There are some things that relate to several areas of
preparedness that fall under the category of Maintenance. These
ideas relate to building or maintaining physical entities.
Below are listed some ideas for your consideration as you
There are many types of equipment that can be useful in
maintaining a house, garden, outbuildings, vehicles as
well as pets and livestock. Click here for a list of Equipment
that can be useful in Maintenance.
Home Maintenance and
Construction - There are things that you
can do in designing, building and maintaining your home that
can help you be better prepared for an emergency. Many of
these ideas can help you save money everyday, whether there is
an emergency or not. Click here for ideas
on Home Maintenance and Construction.
This would include any repair manuals or operating instructions
that you have for your vehicles and equipment. If you cannot
find that old manual, it just might be on the Internet. Go to
the manufacturer's web site and if you can find it you can
print a copy.
A good habit is to keep a seperate box to store all of the
instructions & warrantee information for everything you
own. So as you buy something, you have a place for all those
papers that come with it. Just pile them in the box, there is
no need to keep it sorted. If you ever need something, the
newest papers will be on top and you can search down until you
Look at the list of Equipment shown on the web
page referenced above and make sure that, for each item on
the list that pertains to you, you also stock the
various supplies that support that item. For example, if you
have an electric sander, it won't work very well without the
correct kind of sandpaper, so be sure to stock sandpaper.