How to Ride Out a Hurricane with Style and Grace
We live in the Charleston area out here in ol South Cakalacky. Hurricanes are inevitable. Every year they are coming. After living here for several years, we have realized there are two types of people in a hurricane: those who panic and those who use their rational brains and prepare accordingly. Some evacuate and some don’t. But before we moved forward, we first need to say that in NO WAY are we making light or fun of a hurricane situation or the severity of the outcome. We simply want to share the ways we have found to find fun in occupying our time as we hunker down in this Ish. First things first, grab as much bread as your pantry can hold. After all, bread lasts for 2-3 days- TOPS. Perfect for stale sandwiches for weeks on end.
Our first #hurrication took place during Hurricane Matthew. Ashley (the Ginger) and Ed, along with Zac (the Blonde’s brother) make their way to the home base, Jesse and Tyler’s house. Upon arrival, we always ensure we have all the necessary rations: booze, mixers, water, and snacks (at least a month’s worth). We have found that through all of our hurrications, there are several must-do activities that will help pass the time: games, spa face masks and nose strips (your skin should still be glowing), dancing under disco lights, and taking photos with Snapchat filters. We will be sure to link all these items below, in case you need to purchase them yourself.
We love premade board games, but sometimes when you’re stuck inside for days on end, it helps to make up your own game. Enter the Quarters game. It’s a great game that lasts a good, long while and the players get to make up the rules. That’s where fun rules like Ham Face, Troll, and Mustache come from. Not pictured are other fun rules like Nerf Russian Roulette, T-Rex Arms, and Wash Your Face.
Finally, after being trapped inside- it is important to get out of the house and assess the aftermath (not to mention you will be stir crazy by this point). When you do this, keep in mind… (listed in order of importance): -safety, -drink in hand, -proper attire (rain boots, raincoat, goggles- be aware of flying debris). Please see below for our documentation of the aftermath. (Note: we may have jumped the gun on our adventures in this scenario).
We hope you have found these tips and tricks to be helpful in preparing for your next #hurrication. We encourage you to stay safe, but also learn how to make the best out of less than ideal situations. After all, that’s what adventures are all about!
The stuff you might want to buy: