Oh 2020, what have you in store of us Yakimans Winter wise? Blizzards? Ice storms? Snowmageddon?

Whatever it is, will we be surprised? There’s an old saying, “Luck favors the prepared.” Wanna be lucky this winter? Prepare for everything.

E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. At least winter wise.

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My Co-Host Brian wrote an article recently about the snow forecast as experts are saying this could be a pretty snowy year for Yakima. Weather data show Yakima gets about 18 inches of snow each year. Experts are saying there could be more this tie around. One thing I know is, snow is unpredictable. Having lived in the Midwest for awhile, snow is fickle. Wanna add to the uncertainty? Not sure if you heard, but there’s also an election coming up. Who knows what may happen Nov. 4th.

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Political Science experts say we may not know who our President is for a few days. Perhaps weeks. Maybe months. So, how do you deal with an unpredictable year like 2020? The very same experts claim there could be rioting following the election. Rioting? Hey, it’s 2020. If we have learned anything, it’s that ANYTHING is possible.

Prepare for the worst - expect the best. How do you do that? Stock up on essentials.

No need for alarm – just use the common sense that God gave ya and grab these things to be properly prepared and all will be well. Just check to make sure you have all or most of these essentials.

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Face masks

Looks like these things may be with us for awhile. Stock up and be ready to wear ‘em.

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Toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues

Here we go again. Paper essentials are something to stock up on for the upcoming winter. Can you ever have too much TP? Get some now. Best to buy two packs instead of one everytime you shop.

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Boost that immune system! Vitamins help. Vita-Gummies are a great alternative, and they taste better than traditional pills which might encourage your children to down them quicker that those tasteless pills.

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Canned Goods

Experts say you should have enough canned goods for your household to last at least three weeks. Oh yeah, don’t forget the can opener. Cause a screwdriver and hammer just won’t do the job.

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Medicine Cabinet Essentials

Ibuprofen, anti-acids, Band-Aids, etc. - You get the idea.

Flashlights and Candles

Power outage much? You have to have these. They come in handy. I have those plug in flashlights that come on during a power outage. So handy and when you lose power when it’s dark, you have immediate illumination. Good to have around.

It's smart to be prepared. What's the worst that will happen? You will have extra

I am not a prepper, but experience tells me having these things around doesn’t hurt anyone and can come in handy in a pinch. Less than $20 for a pack of three. You won’t regret it.

All My Best,

The JimShow