Buzz·Posted on Oct 29, 201221 DIY Emergency Preparedness HacksHurricane Sandy is here. How many everlasting Crisco candles have you got on hand?by Emily FleischakerBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Strap a headlamp onto a water jug to make a light. pinterest.com 2. Make a candle out of Crisco. greatnorthernprepper.wordpress.com Get directions here 3. Or out of olive oil. littlehouseliving.com Get directions here 4. Stock up on batteries and keep them organized and protected from water damage. bhg.com 5. Convert AAA batteries to AA batteries with tin foil. lifehacker.com Get directions at Lifehacker 6. Coat windows with vinegar-water solution to hinder frost. us.123rf.com Use a solution of three parts white distilled vinegar to one part water. 7. Pack an emergency preparedness kit for your pet. Include a towel, food, water, an extra food dish, a leash, a toy, and any medicine. 8. Protect important documents. yourownhomestore.com 9. This includes a list of phone numbers that you might not have memorized anymore because of cell phones. yourownhomestore.com 10. Store matches in a mason jar with a strikable lid. theburlapbag.com Get directions here 11. Make an electricity-free refrigerator. gizmodo.com Get directions from GIzmodo 12. Keep flashlights in smart places. marthastewart.com 13. Make sandwich bread in a tin can. Not sure if this actually works but really want to find out. 14. Make a freezer-fail detector. pinterest.com It can be hard to know if your power went out while you were on vacation. If it did, your food might not be safe. Fill a jar halfway with water then freeze on its side. Put the jar upright before you leave and take note if the water has melted and refrozen to find out. 15. Learn how to properly deal with human waste when you lose water. Information here 16. Make firestarter balls out of dryer lint and petroleum jelly. willowhavenoutdoor.com Get directions here 17. Build a tiny stove out of tin cans. View this video on YouTube Via lifehacker.com 18. Keep 100 gallons of clean water in your tub with a WaterBob. View this video on YouTube 19. Know what needs to take up space in your fridge and what doesn't. cleangreensimple.com Download a food storage chart here 20. Learn How to Use the Internet When the Internet Is Gone washingtonpost.com 21. Hide an emergency supply of chocolate in your storm kit. thatslikewhoa.com 22.