles says:

    Water proof container with lanyard that would include all important documents (policies, birth certificates, marriage license, deeds and titles, etc.) and prescriptions. One of the documents would be a list of family and friends’ contact info, especially one common contact out of state that everyone could go through to check on others. I will also have critical, important info from my computer that I have backed up on thumb drives.

    Large (10 ft X 10 ft) sheets of heavy duty plastic for shelter, ground cover, water collection, wind break, etc.

  11. Marcia
    Marcia says:

    For over 15 yrs., I have been a overseas dental/medical missionary to the jungles of Peru, to the Copper Mines of Africa, to the Gobe Desert in China and to the uttermost parts of the earth in Cambodia in Ankor Wat many, many times. Each and every item shown above is vital to live in these areas. Duct tape is essential because we use it to fix equipment, bandage wounds, tape up medical bags. Every single drop of bottled water is used and never wasted. When the water bottles are empty, the orphans take the bottles and either use them to draw water from the rivers or streams or they make drums out of them and play and sing. The flashlights are critical. In the middle of the night, with no electricity, we use them to shine on the ground as we search for a place to find a makeshift restroom so we will not step on a snake. The orange Home Depot bag would be used for shelter over our head or to cover up with to preserve heat and once we leave we would leave it behind for the children to make clothes out of or the adults would use the duct tape and the orange bag to patch up their cardboard roofs on their mud huts so it will not leak when it rains. These are only a few ways to use the above items in such a poor, critical environment. I have many more testimonies and interesting stories of how these items and many more could help save a life! Thank you for your generosity. :)

  12. Peter
    Peter says:

    Missed out on the draw but I hope it went to good use and not just entertainkent value. The bag certainly needed to carry a good emergency kit to help the family if anything went wrong. Love the duct tape versatility Marcia wrote about. We’ve used it for just about everything you can think of but she had emergencies we never dreamed it would fit!

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