Before I get to the winner of our #Just1Thing contest, I want to share with you all the responses we received.
It's pretty cool to think that all of these things happened over the last month -- we hope this list inspires you to think about what small steps YOU can take to be prepared for anything!
KalCobalt: Gave house keys to trusted folks so if I'm separated from home by an emergency, my kitty can be cared for!
KalCobalt: I live alone so when I leave friends' homes late/in bad weather I schedule a "home safe" text. No text=rescue time!
portlandgeneral: We heart preparedness! You know we're gonna say our #just1thing is an outage kit - battery powered light, radio, etc.
lkissler: I keep lists of emergency numbers in multiple locations: home, work, car, phone, email/online #just1thing
JohnDSolomon: In addition, of course, to listening to the Ready Radio show, I just replenished my extra battery supply
LouiseHornor: If we get separated from each other or our RV, our emergency meeting place will be closest Red Cross chapter. #just1thing
OberLaw: have beefed up supplies and created redundancy - car, home, work. inventoried everything w/ expiration dates!
nika7k: am dehydrating fruits, veg, trail mixes, and backpacking soups in case we have to eat w/o power! #just1thing
artisticbaker: I'm trying to keep first aid supplies handy in our house
MelindaJoy926: I'm buying bottled water
jcrawfordor: Finally joining Amateur Radio Group to participate in disaster management trainings.
bbenagni: September is preparedness month! In the office, we are doing mandatory management fire safety training.
OberLaw: finished installing child locks on kitchen cabinets so stuff doesn't fly all around.
StumptownMom: My 1 thing presch emerg plan
alancsmith: For disaster preparedness, the last thing I've done is to check over our first aid supplies.
Bolz42: My #just1thing for today...staying home and not getting the office sick... :)
saraiderin: My one thing is washing my hands often as to not spread germs.
JohnDSolomon: putting ICE contact numbers into my cellphone was #just1thing i did today
kberkery: My #just1thing is learning social media at the OEMA conference with other Emer Mgrs. So amazing, going to help is communicate! #oema
winnie3k: To be more prepared, we are canning homemade grape juice to keep in our pantry. Fruit's a necessity in our house!
kevintron: Thanks for the reminder! Bottled 12 gallons of tap water today to slightly improve my disaster readiness.
ENeitzel: Refreshing my supply cache ie. water, books, batteries etc.
dillpicklechips: My #just1thing to get prepared is to make sure I always have nearly a full tank of gas. Disaster = HUGE lineups at stations
mariuccia: I have my portable file with copies of all my important papers in it. I can grab and go in case of an emergency.
LastSup: Does an always fully stocked liquor cabinet count? (Also, dynamo-powered flashlights to find the booze in the dark)
LastSup: But in all seriousness, replenishing canned-good supplies and stocking extra cook stove fuel
eakunkel: I'm putting together a disaster supplies kit (http://bit.ly/RLFvb) for the folks I'm house-sitting for
And now for our winner, picked totally at random....
Our tweeps rock!